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Discussion in 'Alias' started by verdantheart, Apr 17, 2003.

  1. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    Hi. For those interested, I thought I'd create a handy-dandy little topic from which you can link to my columns and any essays and such I end up writing. I'll update this as I add new stuff. I hope this turns out to be helpful.

    Season 5 (2005 - 2006)
    01 Prophet Five: Family: Catchy, but dated
    02 ...1...: Family: Who says I trust you?
    03 The Shed: Family: Deja vu all over again
    04 Mockingbird: Family: To kill a mockingbird
    05 Out of the Box: Family: Your daughter's very lovely
    06 Solo: Family: Freaked and embarrassed
    08 Bob: Family: What about Bob?

    Season 4 (2005)
    01 - 02 Authorized Personnel Only: Family: You look familiar
    03 The Awful Truth: Family: The problem at hand
    04 Ice: Family: Forgiveness is a tricky thing
    04 Ice: Dad: The photo
    05 Welcome to Liberty Village: Family: Bowling night
    06 Nocturne: Family: Dope show
    07 Detente: Family: Reconciling the past
    08 Echoes: Family: This endless pit of confusion
    09 A Man of His Word: Family: What about your faith?
    10 The Index: Family: It's good to be back
    10 The Index: Dad: Whatever you find out
    11 The Road Home: Family: The way home
    10 The Road Home: Dad: Give them rope
    12 The Orphan: Family: La femme Nadia
    13 Tuesday: Family: Marshall's on his way
    14 Nightingale: Family: Desperation and exploitation
    14 Nightingale: Dad: Between us
    15 Pandora: Family: You have it all figured out
    16 Another Mister Sloane: Family: Doubt and belief
    17 A Clean Conscience: Family: A casualty of this business
    17 A Clean Conscience: Dad: How this is going to end
    18 Mirage: Family: It's unsettling, isn't it?
    18 Mirage: Dad: Even his delusions are lucid
    19 In Dreams . . .: Family: The terrible things I've done
    20 The Descent: Family: He chose me
    21 Search and Rescue: Family: Crazier things have happened
    22 Before the Flood: Family: Go, end this
    Essay: Thoughts about season 4 [written around #14, "Nightingale"]

    Season 3 (2003 - 2004)
    01 The Two: Family: That's why I love this business
    01 The Two: Dad: You probably already know this but . . .
    02 Succession: Family: Getting background
    02 Succession: Dad: Missing you
    03 Reunion: Family: Interoffice gossip
    03 Reunion: Dad: As long as I'm alive
    04 A Missing Link: Family: Punishment
    04 A Missing Link: Dad: Compartmentalizing Julia
    05 Repercussions: Family: This is classic
    05 Repercussions: Dad: Payback
    06 The Nemesis: Family: I'm as curious as you are
    07 Prelude: Family: The nightmare begins
    07 Prelude: Dad: Moral compromises
    08 Breaking Point: Family: Kicking some NSC booty
    08 Breaking Point: Dad: You're starting to like me again
    09 Conscious: Family: I say we get this party started
    10 Remnants: Family: I wasn't about to pass up the opportunity
    10 Remnants: Dad: You and I have something in common
    11 Full Disclosure: Family: Then why am I Sydney Bristow?
    12 Crossings: Family: Isn't that what family's for?
    12 Crossings: Dad: You never forget what that feels like
    13 After Six: Family: This one wears on me
    14 Blowback: Family: You want my secret?
    15 Facade: Family: I don't know what I'm looking at
    16 Taken: Family: Not if I see you first, Love
    16 Taken: Dad: I take no pleasure in this
    17 The Frame: Family: Supposition and innuendo
    17 The Frame: Dad: You know where my loyalties lie
    18 Unveiled: Family: Professional paranoia
    18 Unveiled: Dad: In spite of everything
    19 The Hourglass: Family: The net result of a father's passion
    19 The Hourglass: Dad: This was not done out of compassion
    20 Blood Ties: Family: I only wish there could be another way
    20 Blood Ties: Dad: The key to Rambaldi's endgame
    21 Legacy: Family: Seething to the surface
    21 Legacy: Dad: It was impossible not to be intrigued
    22 Resurrection: Family: Closure
    22 Resurrection: Dad: It's nothing
    Season summary: Family: Assume nothing
    Season summary: Dad: Not an unfamiliar situation
    Essay: Why don't we like season 3 as well? [written after #13, "After Six"]

