Again, a big thanks to SRG who has provided us with today's topic. Thanks! And happy viewing to all!
In my daily musings about Alias, two interactions between Irina and Vaughn came to my mind. I was thinking about the person in the box and whether or not its Vaughn's dad and if Irina helped Bill Vaughn fake his death. I suppose we’ll find out for sure tonight, but two scenes gave evidence to make this a plausible scenario.
One is from season 2, when Vaughn sees Irina for the first time after she's turned herself in to the CIA. When he's leaving her prison cell, she says "You look just like him," in reference to his father. I always thought that was a rather cold and heartless thing for her to say, him knowing that she killed his father. If in fact Irina and Bill were actually friends or partners in the Prophet 5 mystery, it seems more appropriate that she would make that comment, knowing that Bill Vaughn is alive and that she didn't kill him.
The second is in the season 4 finale when Irina tells Vaughn that he shouldn't wait to propose to Sydney and that she had seen the ring. He tells her something like "you killed my father, I don’t think I have to ask for your blessing". She doesn't have any reaction to his accusation, in fact she almost seems amused, and just continues on with her advice to tell Sydney about his “covert” activities. It seems that maybe deep down she knows she didn't kill Bill, so she doesn't feel any guilt or remorse when he says that to her. Also, the question comes to mind about how she knew what Vaughn was up to. Unless she’s somehow involved in Prophet 5, I don’t see how she would have found out.
SRG asks some great questions with this article. How do you suppose Irina is connected to P5? Do you believe Bill Vaughn is in fact alive? And if so, what is his connection to Irina, other than she is his “killer” and he “stole” Nadia from her?