A Free Agent

Season 2, Ep 15, Aired 2/9/03
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  • Episode Description
  • Sydney must make a life-defining decision regarding her future with the agency, while Sloane re-emerges and continues his obsessive quest to piece together the mysterious Rambaldi artifacts - with the reluctant aid of a kidnapped scientist. Meanwhile, Dixon's marriage is put to the test after he tells his wife the truth about his occupation.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Kevin Weisman

    Marshall J. Flinkman

  • Jennifer Garner

    Sydney Anne Bristow

  • Merrin Dungey

    Francine 'Francie' Calfo

  • Carl Lumbly

    Marcus R. Dixon

  • Ron Rifkin

    Arvin Sloane

  • Fan Reviews (4)
  • Jack:"Legally,he's right.Ethically,he's an ass."

    By alias004, Feb 22, 2007

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    By cavanagh15, Jul 30, 2007

  • Sydney is graduating from university

    By aussieforgood, Mar 25, 2006

  • Finally some Irina

    By Makiki_89, Nov 20, 2005

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (14)

    • Mercenary: (to Vaughn) If you would've simply told me that the CIA was interested in my client list I would have told you to go make love... with your mother.

    • Sydney: (About Sloane) He planned for this, he wanted The Alliance gone, and this family he's taken hostage, these are not the only people whose lives he'll destroy... (With frustration in her voice) this is never going to stop.

    • (Sloane calls Sydney to congratulate her for her graduation) Sloane: Our first honest conversation Sydney, and you have nothing to say. Sydney: Listen to me you son of a bitch, you have been a plague on my life, you repulse me. Every time I sat across from you to listen to your lies, all I could do is fantasize about slashing your throat. Sloane: Well I can't pretend to be surprised you feel that way, my only hope is that you can learn to forgive me.

    • Sark: I made contact with our point man. He's assembling a team for the bank but I must question your decision to lead them in yourself. In spite of your precautions, it's wildly risky, given your new level of notoriety. Sloane: I'm approaching the finish line of a thirty-year odyssey. I won't let anyone else take the final steps for me.

    • Dixon: How long have you known? Sydney: Two years. I wanted to tell you so many times, but I was ordered not to. The CIA had no way to verify what I knew in my heart was true - that you would never consciously work for a man like Arvin Sloane. Dixon: We were partners. You lied to me, then chose to tell me the truth when it was convenient for you. I never want to see you again.

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    Notes (2)

    • Christian Slater is billed as "Special Appearance By".

    • Music from this episode includes: "My Sundown" by Jimmy Eat World "I Can't Forget" by Evan Olsen "Get Free" by The Vines

    Trivia (6)

    • When Dixon asks Sydney how long she's known the truth about SD-6, Sydney says "two years". This is a serious time-line issue because in the previous episode Sydney tells agent Lennox that Danny was killed "last year", and seeing as how Danny was killed 3 months before Sydney found out the truth about SD-6, this "2 year" time line is impossible.

    • Number 47: During the briefing at the CIA, Jack displays an ID card of Neil Caplan that expires in (20)07-14-04 (14-04-07).

    • Number 47: The magnetometer Sloane took was kept in box 4747.

    • It is established, that the Rambaldi Journal is written in Italian and encoded, or else CIA and SD-6 wouldn't have to decipher the pages first, as seen in various episodes of season 1. However, the "gifted" mathematician seems to have no problems in reading the original documents.

    • A few things about Zurich/Switzerland: 1. In Switzerland vehicles have a license plate on the front, but the ones shown in the episode are on the back of the cars. The front only has the number and the two letters for the "state" without the flags. 2. The interior of the bank looks not like a typical Swiss bank, more like an American bank. 3. The streets shown during the car chase do not look like Swiss streets. In Switzerland the line is white, not yellow/black. The traffic signs shown are not "Swiss" ones. Except for the skyline it is obvious nothing was shot in Switzerland.

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    Allusions (1)

    • Fight sequence that resembles Raiders of the Lost Ark: When Sydney fights a man in front of a plane, and knocks him into the propeller.

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