Season 5 Episode 7

Fait Accompli

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2005 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Sydney and APO attempt to discover whom Gordon Dean is working for and what their end game is. Meanwhile, when the group, claiming to have a cure for his daughter Nadia, continues to play mind games with him, Sloane struggles for control.

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  • Review

    Best episode of the final season so far, certainly hope that the writers can band together and finsih this season out strong...starting with this episode if possible.

    I like how Arvin Sloane backed himself out of one corner (Dean) only to back himself into another (Peyton + That Other Guy) Im not used to seeing Arvin so frustrated and in debt to all of these people at once. He is usually the mastermind and something tells me at the end of all this that he will have gotten the better of all of the bad guys who are trying to make his life hell.

    I enjoyed the scene at the racetrack, nice seeing everyone on the same mission. Ive felt a little dissconnected from Alias ever since they started doing thsi 2-3 person team stuff. Watching Arvin try and be all Alias was funny though, getting knocked down in two seconds by Dean.

    The follow up scenes with Dean were good too...some of the bets of the seasonmoreless
  • "Excuse me, mama coming through. Watch out. Don't Jostle the Package." This episode was a fun one and I think I enjoyed it even more the second time I saw it.moreless

    It also marked the return of Nadia. Well, for about five minutes before she went back into her zombie state but it was still nice to have back a familiar character.

    I'm happy the team finally caught Dean and I am glad Rachael got to take him down. I just hope this marks the last of Rachael being the center plotline. I like Rachael, but I figured out I like her even more when she's not the center of the episode like last weeks "Solo".

    The Dean being tortured bit provided a lot of interesting moments. When Marshall said that Dean needed someone to comfort him the look on Sydney’s face was priceless. Also what Dean said to Sydney in the torture room made me fear for her and her baby's life. Apparently Prophet 5 consists of 12 different governments around the world. Why they would want to kill Sydney and her child, I have no idea but the plot is thickening and I like it.

    What I also think made this episode so good was how many betrayals there were between the characters, it just made you have no idea what was coming next. First Sloane turned in Dean, then Peyton betrayed Dean (Dean just had a bad day), then Dean's head boss (Angus-something) made a deal with Sloane, which included Sloane killing Dean, and after Sloane completed it Angus didn't hold his end of the bargain. It felt like the old complicated, intriguing web called 'Alias' again and I hope from here on the writers have hit their stride and the rest of the episodes will shine like this one did.

    All in all it was a very good episode and I can't wait till December 7(the new timeslot for 'Alias' at 10/9 central) for the return of Sark!!

    Final Rating: 3 1/2 out of 4 Stars

    - Tim Bronx

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  • O.K. Episode

    This was an ok episode. Sloane bad then good then bad then good now I guess since Nadia woke up for a second he will be bad again. New girl kicked Deans butt. Grace needs more to do as well as Dixon. Also, I just read Alias has been cancelled after this season.
  • Fantastiskt! Alias rockar!

    Alias är det bästa inom tv! Jag blir helt till mig när jag ser på ett avsnitt. Det är som en drog, man vill bara ha mer. Ja coolt när dean dog. Ett mycket spännade avsnitt. Fattar inte varför det inte har bättre tittarsiffror. Jaha men hoppas de forsätter med Alias ett bra tag till!
  • Have Jack actually built anything before ? How about Titanic ?

    The good thing about Alias is - it is still funny. Two most funny moments of this episodes were Sydney - Rachel conversation about hitting Dean with a showel and the last scene when Sydney asks her dad if he had ever built something. Considering Victor Garber has played Titanic designer I find this very amusing.

    The bad thing about Alias is - the lack of logic. This time for example Sloane has to go to Dubai to give the access card to Dean, although they have met many times in the US. How was Sloane supposed to cover his trip if he didn\'t tell Jack that he works for Dean ?

