Season 5 Episode 14

I See Dead People

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 10, 2006 on ABC
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Episode Summary

Marshall reports to Jack that a microchip, found in Renée Rienne's body, is etched with the name 'Andre Micheaux'. Peyton tells Sloane that Sydney is being sent to Nepal to meet with someone regarding the chip. Sloane sends Anna, now Sydney's doppelgänger, to intercept. When Marshall discovers that the APO office is bugged, Jack frantically tries to reach Sydney to warn her before it is too late.moreless

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  • The stage has been set...

    The stage has been set for the final episodes of the series. Only three episodes remain and everything is beginning to fall into place. However, this episode did take things a little while to devolop and because of that the entire epsiode was played at a slower pace then most Alias episodes.

    The other half of the chip being implanted into Vaughns skin confuses me to no end. With how many times we have seen him in the hospital its hard for me to imagine that with all of the x-rays they all happened to miss the chip inserted into his body.

    Once again Anna leaves Sydney a chance to escape. Instead of putting a bullet in between her eyes she leaves her wide open to jump out of the exploding truck. But that could be just being picky.

    The scenes with Arvin Sloane and Nadia were not that great. She basically just told us what kind of a person he is and how he is just like all the rest of the bad guys. There was really nothing that I took away from the scenes other then they were used as a filler for the episode.

    Vaughn and Sydney back together is good for the remaining episodes of the season. They have everything they need to take down Prophet Five now, so hopefully the writing picks up for the remaining episodes.moreless
  • Great episode.

    In this episode Marshall reports to Jack that that a microchip, found in Eenee Rienne's body, is etched with the name 'Andre Micheaux'. Meanwhile Peyton tells Slone that Sydney is being sent to Nepal to meet with Vaughn who is still alive. Slone sends Anna who now looks likr Sydney to intercept. Marshall then dicovers the APO office is being bugged, Jack frantically tries to rfeach Sydney to earn her before it is too late. Overall this was a great episode it was very exciting and it sets up the final few episodes extremly well. This really was a fantastic season, i'm glad Vaughn is back he was away too long.moreless
  • Great Episode and nice to see Syd and Vaughn back together.

    I loved this episode b/c of the Syd/Vaughn reunion. I thought Jennifer Garner did a fantastic job of playing herself and Anna impersonating Sydney. One of my favorite parts was when the fake Sydney is removing the chip from Vaughn's chest and he asks her about Isabelle. I love the part when she says, "But her chin is pointy like mine. It's cute." I also love when fake Sydney tells Vaughn that she always said that Sydney was too good for him. It shows Anna's respect for Sydney even though they are enemies. There was one error that kind of bugged me. When Fake Syd and Vaughn are sitting outside the jewelers trying to figure out their plan, Fake Syd asks Vaughn how he wants to handle it. And he responds "like we did in Cartegena." He later reveals that he and Syd never went to Cartegena. But in the Season 2 episode, "Countdown" where Dixon flips out and pretends to blow everyone up after his wife is killed, Syd and Vaughn are both on that mission which was in Cartegena. So Vaughn's little test for the Fake Sydney was wrong.moreless
  • Here is another amazing episode changing the story line as they go on...

    Ok. The episode titled, "I See Dead People." Wasn't as amazing as previous episodes were, but for certain reasons, I loved it just as much. First of all, we all must take a moment to say goodbye to Renee. She was a good friend of APO's and it will never be the same without her, OK, now that that is over with....SLOANE IS SEEING NADIA'S GHOST that is a bit more creepy then the firt time he saw weird things when it concered the death of Emily the first time she died after he poisened her. Pretty creepy, BUT, I did like the little bit about the note he slipped Sark on the way out of the church at the end... SARKS BACK, I mean, he was for one episode, but you never know if he'll ever show up again...he did, and I believe he will play a pivitol role in the season finale.moreless
  • Today we got to see the evil side of Jennifer Garner and boy did I have fun.

    Today we got to see the evil side of Jennifer Garner and boy did I have fun. It was nice getting to see new expressions from her that we've never seen before. I thought Jennifer Garner did a great job acting as Ana. Seeing her act cold and ruthless was strange and enticing at the same time. I thought the death of Ana felt a little bit too rushed though, but I guess they don’t have that much time to waste with the finale being only one episode away.

    Watching Ana act as Sydney kissing Vaughn was very creepy. I loved though how that by the end of the episode Vaughn had already figured out it wasn't Sydney. I just wonder why, if he knew all along it wasn’t her, did he go along with her? I guess he figured playing Ana’s game was the only way he would get more answers about Prophet 5. Vaughn has showed his willingness to do whatever it takes to get answers (working with a criminal on C.I.A.'s Most Wanted list for example).

