Goof: The actress who plays young Sydney has blue eyes while Jennifer Garner has brown.
After APO was destroyed in the previous episode, the gang are now working from the old garage that was once Sydney and Vaughn's main meet-up spot!
Number 47: The transaction number of the purchase of the missiles by Sloane is: 8447.
Number 47: The missiles override code is: 3-9-8-alpha-4-tango-6-4-7.
Goof: When Vaughn confronts Sark in the control room and fires at Sark's knee, the gun's sound is of a silenced gun, yet Vaughn's gun has no silencer.
When Dixon shows Sydney and Vaughn the photo of Sark during the final scene, the page behind Sark's photo has the scene's script on it.
When Sydney was talking to her shot father before he urged her to leave, she had a booger coming from one nostril, shots following, the booger altered from being on the other nostril and not being there at all.
When Sydney is moving Jack's hand to apply pressure on his wound, her hands are covered in blood. In the two times we see her hands they are clean. Then they are bloody again.
Vaughn: Alpha, Tango, 6 4 7.
Marshall: Come on. Come on! Launch aborted!
Vaughn: Speaking of mess, didn't someone promise to finish unpacking her toys before dinner? Go on.
Marshall: Oh, my God. They've started the launch.
Sark: What's our status?
Voice: Mil-sat one just hit atmosphere. The rest of the satellites are right behind it.
Sark: Initiate the countdown.
Voice: Sir, beginning final preparations...
Sark: Excellent. Proceed according to...
Irina: For whatever it's worth, I truly do love you.
Sydney: Don't look at me. You're the one that let him go.
Irina: I'm afraid I can't allow you to be such a complication in my life any longer.
Sark: (about Rambaldi's end game) I can understand we're still going on with this.
Sloane: Don't tell me you're having second thoughts.
Sark: Of course not… it's just that not everyday one gets to be a part of global genocide.
(Sloane eludes Sydney once again)
Sydney: Still how are we going to find him? It's impossible… we don't have a single lead, we can't trust the CIA.
Vaughn: Sydney stop. Let's not overlook the fact that you basically died today, you and I have gotten pretty good at impossibles.
(Sydney interrogates Peyton)
Sydney: We know you're working with Arvin Sloane, and we know about the ICBM's he recently acquired, what we don't know is where they are… or where they're headed. Now, I'm well aware that you're tough, and that you've conditioned to withstand torture… but I have something you don't have… your former best friend (Rachel walks in)
Rachel: And I know what you're afraid of.
(a snake starts hissing around Peyton's neck, she shivers in fear)
Sydney: If I were you , I'd stay extremely still.
(During one the episode's flashbacks)
Francie: Education. Done. You can be a teacher like your Mum, I mean you always talked about how happy she was.
Sydney: I've thought about that, but I've always thought about teaching like my safety net.
Francie: Your safety net? You know how dangerous it is to be a teacher these days? Kids bring knives to school these days.
Sark: (walking into a Rambaldi crypt) Does it have to be so filthy? If Rambaldi could prophecise the future, he might have advised me not to wear $500 dollar shoes.
(Inside the Rambaldi crypt Sloane is again haunted by a vision of Nadia)
Nadia: Is it everything you imagined?
Sloane: Nadia! I'm so glad you're here, if I didn't have someone to share this with, I would have doubted my own eyes.
Nadia: You're talking to your dead daughter… this is an odd time to be questioning your sanity.
(Sark captures Jack, Sydney and Vaughn in Mogolia)
Sark: Correct me if I'm wrong Mr. Vaughn, but aren't you supposed to be dead? I suppose we'll have to rectify that.
(Vaughn confronts Sark in the missile control room)
Vaughn: Give me the codes!
Sark: I don't have the codes, I swear.
(Vaughn shoots Sark in the knee)
Sark: Argh!!! You shot me!
Vaughn: Yeah, and I'll keep shooting you until you either give me the codes or bleed to death. You choose.
(Dixon needs help from Sydney and Vaughn who are retired)
Dixon: We've already prepared the mission spec, low risk insertion, simple alias, who knows? Could be fun.
Sydney: That's what you say every time you show up at my doorstep, the next thing you know I'm jumping over canals in 3 inch heels, while napalm explodes around me.
Dixon: Yes, that's how I define fun.
Jack: (holding an explosive loaded harness and a trigger in his hand) You beat death Arvin...but you couldn't beat me.
(Jack presses the trigger and the bomb harness explodes, collapsing the room over Jack and Sloane)
This episode was nominated for the 2007 VES Award for "Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program" and was nominated for the 2006 Emmy Award for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination".
Original International Air Dates:
Australia: October 7, 2007 on Channel 7
The Middle East: October 9, 2008 on MBC Action
Slovakia: April 29, 2010 on Markiza
At the close of the series Jennifer Garner and Victor Garber are the only actors to appear in every episode with Ron Rifkin coming very close missing only the penultimate episode of season 4.
Originally this season was going to run for 22 episodes like the other four seasons, but due to lower ratings, and Jennifer Garner's pregnancy in season 5, the number of episodes was cut to 17.
Music from this episode includes:
"Runaway Train" by Soul Asylum
In the final scene of the series, Dixon says:
Dixon: Truth be told, I could use some field-assistance.
Truth be Told was the name of the very first episode of Alias.
Moreover, while in Rambaldi's tomb, Sloane uses the words Almost thirty years, which is the title of the season 1 finale.
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