Thanks to DLove, I watched the final episodes of Alias last night. As satisfying as is was to watch Sydney Bristow raise her gun and empty her clip into the chest and head of her most hateful enemy, I am feeling the same as I did the first time I saw it- unsatisfied. Argh!
What a horrible feeling to have after 6 years. What a terrible way to go out- on a low note. I still have so many questions! I am still so utterly confused by Tom Grace’s role on the show- why bring him in if you were just going to throw the Cardinal at us and then have the character commit suicide for no apparent reason- especially after he made a connection with Rachel??!!!
And for the love of all things, after 5 years do not try to convince me that Jack Bristow was not in the car with his wife when it went plunging into the river! He told Sydney in season 1, they were in the car on their way back from a movie and the car went off the road. Sydney blamed him once she found out about FBI Agent Collier and the possibility that Jack night be selling secrets. There is never a conversation about Jack not being in the car- yet, the flashback seen in Reprisal shows Jack at home with the police, telling Sydney about her mother. At that point in time, Jack still didn’t know about his wife, not until they arrested him and Sydney had to go live with the Sloane’s.
AND THAT’S ANOTHER THING! I know I have babbled on and on about this- but how could Sydney Bristow FORGET she lived with Sloane and Emily!!!??? When we first meet Sydney and Sloane in season 1, there is no evidence to suggest the two knew each other before hand. Of course later we find out that Sloane and Jack have been friends forever and that Sloane was well aware of Sydney- but at some point Sloane tells her that he knew her, but that he was away with Emily (where they lost Jacqueline) and that he checked in “in his own way.” So, season 5 roles around, Jack tells Dixon he sent Sydney to live with Sloane, and in an icy cavern on Mt. Subasio, Sydney vaguely remembers this as Sloane tells a story about drowning stuffed animals. WHAT?
For 2 hours, everything felt rushed. Everything felt limp and fake- even the fight scene between Irina and Sydney. Gosh, don’t even get me started on Irina. She was always cool and calculating and in the final season, she looked like she had been bit by a rabid dog!
I was okay with Sloane in the finale. Sloane has always been consistently inconsistent. You never know what he is going to do- except, you always know he is going to make alliance with someone and then somehow stab them in the back. He is always speaking about protecting the people he loves, and wanting to use Rambaldi for peace and blah blah blah- but he killed Danny, Francie, Diane (remember Diane!!??), Nadia and the list goes on. The man has no conscious until season 5, in the form of his dead daughter. Nice of Mia Maestro to hang around, but Sloane doesn’t have a conscious, never did. Why have him all the sudden be questioning his faith?
Okay, I know, I know, this post is discombobulated and totally pointless, but I just had to vent. What are you thinking about the finale now? Have you gone back and watched it? How did you feel? What did you like or not like? Are you satisfied?
PS. I will tell you- I got a lump in my throat when Jack Bristow stood, bullet riddled and nodded to his daughter. Even in the end, that old man wanted to protect Sydney from anymore pain- especially the pain of losing him. Gotta love Jack B!