Jack, Irina and Sloane. Will, Sydney and Vaughn. Sydney, Vaughn and Lauren. Vaughn, Lauren and Sark- there have been enough love triangles on Alias to rival Beverly Hills 90210. We know love on Alias doesn’t come easy. We waited 2 seasons for Vaughn and Sydney and an explosive first kiss. Will waited “like 7 years” to sleep with Sydney, and Lauren and Sark were fraternizing in dressing rooms, parking garages and parked cars. Vaughn fawned for Sydney though he was married to an NSA mole, Sydney wept for Vaughn when he returned to Lauren after the death of Senator Reed and in season 3, Sloane admitted to having an affair with Irina that resulted in the birth of Nadia.
We know happiness on Alias doesn’t come easy either. Our heartstrings have been tugged and stretched; our happiness for Sydney and Vaughn smashed and rebuilt, only to be smashed again. Just as Jack was coming to terms with what Irina had done to him and Sydney, he learns of her infidelity and is tossed into another spiral of hatred and resentment. And when Vaughn confesses that “in my life, there is only one person,” he goes crawling back to Lauren to clear his conscious. Finally, after popping the question and saving the world-on the verge of marriage- there’s a car crash, a secret life, an impending child and the “death” of a true love, throwing Sydney from one end of the emotional spectrum to the other.
We all know love triangles are what keep the show interesting. The difficulties Sydney has experienced over the years, with Danny, with Vaughn, with her father, are all meant to make her happiness that much sweeter. All she has endured will ultimately fuel our feelings toward her ending happiness, if that is how the writers choose to finish the show.
Name your favorite love-triangle. Name your favorite Sydney happiness. How have these triangles affected the plot and storyline? Did it draw you in or push you away?
My fav 3-some:
By far- Sydney, Vaughn and Lauren. This triangle carried season 3 to new heights. The tension, the cat fights, the looks of longing and love made the season utterly explosive.
My fav happiness:
The minute Sydney hugs Will after she finds him in witness protection. They are both so happy in that moment to be together, to see each other. They both remember the past and it fills them up!
I find all the triangles very intriguing. They have all sucked me in and I anticipate a new triangle- Rachel, Sark and Peyton! Let the drama begin!!