I love spoilers. It’s a problem. When I first introduced Alias to my friends, I had a very hard time watching each season without spoiling an aspect or two of the plot. More often than not I was sworn into secrecy, but I always managed to let an item or two slip. I am all about inside information, revealing episode synopsis’ and surfing the net for the latest and greatest information. But I think I have reached my end. Last night, while watching the Alias promos and Googling anything and everything Alias, I stumbled upon a major spoiler. MAJOR! My heart leapt, for the spoiler is for the good- and it hit me, in that moment, that the show is ending. These characters, that have so graciously let us be a part of their lives- the good, the bad and the ugly, will now go on living life without us- stacked away in the writer’s room library amid story arcs and old scripts.
Spoilers are meant to prep us. Small bits of information are leaked from the set to get us excited about what is happening and what will happen. I am assuming we all know that Will is returning, and some may see that as a major spoiler. But, wrap your head around the idea that perhaps what they aren’t telling us is BIGGER and BETTER. We knew Vaughn would be reprised in Sydney’s hypnotic state- that was a spoiler. But we had no idea Irina Derevko was behind the glass. We had no indication that Lena Olin was even on set or that her character would be back so soon. It was a wonderful, so-classic- Alias, surprise. Again, that is what we love about Alias; moments when we have to catch our breath or blink a few times to realize what is happening, to take what they have thrown at us.
In a little over 24 hours, Alias will return. There will be high and low moments- some we have anticipated, some we will have never expected. There will be promos with information, clips and spoilers, there will be weeks of buzz and on-set photos giving away plot and storyline. But I am done. I am done reading and peeking and I am done sharing. I want to be surprised. I want to savor every last twist and turn. I want to jump off the couch, I want to scream and giggle and I want to share the looks on the faces of my friends who have been in the dark completely.
You are all welcome to inform me when spoilers are posted and I will still post links to those spoilers. Who am I to squash the curiosity of others? For I am sure I enticed that curiosity a time or two! I hate to be a spoil-sport, but my spoiler days are over… at least for today…*wink*
UPDATE: I can't do it!! I broke down! I am a spoiler FREAK! I am spoiling and spoling and spoiling, someone stop me!!