    So Mia Maestro isn't completely out of the picture, which I suspected since I read in an interview she was coming back for about four episodes. I was a bit disappointed that she was still actually "dead" but the ghost thing was interesting. Nadia evidently was Sloane's unconscious speaking out and it did give good insight onto what Sloane was thinking. Sloane still obviously feels guilty for Nadia's death and he is also starting to suspect that after he outlives his usefulness to Prophet 5 they will get ride of him. Is that why Sloane is lying to them about what is really on the Rimbaldi page? Because he is “Prophet 5’s pawn”?

    The fight scene between Ana and Vaughn was enjoyable, (I bet Jennifer Garner and Michael Vartan never expected to have a fight scene against each other), and it was fun seeing Vaughn back in action although eventually if Sydney hadn't came to his rescue he would have been killed. The one thing that I do like from Ana's sudden death is that Sydney now will get to play her greatest alias yet: herself, well an evil version of herself.

    Overall it was another solid 'Alias' episode.

    Final Quotes and Notes

    -Julian Sark is back and apparently working with Sloane again on his Rimbaldi quest.

    -The room filled with everything about Prophet 5 was interesting. I wonder if they will find anything useful in there.

    -ASS asked Tom when the last time was he went to the movies. Could they be heading towards a romance? Not that I honestly care, but I'm sure some viewers would be interested in.

    -What was Sydney stuck in when the car was set on fire? It seemed like she kept looking down as if her feet were caught in something but the camera never showed us what she was looking at.

    -"I See Dead People" refers to both Nadia and Vaughn, who practically everybody in the cast still thought was dead.

    -Vaughn: “Just for the record, you’re a terrible kisser."

    Final Rating: 3 out of 4 stars.

    - Tim Bronx

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Lawrence LeJohn

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Guest Star

Andrew Schaff

Andrew Schaff

Surveillance Operator

Guest Star

Mark Bernier

Mark Bernier


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Michael Vartan

Michael Vartan

Michael C. Vaughn

Recurring Role

David Anders

David Anders


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Mia Maestro

Mia Maestro

Nadia Santos

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (3)

    • Once again, if you remove a full ammunition cartridge from a gun and hand it to someone, the weight will give away that the gun is empty.

    • In the scene when the fake Sydney extracts the second half of the computer chip from Vaughn's chest in Nepal, we see Sydney digging around with tongs under his skin, find the chip, and slowly draw it from the wound to show the audience. We then see blood across the top of the chip but none on the bottom when Sydney turns it over and none on the tongs themselves.
      Also, Vaughn claimed not to know the chip was in his body for the last 30+ years. With as many times as we've seen him injured and hospitalized over the course of the show, how would repeated body scans, MRI's, x-rays, etc. miss a foreign object planted so close to the skin's surface in such an accessible part of the body?

    • In this episode, Sloane asks Peyton to retrieve a book from Geneva.
      However, when Peyton arrives in the city to fetch the book, the caption and city shot shows Zurich.

  • QUOTES (4)

    • Sydney: (placing a flower over Nadia's casket) How could I have trusted him again? After everything?
      Dixon: You thought he had changed.
      Sydney: Nadia didn't… I convinced her he deserved a second chance… I showed him compassion… I won't make that mistake again.

    • Sloane: (to Peyton) You think I'm having a conscience crisis because I killed Nadia? Let me be clear… no one will stand between me and the fulfillment of Rambaldi's ultimate vision… no one.

    • (Sloane's haunted by a vision of Nadia)
      Sloane: What do you want from me Nadia?
      Nadia: I don't want anything.
      Sloane: Why don't you understand Nadia? ...Every sacrifice I've ever made has been for the greater good.
      Nadia: Yet every sacrifice you've ever made, has come at the cost of someone else's expense. (touching the wound on her neck) Or have you forgotten?
      Sloane: Oh no, I haven't forgotten, you are always on my mind… the irony is, for all those years I was worried for your well being, and now I realize, in the end I had no choice.
      Nadia: (laughing) You still believe that don't you? That your actions are controlled by fate... that you were chosen, why dad? You must have asked yourself why would Rambaldi choose you, you're not a man of honor, you're not particularly courageous, you're charitable but only when it serves your own interests, and last but not least, you murder the people you claim to love.

    • (Anna posing as Sydney reveals herself to Vaughn)
      Vaughn: Who are you?
      Anna: It's a pity you'll never know.
      (she pulls the trigger, but only a click comes out, Vaughn dangles the clip in front of her)
      Vaughn: Sydney and I never went to Cartagena. (after a short struggle Vaughn subdues Anna) And just for the record, you're a terrible kisser.

  • NOTES (2)

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: September 16, 2007 on Channel 7
      The Middle East: October 6, 2008 on MBC Action
      Slovakia: April 15, 2010 on Markiza

    • In the first shot of the baby on top of the washing machine, you can hear a baby crying, but you can clearly see the baby is happy and smiling, not crying. On the second shot however, the baby is crying.


    • Title: I See Dead People
      This alludes to the movie, The Sixth Sense where a boy sees dead people as if they were living. He utters the famous phrase to the character played by Bruce Willis.