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Issue 40

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  1. Azhria Lilu

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    The Alias Newsletter

    Issue 40

    Monday, March 17, 2003


    Sorry for the lack of issues recently, but we’re back!

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    In this issue:
    1. Summary: Truth Takes Time
    2. Quotes: Truth Takes Time
    3. Music: Truth Takes Time
    4. React: Truth Takes Time
    5. Preview: Endgame
    6. Preview: Countdown
    7. What You Missed
    8. Quote of the Week
    9. Pick up TV Guide
    10. Final Thoughts
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    Ready? Let’s begin!

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    1. Summary: Truth Takes Time
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    Despite Sydney's remonstrance, Vaughn's badge is taken and he's now officially under investigation. Jack tells Sydney of Irina's escape and betrayal. Heartbroken, she retreats to Irina's old cell, where Dixon consoles her. Sydney shows him the earrings Irina left for her and wishes Irina was dead.

    Aboard Sloane's jet, Sloane and Irina discuss their plans — Irina will acquire files from a genetic database in Germany while Sloane reunites with Emily in Tuscany. He speaks of his regard for Sydney, angering Irina. "Don't ever talk about your love for my daughter," she says. Later in Tuscany, Sloane surprises Emily with the purchase of a villa.

    At the CIA, Jack takes over the briefing from Kendall. Due to his intimate knowledge of Irina, he's been assigned operational control of the task force aimed at her, and Sloane's, apprehension. Jack reveals he secretly injected Irina with a passive transmitter, and that it will reveal her location in 12 hours.

    During target practice, a Vaughn tells Sydney that his security clearance has been temporarily downgraded but he's still field-ready. He advises her not to join the task force; she shouldn't have to hunt her own mother. Syd assures him that she won't hesitate to pull the trigger. Meanwhile, an incensed Kendall, feeling misled into trusting Irina, confronts Jack. Jack assures Kendall that he's not after his job and he'll step down after Irina's capture.

    Irina's signal goes live; she's in Stuttgart along with Sark. Posing as a Scandinavian pharmaceutical rep, Irina gains access to the genetic database at Brucker Biotech, the German equivalent of the Human Genome Project.

    Sark spots the CIA outside and assumes Irina's tagged. He de-bugs her with an electric shock and sets an explosive while she downloads the database. The CIA moves in. Sark meets Vaughn in a stairwell and shoots him. Sydney knocks the gun from Sark, who then flees. Vaughn, Syd learns, was wearing a bulletproof vest. Irina then baits them into chasing her, so they're free of the building as the bomb explodes.

    In Tuscany, Emily answers a call from Irina. She summons Sloane, who is told to go to his jet for the handoff. Sloane begs a confused Emily to trust him. Back at the CIA, Will explains that the data contains the DNA of millions of private citizens. Marshall theorizes that Sloane could develop genetically-targeted weapons. In Sloane's jet, Emily is shocked to see Irina, whom she thought dead, and angered at Sloane's continuing deception. Sloane explains that what he's after will let her live cancer free forever.

    At dinner in L.A., Sydney thinks Francie's behavior is odd after she presents Vaughn with a gift.

    Emily, meanwhile, walks turns herself in to the American consulate in Florence and asks to speak to Syd, who flies in to meet her. Tired of the lies and rationalizing, Emily offers up Sloane in return for the CIA promise that he won't get the death-penalty. Sydney sympathizes with Emily, admitting she sees her as a maternal figure. Jack agrees to the condition.

    Sloane, however, is ready to give up his life of crime for Emily's sake. He tells Irina that he wants to sell her all his assets, including his collection of Rimbaldi artifacts. His wife is now his main concern. He tells Irina to meet him at the villa.

    With Emily wired and the CIA surrounding the villa, Sloane arrives with Irina. Irina retrieves the data while Sloane tells his wife that he loves her. Guilt-ridden, she exposes the wire. With the CIA moving in, Sloane, understanding his wife's torment, asks her to escape with him. She chooses to run with him and they escape through an underground passage. Irina follows, as does a pursuing Sydney.

