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Issue 33

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  1. Azhria Lilu

    Azhria Lilu Rocket Ranger

    Nov 18, 2002
    Derbyshire, UK
    The Alias Newsletter

    Sorry for the very late issue, but I had exams and then the service I
    use to send out the newsletter was down. Also, there won’t be another
    issue for a few weeks because I’ll be away :(

    Summary of “The Abduction”:
    Sydney tells Will that Devlin would approve of him doing research if he
    undergoes a psychological evaluation test. Francie walks in on their
    conversation and wonders aloud about the secrecy between Will and Syd.
    Later on, Irina tries to explain to Syd why she worked with the KGB, and
    calls herself a fool for abandoning her daughter. They hug but guards
    separate them.

    Sloane threatens Sark with torture, questioning his allegiance after the
    failed mission in Kashmir. Sark declares his loyalty to Sloane and
    suggests that a leak could have come from within SD-6. Shortly
    thereafter, Sloane organizes a mission pairing Sydney and Sark. He
    describes the NSA's Echelon Satellite System, which filters
    transmissions and indicates threats to national security. Sark informs
    the group that Cuvee is in possession of an Echelon terminal and is
    moving it from its Paris location via armed transport. They must steal
    the terminal and bring it back to SD-6.

    At the CIA, Vaughn gives Syd the countermission: she is provided with a
    deletion program that she will upload to the terminal, so when SD-6
    turns it on, the hard drive will be wiped clean. Vaughn says that
    Alice's father died; Syd offers condolences. Meanwhile, Jack tells Irina
    that he believes she and Sark are still in league. He offers her a deal
    that would relocate her to private prison in Puget Sound in return for a
    full explanation of why she turned herself in.

    In Paris, Sydney and Sark disable their target, a guarded truck, but
    learn that it was a decoy. Sydney gives chase to a man who emerges from
    another vehicle and finally grabs the terminal. Meanwhile, Sloane
    introduces Jack to Ariana Kane, the head of Alliance
    counter-intelligence, who is investigating Emily's mysterious
    reappearance. Later, she interrogates Jack, who explains that Sloane
    recruited Syd without his knowledge in order to ensure his loyalty.
    After Will's taken the psych test, he and Syd talk in a bar. As she
    justifies her secrecy by calling it a "gesture of love," Vaughn and
    Alice enter. They meet, share an awkward moment and move on.

    Back SD-6, Sloane tells the team that a failsafe erased the Echelon
    terminal's hard drive. Cuvee, he says, may be able to reverse engineer a
    new terminal based on duplicate software that he's stored on a secure
    server in London, so he wants Syd to delete it. Marshall says the server
    can detect any electronic intrusion, so it must be cracked manually by a
    polymorphic algorithm — something only he can do. A nervous Marshall
    accepts his mission.

    Vaughn tells Sydney that Marshall must be taken into protective custody
    after the mission because he has a photographic memory and will recall
    the system files even if they're deleted. He is, essentially, a human
    reboot. Sydney cautions that SD-6 is Marshall's life, and that the truth
    would be difficult for him to handle.

    In London, Sydney and Marshall arrive at Royal Albert Hall dressed
    impeccably for the London Philharmonic. They sit behind Thatcher Powell,
    Cuvee's head of IT security, who is the only man with access to the
    secure server. They sedate him, steal the access key and go to the
    server facility. While Sydney is trashing a couple of guards, Marshall
    is shot with a tranquilizer, which makes him too woozy to hack into the
    server. Sydney revives him with a kiss, and he quickly succeeds. They
    retrieve the software and return the key before Powell awakens. But they
    are observed by a mysterious man in a wheelchair.

    After Syd and Marshall split for their return flight, Marshall is taken
    into custody — but not by the CIA! At SD-6, Ariana insists to Sloane
    that Jack is the prime suspect because he is unafraid of Sloane and is
    therefore hiding something.

    When Jack visits Irina to discuss the deal again, Irina states that she
    has nothing to confess and that she turned herself in to make up for
    past mistakes. She also says that she will now allow Jack to debrief
    her, in addition to Sydney.
    A terrified Marshall is in the custody of … "Suit and Glasses."

    - ABC.com

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