Monday, October 17, 2005

"Your Mother's Sister..."

Ekatrina Derevko made her first appearance on Alias in season 2. She came to Sydney’s aid when she and Vaughn were taken hostage by the hostile North Korean army. With the help of Mr. Chang, Sydney and Vaughn escape the firing squad, but Jack can’t escape Katya’s passionate kiss. We see Katya again, in season 3, as she once again rescues her niece from Russian captivity by shooting her own SVR guards and seducing a young Russian officer. But, Katya turns. She stabs Vaughn and nearly shoots Sydney in assistance to Covenant co-chair Lauren Reed.

The Black Sparrow’s allegiances are unknown. She was on a hunt to find Nadia, she threatened Sloane’s life, telling him to back off Irina. She became a conduit to Irina, and then later bedded her sister’s ex-husband. Katya Derevko is one of Alias’ most ambiguous characters, her loyalties, much like Sark’s, are flexible. We know she joined the SVR to help Irina find Nadia. We know she finds Jack sexy and we know she’s a Derevko. She coaxed Nadia into bringing her chocolate, which she had an allergic reaction to. This helped Sydney find her mother’s music box, which contained the bank account number which cleared Irina of hiring a hit man to kill Sydney. But who is Katya Derevko? Is she good? Bad? Who is she working for? She claims to be working with Irina, but why would she stab Vaughn to save Lauren and attempted to shoot Sydney at the Covenant dig-site? Will we see her again?

Give me some of your Aunt Katya theories...

8 comments:

SpyMommyWillSpank said...

I think that either Katya is working with Jack and Vaughn (aka Mr. Secretly Alive and Hot and Masterminding Some Ingenious Plan) or she's been with Sloane all long, helping him with whatever he's ben doing all these 30 years. The obvious 2 choices I'm sure you already thought of. But why did she turn on Vaughn in Season 3? Did you ever find out what vested interest she had in keeping Lauren alive?

jenn256 said...

Irina seems to count on her sister a lot and trust her (which is funny considering she slept with her own former brother-in-law). This trust seems ill-earned after the attempted shooting of Syd at the Covenant dig-site. I have always felt that if nothing else, Irina was the type of person who would be a good judge of character. Am I wrong, does anyone else feel this way? Why does Irina trust a sister so much that bedded her husband and tried to shoot her daughter? I would like to see her again, I really enjoyed the scenes with Isabella Rosellini and Victor Garber. I would love for Irina to come back and find out that Katya and Jack slept together.

Vixen said...

I think that she is bad unless she needs to be good just to be bad. She only helps out if it suits her own nefarious ends. I think all the Derevko sisters are inherantly evil but they each have their saving grace. Nadia was Elena's, Sydney was Irina's. As for Katya...we have yet to find out.

Desiree said...

Wouldn't it be funny if Katya's "saving grace" was Renee? That would be too much!

srg-alias said...

ha, that would be funny if Irena found out about Jack and Katya and got mad at Jack, nothing like a dose of one's own medicine. ;)

As far as her loyalties, they seem to coincide with Irena's, but why then did she try to shoot Syd and stab Vaughn? If she was working w/ the Covanent, she would be working with Elena, which is against Irena. It is quite confusing, she's a very interesting character to pick apart.

Desiree said...

Is there a possiblity that there are just some rogue people out there...doing only what fits their whim? Not good or bad per say just selfish to the point that they would flip flop to meet their own needs, whatever they might be? They dont care what anyone thinks...be it good or bad. I think that is Katya. It would make sense to me about all of her movement between factions and relationships. She doesn't have a side...she is out to take care only of herself.

srg-alias said...

yeah, that's certainly possible desiree. What bothers me about her loyalties though is that she seems very loyal to Irena, but she tried to shoot Sydney. In season 4 Katya tells Sydney that she wasn't really going to shoot her, but it sure seemed like if Syd hadn't secretly removed the magazine that Katya would have shot her in the head. I don't know if that's a character issue w/ her or just a flaw w/ the writers...

amy said...

"your sisters mother"....

remember that one from the gag reel???

katya is a big mystery - i can't wait to see if they develop her more, though she is lower on my list of plots/characters that i absolutely want to see tied up before the last episode (sniff sniff)