Season 5 Episode 2


Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 06, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • "Le corbeau", the alias of Renée Rienne is French for "The crow".

    • In the movie Executive Decision, the assault team boarded a 747 using a device similar to the one installed on the B-2 in this episode.

  • Quotes

    • Sydney: I'll see you soon enough . I mean, God knows I have enough frequent flyer miles.
      Weiss: You're lying, but I appreciate that.

    • Sydney: It's not fair; he should've been there.
      Jack: I'm here.

    • Blond Agent: No, you can't. It's a myth.
      Friend: No, it's not. Listen, it has something to do with the Earth's axis and the alignment of the sun. Trust me; I Googled it.

    • Sloane: This is your first lead, isn't it, Sydney.
      (Sydney doesn't say anything, she just looks down)
      Sloane: Look, I know how important this is to you. But revenge is ultimately a hollow pursuit, Sydney.
      Sydney: This isn't about revenge. They know who I am. They know where I work. And as long as they're out there, I am not safe.

    • Marshall: I'll run it against the Echelon call archive. I'll use the five ... Got the audio. Patching it through.
      (He and Sydney listen to a foreign-language conversation)
      Sydney: They're ordering takeout, Marshall.
      Marshall: Right. Sorry. Must be the three.

    • Sydney: You called him "Michael."
      Renee: Yeah.
      (She turns to leave)
      Renee: Don't worry. He was crazy about you.

    • Sydney: I understand why you're reluctant. You're number eight on the CIA's most wanted list, I get it. But you have to understand: these people killed my finance, the father of my child. I'm going to enlist every resource available to immobilize them, and if that means that this is the last time you and I see each other, that is fine by me. Just tell me how you want to do it.
      Renee: Number eight?
      Sydney: Yes.
      Renee: I'm slipping. Used to be number six.

    • Renee: You're gonna want to step aside now.
      Guard: Sexy. So I'm being threatened by a waif and a pregnant chick.
      (Renee punches him and shoves him against the door.)
      Renee: Is it sexy now?

    • Sydney: Do you recognize me?
      Curtis: No.
      Sydney: Four months ago, you murdered a man, Michael Vaughn. Do you remember? I do. I was there. It'll be burned into my memory for the rest of my life as the day my child lost its father . . . So you can imagine what I'd like to do to you. Lucky for you, there's someone I want even more. Tell me where I can find Gordon Dean.
      Curtis: Is this whole routine supposed to scared me? I do this for a living.
      Sydney: It's a funny thing about pregnancy - hormones. Whoo. I woke up today... (she gives Curtis a dark, threatening look) ...feeling pretty hormonal.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 24, 2007 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: February 10, 2010 on Markiza

    • The new credit sequence shown for the first time in this episode actually contains Morse code, as the letters that spell out ALIAS flash. They give the message: 'AGENT KANE'.

    • Balthazar Getty appears as Thomas Grace for the first time in this episode, the second of the season.

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House" by LCD Soundsystem
      "Lately" by David Gray
      "I've Been Thinking" by Handsome Boy Modeling School

    • This is the first episode of the season to feature a title sequence. It has changed once more from season four, showing clips of all of the stars with the cast names enlarged to make them easier to read.

    • Michael Vartan is removed from the credits.

  • Allusions