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. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Fiction 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!