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The Two 

Having woken up in Hong Kong, with no memory for the last two years (!), Sydney returns to Los Angeles to try to piece together the last two years of her life and discovers the fates of her... See full summary »

Director:

Ken Olin

Writers:

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

Episode cast overview:
Jennifer Garner ... Sydney Bristow
Ron Rifkin ... Arvin Sloane
Michael Vartan ... Michael Vaughn
Carl Lumbly ... Marcus Dixon
Kevin Weisman ... Marshall Flinkman
Melissa George ... Lauren Reed (credit only)
Greg Grunberg ... Eric Weiss
David Anders ... Julian Sark (credit only)
Victor Garber ... Jack Bristow
Kurt Fuller ... Robert Lindsey
Oleg Taktarov ... Gordei Volkov
Amanda Foreman ... Carrie Bowman
Adam Alexi-Malle ... Bernard
Michael Berry Jr. ... Scott Kingsley
Elea Oberon ... Receptionist (as Emma Bering)
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Storyline

Having woken up in Hong Kong, with no memory for the last two years (!), Sydney returns to Los Angeles to try to piece together the last two years of her life and discovers the fates of her friends and family: Vaughn has married thinking that Sydney was long dead; Marshall is having a baby with CIA tech expert Carrie Bowman; and Dixon is now the new division head of the L.A. office branch of the CIA. Sydney also learns the shocking fates of Jack and Sloane; the former is in CIA custody for communicating with Irina whom still is in hiding, while the latter is living in Switzerland under house arrest in exchange for co-operation with the CIA. Sydney is granted temporary CIA clearance on a case that may help her regain her memory and she meets a new enemy group called The Covenant. Written by Anonymous

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 September 2003 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

With this episode, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey and Lena Olin are no longer listed as members of the main cast in the opening credits. They are replaced by Greg Grunberg and Melissa George. See more »

Quotes

Vaughn: I came by to see how you are.
Sydney: Are you kidding me?
Vaughn: No, I just wanted to make sure that you're...
Sydney: You didn't come here to see how I am. You came to see how you are, because you know what you did. You wana make sure you're okay.
Vaughn: I buried you. Consider that for one second.
Sydney: Don't use rational thought as a defence with me. Not after all you and I have seen. Vaughn, you and I live and breathe madness. Every day on the job there is no rational thought. I can't even pretend to have a conversation about ...
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Alias Theme
(uncredited)
Written by J.J. Abrams
Performed by Michael Giacchino
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rare glimpse into the mind of a TV pioneer
27 September 2015 | by A_Different_DrummerSee all my reviews

This review written in late 2015 some 12 years after airing. JJ Abrams at this date has become a legend in Hollywood, with multiple series under his belt. When members of the far future read this, for all I know, by that time, he may also have cured cancer and become president.

The point is this -- Alias was the platform that launched him, and off the top of Season 3 even die-hard fans are reaching for that nameless paper bag the stewardess left in the seat pocket ahead, as the plot spins so far and so fast that the vertigo is literally impossible for viewers to escape.

Indeed this will prove to be a pattern Abrams will repeat again and again in years to come -- when the plot becomes restrictive, when fans start to lose interest, take the story apart and put it back together in unexpected ways.

Frankly (I am watching in sequence and chronologically) I like the energy of Season 3 and I like the tougher dialog that Garner is getting.

A rare peek into the mind of a genius.


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