Tomorrow night will be the first hour of our three hour countdown to the end of Alias. I will be enjoying the hour at Hillary and Danny’s, along with Iceberg, Starbucks Mom, and Super Syd the SpyBaby, as we whip up a little din-din and settle in for our favorite show. I am sure we all have been circling around the endless possibilities for the finale and are all together anxious, overwhelmed, excited and saddened. It will be hard to say goodbye to characters we know so well- but what about the characters we don’t?
Rachel, Grace and Kelly Peyton hit the scene just as ABC announced the series cancellation. Their characters are hardly developed- do to lack of time and the obvious need to tie up loose ends pertaining to the original cast.
We know Grace is knee-deep in some sort of unbeknownst plan. He speaks several foreign languages, including German (Korman-Hamburg-Bunker), he has gained access to Witness Protection files and he knows the protocol for contacting the Cardinal. What is Grace up to? Is his wife really dead? How does he know the Cardinal?
Rachel- This girl has had her world turned upside! After learning that her employer was actually a terrorist- Rachel is whisked into the world of APO. Her family is placed in Witness Protection, she nearly gets herself killed on a mission and she accidentally sleeps with a bad guy. Poor thing. But aside from breaking algorithmic codes in her head, what has Rachel been up to? Not a whole lot. She’s got her suspicions about Grace, but what role will she play in the thwarting of P5?
Now, I love me some Kelly Peyton. I seriously believe that if Amy Acker had been brought on board way back in season 4, we would have a real baddie on our hands. She’s manipulative, cunning, but with the innocence of the girl next door. She has maneuvered her way around P5 quite nicely, and I guarantee we will be seeing some hand to hand combat as Syd/Ana/Syd jumps blindly into what seems to be a P5 trap. I think Peyton knows it’s not really Ana. I think everyone in P5 knows. I can’t wait to see how this plays out- but where did Peyton come from? What will be her role in the P5 endgame? Is she merely a pawn?
What do you think? Do you think perhaps the writers were thinking of more seasons when they brought in these characters? Do you think the cancellation put the X on the development? Who do you like? Who do you hate? What do you see for their future in the next 3 eppies?