Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Alias Day... I'm depressed

The sand in the hour glass is getting rather low and the void in my heart is getting rather large. Today is Alias Day, but it doesn't feel like it. I got dressed this morning as if attending a funeral, all black and somber. "Here lies Alias...ashes to ashes and dust to dust..."

Alias Day-I am usually tickled with delight- looking forward to an evening with friends, eating good food and sitting down to decipher our favorite show. But today, I am depressed. I have no notes, no ideas, I am hating Kelly Peyton more than I should and part of me actually wants to curl up in bed with season 3 and listen to Sydney lecture Vaughn on faith. I love that when Syd is nervous and scared she puts her hand on her forehead. I love that Vaughn's favorite word is insane, "I don't like it when people question my loyalty, it makes me insane." I really love when Jack gets mad at Marshall and how Marshall always makes a joke out of it. I've never been to Prague or Zurich, but I love them just the same. I don't particularly like guns or bombs, but I love disarming them. I don't understand stand half of the Rambaldi ideology, but it's fascinating, so I play along. I think Dixon is cold, but when he smiles at Syd he makes up for it. They are characters on a television show- lives created from pen and paper, from the mind of a genius to merely entertain us for an hour a week. Their lives are far from normal, their priorities far from doing the dishes, playing the bills or folding the laundry. They have agendas, they know secrets and they save the world. We love them and they are almost gone.

This is where I am suppose to give you pointers on watching tonight's episode- GAWD this is sad-

1.Watch for Sloane's encounters with "Ana." I am thinking he may see that those are Syd's eyes.
2. Where in the world is Julian Sark? I don't think it will be hard for most of you to keep your eye on little Sarky! This boy must be bringing something to the table, but what?
3. "Mom?" I have a feeling SpyMom might be back, though she's not listed as a guest star. They surprised us last time, so...
4. Saving Grace: What is Tom up to? Who is he talking to and who in the sam hell is the Cardinal?

Are you all just sick with sadness now? Have I brought the mood down enough? Are you wallowing yet? Let me know...

26 comments:

jenn256 said...

yes GS, I also woke up this morning thinking, Oh good, it's Wednesday and that means Alias- but then I realized it would be the last time I ever thought that. THe last Wednesday Alias would ever be on. And to make matters worse I saw JG on Regis and Kelly and was very depressed by what she had to say about the finale. Doesn't it seem like just yesterday it was December and we were so upset that we had to wait so long for another eppie, and now I would love to go back to htat time, a time when at least we knew that enw eppies were in the works. But no more.

Kiki said...

*bawling*

Tammy said...

Shoot - you all are making me sad... It's such a bummer - my BF is laughing at me (nicely) that I am so sad about a TV show ending... but in a way he understands as his favorite geek show was cancelled a few years back (Babylon 5)... I started watching Season 1 this weekend just so I knew I could get a fix at the very least!

Hang in there everyone - we DO have 2 more action packed episodes left - and I'm hoping they will be killer episodes that we can all discuss in hundreds of comments over the next week or so, and for many weeks to come hopefully!

Tammy

Sarafu said...

We have to stop this....I am useless today. I'm so depressed. I hadnt thought about the fact that this is the last Wednesday I will Ever be excited that ALIAS is on! I Loved your Summary Girlscout! It was my sentiments exactly!!! I pray that the end will be something that we are all happy with. I dont want ot be sad that we lost ALIAS topped off with being sad about the conclusion of the show.

birdietwoshoes said...

Bummer. With these reports of JG on Regis & Kelly saying what she said about the finale... Bummer. I should lower my expectations a bit. I always have too high hopes for TV shows, especially finales. And doubly especially SERIES finales. Well, nothing we can do not but wait and see. Until tonight....

srg-alias said...

I'm sorry everyone's so down today, wish I could say something to pick you guys up. :-\ As for me, my boss is supposed to be here in about a half hour and I get to drop my two-weeks-notice-bomb on him that I think he has no idea is coming, so honestly that's what's been on my mind all freakin day. And it's making me feel a bit nauseous cuz I'm so nervous. Once I get this overwith I'm sure I'll join the depressed ranks w/ you guys...

jenn256 said...

hang in there srg, you can go home later and comiserate with the rest of us over your job and the end of Alias with a great glass of wine. are you moving on to a better job, or just sick of this one?

Birdie, did you see the show today? It was good, but if not I can give you a run down for you and give you a few quotes that she said, I Tivo'd it, so I can go back.

Sara- I do think the end will be good, and I'm sure we won't be disappointed per say, just maybe sad that they killed off someone we like :(

srg-alias said...

thanks jenn, it's both actually. I've been unhappy at my current job and searching for another one since October. I finally found one and accepted the offer last Friday, so I'm very excited about that, just nervous about telling my current boss. I just need to get it overwith (once he gets here), then go to the gym after work and sweat out some of the stress, go home and relax w/ my fav shows.

birdietwoshoes said...

Jenn-- Yeah, I'm curious as to what exactly she said this morning. So you can lay some quotes on me! :)

And good luck SRG!

Sarafu said...

Good Luck SRG, You'll do fine and once its done, its done!! YAY!! I love the feeling of change when you know your moving on to something better! Congrats!!!
I am so glad that you guys are all here so that we can wallow in our saddness together as well as encourage each other!

Robetron said...

Friends, I think Birdie has the right idea. We have been building this up for so long, and charging ourselves up so heavily, it may not even be possible for any set of writers on any level to completely satisfy every last nuance, desire, and curiosity we might have. Maybe if we lower our expectations just a bit, we may be happily surprised by the outcome.

