Alias

Masquerade

Season 1, Ep 18, Aired 4/7/02
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  • Episode Description
  • While on a case to track the activities of Khasinau, a.k.a. "The Man," Sydney runs into her ex-lover, Noah Hicks, who broke her heart and left without saying goodbye five years earlier. Meanwhile, Sydney tells Sloane that she wants to find her mother; Jack is ordered to see CIA psychiatrist Dr. Barnett to help him deal with his churning emotions after discovering that his wife may still be alive; and Will and Francie become suspicious of Sydney's activities after finding one of her airline ticket stubs.moreless

  • 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 (6)
  • Review

    By cavanagh15, Jul 22, 2007

  • As usual - facing the danger

    By Parricida, Jan 26, 2009

  • Noah

    By napen, Nov 13, 2008

  • Alias reeview

    By CTUBauer24, Oct 26, 2007

  • Syd returns to the States after proving she's not the subject of the Rambaldi prophecy,only to learn that the CIA is looking for her mother.The connection has been made that Khasinau,the man behind Sark and Cole's actions,was Laura's superior at the KGB.

    By aliasthe1st, Oct 16, 2006

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Francie: Well, why is there a return ticket from Italy in her pocket? Will: Probably from another trip. Francie: It's dated for last week. Will: Why wouldn't she tell us about a trip to Italy?

    • Vaughn: Noah Hicks - you mentioned him in the initial background report you wrote when you first made contact with the CIA. Sydney: We met when I was a trainee. We actually dated for a while. Vaughn: Really. Sydney: We kept it under the radar. SD-6 discourages, you know, fraternization among agents. Vaughn: So does the CIA.

    • Noah: I told you to meet me in San Pedro. Sydney: I never got a letter. Noah: I didn't send you a letter. I wasn't allowed to discuss my reassignment. I encoded a message in a junk e-mail. You should've been able to pick it up from the subject line. Sydney: (Pauses) I always set my computer to filter out junk e-mail.

    • Noah: Excuse me. May I cut in? Dixon: Of course. But I should warn you: she likes to lead.

    • Sydney: I don't understand what Khasinau has to do with my mother! Sloane: He has everything to do with your mother. He was her superior. When you first identified Khasinau as The Man, I recognized his name from your mother's investigations. I thought, "This has to be a coincidence." I did some checking. He was her superior back in his days at the KGB. This is the only clue I have to offer you. Get the microchip. The more we find out about Khasinau, the closer you get to your mother.

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    Notes (3)

    • The "Data Core" of the "Westbury 23 Super Computer" that Syd and Noah go to retrieve in this episode, is actually a TV-sales out door grill, with a few slight modifications. See: http://www.sprayette.com/n_ver.php?Id=209 Or just type "Q Grill" in Google.

    • 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: "Plus Bele Que Flor..." by Anonymous 4 "Lay Your Weary Body Down" by Gigolo Aunts "Break Me Gently" by Doves "Dream On" by Depeche Mode

    Trivia (3)

    • When Sydney does a search for her mother at Khasinau's computer complex, she first types the name Laura Bristow. This results in a "file not found" message. Sydney then tries again, this time using her mother's true name: Irina Derevko. That entry provides results: various sets of numbers showing on the computer's screen.

    • Sydney's codename in this episode is White Rabbit.

    • When Sydney retrieves the 'slightly chilled' data core, she falls, and the glass in her helmet starts to crack. Few seconds later, Noah Hicks carries her out to safety, but now there are no cracks in the glass anymore.

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