Alias returns--and she's got company

ABC promises that when Alias returns to the airwaves after its hiatus, the series will wrap up storylines with the birth of lead character Sydney's baby and the reappearance of a mystery man, Vaughn. In October, the network announced this will be the final season of J.J. Abrams' spy thriller; it returns to the schedule with a two-hour blowout on Wednesday, April 19, at 8 p.m.

Before the show finishes, CIA agent Sydney Bristow, aka Alias, will give birth to the child she conceived with fellow agent Michael Vaughn, played by Michael Vartan. In the cliffhanger finale of season four, Vaughn revealed that he had a secret identity--however, the conversation abruptly ended when they were in a car wreck.

This season, Vaughn was apparently mortally wounded and succumbed to his gunshot wounds while in the hospital, but fans of the series, and of J.J. Abrams' other show, Lost, will know that in this world nothing is quite as it seems. ABC says that Vaughn will be back before the end of the season, but didn't give any more details.

Other plotlines that will be tied up include the outcome of the Rambaldi Prophecy, a "Da Vinci meets Nostradamus" storyline that was started in season one about a 15th-century inventor. The fate of Sydney's sister Nadia will also be decided--Nadia is infected with a virus and has been comatose this entire season.

ABC promises many familiar faces returning to the show, including Sydney's former best friend Will Tippin (Kitchen Confidential's Bradley Cooper), her mother Irina Derevko (Lena Olin), and archnemeses Julian Sark (David Anders) and Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres).

Alias premiered on September 30, 2001, and was an immediate success. Abrams said he originally modeled the character on the female heroine with punk-rock hair from the German film Run Lola Run.

The show won multiple technical Emmys, and star Garner won a Golden Globe for her acting. Ratings plummeted this year after ABC moved it to a different night, away from Wednesday-night ratings champ Lost. The show will celebrate its 100th episode on April 26.

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Is it me or the show will run until May 22, 06 and then drop off the face of earth AGAIN until Jan. 1, 2007?? (referring to Episode guide). What the hell?
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Whatever it is that this show makes me so happy is that jennifer garner is so awsome & cool. I am glad that i love this show of spy.

Rob
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I just LOVE this show, but i live in Denmark and they have only just begun airing season 4, sow i am forced to watch it on Swedish television, with Swedish subtitels, that just s...
Luckily Swedish television have just begun airing the last season.
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Alias was the most breathtaking show after 24 i've ever seen in its first two seasons. The 3rd was ok but the four was so boring till the end, and when 5 started Vaugn died and sydney got pregnant and the show lost its wonderfull speed and uniquness.it was so boring that i quit watching it anymore.

what i mean is it is a good decision that they are finishing the series.i'll watch the ending episodes for the sake of first who incredible, amazing seasons.

and sadly;i'm sure LOST will share the same fate. look at it;a great,breat taking season one , and a really dull season two.i just dont wanna accept that they've already ran out of interesting stories.Hope it doesnt last 5 seasons as told.
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Alias and 24 are the two best shows on Television and it is very sad to see Alias go away. And well Jennifer Garner is the hottest babe ever to be on TV and has a smile that could melt an iceberg !
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it's a excellent show
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It's coming back on my birthday! Hate to see the show go so soon though.
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"Ratings plummeted this year after ABC moved it to a different night, away from Wednesday-night ratings champ Lost. The show will celebrate its 100th episode on April 26."

ratings plummeted because ABC executives are blithering idiots.

if you have a show as popular as ALIAS, you don't keep pre-empting the show with feces and keeping the fans hanging...eventually the fans get discouraged with the monkeys at ABC and stop watching.

figure it out monkeys...
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Not the first time a stuidio has ruined a show, but i HATE ABC for screwing over Alias. This is an awesome show and ABC owes it better than to switch nights twice and then say "Gee, your ratings are not good--goodbye." If they would have left the show as a Lost + Alias Wednesday funfest, all would have been well. But rather than correct a mistake, ABC is killing the show. Terrible leadership, I hope thier ratings plumet.
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Come back FAST!!!
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that was really helpful thanks
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Rahhhh Vaughn is back. I have to see that.
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I think it is so stupid that thay kiled vaughn off, but i understand why they did it.
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I cant wait!!!!
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This is one of the better shows on television; her big mistake was marrying what's-his-name.
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I can't wait to see what'll happend next. Especially to know everything about the profecy! And I'm sure that I won't be dissapointed ;-) (as well as everyone else!)
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I hate that this show is ending. Alias, Buffy, Dark Angel and Witchblade? What is WRONG with the decision makers here? Argg, it makes me want to throw my TV away.
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That is such great news
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I'm so excited that it's returning. This show is pretty much perfect.
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I LOVE this series; huge fan! But it's good that they're wrapping it up. Rather have a real ending, than having it end up with some unsatisfying cliffhanger that never gets a follow-up.
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The couldn't even spell his name right. :(
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Cant wait sounds awesome!
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I can't wait for it to return! :D Sucks its has to end though. :(
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