Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Scene Cap of the Day


Getting a little stir-crazy in the cell.
She looks pretty mad, right? Yeah. Irina's a little pissed that Kendall won't get her go to Kashmir to help Sydney and Jack disarm the suitcase nukes. She gets over her anger pretty quick, Kendall let's his guard down and the SpyFam is off on their first mission together.
I love how Lena Olin is able to keep all of her emotions contained. Many of her first scenes are shot inside Irina's CIA cell, and it is very true of her character to keep an even temperment, to have control in that confined environment. However, in this situation, looking down the barrell of a way out of her cell, she lets loose. She unleashes her frustration with not only the CIA, but with Sydney. Sydney jumps back from the glass in shock, when her mother slams her palm on the glass. Awesome moment, love it!!
PS. Don't forget to vote on your favorite season 1 moments. See details below on the post titled "First Annual Let's Talk Alias Favorite Awards."

14 comments:

RUDY said...

Ooo, I love Spymommy in season two. I feel that she is at her best in this season. The mystery, the power...all in a cell. Too great!

lisa said...

Lena Olin is truly one of the best actresses on the show. Alias was lucky to have her! what a complex character, from beginning to end. I love how she ended up delivery Syd's baby at the bank. classic!

Dark Alias said...

alias season five: october 24.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B000FS99CC/026-2209513-5358802?v=glance&n=283926&s=gateway&v=glance

Kiki said...

That's in the UK. When I searched amazon for the US release they didn't have it.

Kiki said...

Oh Lisa, that's in season 5. The pic is in season 2.

Page48 said...

Not only am I still bitter about the cancellation of the best show ever, after just over 4 seasons (remember it ran for an abbreviated 5 seasons, but was cancelled after 4 and change), but I'm also still bitter about the way Irina was presented in the finale. Oh, I know it's been 2 months but when I hold a grudge, I hold it. Did Granny Clampett turn into a nutter and try to whack Jethro in the finale of the Hillbillies? Did Ralph Kramden finally snap and make good on his promise to send Alice to the moon just because the Honeymooners was over? Did the final scene of WKRP show Venus Flytrap giving Mr. Carlson a Columbian necktie? Well, I have no idea but I'm guessing NO. Why, then, should I believe that the mother of the world's greatest spy would attempt to dispatch her beautifully dimpled daughter to meet the great "handler" in the sky, while professing her motherly love in the process? I maintain that the real Irina would have had a contingecy plan for Sydney's predictable appearance. Don't get me wrong, I've seen Irina shoot, drug, and Taser Sydney but kill her and leave her only grandchild without a Mommy just so she could take out a couple of major cities Kim Jong Ill style? Well, I saw it with my own two eyes but I prefer to remain in denial.

There will come a time, if it hasn't come already, when I will completely discount the finale of Alias and just consider the show a work suspended, like a book with the final chapter ripped out.

But, hey, that's just me.

kellie said...

It's funny - I don't remember her ever getting upset while in custody though I remember the whole Kashmir episode. I'll look forward to seeing it again soon.

I love the Irina character all through Alias, except in Season 5. I just felt that the ending wasn't in sync with her character. She became simplistic, when her character was anything but simple in the series to that point. If they had kept true to her character, IMHO, she never would have tried to kill Sydney in that last fight for The Horizon - maybe knock her out, break her bones, do another amazing escape, but she wouldn't try to kill her.

kellie said...

Page 48 - we must have been typing at the same time. I totally agree with you! It's hard to get over the disappointment of the ending relative the the rest of the story. I liked some things about the finale, but the evil characters and their endgames were severly lacking in creativity, complexity and resolution.

Kiki said...

Um, Page 46, are you my Mr. Right? Because I feel like you just voiced everything I was thinking this morning when I posted this!!

Page48 said...

GS, you mean you were thinking about Ralph Kramden this morning?

Kiki said...

Oh yes, NOOO the Irina part!! After the Mary Tyler Moore comment, we have to chat, do you have messenger?

lhaaheim said...

Page 48: "handler" in the sky

You're funny! :-)

I really like what you said and while I don't hold a grudge against the evil depiction of Irina they could have done a better job showing that Irina may not have intended to kill Syd. I wasn't sure how things would end during the fight but I never thought that Irina would actually kill Syd.

birdietwoshoes said...

Ah... Irina... Before they turned her super psycho and killed her off. I LOVE the moment when she slams her palm on the glass. In contrast, I LOVE LOVE LOVE when she puts her palm on the glass and Syd does the same on the other side. I will miss Irina Derevko. And in my mind, she will not be the way they made her in the end.

Kiki said...

Nice Birdie, I had forgot about Sydney putting her hands on the glass. Very cool call back!