Three words: SO FREAKIN' GOOD! As I've said in previous posts, I got into Alias in season 3 and caught up by renting seasons 1 & 2 over my Christmas break that year. I totally didn't see that cliffhanger coming, and to my advantage, was able to run out to the video store that night and rent the next set of DVDs. For all of you who were watching Alias in season 1, I can't imagine the anxiety of waiting an entire summer to find out what happened next! Did anyone come up with any interesting theories besides what really happened? IMO it was obvious the writers already knew the direction the show would head in season 2 by how smoothly it transitioned. One of the only discrepancies was the fact that they hadn't cast Irena's character yet, so you can tell the voice of the woman who says "I've waited almost 30 years for this" in season 1 wasn't our beloved Lena Olin. She had a slight accent, which didn't fit with the idea of Irena fooling everyone into thinking she was an American named Laura, but other than that, it was an awesome way to leave the audience on the edge of their seat.
I also really enjoyed the change in Will and Syd's relationship from this point on. Instead of just a sidekick friend pining after Syd, Will became a confidant, someone who knew the real Syd and
could help her cope with the crazy life of a spy. As sad as it was, I still can't help but laugh when he's on the flight home w/ Syd and Jack and asks "what about me?" to which Jack responds "...you're going to have a hard time." So, let's hear your thoughts and opinions on the S1 finale/S2 premiere!