As I mentioned in “Let’s Talk Updates,” JJ Abrams is returning to the fold to finish out his second very successful television series (Felicity being the first). Though it has not been made clear how many episodes JJ will actively be working on, it is safe to say that we will notice the return of his presence. In several interviews with Abrams over the years, he has talked about his idea for Alias, how deep the story of Sydney Bristow goes and about some of the scenes and stories that he has used on the show. A heavy mixture of real life drama, over-the-top action and eerie mystery makes Alias both Lost and Felicity combine. Felicity ended as we had all expected, as curly haired Felicity, played by Keri Russel, finished her final year in college. Lost will no doubt end when the survivors of the will-fated Oceanic flight finally escape the haunted island. But how will Alias take its final bow, after mid-season cancellation and the dwindling action of a pregnant star?
As it would seem, all that was once against Alias is no more. Jennifer Garner will return, in stellar shape and JJ Abrams will be back at the helm. It is the Alias of ole, is it not? So, can Alias be saved?
It can be argued that the show took a turn in season 4. JJ was working on Lost, and prepping for Mission Impossible 3, and the chemistry between Sydney and Vaughn seemed to dwindle has Jennifer and Michael’s personal relationship did. Sprinkle that with a large red floating ball and the show could have been seen as jumping the shark. Fans worried it wouldn’t make it back as rumors of Jennifer’s pregnancy circulated in May of 2005. But the show returned, with a pregnant star, a dead love and 4 newcomers. YIKES! However, things have been looking up for Alias- Vaughn made a brief return and is bound to come back from the dead. Sydney will be birthin’ her baby as soon as you can say “Roger that” and SpyMommy has returned, leaving us with more unanswered questions and the taste of the old Alias in our mouths. With JJ's vision leading the way and Sydney's abs rocking the scene, is it possible for Alias to come back from the depths? Is it possible for them to dig themselves out of the hole they so Rambaldicly dug for themselves? Can Sydney save the show, as well as the world? If higher ratings are sparked, could ABC change their minds? Or will a new network be intrigued by the cult following Alias has acquired and look to give Abrams and the gang a second chance? Is there more to tell?
What do you think? LONG LIVE ALIAS!