This article was written in real time, while I watched the show...beware of insane, Alias-obsessed blogger with low blood sugar! Now the green type is my next morning adds.
It's here, it's here!! I am actually watching "Previously on Alias..." (I would love it if ABC would just let me come down to LA and record "Previously on Alias..."). Here is 5.10 “S.O.S.” and 5.11 “Maternal Instinct.”
We left Sydney Bristow on a barge in the middle of God knows where. She, after being taken by Dr. DiSantis, was tortured by her mother in order to retrieve information on the Horizon.
The CIA has been infiltrated by someone in P5. Jack suggests that they break into CIA headquarters in Langley-AWESOME. PS. Can I remind you that Jack is the very person who sent Sydney to visit Renee in the "Horizon" episode. He sent her right in to be kidnapped. Now now he is saying to Sloane that whoever took Sydney must have been tracking her movements. Um, hello Dad, it was you!!
-Is it just me or is it pretty cool that we finally get to see Langley? All I can think of is the commentary from the season 1 finale when Merrin Dungey (Francie) mocks Victor Garber by saying "Have you ever been to Langley?" HAHAHAHA!
Thomas Grace- In Langley, Grace uses the computer to access a secure records room within the CIA for information on his wife. Allen Korman-a man in witness protection, who must know something about Grace’s wife’s death.
Rachel is sent into the transmission archives. The archives have been purged. Go figure.
Weiss on ice BABY!!! Me love me some Greg Grunberg. (We are squealing right now by the way. Little Alias pigs!) Um, pilates? Right! More like paninis.
This episode is moving so fast I forgot all about Syd- Sydney, with the barrel of her gun on sassy Kelly Peyton, stumbles on a make-shift delivery room right before passing out. Hello? Expectant mothers should not be roaming around ships holding guns to people's heads, but then again Sydney is “not like other moms.”
DEVLIN returns! YAHOO. I am a huge fan of Director Devlin. Only a high ranking official inside the CIA has access to the files in which to erase Sydney's distress call. And um, Jack is ballsy to walk into that room accusing all the directors of the CIA of being in cahoots with a dangerous terrorist group. Wait, if Jack is attending this meeting, does that mean he also has "Alpha Black" clearance? Hmmm. That would be handy. OH GAWD, he just shot that GUY! He shot him. Jeffery Davenport, former Director, we’ve seen him a few times in the past.
Grace is one sneaky dude. The last time someone used CIA resources to research the death of a loved one was when Vaughn was sure his father was alive. Hmmm. And perhaps when Grace broke the access code to the Witness Protect files, someone was able to gain access to Will Tippin's file.
SYD’S DOCTOR, what a trader!! What has she been doing to little Bristow-Vaughn? Wait, is that SpyMom in the room?
Sloane is in contact with his connection inside P5. They threaten him, as usual, with the knowledge that they have a cure for his daughter.
Grace is Peter? WHO THE HELL IS PETER? WHO IS THE CARDINAL? What is going on? Okay, remember I said that the writers would throw someone in the mix to make them appear to be the mole.
Okay, the baby is okay, on to hour two…wow, hour number two, I could get used to this.
Oooh, nothing like a car crash to start off hour 2. SPYMOM shot Jeffery Davenport too. Devlin thinks someone inside APO leaked information on where Davenport would be transported. Remember: Sloane was on the phone with his P5 contact and now he is scrambling to cover his tracks.
LEO 47 Norte is the true phrase Sydney saw on the SD-6 map. Dixon says it’s connected to France (Renee is French) and that LEO is referring to a specific mission.
Sydney does sorta of waddle! HAHAHA
Irina is back at it. She is a fabulous storyteller. Truly, Lena Olin never stops. How does this woman step into this role and play it so well? Irina is so fantastically... I don't even know. I am so with Marshall, I love a good secret conspiracy.
I need a breath and a break. Anyone got a cookie? I had brownie instead.
