Alias

Season 1 Episode 4

A Broken Heart

8
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Oct 21, 2001 on ABC
8.9
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Episode Summary

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Sydney and Dixon go on a dangerous case involving the safety of the United Commerce Organization. Francie confronts Charlie about his secret date with another woman, and Will continues to get closer to the truth about Danny's murder.

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  • Good one..

    8.5
    Oh.. The mysterious ending of last episodes gets a end and ofcourse it never ends there - there is a lot of fighting with Anna still on the way and when that mission seems to be over, there is troubles at home - I like the way Danny is developing on the case of Sydney's fiancee murder and the whole thing with Sydney's father - the talk she gave and got from Vaughn.. it was moving and deep..



    And the case.. exciting ofcourse, but somehow I even felt that the drama part of this episode had more weight and focus that whole case.. not that the Marroco part was quite good.moreless
  • love tears, big mess & Rambaldi

    9.0
    Se nota el toque femenino en este episodio y de verdad lo digo, de ninguna manera de forma despectiva. El amor que nunca es respondido, la soledad en forma de lágrimas envenenadas, el padre ausente.

    El show sigue su viaje montaña rusa. Apresurado a veces por demás, llendo de un lado al otro del planeta y volviendo una y otra vez a Los Angeles casi sin descanso. Quién podría soñar con una vida viviendo así?

    Por el otro lado Rambaldi y su genio incomprendido. Un hombre del siglo XV que deja besando el polvo a los genios del siglo XXI. Inquietante Da Vinci.moreless
  • Exciting!

    10
    Sydney and Anna open the case and memorize the numbers. Sydney plans to give SD-6 the wrong code, but Vaughn warns her not to. She and Dixon go on another mission, where a fellow man dies. Sydney is very confused about what's happening. Francine suspects Charlie of cheating on her and she tries questioning him. Will gets closer to finding the truth of Danny's death.



    This episode was great! It was full of excitement and adventure. I loved some of the humor too! Marshall is so funny! Definitely the comic relief in this show! This episode gets a 10 out of 10 from me!moreless
  • Alias Review.

    9.8
    Alias Season 1 episode number 4 tiled A Broken Heart-This episode has a lot of good parts and looks great the missions in the episode are exiting and not boring and a average cliffhanger that makes this a good episode Sydney friend has boyfriend problems and because of that she is staying at Sydney's house in the meantime Marshall device is very clever and the scene where she says $ 50.00 is to much is pretty funny meanwhile Will is getting closer to finding out is Danny's killer and over all this a good episode that is all I have to say the endmoreless
  • Review

    9.2
    Once again I was entertained throughout the duration of the episode. The show has a great way of mixing the action and the drama, basically giving each of them about half of an episode each time around. I liked the begiinning to this epsiode - with Anna and Sydney both trying to remember the code. I also liked the follow up fight in the very next city where they both went to find the Golden Sun. I thought Sydneys personal life was interesting in this episode as well as she once again is kissed by Will, yet nothing major has been confirmed by either of the two. Then once her father shuts her down for dinner she doesn't call Will, but Vaughn who we learn in this episode has a girlfriend. Just another standard episode of Alias - entertaining from beginning to end.moreless
Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman

Marshall J. Flinkman

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Sydney Anne Bristow

Merrin Dungey

Merrin Dungey

Francine 'Francie' Calfo

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Marcus R. Dixon

Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

Arvin Sloane

Michael Vartan

Michael Vartan

Michael C. Vaughn

Bernard White

Bernard White

Sawari

Guest Star

Maurice Chasse

Maurice Chasse

Jacqnoud

Guest Star

Faran Tahir

Faran Tahir

Bak Ibrahim

Guest Star

Gina Torres

Gina Torres

Anna Espinosa

Recurring Role

Evan Parke

Evan Parke

Charlie

Recurring Role

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Jenny

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (2)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Francie: (about Charlie) There he is. Start the car.
      Sydney: No, you wait 'til he's a block away.
      Francie: Look at you, getting all into it.
      Sydney: Everyone knows you wait.
      Francie: I don't know you wait.
      Sydney: You wait.

    • Will: (on the phone) H-E-C-H-T. You're certain? Okay. Thank you. I promise, I won't call again. (hangs up) Danny was supposed to be registered at a medical conference in Singapore...
      Jenny: You already told me. Litvack wants the Baptist church copy.
      Will: But I checked all the conferences twice. He's not registered at any of them.

    • Francie: He has a law review in an hour.
      Sydney: And you wanna follow him.
      Francie: So much I cannot even tell you.

    • Vaughn: What wife? I have no wife.
      Sydney: No? There's a picture in your office. You and that woman. I thought you were married.
      Vaughn: She and I are not remotely... You thought I was married this whole time?

    • Sydney: And the bank called. Uh, I might have another trip.
      Will: You take an insane amount of trips.

    • (Sydney and Dixon are staking out an arms sale)
      Sydney: Damn it, the little guy's bodyguard, I know him.
      Dixon: What?
      Sydney: From Corsica, two years ago. The son of a bitch broke my arm.

    • (Sydney's shattered after losing a contact in Morocco)
      Vaughn: When you're at your absolute lowest, most depressed... remember that you can always, you know... you've got my number.

    • (About relationships)
      Francie: Have you ever spied on anyone?
      (Sydney stares surprised)

    • Vaughn: Sydney, you give them the number! That's an order!
      Sydney: An order?
      Vaughn: Yes.
      Sydney: We need to have a long talk when I get back to Los Angeles.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Halfway Home" by Bill Bonk
      "If I Was An Angel" by Nina Storey
      "Angel" by Sarah MacLachlan

    • The UCO in this episode and the next was written as the World Trade Organization, but was changed in post-production following 9/11.

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Vaughn: When you first walked into my office with that stupid Bozo hair, I thought you were crazy.
      Bozo the Clown is the most famous clown character in the United States. Created in 1946 he is widely recognizable for his oversized red hair.

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