Season 5 Episode 1

Prophet Five

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Sep 29, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • It is inconceivable that airbags would not have deployed when the car Sydney and Vaughn were in was hit. Given that the car looked relatively new, it would have been equipped with airbags, yet they did not appear at any point.

    • Signs appearing in the episode should be in Italian (they are in Rome), however they are wrong. When they meet Lehman, a sign over a door says "Esito" instead of "Uscita" (Exit). At the railway, a sign says "Alto" instead of "Stop".

    • This is the last time Director Chase, who was played by Angela Basset throughout season 4, is directly mentioned in Alias. The last time she actually appeared on the show was season 4.

    • Sydney and Vaughn name their child
      Isabelle Bristow Vaughn.

    • Goof: At the train tracks were Curtis shoots Vaughn, he fires a total of 3 bursts, yet only the first one makes holes in Vaughn's body.

  • Quotes

    • Vaughn: …Yeah!, you're going to be an amazing mum… And I'm going to be a disaster, I've never changed a diaper.
      Sydney: Neither have I, we're going to have to call Marshall for help.

    • Renee: How did you find me?
      Sydney: I know everything.
      Renee: Then you should have walked away.
      Sydney: You don't know me very well.

    • Sydney: I just need to know how you feel. Is it something you want?
      Vaughn: The truth?
      Sydney: Off course.
      Vaughn: What we do, the things we see every day . . . honestly, no. I . . . I didn't think this was what I wanted. I mean, bringing a baby into this world that's so messed up. I just ... I just assumed that I'd wait, that we'd wait.
      Sydney: For ...?
      Vaughn: For things to ... be safe, or at least safer. But looking at you, all I can think about is what our kid is gonna be like. And I ... I'm not worried about the world. I just, I can't wait to meet this new little person.

    • Marshall: He's not gonna find Sydney and Vaughn, not from what I gave him. I encrypted Vaughn's files, 4096-bit - it'll take him years. I mean, he's an ass. Deal with it.

    • Dean: Then I have no choice. I am now officially classifying him a fugitive and your daughter an accomplice. Now if you want me to show her any leniency, find her and tell me where she is.
      Jack: (coldly) Maybe you should try Mexico City.

    • Dixon: Remember when we were working for SD-6, that night on the pier? I caught you breaking into a secure facility. You asked me to trust you, but I didn't. The proof was right in front of me: you were a traitor . . . If I had to do it over again, I'd give you the benefit of the doubt.

    • Marshall: (about Vaughn) If he was up to something, I'd know about it. We're friends. We do lunch.

    • Sydney: I always liked the name Owen.
      Vaughn: Owen. Sounds like something you name a gerbil.
      Sydney: Clementine is cute.
      Vaughn: For a fruit.
      Sydney: It's also a name.
      Vaughn: It's also a campfire song.
      Sydney: Okay, you don't like that one. How about Isabelle?
      Vaughn: Isabelle Vaughn. Isabelle Bristow Vaughn.
      Sydney: That's pretty. I like that.
      Vaughn: Me too.

    • Sydney: Close your eyes. I'll be right here.

    • Sydney: You're waltzing!
      Vaughn: Yup. I've been practicing for our wedding.
      Sydney: With whom?
      Vaughn: Weiss.

    • Sydney: I want the truth. Start with your name.
      Vaughn: Andre Michaux. I'll tell you the rest on the way.

    • Sydney: Dad. Vaughn and I-- we're having a baby.

    • Marshall: Hey, I just broke about thirty federal laws. If I get caught I'll be sharing a cell with a guy named Bruno.
      Weiss: That's white-collared. More like Martha Stewart.

  • Notes

    • Greg Grunberg was billed as Special Guest Star in this episode.

    • The opening scenes of this episode, including Sydney's venture through the corn-field, were clearly shot well-before the other scenes used - there are a few shots where Jennifer Garner is evidently not pregnant (for instance there's a shot of her belly when she raises the shotgun she acquires to shoot one of Vaughn's captors).
      However, from these scenes on, Jennifer is clearly pregnant, even though Sydney is not supposed to be (noticeably, at least) until the final scene of the episode (see in particular the party scene later on in the episode where Syd is holding a sort of hand-scarf that conveniently hides her belly from a side-view).
      *NOTE* Per the episode commentary with Ken Olin and Jeff Pinckner, Jennifer Garner was about 4 months pregnant when the cornfield scenes were shot.

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: June 17, 2007 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: February 3, 2010 on Markiza

    • After four years on the show, Michael Vartan's character, Vaughn, is shot to death halfway through the episode.

    • Greg Grunberg and Mia Maestro have been removed from the credits. Rachel Nichols, Elodie Bouchez and Balthazar Getty have been added to the credits.

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Dirty Little Secret" by Sarah McLachlan
      "Lay Lady Lay" by Bob Dylan
      "Dirty Little Secret Remix" by Sarah McLachlan

    • Although credited, Balthazar Getty does not appear in this episode.

    • The ratings for the premier episode of season 5: Alias kicked off with a disappointing 6.4/10 in the overnights (#3), 8.09 million viewers (#3) and a 2.4/ 7 for the adult (18-49) demographic (#5). Considerably less successful then the season 4 premier which had a 'lost' lead in.

    • There were no opening credits for this episode.

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