The familiar face is Dr. Desantis, the guy from Out of the Box, played by Patrick Bauchau.
I agree that introducing all these new characters at once was a bad idea. I think they should have just sucked it up and brought back Nadia, no matter if some didn't like her or not. She's no JG, but was pretty decent at the fight scenes. I also don't think that the CIA would ever send someone that pregnant into the field. Maybe I'm wrong. Dixon, Vaughn, and Nadia could have done all the dangerous stuff with no problems this season.I totally agree, since they're ending the show they should go out with a bang. I'm sorry, but I haven't been paying much attention to the show since they killed Vaughn. It's not like the show depended on him, but because Jen's pregnant (don't get me wrong I'm happy for her) she's not kicking butt so the shows not the same because of that. And then they kill Vaughn off! So now we are introduced to these new characters doing the spy thing. I don't think that was a good idea. I think that the writers should have done something different, like have Syd doing things for the CIA that didn't involve possibly getting injured or killed! Then they could have the already established characters like Dixon and Vaughn carry out missions that are physically demanding. They could have come up with something that worked for Jennifer, and something all the viewers would love.
Ok, with all of this new info at spoilerfix... I am now inclined to believe that Sydney actually does NOT know that Vaughn is still alive. But I still refuse to believe he is dead.In episode "Horizon" will have recalls from some Sydney/Vaughn scene classics: the pier, the bloodmobile, the Korean prison and Vaughn consoling Syd on the bed at the end of 4.01. (Along with the beach scene caught by tabloids, in which Vaughn tells Syd she must "let me go" because, as he says, "I'm dead".)
NO... hes not dead...i can feel it
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I think that Vaughn will return, not just in Sydney's dreams. If you think about it when the show resumes Vartans movie will be finished, it finish's in Feb and Alias resumes in March. So i think, and hope, that Vaugh will return and it will be for real.
actually White Rabbit, i disagree... if you read any of the new magazines (EW, TV Guide), they have interviews with the producers of the show and they clearly say he'll be back after the hiatus, and they said they left all doors open for The Horizon when it comes to Syd and Vaughn to be reunited by the finale.
if thats not enough, an ABC source (Jodi) said that MV is signed up for a few eppies after the hiatus, they start filming episode 11 i believe on Feb 23rd, MV wraps up his movie on Feb 10th, so it's kinda obvious.
oh and yes Vaughn says he's dead in the promo but i think that's only in Syd's mind asset, cuz she might not know he's still alive so in her mind, he IS dead, i wouldn't really take anything that happens with Syd and Vaughn too seriously because it's just in Syd's mind, it's not REAL... if that makes any sense :lol: