Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Scene Cap of the Week


Izzy loves her Aunt Nadia

Poor Nadia! She wakes from a coma and is given false hope for the future. Thrust into the world of Rambaldi after being found, undercover in the Chechnyan prison, Nadia hasn't had a moments peace. From her evil aunt playing caretaker, to her up and down relationship with her father, her kidnapping by Ana Espinoza, her zombie state and her fight with Sydney, you think the writers would have cut the girl some slack. Nope. She lost Weiss and she lost her life, all in the name of eternal life- how ironic.

I had always figured Sloane was after something to cure his own loss. He was turned on to Rambaldi because the man promised long life- without death, without cancer. He lost Jacqueline, he lost Emily and in the end, he lost Nadia, all the people he wanted to protect, to save, to have with him for all eternity. Sad. Especially for Nadia, who seemed to be an innocent bystandered.

I love this scene because it is a final moment. It is Nadia, returned to the family she always wanted, to her sister and her new neice. The moment is filled with promise, with life- as this woman who nearly died holds a baby- each starting out fresh and new. I also love that Sydney is so proud to show off little Izzy. It is an amazing scene which only makes Nadia's final death scene that much harder to take.

PS. The remaining CD's are out in the mail. Please let me know when you get them! That means you Colleen!

12 comments:

uncle111 said...

I noticed something recently. Sloane seemed resigned to the necessity of Emily's death when Conrad told him it was a necessary step on his path to Rambaldi. His reaction was the same with Nadia's death. He saw it as part of the sufferring he had to experience as the one chosen to fulfill Rambaldi's endgame- something that was to prepare him for it.

Kiki said...

OOOH nice Uncle, I get it.

lhaaheim said...

Yup and he did it all to spend eternity in a cave all alone!!!

I was so surprised when Nadia died, I knew something bad was gonna happen but I didn't think it would be so soon and with a glass table. I was thinking the whole time, wait what about Izzy she needs her Aunt Nadia!!! That scene was so cute, and Sloane even got to be a witness to some of it!!! He could have been the bad uncle that no one likes but everyone includes because they have to and because they feel bad for him!!! He seriously could have been the creepy uncle!!! But no he had to give his family up for eternal life and power!!!

kellie said...

I love this scene - it is probably one of only a few happy moment that Nadia spent on Alias. She was so tortured and yet she had a good attitude about the future. I love that she never really trusted Sloane. She was right on about him. I also love that in this scene (or right before it), Syd actually does show signs of acceptance and trust for Sloane in their preceeding conversation. Syd was so wrong to think he had reformed, but not Nadia, a truly tragic character.

srg-alias said...

Nadia's life is definitely quite tragic. I'm watching the last quarter of season 2 right now and getting a fresh reminder of how tragic Francie's life was, I'm sure the same will happen when I get up to seasons 4 and 5 with Nadia. That family moment between Syd, Nadia and Isabelle was very precious, nice she at least had one happy moment before her father ruined everything (again).

Anonymous said...

totally agree with ya'll

lhaaheim said...

That's the key thing SRG, AGAIN! He did it over and over again! The human ability for forgiveness and acceptance is quite strong for the people he wronged most to give him so many chances. What a waste of humanity, he just wasted everything.

I think I always knew Sloane would be evil in the end, and I loved it when he went back to his evil habits but I always had hope that Sloane would change. I wanted so badly to hate him but I still can’t bring myself to. Ron did an amazing job creating such an evil and despicable character that still had the capacity to love and be loved, all with out the hotness that a certain British terrorist had! It’s amazing how well he did it!!!

Page48 said...

I agree,lhaaheim, Rifkin played a brilliant Sloane. Slimy, greasy, morally bankrupt. I loved his portrayal. Looking at Rifkin's very lengthy resume, I can't believe how many times I must have seen him in old sitcoms, mini-series, movies, etc...yet when I first laid eyes on Arvin Sloane, there was nothing familiar about him at all to me.

I'm now at the point where I will check out an old movie just to see what Victor Garber looked like 10 years ago, ditto for Rifkin. In your mind's eye, can you honestly picture Jack Bristow playing the part of Liberace? I hope I see that before I die.

lhaaheim said...

True page48, when Ron Rifkin was playing Arvin Sloane all else melted away and I never confused him for anyone else. The same can be said for everyone! Even Michael Vartan who you all know I adore, I had seen him before but things didn't connect until I looked into his film history, he was always Vaughn on Alias!

The acting and each actor’s ability to add depth to their characters has always been one of the phenomenal reasons why Alias is so incredible. In season five I was especially surprised by Amy Acker. Though not a hard core Angel fan I have watched most of the shows in syndication and later seasons on and off during their first airings so I was very familiar with Amy's Angel character Fred. In fact I loved Amy as Fred and believe it's one of the best TV characters, but never once did I look at Peyton and see Fred!!! I was worried I would and be distracted since the characters are so opposite but it never happened. Amy did an excellent job!!! Even now I still can’t believe it’s the same person who played them both!!! Great acting!!!

Colleen said...

I GOT MY CD'S TODAY!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! *HUGS FROM COLORADO!!

What makes me even happier is the fact that I got them on my birthday!

lhaaheim said...

Happy Birthday!!! :-D

Dark Alias said...

I got mine, thank you GS!! I love it.