    Season 2 (2002 - 2003)
    01 The Enemy Walks In: Family: Sometimes a man (and daughter) must awake
    01 The Enemy Walks In: Dad: Why I like Jack
    02 Trust Me: Family: Blackmail
    03 Cipher: Family: Decoding Irina
    03 Cipher: Dad: Jack delivers a message
    04 Dead Drop: Family: Hidden agenda
    04 Dead Drop: Dad: Building a wall
    05 The Indicator: Family: Geometry
    05 The Indicator: Dad: Ends, means, and consequences
    06 Salvation: Family: Your greatest mistake
    06 Salvation: Dad: The promise of my own redemption
    07 The Counteragent: Family: The door closes
    07 The Counteragent: Dad: A brief discourse on wives
    08 Passage Part 1: Family: Home is where the hurt is
    08 Passage Part 1: Dad: You can't leave it behind
    09 Passage Part 2: Family: Into unknown territory
    09 Passage Part 2: Dad: The star whose worth's unknown
    10 The Abduction: Family: The ties that bind
    10 The Abduction: Dad: The hostage heart
    11 A Higher Echelon: Family: Quicksand
    11 A Higher Echelon: Dad: Jack endures the spotlight
    12 The Getaway: Family: Three couples unite
    12 The Getaway: Dad: Letting go
    13 Phase One: Family: Sydney's and Sloane's silver bullet
    13 Phase One: Dad: They're doing some work . . .
    14 Double Agent: Family: A double for this column
    15 A Free Agent: Family: Freedom to forgive
    16 Firebomb: Family: Sydney's burning obsession
    16 Firebomb: Dad: A little polite chit-chat while we wait . . .
    17 A Dark Turn: Family: Would you betray someone you love?
    17 A Dark Turn: Dad: Just close your eyes, dear (blindness)
    18 Truth Takes Time: Family: What I'm pursuing is truth
    18 Truth Takes Time: Dad: An honorable husband, father figure, SOB
    19 Endgame: Family: I am not Irina Derevko!
    19 Endgame: Dad: A mistake I'm not anxious to repeat
    20 Countdown: Family: Lost wives, lost lives
    21 Second Double: Family: Meeting you destroyed my life
    21 Second Double: Dad: I'm not cut out for management anyway
    22 The Telling: Family: Through the looking glass
    Season summary: Family: The telltale heart
    Season summary: Dad: You've proven far more compelling . . .
    Season summary: Season 2 cliffhanger theory list

    Season 1 (2001 - 2002)
    Planned as a fun summer project to keep me busy while awaiting the DVDs and 3rd season. :)
    01 Truth Be Told: Family: The world is a nightmare
    02 So It Begins: Family: Draw me a map
    03 Parity: Family: Still fashioning our separate lives
    04 A Broken Heart: Family: Hearts break, but their beat goes on
    05 Doppelganger: Family: Who are you?
    06 Reckoning: Family: Have a little faith . . .
    07 Color-Blind: TBD pending receipt of entire episode
    08 Time Will Tell: Family: There are easier jobs
    09 Mea Culpa: Family: Living in a puzzle
    10 Spirit: Family: The coming darkness
    11 Confession: Family: Jack coughs up a secret
    12 The Box, Part 1: Family: Denial
    13 The Box, Part 2: Family: Sydney packs it away

    Miscellaneous Essays
    Jack as tragic hero discusses similarities between Jack and the classic and modern tragic hero.

