as horrible as it was seeing vaughn's funeral, i think we all know he will be back. for starters, the character in alias who is leaving, is Weiss...i beleive that episode 5.02 will be his last. and also, michael vartan's name is in the credits as a cast member...not something they would do if he were only in the first episode. thirdly...if anyone read any alias spoilers, we'd know that JJ. Abrams has alot in store for Vaughn this season...most of the plot surrounds him, and Prophet Five....my opinon? I think that they had to fake Vaughn's death to protect him, instead of just changing his name like they did before...or at least i hope so...because Alias won't be Alias, without Vaughn.