Alias 5/12/02 Season finale

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  1. Patrick Sun

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    All I have to say is:
    AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!! Can't believe we have to wait until next season for the resolution of this storyline!
    Dixon puts it together that Sydney is not simply just SD-6 and he confronts her. She tells him that's she's not betraying the United States, but doesn't tell him that SD-6 is a sham operation. He leaves her, and Sydney doesn't know if Dixon will turn him into the Security section.
    Sloane spills the beans to Emily. She does come around and accepts what Sloane is. Sloane wants the Alliance to spare Emily. The Alliance offers to bring in Sloane into the inner circle, but the price of admission is for Sloane to eliminate Emily. What a quandary for Sloane...
    Sydney has bigger fish to fry (having to get the Rambaldi document page from SD-6 and the vial of liquid to expose the plans on the page from the CIA) The page tells Sark and company how to use this device called "The Circumference".
    Haladki slipped up when he referred to the device by name, and clued Jack that he was the mole in the CIA. He was dealt with summarily by Jack. [​IMG]
    Will got the same dental treatment that Sydney got earlier in the season. At least Will got a bit of revenge at the end. "One in Five!"
    It felt like the Titanic at the end when Sydney and Vaughn were running for their lives after Sydney set off the bomb to destroy the big ol' contraption/circumference. Too bad Vaughn was caught on the other side of the last door. Is he dead, we don't know.
    Looks like Sydney finally gets to meet her mom, who's revealed to the big wig calling the shots (Kasinov was just a front man). I had this part figured out earlier in the episode, if not last week.
    Anyways, good episode, but so frustrating as hell due to the cliff-hanger nature of the show.
     
  2. gregstaten

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    Gotta say that this was one hell of a great episode. I've always thought that THE X-FILES did the season cliffhanger better than anyone, especially the cliffhanger at the end of season 2, Anasazi. Gotta admit, this one puts it all together and hints at changes/revelations to come just like Anasazi did. Hopefully season two's premiere will be as good as The Blessing Way was.

    No question, this episode ranks as one of the very best of the series.

    -greg
     
  3. Frank Anderson

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    I enjoyed it but did not know it was the Season finale... that sort of snuck up on me. Can't wait for season two.
     
  4. Joseph S

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    Great episode.
    If you haven't seen what Titan TV had listed yet, you can see why I was annoyed last week after trying to find out if the episode was 2 hours or not.
    Here's what it said:

    Alias
    Almost Thirty Years*(Season Finale)
    Sydney and Vaughn must destroy a Rambaldi device in order to save Will's life; the Alliance comes to a decision regarding the fate of Emily Sloane (Amy Irving).*
    Enhanced
    That was well deserving of some spoiler tags.
    So in one moment I knew
    1) The title meant Sydney would meet her Mom
    2) Will wasn't dead
    3) It was another Rambaldi chase
    and I didn't read past the semicolon.
    Oh, well. Lot's of cliffhangers in this one. Vaughn could still be alive considering the security was there to open the door. However, if they open that door the flood would have gotten them too.
    Thumbs up to Jack Bristo for giving one to the head of Joey Slotnick. [​IMG]
    Has anyone with the HD feed been able to make out by altering contrast who is Syd's mother.

    "1 in 5!!!" -unnamed character
    Finally something worthwhile from that unnamed and unlovable character.
     
  5. Guy Martin

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    A terrific finale! It's gonna be a long, long summer. Anyone know if there'll be reruns to tide us over (I don't get cable so I haven't seen the eps that are running there).

    Interestingly, JJ Abrams apparently said in a recent interview that there would be "two dramatic deaths" in the season finale. But I counted three:

    Emily, Haldaki and Vaugh

    Since the actual demise of the above is never seen for certain, I think it's entirely possible that one of the above will still be around next season, assuming Mr. Abrams wasn't total pulling our chain.

    - Guy
     
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    Is it just me, or do the Alias plots seem to have too many gaping holes?

    Where did SD-6 get this "missing page" that Syndey has to recover from their research lab? Did I miss a storyline where they discovered a second "page 47" type of document?

    Speaking of missing pages, why didn't Sloan ever fuss about the one he discovered is a forgery?

    Again, I feel as if episode went missing somewhere.
     
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    Is zit safe? They had a little torture scene from The Marathon Man and I squirmed everytime.

    Not much to add but it was a great episode(which followed up a great Soprano episode) and I can't wait for season 2. At least now I can catch up on the first half of the season.

    Danny, Dixon stole the recent page last episode when Sydney was performing her song.
     
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    Ok, it's over now here on the west coast... don't read if you don't want to be spoiled:
     
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  11. Patrick Sun

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    I keep thinking that Weiss (Vaughn's "buddy") is also in on mole activity because he was acting all squirrelly.
    I also wished when Will was asked about the circumference, Will would have shouted "2 pi R" [​IMG]
     
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    I know it would of made no sense at all, but for a split second when the silohuette of "The Man" came walking up, I thought it was going to be Will.

    On another note, I really hope the writers have this whole Rambaldi plot fleshed out in their minds and aren't making it up as they go along. IMO, that's what screwed up X-Files (and to some degree Twin Peaks), they had this whole idea of the Mythology but things went back and forth and changed around so much it made no sense.
     
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    Ok, thanks. I missed the first few minutes of that episode.
     
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    Ok, no longer think Dixon is a mole in SD-6. But then who would it be?
    Man what a finale. No way Vaughn is dead though. She never saw his body, just saw that he was gone.
    And looks like Will has got some cajones after all. He's gonna be in the thick of it next season, wanting revenge and all. Time to download these suckers and burn 'em to vcd [​IMG]
     
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    Well, Sydney and her father are the moles in SD-6 aren't they?

    Speaking of that, since Kasinou (sp?) knows that Sydney and her father are double agents, how is the show even going to continue in the same fashion? It's not like they would keep the secret from SD-6 as a favor
     
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    Did anyone wonder about the intentions behind Sloan telling his wife the truth? I figured it out when they were at the dinner table. He didn't tell her in case he was able to "bring her in." He told her so that she would hate him - despise what he represents. That way he could kill her and be able to sleep better at night. I believe this to be true because of some really great acting during the dinner scene. He was spiking his wife's drink (with what I perceived to be poison - even if under the auspices that it was medication) and she began to tell him that she forgives him and still loves him. The look on his face was priceless! Now killing her won't be any easier...Anyway, that was my take on it.

    And this was indeed a great finale/cliffhanger! Can't wait until season no. two!
     

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