    I didn\'t like the third season because everytime they needed a Rambaldi artefact to get some information only this artefact could give them, it always had turned out the next episode after they had recovered it that their enemies possessed the information from other source.

    Now it turns out that there was another group of people interested in Rambaldi\'s work that started their work in 70\'s. Why the \"all mighty\" Sloane didn\'t know about it ? How do they know more about Rambaldi\'s work then Sloane (I assume that because they have a cure for Nadia) if they didn\'t recover Rambaldi\'s artefacts. And why didn\'t they try to recover them ? They have started their work 20 years before Sloane - they had plenty of time to do that.

    Many TV series didn\'t have a main plot but still people have watched them every week because of characters, humor etc. Alias has great characters - both the old and the new ones. I would rather see Mr. Sark again instead of another global conspiracy.moreless
Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Marcus R. Dixon

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Sydney Anne Bristow

Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman

Marshall J. Flinkman

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Nichols

Rachel Gibson

Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

Arvin Sloane

Victor Garber

Victor Garber

Jonathan 'Jack' Donahue Bristow

Alex Ball

Alex Ball

Delivery Man

Guest Star

Lorenzo Caccialanza

Lorenzo Caccialanza


Guest Star

Ali Dean

Ali Dean

Arabic Shiek

Guest Star

Amy Acker

Amy Acker

Kelly Peyton

Recurring Role

Mia Maestro

Mia Maestro

Nadia Santos

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (2)

    • Gordon Dean says, 'Get a pen. Write this down' These are the exact same words Sydney says to Dr Lee in 'Truth Be Told', the first episode of season One.

    • Marshall says that Grace's suit looks good on him, and that blue's a good color for him. But the monitor feed is black-and-white.

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Sydney: Marshall counted 12 sources that make up Prophet 5, 12 dad.
      Jack: I know.
      Sydney: It's like The Alliance all over again.

    • (Marshall uses an interrogation protocol with hallucinogens and 70's music)
      Jack: How long before we can interrogate Dean?
      Marshall: In an hour he'll think you're God, he'll tell you anything you want to know.

    • Rachel: Marshall ran analysis on the card you retrieved.
      Sydney: He suspects it's an access key to a secure network.
      Rachel: Now we just have to figure out which network… well at least there are only about ten billion secure networks in the world.

    • Ehrmann: There are a few more things we need you to do for us.
      Sloane: We have a deal.
      Ehrmann: No. We have an arrangement, which you don't seem to understand very well.
      Sloane: You son of a bitch.
      Ehrmann: I'll be in touch. Til then, I want you to remember one thing: you have something now that you didn't have this morning.
      Sloane: What's that?
      Ehrmann: Hope.

    • Grace: Hey, Base - got a visual?
      Marshall: Affirmative, Sidewinder.
      Grace: Good. Because I was wondering...whaddya think of this suit? Pretty sweet, huh?
      Marshall: Yeah, it's a nice suit on you. Blue's…blue's a good color. (notices Jack's suit) And for you as well, Director Bristow.
      Jack: (deadpan) Thanks.

    • Jack: Arvin good news, Sydney's mission in Italy was a success.
      Sloane: I already knew that.
      Jack: Did
      Sloane: Gordon Dean told me.

    • Sydney: Oracle, come in. Do you have a visual?
      Rachel: Yeah (panting), actually on Dean.
      Sydney: What's he doing?
      Rachel: Eating dirt - I just hit him with a shovel.
      Sydney: A shovel…is he conscious?
      Rachel: Yeah, I think so.
      Sydney: Then hit him again.

    • Sloane: (answering cell phone) Yes.
      Dean: How is she doing today? I feel for you... I can't imagine how hard it must be looking into the face of your own sins.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: July 29, 2007 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: March 18, 2010 on Markiza

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Burn In Hell" by Twisted Sister
      "I Had Too Much To Dream Last Night" by The Electric Prunes
      "1963" by Rachael Yamagata
      "Your Song" by Elton John