Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Episode Recap 5.08 "Bob"

Hi ya'll! Here is the previously posted episode recap article for 5.08 "Bob." Enjoy!!

Two Words.

HELLLLOOOO SARK!

My Gawd, Alias hasn’t been that hot since the “Point guy” scene in which Syd and Vaughn are rolling around on the couch and Evil Francie is listening. Or the changing room scene in which Sark introduces himself to the sultry clad Lauren Reed. HOLY HOTNESS!

Did it not strike you as a little odd that Rachel Gibson, posing as British engineer Lydia, looked and sounded a lot like the dearly departed Miss Reed? There were some very creep-ish similarities. But, how fabulous was it to see Sark back doing what he does best? His way with the ladies, his flippant remarks (“I like my body and if memory serves me, so do you.”) I mean, come on!! His American “accent” was so boyish and innocent. You just hate to love him and love to hate him, no?

MI-6
Elizabeth who? Who is this former flame of Jack’s? An MI-6 agent, married to a French diplomat. Interesting. From her knowledge of Sydney, I am guessing their little soiree took place after Irina faked her death. Their interaction was stiff to me, but then again, they were on a mission to discover a MI-6 double agent looking to buy a micro-pulse bomb, so… As for mirco-pulse bombs- CALL BACK! Was this device not similar to the little Rambaldi concoction that burned those church patrons to a crisp in season 2? And then to have Sark tied to the bomb!! CALL BACK! I seem to remember a certain British baddie and a certain “dead” field agent scrambling to defuse a bomb on a plane. Rachel saves the day and Sark, fine British gentleman decides a night with Rachel was worth the double-cross on his business partner, Benjamin Masari. How sweet!

PAPA JACK
Um, Jack plays the piano. He PLAYS the piano! That moment was slightly awkward, a bit unlike Jack if you ask me, but it worked. It always escapes me that Jack Bristow used to be a different man before he joined forces with Sloane and SD-6. There was a beautiful, peaceful moment between Sydney and Jack. He sat quiet and alone in his apartment; he listened to his scared, pregnant daughter tell him how much she loves him. Their real family love was a great contrast to Sark and Rachel’s more, let’s say, physically based affection. And, of course it’s always nice to see Jack sweet on anyone, be it an old flame or his daughter.

Next week on Alias…
Sydney kidnapped by Peyton. Vaughn returns in a dream state. Can’t bloody wait! I did notice in the scenes for the next episode that Vaughn says, “they are using me against you.” Apparently, Peyton needs some info. from deep in Sydney’s psyche, so she puts Sydney under, much like Gordon Dean’s little flashback to the 70’s. So, if Vaughn really is indeed dead and Petyon is just playing with Sydney’s mind, then why would the “fake” Vaughn say something like that to Sydney? Just something to think about.

Final thoughts:
I enjoyed Sark’s return. I enjoyed Sark. The rest of the episode could have melted away. There was no new information given, and the plot was wrapped up in a sweet little package. My friend called after she watched the episode and felt as if the writers thought we were stupid. I agree to a certain extent. It is important for them to bring back old characters, beloved characters, in order to give us and the show the finale it deserves. But the audience and the show have been at this a long time. We can handle crazy plot twists, we can handle the suspense. DON’T MAKE IT PLAIN AND SIMPLE for us! We love the show for a reason. So, show us what you got damn it!

8 comments:

Andrew said...

The recap made me remember wondering what the point of Elizabeth's character was? Do you think that she and Jack will end up having been Grace's parents? I got the feeling they were hinting that at least one of his parents was someone we'd already met... Jack & Elizabeth? Irina & ...?

Hmmmm...

Kiki said...

Hmm, interesting! When Jack confronts Grace about watching over Sydney and protecting her- Grace says something about his mom. He says, "my mom always said that if someone was worth getting shot once, they are worth getting shot a second time." Jack said,that's my mind of woman and Grace says, you two would have gotten along. Hmmm

jenn256 said...

wow, that would be intersting. And since her life and work are a secret from her husband,then we know she is capable of at least lying to him about that, who knows what else she lies to him about. Her character did sort of just appear out of nowhere and then disappear just at quickly. And the scene with Jack and Elizabeth being held in the cell now knowing if they were about to be killed reminded me of Syd and Vaughn when they were being held together in the Q-Gong Province. We have always known there was more to Jack than we had seen.

Kiki said...

Oh, good connection Jenn. I would love to be surprised with a Jack secret!

srg-alias said...

HOLY CRAP PEOPLE, do you realize one week from today ALIAS WILL BE BACK?!? :) :) :)

Sidewinder said...

I know srg how freakin exciting. To put my two cents in about Bob I'd have to say it was the worse episode in the history of the show just shy of Solo cuz I really didn't like that episode all too much but the rest of Season 5 I've loved. About the elizabeth/jack sub plot I think some scenes or something was deleted it felt too rushed and separated. These last 8 hours seem like they're going to be chock full of the good stuff.

katybird27 said...

I like Anrew's idea of Grace's parentage-- we know there is something in Grace's past that Jack had to agree with before letting him join APO. It would be crazy if we had more spykids on the show then previously thought. Project Christmas is seeming more and more relevant...
Also, I've read rumors that perhaps we have 8.5 hours of Alias yet (producers are pushing for an extra-long finale). Here's hoping that our questions (at least some of them) are answered. One week and counting!

Mike1978 said...

Thanks for the recap! Holy crap Jack as Tom's dad and that Elizabeth character as the mom now that be a good twist I never thought of! I too thought this epidsode was pointless other than to get Sark back on the show and have all the ladies talking (and some men too lol). I did like the fact Rachel was more sassy than usual. Bring on the new 2 hours now!!!!