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Alias Season Finale Info

Discussion in 'Alias' started by kiki81ny, May 3, 2003.

  1. kiki81ny

    kiki81ny Rocket Ranger

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    From Vartanho.com-

    SPOILERS!

    Garner, story make action-packed 'Alias' accessible

    by Dave Mason

    Whether she's kicking a villain around in a fight or wearing one of her million disguises, Sydney Bristow makes a great spy in "Alias."

    The series ends its second season at 9 p.m. EDT/PDT Sunday (May 4) on ABC.

    There are plot spoilers in the next paragraph.

    In Part 1 of the two-hour episode, Sydney (Jennifer Garner) begins to question Will Tippin's (Bradley Cooper) identity when he's arrested for espionage under suspicion of being a double agent.

    In Part 2, Sydney finally confronts her mysterious mother, Laura Bristow (Lena Olin), who reveals her true motivation. And Sloane (Ron Rifkin), who runs the villainous SD-6 agency, begins to carry out his new big plan, Oh, oh.

    Garner, a 31-year-old Houston native, has won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Sydney, and creator/executive producer J.J. Abrams is impressed with the character and the actress.

    Regarding Sydney, he said, "She has found a strength she didn't know she had."

    Regarding Garner, Abrams had only praise.

    "Jennifer is the right person in the right role at the right time," Abrams said. "She's beautiful, but she's got a very accessible beauty. You don't feel like she's a stuck-up woman." Garner's knack for naturally showing emotions shines in both "Alias" and as Elektra Natchios in "Daredevil," the big-screen movie released in February.

    Garner will reprise Elektra in an as-yet-untitled film scheduled for a 2004 release. (At first, Elektra appeared to have died in "Daredevil," but Daredevil, played by Ben Affleck, got a piece of jewelry suggesting she was still alive, somewhere.) Abrams, who also created "Felicity" and wrote the screenplay for the upcoming "Superman" movie, said all the action in "Alias"' is secondary to what's happening to the characters.

    "It's a spy show that has a romantic, dramatic component," he said. Sydney has known a lot of betrayal, beginning with her discovery that SD-6, the CIA division for which she spied, is actually the cover for an enemy agency that's working against the CIA. Sydney and her father, Jack Bristow (TV and Broadway star Victor Garber), work for the real CIA as double agents within SD-6.

    The mission is a personal one for Sydney; SD-6 killed her fianci in the pilot episode. "She's trying to destroy SD-6; it has given her life a purpose, a specific goal," Abrams said. "Part of it is patriotism; part of it is revenge. Part of it is what's right and what's morally just."

    In addition to the spy stories, more personal drama happened this season when Sydney was reunited with her mysterious mother. And Sydney has seen some signs of romance this year, in her relationship with her supervisor at the real CIA, Agent Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan).

    Recently Sydney told fellow agent Marcus Dixon (Carl Lumbly) at SD-6, who believed he was doing good deeds for the CIA, that he actually was working for the bad guys. Earlier this season, Lumbly spoke of seeing his character change as he began to have doubts about his work. "For the first time in his life, he's not as sure as he has been," Lumbly said at a Hollywood press party.

    Until this season, Marcus had been certain he was doing something good for society, Lumbly said.

    He said the character now is going through the same kind of predicament Enron employees faced when they found out their company had broken the law.

    Lumbly said he approaches the series in the same way he approaches everything. "There's a joy in the work for me."
     
  2. turnipcouch134

    turnipcouch134 Rocket Ranger

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    Wait...I thought it was Irina Bristow. Not Laura!
     
  3. SydB_JenG

    SydB_JenG Rocket Ranger

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    no...Irina Derevko is her real name...Laura Bristow was her alias when she was "married" to Jack
     
  4. kylo4

    kylo4 Rocket Ranger

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    That was a shocking episode. I loved it though.
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