Alias

Almost Thirty Years

Season 1, Ep 22, Aired 5/12/02
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  • Episode Description
  • In order to save Will's life, Sydney and Vaughn must destroy a familiar looking Rambaldi device, while Jack makes a risky deal with Khasinau's representative, Mr. Sark. Meanwhile, the CIA believes that one of their own is a mole for "The Man"; the Alliance comes to a decision regarding the fate of Emily Sloane; Dixon's suspicions about Sydney intensify; and Sydney finds herself face-to-face with "The Man."

  • 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 (5)
  • What an end for a season

    By Parricida, Jan 26, 2009

  • Y ahora?

    By napen, Nov 28, 2008

  • Review

    By CTUBauer24, Oct 29, 2007

  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jul 23, 2007

  • This was a great finale for the first season. Leaving us with a huge clifhanger.

    By aussieforgood, Mar 04, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (10)

    • Sydney: Wait. I have questions for you. Khasinau: You can ask my boss. Sydney: Your boss? I thought The Man was the boss. Khasinau: Yes. Yes, but I am not The Man. (A woman enters and stands in front of Sydney.) The Man: I have waited almost thirty years for this. Sydney: Mom?

    • Sydney: Hi. How did you find me? Vaughn: You told me a couple of months ago that when you feel the need to disappear, you go to the observatory. But the observatory was closed. And then I remembered you said the pier calms you down. But you weren't there. And you weren't at the bluffs and the palisades, either. Sydney: You didn't really go to all those places. Vaughn: Yeah, I did. And then I remembered you liked the train station, too. Normal people going to their normal jobs. Sydney: I can't believe you remember that.

    • Abigail: It's been six days. Will warned me something might happen. He didn't even turn up to his own awards dinner. Called his friends, they haven't heard from him either. Are you going to publish his story? June Litvack: Yeah. In the "A" section. I have to tell Deitrick that this is coming in. Call Orsay in graphics, get a photo of Will!

    • Vaughn: What I said was I feel I have an understanding of Sydney Bristow and that she doesn't just accept problems, she tries to fix them. Haladki: And that perhaps Ms. Bristow and her father are trying to secure release of Mr. Tippin on their own?

    • Dixon: Marshall, can you remember back to the Aconcagua operation? Sydney's code name? Marshall: Miss Bristow? It was, uh, Bluebird. Dixon: Bluebird. So it wasn't Freelancer? Marshall: Freelancer? No, no, it was Bluebird. Definitely.

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    Notes (5)

    • Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, Merrin Dungey, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman and Victor Garber provide DVD commentary for this episode.

    • This episode went straight from the recap to the opening credits which is unusual as usally a fresh new scene is shown before they cut to the credits.

    • Music from this episode includes: "My Skin" by Natalie Merchant "Music:Response" by The Chemical Brothers "Supermoves" by Overseer "Canzone Del Salce (Verdi's Otello)" by Miriam Gauci

    • Weiss's office is in the same set of Will's newspaper's office.

    • Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Michael Vartan, Bradley Cooper, and Victor Garber are the only people to apppear in every episode of Alias this season.

    Trivia (8)

    • In the recap for the episode "Rendezvous" we see Sydney telling Will "If you need anything there are agents behind that mirror" but in the actual episode of "Rendezvous" we never saw this scene.

    • Number 47: Haladki reveals that the battery is in the room 47 of an underground lab of Pang Pharmaceuticals in Taipei.

    • Sydney is once again chained to a chair, in a Taipei storeroom, like in the first episode. In the latter she dyed her hair red, in this one it's blue.

    • Will injects "Suit and Glasses" with a toxin with a one-in-five chance of causing paralysis. We learn about the consequences of this action in one of the later episodes.

    • April Webster, who plays Irina Derevko but is uncredited, is a casting director for Alias, as well as for two of J.J. Abram's other projects, Lost and Mission: Impossible III.

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    • graydouga Oct 01, 2012

      Sorry Episode #22

    • graydouga Oct 01, 2012

      What is the actual location of the Beach House in Alias Episode #2 Season 1 "Almost Thirty Years" ?