Alias has kicked this sesason into full gear and has solidified it's position as one of the best spy shows ever and currently one of the best television shows on the tube as of now. Fans will miss Sydney and Co. for the next couple of weeks after next week as this is the 2nd to last episode before Alias goes on a holiday hiatus. Hopefully the next 2 will be up to par with the last 3. And for those wondering about the latest on everyone's favorite SpyMommy: Now don't take this as set in stone gospel but I read on one of the various Alias forums that due to the conflicts with Lena Olin, Irina Derevko will be recast. They had the name of the actress but I opted not to read. I believe she will be reappearing in either the 11th or 12th episode (It's somewhere in the double digits ). I absolutely abhor this decision if they don't write in an explanation as to why Irina does not look like Irina anymore (Maybe due to something Rambaldi?) I will abhor it even more. Lena Olin is Irina Derevko. They should have had a multi-year contract from the get-go. Disregarding this news I have high hopes for the rest of the season and don't doubt they'll be met. J.J. seems to know what he's doing and have things more planned out than our old friend Mr. Carter. Here's to another rock solid episode of Alias! And we're all agreed that Lauren is just plain smokin' right?