Sun-bleached California bed-head with a wrinkled shirt, ear pressed to the phone, right hand scratching out leads on a ketchup stained napkin. He comes into the apartment swinging a bag, dropping a sack of hamburgers on the counter, smiling at Sydney-the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. Those are the dearest memories we have of Will Tippin. He was the supportive best friend/investigative reporter pining after Sydney while trying to track down the individuals responsible for her fiancé’s murder. Good Will Tippin.
After an adventuresome and nearly deadly investigation into SD-6, Will eventually learns of Sydney’s secret and about the organization that killed Danny. Jack saves him from meeting a similar fate, instead fingering him as a heroin addict. But, after washing many a dish at Francie’s restaurant, and thanks to his secret Sydney-love nemesis, Vaughn, Will goes on to join the CIA as a desk analyst.
He later shares a kiss with Francie over wine and steaming lobsters, only to find Francie has become Alison Doran, a Covenant agent. He is accused of being a double himself, before being stabbed and left for dead in Sydney’s apartment. Then, two years later his peaceful Wisconsin existence, thanks to Witness Protection, is turned upside down by a supposedly dead Sydney Bristow. Without hesitation, he sports a fake “early Stones” British accent and accompanies Sydney on a journey to find the Rambaldi cube. He gets his revenge with Alison and returns to Wisconsin, but not before bedding Sydney in an emotional, Vodka-induced trip down memory lane.
It has been whispered that Bradley Cooper will return as the valiant, but reluctant-in-love, Will Tippin, to end the Alias series. It has been posted that Agent Thomas Grace will investigate old Witness Protection files in order to dig up dirt on Prophet 5 and a familiar face will return to help him out. Let us remember that Will, aside from being a sharp newspaper reporter, moved rapidly through the CIA ranks as a research analyst. He was privy to vast amounts of underworld information and it can be assumed that his character will be reprised because of his knowledge.
In the thick of his CIA stint Will was researching Kabir, the leader of a Middle Eastern terrorist group in cahoots with Sloane. Will gathered intel that lead to the CIA’s infiltration of Kabir’s camp, simultaneously rendering CIA Standford-educated specialists speechless. Will had ties to Andrian Lazarey, who was one of his informants he knew only as St. Aidan. St. Aidan would lead Sydney right to information on her sister. And though he maybe hammering out construction blueprints in the mid-west, and dating the painter next door, Jonah aka Will, could be back with some intriguing information for the CIA and a shoulder for Syd. Over the period of 5 years Will was in contact with Jack, Sydney, Vaughn, Sark, Alison and Lazarey; that is a wide variety of contacts both personal and professional. There is bound to be a connection made between Will’s old research and APO’s current investigation into Prophet 5.
What do you think? What role do you see Will playing in the P5 scenerio, aside from returning as Syd's best friend? (What do you suppose will be his reaction to the baby? *Picture his face when he learned of Syd and the CIA*)
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