In this episode, Sydney finally learns the shocking truth about her missing two years from an unlikely source: FBI Special Officer Kendall. Kendall whisks her away and talks to her from the privacy of an airborne 757 jet. According to Kendall, Sydney was captured by the Covenant after her fight with Francie/Allison, held captive in Russia for over a year and brainwashed to become an assassin. But Sydney only pretended to be brainwashed and contacted Kendall who became her contact and handler, thus giving him information about the Covenant and about their quest for Rambaldi artifacts. Sydney also staged the murder of Andrian Lazarey, and then deliberately had her memory erased to prevent the Covenant from knowing about secrets she had learned about Rambaldi's findings.
Did You Know?
Originally it was planned to spin out what had happened to Sydney during the two years she had disappeared over the entire third season. However, the fan reaction had been lukewarm to the show withholding the full details so the decision was taken to reveal all in just one episode. See more
The sooner you accept that you are no longer who you were, the easier this will be. Sydney Bristow... is gone.
Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino See more