Renee and Dixon sittin’ in a tree…oops I mean Renee, sittin’ on a car. They need information from Berstand, who has information on the LEO mission. The mission was pertaining to a package, stored in Vancouver. The Queens Bank.
What is with all the curious glances between Irina and Jack? Irina looks disappointed that the family will be going on the Canadian trip together. Oh, right, Irina slips intel to Kelly Peyton. Can we please be reminded that it was Irina who shot her own daughter in the shoulder because she had to prove her loyalty to “The Man.” She did it to give Sydney enough time to escape. I think Irina is up to her old tricks… her ambiguous tricks.
Who knew a trip to the bank could be so fun? I heart SpyFamily. What kinda of accent is that? WHAT A SHOW! Call back to the Thanksgiving train ride in Kashmir. Some families play miniature golf, the Bristow’s go to Vancouver to get mysterious packages. ROLE MODELS? HA. Ohh, Kelly is there- Irina is there, what the heck is going…oh, SpyDaddy never trusted SpyMommy, we should have known. I have always thought that Jack and Irina are working together. The scene in the bank vault doesn't really help this theory, but perhaps Jack isn't fully aware of all of Irina's plans. Baby Bristow is on the way!!!!
I think I have low blood sugar, maybe whiplash, this is moving soooo fast. I can’t even comprehend.
Sloane is the mole, he’s the leak, the crack. But maybe not. He could be the person the writers threw in to look guilty. Okay, in the last 5 minutes Syd has gone into labor and Peyton shot down a helicopter. So, am I understanding correctly-Irina was using P5, as I suspected, to get information on Horizon and was going to ditch them after?
The truth takes time my behind! I want the truth NOW! Why is Irina always speaking in riddles? SpyDaddy is kickin’ some mousy Peyton ass. Peyton is so not dead! Call back- Plastic hanging from the ceiling- Syd’s dream in season 3.
A mother-daughter heart to the heart with guns is always fun, especially while the daughter is on her way to being a mother herself. Irina never wanted Sydney? Harsh. So, she decided to be a bad mother in order to be a good agent, and now, at the pinnacle, with Horizon in hand, she decides to be a mother? Um, I think I might be missing? Also, if Irina was working for P5, even if she was just using them, then why not get the cure for Nadia, her other daughter, while she's at it? Poor Nadia!
Gawd, Sydney Bristow is amazing! She is giving birth in a bank!! WHAT? I loved the moment when Irina said something to the affect that Sydney will learned that she can't be good at both being an agent and a mother and Sydney said through contractions "watch me!" YAHOO! What about when she was talking about Vaughn and the beach? SOOO cute!
BABY GIRL!! BABY BRISTOW-VAUGHN!! And then blah blah blah, they need diapers, blah blah blah SYDNEY KNEW VAUGHN WAS ALIVE!! Blah blah, donkeys and monks and VAUGHN!! VAUGHN!! (Jenn and SRG, are you jumping on the couch? Because there is some couch jumping here!!) HOLY TAP DANCING DIXON that was an episode!
They were not kidding when they said that they were going to be packing episodes with tons of information. I can’t decide if I want to cry or scream or rock back in forth. WAS IT NOT FABULOUS? I love love love Lena Olin! What an amazing character! What an amazing actor! Such a presents. Jack was a smiling fool this eppy, he was smiling left and right! Weird! Anyone feel transported back to season 1? I did. I got on the JJ time machine and wow, here I am, back in the Alias of ole. SWEET!
What questions do you have? Here is my list…
Who killed Grace’s wife? Is she really dead?
What is Horizon? We still don’t know. Why does Irina need it?
Who is Peter? Who is the Cardinal? What is the message?
Baby what? No name? (I kinda want Syd Jr.)
All right all. I have to sit and simmer. I am so high on Alias right now, I won’t be down for days. SO, discuss and ponder and get some questions ready for chat. Remember- 8am EST and 6pm PST. MSN Messenger- add firstname.lastname@example.org.
UM, WAIT- scenes for the next!!! WILL! ANNA!! Sydney back in action- I can’t think right now, my head hurts.
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