Alias (2001–2006)
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So It Begins 

On her first mission as a double agent, Sydney is sent to Moscow to retrieve some stolen files about nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Will continues to grow obsessed with Danny's death and starts ... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

J.J. Abrams (created by), J.J. Abrams
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jennifer Garner ... Sydney Bristow
Ron Rifkin ... Arvin Sloane
Michael Vartan ... Michael Vaughn
Bradley Cooper ... Will Tippin
Merrin Dungey ... Francie Calfo
Carl Lumbly ... Marcus Dixon
Kevin Weisman ... Marshall Flinkman
Victor Garber ... Jack Bristow
Evan Parke ... Charlie Bernard (as Evan Dexter Parke)
Aharon Ipalé ... Ineni Hassan (as Aharon Ipale)
Aleksandr Kuznetsov ... Kazimir Shcherbakov (as Alex Kuz)
Ravil Isyanov ... Luri Karpachev
Sarah Shahi ... Jenny
Ammar Daraiseh ... Supplier
Azdine Melliti Azdine Melliti ... Bodyguard #1
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Storyline

On her first mission as a double agent, Sydney is sent to Moscow to retrieve some stolen files about nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Will continues to grow obsessed with Danny's death and starts his own investigation even though Sydney asked him not to. Written by evamatijevic

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Certificate:

TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 October 2001 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Director Ken Olin, Producer Sarah Caplan and DP Michael Bonvillain provide DVD commentary for this episode. See more »

Goofs

When posing as a waitress in the Russian hotel, Syd's wig changes from covering her whole ears (which should be right, as she's wearing earplugs), to half-covering to not covering at all, from scene to scene. See more »

Quotes

Marshall Flinkman: Cut the blue wire.
Sydney Bristow: I'm cutting the blue wire.
Marshall Flinkman: Wait, hold your phone!
Sydney Bristow: Don't tell me to hold the phone, I'm sitting on a ticking nuclear bomb!
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Connections

Referenced in Cloverfield (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

This Woman's Work
(uncredited)
Written by Kate Bush
Performed by Kate Bush
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More thrills from J.J. Abrams
1 September 2007 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

J.J. Abrams and director Ken Olin deliver a strong episode set a week later than the first, with the action based in the US and Moscow. This is real escapist fun and every penny of the high budget shines on screen.

The cast of "Alias" is excellent and a pleasure to watch. Garner is a great lead, ably supported by the good and bad guys.

It has to be said, Kevin Weisman is superb as SD-6's equivalent of "Q", the highly amusing and super-intelligent Marshall Flinkman. Flinkman is a genuinely likable character, a good guy in the murky world of SD-6.

The soundtrack contains tracks from Roland Gift and the one-and-only Kate Bush.

9 out of 10.


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