    Syd catches up to Irina, who's vulnerable as she climbs a ladder to the surface. Faced with a terrible decision, Syd hesitates. She shoots her mother in the arm. Irina drops the disk, but makes it out. Armed with a sniper scope, Dixon spots Sloane and Emily running toward a helicopter, Irina following. He targets Sloane, fires, and hits … Emily. Irina grabs Sloane, who's grieving over Emily's body, and they escape to the chopper. Sydney is devastated.

    Back in Syd's apartment, Sydney and Vaughn are in bed when they hear Morse code coming from the earrings that had once belonged to Irina. Sydney decrypts the message, which reads: TRUTH TAKES TIME.

    - ABC

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    2. Quotes: Truth Takes Time
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    “Your mother betrayed us.” – Jack

    “I wish that she had been killed.” – Sydney, referring to Irina

    “Never talk to me about your love for Sydney again.” – Irina

    “Thank god we got through it.” – Emily

    Vaughn: No one should have to hunt down their own mother, no matter what the circumstances.
    Sydney: She was never my mother.

    “Who’s in charge?” – Marshall

    Kendall: We’ve confirmed Derevko and Sark. That’s good enough for me.
    Jack: Noted.

    “He rationalizes what he’s done. He says he’s doing it for us. For me.” – Emily

    “I’d say that either you are setting me up to be killed or I underestimated your love for your wife.” – Irina

    “At my funeral, I said that I’ve always thought of you as my real mother. I meant it.” – Sydney

    “I don’t want to talk. Not now.” – Sydney

    More: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=S...ST&f=129&t=2232

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    3. Music: Truth Takes Time
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    In addition to origional music by Michael Giacchino and the Alias Theme by J.J. Abrams, the music was:

    Artist: Josh Kelley
    Song: "Amazing"
    When: The double date where Francie gives Vaughn a tie
    Label: Hollywood Records

    Artist: eastmountainsouth
    Song: "So Are You to Me"
    When: The end of the episode when Vaughn is with Sydney
    Label: DreamWorks Records

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    4. React: Truth Takes Time
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    Read reaction and react yourself: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=S...ST&f=129&t=2223

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    5. Preview: Endgame
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    From ABC:

    Next Episode: Sunday, March 30
    "Endgame"

    Sydney defies her father in her attempt to rescue a kidnapped scientist (Christian Slater), while Sloane, seeking revenge, becomes more dangerous than ever. Meanwhile, Francie manipulates an unsuspecting Will for his agency connections.

    Spoiler Forum: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=SF&f=9

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    6. Preview: Countdown
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    We’ve learned that Episode 20 will be called “Countdown”.

    Discuss: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=SF&f=135

    Spoiler Forum: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=SF&f=9

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    7. What You Missed
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    Since there have been few issues, you may be behind in Alias news. Now is your chance to catch up. Read up on our archive of Alias news at http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=SF&f=130

    Read up on cast-related news here: http://forums.allalias.com/index.php?act=SF&f=131

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    8. Quote of the Week
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    We went back a while (back to season one, in fact), for this quote:

    “Hi, um, I don't know if I'm talking to the right person, but I need to borrow a million bucks. The Olsen twins went public, and I'm looking to invest.” - Will to Sydney

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    9. Pick up TV Guide
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    Pick up TV Guide this week because Michael Vartan (Vaughn), Bradley Cooper (Will), and David Anders (Sark) should be on the cover. And if you are able to scan the cover, feel free to email charlie@allalias.com with that scan.

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    10. Final Thoughts
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    Thanks for reading this issue. Be sure to visit http://forums.allalias.com for all of the latest Alias news and reaction.

    Charlie
    charlie@allalias.com
    http://AllAlias.com




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