Alias

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A clever spy drama with an outstanding cast and subtle sci-fi undertones, Alias (2001-2006) starred Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow, a kick-ass undercover agent, and Michael Vartan as her CIA handler and love interest. As much as I loved Jennifer Garner's Sydney, my favorite character on Alias was Sydney's father Jack (Victor Garber), a wry, expressionless superagent whose relationship with his daughter was complicated, to say the least.

All of my Alias reviews were written during the run of the series. They were originally posted on Alias-tv.com, TV Tome (which is now TV.com), and Yahoo discussion lists.

Season One

1.1 Truth Be Told
1.2 So It Begins
1.3 Parity
1.4 A Broken Heart
1.5 Doppelganger
1.6 Reckoning
1.7 Color-Blind
1.8 Time will Tell
1.9 Mea Culpa
1.10 Spirit
1.11 The Confession
1.12 The Box (1)
1.13 The Box (2)
1.14 The Coup
1.15 Page 47
1.16 The Prophecy
1.17 Q&A
1.18 Masquerade
1.19 Snowman
1.20 The Solution
1.21 Rendezvous
1.22 Almost Thirty Years

Season Two

2.1 The Enemy Walks In
2.2 Trust Me
2.3 Cipher
2.4 Dead Drop
2.5 The Indicator
2.6 Salvation
2.7 The Counteragent
2.8 Passage (1)
2.9 Passage (2)
2.10 The Abduction
2.11 A Higher Echelon
2.12 The Getaway
2.13 Phase One
2.14 Double Agent
2.15 A Free Agent
2.16 Firebomb
2.17 A Dark Turn
2.18 Truth Takes Time
2.19 Endgame
2.20 Countdown
2.21 Second Double
2.22 The Telling

Season Three

3.1 The Two
3.2 Succession
3.3 Reunion
3.4 A Missing Link
3.5 Repercussions
3.6 The Nemesis
3.7 Prelude
3.8 Breaking Point
3.9 Conscious
3.10 Remnants
3.11 Full Disclosure
3.12 Crossings
3.13 After Six
3.14 Blowback
3.15 Facade
3.16 Taken
3.17 The Frame
3.18 Unveiled
3.19 Hourglass
3.20 Blood Ties
3.21 Legacy
3.22 Resurrection

Season Four

4.1 Authorized Personnel Only (1)
4.2 Authorized Personnel Only (2)
4.3 The Awful Truth
4.4 Ice
4.5 Welcome to Liberty Village
4.6 Nocturne
4.7 Detente
4.8 Echoes
4.9 A Man of His Word
4.10 The Index
4.11 The Road Home
4.12 The Orphan
4.13 Tuesday
4.14 Nightingale
4.15 Pandora
4.16 Another Mr. Sloane
4.17 A Clean Conscience
4.18 Mirage
4.19 In Dreams
4.20 The Descent
4.21 Search and Rescue
4.22 Before the Flood

Season Five

5.1 Prophet Five
5.2 ...1...
5.3 The Shed
5.4 Mockingbird
5.5 Out of the Box
5.6 Solo
5.7 Fait Accompli
5.8 Bob
5.9 The Horizon
5.10 S.O.S.
5.11 Maternal Instinct
5.12 There's Only One Sydney Bristow
5.13 30 Seconds
5.14 I See Dead People
5.15 No Hard Feelings
5.16 Reprisal
5.17 All the Time in the World

Articles

Alias vs. La Femme Nikita
Like Alias? Try La Femme Nikita
Lost Party: Secrets on the Beach (where I briefly interviewed Greg Grunberg)

Related Links

La Femme Nikita reviews by Billie Doux
Lost reviews by Billie Doux

Cast

Jennifer Garner (Sydney Bristow)
Ron Rifkin (Arvin Sloane)
Carl Lumbly (Marcus Dixon)
Kevin Weisman (Marshall Flinkman)
Victor Garber (Jack Bristow)
Michael Vartan (Michael Vaughn)
Greg Grunberg (Eric Weiss)
David Anders (Julian Sark)
Merrin Dungey (Francie Calfo)
Bradley Cooper (Will Tippin)
Mia Maestro (Nadia Santos)
Lena Olin (Irina Derevko)
Melissa George (Lauren Reed)
Terry O'Quinn (Assistant Director Kendall)
Rachel Nichols (Rachel Gibson)
Balthazar Getty (Thomas Grace)
Amy Acker (Kelly Peyton)
Elodie Bouchez (Renee Rienne)