Believe me, I'm with you all emotionally regarding the show. There are few enough things in this world that bring me the same amount of joy as does ALIAS. Now, it too must pass. (There is a lesson here to be learned about putting too much importance on the temporary pleasures of this world, but who has a heart to give it?)

Its hard to let go of friends, and the characters have been ours for a very long time. Nevertheless, we must carry on. Take comfort in this: there is always the DVD's.

-R.

Kiki said...

There is one good thing about today. I get to Starbucks Mom and Syd the Super SpyBaby this evening! I haven't seen them since March! YAHOO! I love watching the eppies with Starbucks Mom, she always catches the good stuff. It's so cool that we started watching together, then spent so much time apart and now we get to end it together. Full circle, just like everything else in life and on Alias.

lhaaheim said...

I love all those things too GS *sob*, what are we going to do without them!!!

Well I have finally come up with a plan!

Be sad for this eppy but then celebrate the finale until something sad happens and the crying starts. Then come here and blog for as long as we can. We all just have to make an effort to keep the blog going and I thinking going back to Season one and watching an old eppy every week is a great way to do that. Most of us have the DVDs or at least can watch video clips or look at screenshots on Alias media. Alias is ending, a chapter is closing and instead of having something else to move on to we are left with a void. However, Alias is not dead; great shows always survive and are passed down to younger generations. People still talk about Firefly even though it was short lived. Andy Griffith is on more then once every day and even though I'm far too young to fully appreciate what it meant at the time I still enjoy watching it. Alias will live on through us! So let's have some faith in the writers, they have not steered us wrong yet, the show will end wonderfully! It's going to be sad but let's celebrate what we've been given and what we created with it. Example: This great blog! Wow I feel like I'm at a funeral! Nonetheless we will be okay, we won't have any new Alias, but they can't take away the old. That's ours forever!

lhaaheim said...

Jenn- I want December too! *sob*

GS- Great picture for the article, it conveys are feelings nicely.

I wouldn't worry about being disappointed about the end, I don't think that was what JG meant (see my other post in the previous topic). However we will be sad about whoever dies, but we've known that was coming. There will be a lot to be happy about though, that's what JG said so I'm sure it's true.

Srg- good luck with your new job and the last couple weeks of your old one.

Oh Robby, I don't think we need to lower expectations. The end is going to be great!!! I thought they ruined the whole show with the season two finale and boy I was so wrong. We’re talking about the best writers in television! Plus JJ! I think they are going to knock are socks off and then some! Wow, I feel better now! No more depression for me! Well at least for the next 5 minutes.

birdietwoshoes said...

For those who didn't see the spoiler pics, Ihaa, you may want to delete the last part of your last comment on the previous post. Just a suggestion...

birdietwoshoes said...

One more quick thing-- Anyone else see Oprah today? Queen Rania of Jordan was on and she somewhat looks like Mia Maestro. Even her accent is similar.

mommer said...

Don't be too sad. We can't change it, so let's not let the fact that we're at the end spoil our enjoyment. At least, let it be bittersweet...and try to emphasize the sweet!

Some other questions in addition to GS's:
1. How long will Syd be able to fool Peyton, Sloane & Sark into thinking she's Sydspinosa?
2. How long will Vaughn remain under the radar? APO knows he alive, but how long before everyone involved knows it? Is there still a mole at APO w/out Sloane?
3. Does Irina know that Syd is "dead." Does she know that Nadia is dead. How will that effect her relationship w/Sloane? Will it influence her loyalties, her motivations, her actions?

lhaaheim said...

birdie- I reposted what I said and added a warning. It’s true some might consider it a spoiler. Thanks for bringing it to my attention so nicely.

lhaaheim said...

More questions:

Will Bill Vaughn finally show up to help out!?! Or is he really dead?

Where is Weiss in all of this? Did they just forget about him or does he play a role? Possibly and evil one?

srg-alias said...

thanks for your support everyone, it went fine telling the boss I'm leaving thankfully. Now I can wallow with all you guys in our Alias sorrow *sniff*...

jenn256 said...

I posted Jennifer Garner's comments regarding the finale to Regis and Kelly this morning on the previous post for any of you who could not catch it this morning.

lhaaheim said...

Oh no I won't be home for Alias tonight!!! Dang it! *Liz is sad again* :-(

lhaaheim said...

Randomn thought: If someone with cancer was doubled, would they still have cancer? If Emily didn't die could Sloane have prolonged her life that way?

mommer said...

Sloane couldn't have saved Emily from cancer by doubling her because it wouldn't have been Emily. It would have been someone else made to look exactly like Emily with the same mannerisms, voice, etc. But it's still a different person. Evil Francie was never Francie - she was always Alison who looked like Francie. Same with Sydspinosa. She looked just like Syd, but she was still Ana.

lhaaheim said...

That's not what I meant mommer, I meant that Sloane would double someone else using Emily. Meaning she would be a double, like Evil Francie or Sydspinosa. Would it work then, or would she still have cancer even though she is genetically different?

mommer said...

Oh, I get what you're saying. I don't know, but it's an interesting thought. There are lots of things that you could change if that's the case - like what if you couldn't have children, if you were doubled as someone else who could would you be able to get pregnant? What about if you had lost a leg or an eye or something. I can't imagine that would work. It would be more likely you wouldn't be a candidate for doubling if you were missing parts that the person you were supposed to be a double of had. But then again, we're talking Alias here...