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Alias: ...1...

Sydney: "It's a funny thing about pregnancy. Hormones. Whew."

So who's in the cryo freeze? Probably not Walt Disney. And white hair means it probably isn't Vaughn. If Renee stole the body, it must have something to do with Prophet Five. Is it Bill Vaughn? Milo Rambaldi? It could be anyone who's died in the past four years of the series, couldn't it? Oh, my god, please don't let it be Lauren.

Much better than the premiere. I loved Sydney kicking Curtis out the window. I also loved Dixon as an undercover hardass and Weiss as his incompetent business manager, although it made Weiss' departure to his new position in DC even more jarring. (Did they have to write him out, too?)

Last episode, Renee Rienne; this episode, Tom Grace. We didn't get much about him, except that he has no family, spent four years in Special Ops, and has a temper. Plus whatever Jack saw in his file that we didn't. Oh, yeah, and he was nice enough to move desks when Weiss asked him to. I'm still confused about the undercover blonde who works for Gordon Dean. Is she our third new cast member? I'm sure we'll find out.

There was a new credit sequence, and Vartan is out of the cast. Even though I knew it was coming, it still pissed me off. I know, get over it, but I don't really want to deal with no Vaughn, no Weiss, and three new characters; I feel like Weiss did about Grace taking over Vaughn's desk. Am I wrong to want Vaughn, Nadia and Irina instead? Can't we at least have Sark back?

Bits and pieces:

— It was implied that the order to kill Vaughn came from someone Sydney knows.

— There's something delightful about Jack as Sydney's childbirth coach. Speaking of which, if Sydney is already in her second trimester, shouldn't she be back at APO with a headset instead of in the field?

— Jean Briault. Was that Sloane's old friend and colleague that Roger Moore duped him into killing back in season one?

— Note that scene about a "liberal rag" being poisonous. Gee, we don't have a contentious political situation in America right now, do we?

— Sloane is still in jail. I never thought I'd say this, but I miss him. I miss everybody.

— As Greg Grunberg was running for the cockpit, I was having Lost deja vu. Too bad he didn't get to pilot the plane.


Sloane: "Revenge is ultimately a hollow pursuit, Sydney."
He should know.

Thug: "Sexy. So I'm being threatened by a waif and a pregnant chick?"

Weiss: "Vaughn, Nadia, it just doesn't feel right."
He said it all.

Renee: "Number eight? I'm slipping. I used to be number six."
And she was nice enough to tell Sydney that Vaughn was crazy about her. I think I like Renee.

Marshall (half asleep): "I'd love to, baby, but I'm married"
Marshall: "I'm not having an affair."
Carrie: "I know you're not having an affair."
Carrie knows he works for the government. Why was he covering for something he was doing for Sydney? Guilt, because he digs her?

Grace: "Seriously. Something has to be done about your breath."

This week's...

... itinerary: Amsterdam, D.C., and a stealth plane over North Korea.

... hot look: Renee Rienne looks much better out of that ratty red wig.

Probably three out of four spies, or close to it,

Billie Doux loves good television and spends way too much time writing about it.

1 comment:

  1. "It just doesn't feel right."

    Amen! Watch Alias try to figure itself out over the course of this season is fascinating, especially in light of how shows that came later did manage to take risks because they started to trust their viewers a lot more. But sneaking in new people and arbitrarily cutting out old friends like Weiss feels awkward here.

    Renee Reinne is cool, though.


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