Tuesday, November 29, 2005
Dirty Little Secret
We have been anticipating Michael Vaughn’s return since his funeral in episode 5.01. We’ve picked up on every clue, clung to every mention of his name, and we now know his brief return in episode 5.09 “Horizon” will be due to a drug-induced hypnosis. With the news that Alias is now in the middle of their final season, is it possible that Michael Vartan will return for good, to finish out the series?
According to the filming schedule of his down-under film, Rogue, Vartan will be back state side by February. Alias will still be on maternity hiatus (that is if Jennifer Garner pops that kid out ever). It has been reported in interviews with various Alias producers that they have not forgotten the importance of Sydney and Vaughn’s relationship to the show and they insure fans that their investment in the love a la Bristow-Vaughn will not go unsatisfied.
There are so many questions still unanswered that are related to Vaughn and his past. Who was his father? Is Bill Vaughn dead? Did Irina kill him? How was Bill Vaughn connected to P5? What did Michael learn in his seven year investigation with Renee? If Michael is dead, who wanted him killed? If he’s alive, where is he and what is he doing?
It only seems right that one of the most vital characters be carried through to the end. Vaughn’s relationship with Sydney launched the show, caused the most tension, the most heart-felt moments and made us believe in the craziness of their daily lives. Vaughn saved Sydney from a double-life. She saved him from Lauren. Now Sydney is pregnant, and she’s been struggling with the idea of raising her child without Vaughn. We’ve seen her reservation, we’ve seen her angst. She and Vaughn have been through the thickest of thick and the thinnest of thin and to end the season without a happily-ever after would not do their love justice, or the show.
With Vartan’s film conveniently wrapping up around the time of Alias’ hiatus return, we may get the happily-ever-after finale, both fans and Sydney and Vaughn, deserve.