Issue 32

Azhria Lilu

Nov 18, 2002
Derbyshire, UK
The Alias Newsletter

Issue 32

Summary of Passage Part 2:
Previously on Alias, Sydney tells Irina she’ll be going on a mission to get the nukes and Jack comes along, giving Irina a necklace he can detonate to kill her if she misbehaves.

NE[W] DELHI – the Spy family overtakes their attackers. In the morning, the Bristows start walking but Sydney scraped her knee. Both of the parents seem to have parental instinct and try to make a big deal out of her scrape.

After climbing over a hillside, they are able to board a train. Inside the back of the train, Jack and Irina actually have a full nice conversation. While drinking liquor, it reminds them both of the toaster incident when Sydney was young where Jack was toasting bread but while drinking with Irina, he forgot about it (the toast) and the house got really smoky, forcing them to stay at hotel for a week.

SRINA[G]AR – They meet Jack’s contact. Unfortunately, his main source of weapons recently died of a heart attack, so they could not get everything they needed. Still, Jack insist they not use Irina’s contact, even though Irina warns that the car could break down and they have a lot lower chances if . Sydney talks with Michael Vaughn on the phone and explains everything, saying while some families play minigolf, her family looks for nukes. Jack then tells Irina to make the ride in a grain bin because “they are looking for a three person team, and we will increase our chances if we alter our configuration”, as Jack puts it.

A few hours later, the car breaks down. Irina gets out of the grain bin and remembers that this side of the base isn’t as protected by humans as it is by landmines.

At SD-6, after talking with Sark, Sloane receives another call from a person claiming to have Emily. The caller wants bonds in exchange for Emily.

Back in Kashmir, the birds are chirping. Jack tells everyone to be quiet – he hears something. Out of nowhere, attackers start shooting. During the shooting, Irina yells to Jack that she needs a gun. While he throws a gun to her, he is hit in the chest. Luckily, his (probably bullet-proof) vest caused him to be un-injured. Unfortunately, he fell back on a land mine. It didn’t explode, but Sydney and Irina had to work very carefully to disarm it.

Vaughn gets permission from Kendall to go to see what’s up with the Bristows – but Kendall seems just to be trying to get rid of him.

The family goes over their plans. They break up – that way they can get things done faster as they have little time. Jack goes to a computer center to override Curvee’s voice lock on a door with his own; Irina goes to Curvee’s office to disable security cameras, and Sydney goes to adjust the temperature of the lab to 98.6 degrees (Fahrenheit) so that the security system’s temperature reader can’t detect them.

Sloane goes to the alliance. He informs them that someone has been calling him, and even sent Emily’s ring finger – and analysis shows that Emily was alive when the finger was cut off (but that research is not always correct, and anyways, is she alive now?). He suggests putting a tracking device in a liquid in the bonds.

Sydney and Jack meet up. They don’t know where Irina is. They break into a secure room and Sydney begins deactivation using her codes. However, there is something missing. Sydney cannot complete deactivation. Suddenly, a group of guards and officials walks in – followed by Irina.

Sloane is walking in a park with the bonds in a suitcase. Marshall is talking to him over a headset back at SD-6. Another one of his cool “gadgets” (although arguably not a gadget this week) was a liquid that acts as a tracking device. As the tracking dot on a screen back at SD-6 moves, Marshall does a happy dance. A cell phone rings, Sloane answers it, and is asked by the caller to leave the briefcase there and go buy a paper. Inside the paper are two Polaroid® photos of Emily with blood on her face. The package starts moving again – although this time it is not Sloane moving it. Marshall is very happy – until the signal from the briefcase is lost.

Back with the Bristows, Jack and Irina are taken to cells. Sydney watches as from a distance, not able to hear, as Curvee (The KGB officer who gave Irina her assignment to marry a CIA officer) explains that Jack was not the only person Irina could have married, but he was an easy target. Irina then says that she had to pretend to be on Curvee’s side so that the mission would work – and while hitting him hands him keys to unlock himself. Jack unlocks himself and goes to Sydney. He explains that Irina, for now, seems to be on their side.

Vaughn meets with an official from India, who says that they will not stop bombing, but he will give Vaughn a ride in a helicopter if he wishes – at his own risk.

In the lab, the rebels are able to open a Rambaldi device – and inside find a yellow flower. Places swoop over the building and bomb it, and everyone runs for their lives. Irina kicks Curvee, and he points a gun at her. Then Jack gets Curvee from the back. They grab the flower and core and make it out of the building, finding Vaughn just arriving by helicopter. They get in the plane and get on their way.

Back at the CIA, Vauhgn and Sydney meet. The flower is estimated at being between 400-600 years old. Vaughn then gives Sydney tickets to play miniature gulf. She takes the opportunity and plays with Will and Francie. Vaughn watches in the distance, and smiles.

Quotes from Passage: Part 2:

“So Sydney’s how’s school?” – Irina
“I’m writing a dissertation – supposedly.” – Sydney

“He always brags about you, he showed me a picture once…” – Jack’s contact, talking about Sydney

“We used to have this toaster. It was broken. Once when I used it, the entire house got so smoky that we had to move out for a week." [not sure if this is correct - feel free to PM me if I got it wrong]

“Listen to me – both of you. We have a job to do. Your issues will have to be dealt with later” - Sydney talking to Jack and Irina

“I just spent five hours in a grain bin. It’s my turn now.” – Irina

“Everything is about money.” – Voice

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Seeing A Ghost
Nov 22, 2002
Charlie, are you gonna just use the forums for the newsletter now? I think you should keep doing it through topica.

If you're doing both, its just more work for you, just encourage board members to sign up for the newsletter.

Azhria Lilu

Nov 18, 2002
Derbyshire, UK
It's both. I send it out via topica, but also post it on the forums. Although there may be a few day delay between the two... topica comes first.
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