    The Flour Moth: Jack's POV, set in the past, speculates on the origins of and reasons for his estrangement from Sydney. [written before the end of season 2]
    The 47th Piece: Set post season 2, with flashbacks to the time of Jack and Laura's marriage. [written before the beginning of season 3]
    Endgame: What might have happened the night of "Laura's" "death"/disappearance. [written before the beginning of season 3]

    Hope I posted this in the right category!
  2. AliasALIAS

    AliasALIAS Guest

    Wow, that's alot. Great job on writing all of them (y) (y)

    Added it to Featured Content.
  3. IluvVaughn13

    IluvVaughn13 Vaughnster's Girl

    Dec 16, 2002
    Where ever Michael Vartan is (-:
    wow thats seems like it would take forever to write thanks for the info
  4. Victoria King

    Victoria King Rocket Ranger

    Jan 21, 2003
    ooo thank you thank you thank you!i love reading your columns and this is very handy becuase i havent read any of them that were written before december!thanks!
  5. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    You're welcome! The hardest part was getting it in a format that was readable. Let me know if any of the links go to the wrong place!
  6. alisydas

    alisydas Rocket Ranger

    Mar 17, 2003
    U.K, where I dont know!
    WOW I wouldnt have the patience
  7. AliasHombre

    AliasHombre Rocket Ranger

    Mar 2, 2003
    Thats a lot a writing.
  8. Scarlet Crystal

    Scarlet Crystal Bibbity Rabbity

    Dec 30, 2002
    wow... you work really hard. i hope i'll be able to accomplish that someday... good work!
  9. twinzz2003

    twinzz2003 Rocket Ranger

    Dec 13, 2002
    So are you a journalists.
  10. Irina Bristow

    Irina Bristow Rocket Ranger

    This is amazing vh, thank you so much. I probably would not have lasted the summer without this! I adore your columns, this has really just made my day! :P :D
  11. Milo47

    Milo47 Rocket Ranger

    Apr 3, 2003
    that's awesome! THANK YOU!!
  12. Milo47

    Milo47 Rocket Ranger

    Apr 3, 2003
    i'm bookmarking that page! THANKS VH!!!
  13. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    Wow. It's nice to be appreciated! : basks in glow :
  14. Scarlet Crystal

    Scarlet Crystal Bibbity Rabbity

    Dec 30, 2002
    lol! we shine the spotlight on you...
  15. Yes Mr Sark?

    Yes Mr Sark? Scout

    May 12, 2003
    Wow, great analytical writing... can you do my English exam for me?

  16. lenafan

    lenafan Rocket Ranger

    Jan 22, 2003
    So. California
    :rolleyes: Thanks for doing this. I've put you in my favorites list so I can access this forum without a hassle. :cheers: :clap: :clap:
  17. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    Gee, sorry . . .
  18. Yes Mr Sark?

    Yes Mr Sark? Scout

    May 12, 2003
    :unsure: Uhhh, I didn't mean it as an insult.... It's just you're good at writing and making it read really well, a talent I very much lack. If I didn't make it clear, they're sooooo good, please don't kill me!!

  19. verdantheart

    verdantheart Guest

    No, really, I took it as a compliment, just chuckling at the impossibility of actually doing that for you . . .
  20. lenafan

    lenafan Rocket Ranger

    Jan 22, 2003
    So. California
    Sssshhh everyone, don't look now, but I think I know who verdantheart really is...are you ready? She is thechief senior analyst for the CIA!! (If she isn't, she ought to be) :ph34r:
    Why? because her analyses are spectacular, inciteful, amusing, but somehow always on target. :cool:
    She makes us :chatchairs: think too, giving us options and various discussion points to consider as well as an occasional insane and wild speculation, which are in the best tradition of ALIAS and all spy stories.
    Write on, verdantheart.
    P.S. Hope this isn't too goofy for the chief senior analyst of allallias.

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