Did ya’ll see the eppy last night? Because if you didn’t I am weeping for you! Weeping I say.
OH-MY-GAWD (like Janis from Friends, but less nasal). BEST EPISODE YET! I am just so overwhelmed. I am still processing the excitement. Okay, okay, I'm coming down now. Let's start with a running list of all the information PACKED into last night's episode.
-I heart Rome.
-Renee can really pack a punch.
-Sydney, while on mission in Rome, runs into her old English professor!
-Sloane turns on Dean. The team stages a coup of all coups.
-Mr. Dean meet Mr. Shovel, Shovel, Mr. Dean. How do you do? (Rachel really knows how to handle garden tools.)
-Dean takes a trip right back to the ‘70’s thanks to Marshall’s special blend of LSD.
-Sloane is approached by a P5 messenger, who strikes an uncanny resemblance to Mr. Sanko, an old friend of Mr. Sark’s. Sloane must kill Dean to save…ring, ring, Sloane, you better get that, it’s Nadia, she’s awake.
-Nadia comes out of her coma.
-Nadia goes back in her coma, complete with her blood shot eyes and fits of rage.
-Dean doesn’t know who he is working for, they have remained anonymous.
-APO goes to Seattle!! (My hometown folks! ABC is loving the rainy city right now ala Grey’s Anatomy.) They need the Glenheim Tower access codes.
-Sloane kills Dean, hoorah! (With cyanide no doubt.)
-But he kills him before Dean can give Sydney the access codes (BOO!)
-Peyton toasts her take over of “The Shed.”
-Sloane is double crossed by the P5 messenger.
-Jack constructs a crib.
-Jack miscalculates the construction of the crib.
-In the opening scene, Renee is after a statue which houses an access key card. The statue is busted during a fight, revealing the key card. This connects back to Sloane and Sark in season 2, when Sloane meets Kabir. Sloane launches a weapon that incinerates people in a church. Kabir gives him a statue which Sloane later breaks in order to retrieve the missing piece of a Rambaldi page inside. (Could this act be telling us tht Sark is in our midst? I think so!)
-Grace sprinkles himself with alcohol at the race track to distract Dean. Vaughn did the same on a Paris mission. Sydney sprayed him down with a bottle of Champagne and he drove up to a gated building thinking it was a private party. He distracted the guards long enough to let Sydney slip inside. (Could this be telling us Vaughn is in our midst? Yes!)
I believe the title was refering to Nadia. Sloane felt so utterly helpless in the first scenes of the show, feeling as if he could do nothing but come to terms with a life without his daugter. Also, perhaps it's fait accompli that the Alliance has returned, or what looks to be similar to the Alliance. Hmmm..
While under the influence, Dean tells Sydney that his employers insisted he kill Michael Vaughn and that they have plans for her as well. Could this be referring to her kidnapping? Dean was scared, very scared, aside from the hallucinogenic drugs. Who ever, or whatever is running this organization, they have some pretty evil dudes shaking in their boots!
Ah, the return of 12. The information the gang retrieved about P5 was interesting. P5 is a group of 12 government agencies dealing in all things evil. A Credit Marquee was mentioned. Sounds very much like Credit Dauphine (dauphine is the wife of dauphin, or a nobleman), and Sydney nailed it on the head, “sounds an awful like the Alliance.”
Hope was a very subtle theme in this episode. Sydney hoped that by capturing Dean APO would learn all about P5 and the people that killed Vaughn. Sloane feared he would never find a cure for Nadia, but was given a glimpse of hope by the P5 messenger. I hope that Vaughn returns and never leaves us again. We all hope Alias’ new time slot will mean higher ratings and extended contracts. And as I had hoped…
Next week on Alias-
SARK RETURNS as the physical representation of all that is right and all that is wrong with the world. Swoon! Drool! Oh, Blonde and British! He returns as Bob, Rachel’s little one night stand. How absolutely clever of the writers! Does Sark know that Rachel works for APO or is it a wild coincidence? Either way, I hear he is BACK for at least 5, yes Ladies, 5 episodes. He is on set as we speak!
I loved it. LOVED I tell you! It was packed with information, there was more than one thing happening at a time. There was intrigue and surprise, angst and HOPE. It was truly old school Alias, complete with Sydney's old professor. What do you suppose was the significance of bringing him back? A reminder of Sydney's life before? Or, did they bring him back because they are on a role bringing back old faces (Nadia, Sark, Vaughn)?
What did you think? Let’s get down to the nitty gritty. What conclusions did you come to? What ideas do you have about P5? WHAT IS GOING ON?