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As I was re-watching the second season of Alias, I discovered something that I hadn’t noticed before. In “Countdown” (2.20) the NSA uncovers page 94 of the Rambaldi manuscript. On this page Rambaldi refers to a specific date and time, where he prophesies a great apocalyptic event will take place. As Sydney and the CIA rush into Cartegena to obtain the Di Regno heart, the team believes that they may be witnessing – and hopefully preventing – the predicted event. But as the depicted time approaches, nothing happens. Rambaldi was wrong. Or so they thought.
Elsewhere, we witness Sloane in conversation with Conrad - a Rambaldi expert. Conrad gives Sloane a manuscript written by Rambaldi, which he receives at exactly 12:00 am - the time depicted in Rambaldi’s prophecy. When this episode first aired, we didn’t know what was written in the manuscript: all we knew was that it was important, and that a specific event from the past (also foretold by Rambaldi) had triggered whatever it was that had been written on this page.
Two years later, the Covenant began the search for ‘The Passenger’. We first believed this object to be a ‘Plague-like Bio-weapon’ capable of annihilating millions. But upon research, the CIA discovered that The Passenger was not a weapon – but a person. Nadia Santos to be exact. The sister of CIA officer Sydney Bristow.
Furthermore, it was eventually revealed what had been stated in the manuscript – Sloane had a daughter. His daughter was Nadia, The Passenger. Clearly when Rambaldi spoke of past events that had to unfold to bring his prophecy to life, he was referring to Sloane’s affair with Irina. The affair had to happen in order for Nadia – The Passenger – to be born. So why did Rambaldi refer to the discovery of Nadia as an apocalyptic event? Does she have some type of greater purpose in the Rambaldi prophecy? Also, why was she referred to as a Plague-like Bio-weapon? Does Nadia really have the capability to murder millions? What does all this mean?
Alias_24 brings up from very good points that perhaps we might have forgotten about. What are your thoughts on Nadia as she will be related to the series finale? Good? Bad? Who is Nadia Santos?