Alias

Season 1 Episode 6

Reckoning

7
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Nov 18, 2001 on ABC
8.9
out of 10
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294 votes
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Episode Summary

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Sydney goes undercover in a mental institution to get information from Shepard, a man who has been unconsciously programmed to be a deadly assassin. Meanwhile, Sydney becomes convinced that her father was responsible for the death of her mother 20 years earlier. Will discovers the true identity of the woman who claimed to have an affair with Danny and Francie is relieved to learn that Charlie is not having an affair with another woman. Marshall finds the computer worm planted in the SD-6 mainframe by the CIA.moreless

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • Reveiw

    7.8
    Not my favorite episode the storylines are ok but where not interesting enough to make me jump for joy and the little twist at the end was not that exiting this episode was slower and not as fastest the other and when one episode slows down it becomes a little dull and not fun to watch my favorite part is when Marshall kill the bug that the CIA put into the SD-6 computers even though that was a small part of the episode an ok episode not great but ok my over all rating is 7.8 for this episode endmoreless
  • More glues..

    8.5
    And if you think last episode glues where enough we are getting, this episode continues to turning the story in who-knows-what direction. First what Sydney learns about her mother and FBI involvement - poor girl, every time she thinks she knows all about her father, there is something else.. And Will continuing Danny's murder glues and gets to that woman and we all knew how it will end - she will be gone without trace.



    And the cases.. getting more and more exciting. i really most say those two episodes have been the best one so far - always motion, action, something secret going on.moreless
  • An interesting view of Vaughn's character

    9.0
    I really love this episode of Alias because of Agent Vaughn's storyline. We finally kind of get a real characterization of him and the last scene where he attends the funeral, it makes me tear up. I enjoyed the scene when Vaughn and Sydney are at the golf course and he gives her the "bug" and she playfully retorts, it's a way cute bit of flirting that foreshadows what happens later on. The scene with the funeral is what really makes this episode one that I will watch over and over. Michael Vaughn is my favorite character on Alias and this episode is proof of why.moreless
  • Atrapada sin salida

    9.0
    Como existe la posibilidad, para un padre, de mentirle a su hija acerca de la muerte de su propia madre? Sidney cree (con gran criterio e información) que su madre murió a causa del trabajo de su padre. Y me pregunto cuán grave puede ser para una mujer que de pequeña perdió a su madre enterarse que su padre tuvo gran culpa en eso? Y él cómo corno puede vivir con eso en el alma? El show va bien, se quedó un poquito pero va bien. Otra pregunta: hace falta que viajen tanto? Cada misión no es específica de cada ciudad, o sea, lo de este capítulo podría producirse tanto en Bucarest como en Asunción.moreless
  • I love this show!

    10
    Sydney goes into a mental institution undercover in order to find a man who can tell them where a man they need is buried. Marshall finds the bug that the CIA put into their computer system. Sydney believes that her father is responsible for her mother's death. Francie and Charlie talk about the situation and he tells her that he's not having an affair, but he wants to sing! That's who the woman was, she is helping him fulfill his dream! Will finds out the true identity of the woman, but she leaves in a hurry.



    This episode was really good! The ending was a cliffhanger that I didn't expect! Most of the episodes seemed long to me, but this one seemed short. I really liked it! It gets a 10 out of 10!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

Maurice Godin

Maurice Godin

SD-6 Agent Fisher

Guest Star

Nancy Wetzel

Nancy Wetzel

Amy Tippin

Guest Star

Tom Waite

Tom Waite

Guard #1

Guest Star

Evan Parke

Evan Parke

Charlie

Recurring Role

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Jenny

Recurring Role

Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Eric Weiss

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (4)

  • QUOTES (9)

    • Eloise Kurtz: Just leave me alone! I don't know anything!
      Will: See, it's people who say that that always know much more than they think they do.

    • Sydney: What about the file... the one you pulled for me? There were pages missing. Maybe it didn't end twenty years ago. Maybe he's still working for Russia!
      Vaughn: Stop. Okay? Stop. What matters, what "is" important, is taking down SD-6. Jack... your father... is helping us do that!

    • Francie: Bar association dinner. One of the lawyers wanted to sue me because his chicken was undercooked. Can you believe that... an obnoxious lawyer?

    • Sydney: Raid my closet!
      Francie: Thanks, but I got boobs.

    • Sloane: Jack will no longer be working out of Jennings Aerospace. His assignment there is complete. As of today, he will be working here with a cover as portfolio manager for Credit Dauphine. This way, he can more actively participate in the planning and execution of missions.
      Sydney: (forces a smile) Good.

    • Francie: Hey, how was your trip?
      Sydney: Oh. Not good. I was working with these people who - they were terminated.
      Francie: Oh, man. The economy sucks.

    • Sydney: Don't lecture me about my father. Because of his spy-trade my mother is dead. You couldn't possibly understand what it's like to have a parent die that way.
      Vaughn: There's a book back at Langley. They keep it locked up under glass. Behind it there's a marble wall with stars carved on it. It's a memorial to the agents the Company has lost in action. Families are never told how they died or even where, only that they won't be coming home. (giving Sydney a long uneasy stare) I was eight when my father became one of those stars.

    • (Vaughn gives Sydney a small box with a child's plastic bug)
      Sydney: What's this?
      Vaughn: A bug.
      Sydney: What are you, twelve-years-old?
      Vaughn: No, a bug.

    • Sydney: I know about you! That you were hunted by the F.B.I.! And I know that mom died because they went after you.
      Jack: Sydney...
      Sydney: Every time I think I know just how awful you are, I learn something worse.

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2002 Excellence in Production Design Award for "Television - Episode of a Single-Camera Series".

    • This is the first episode to include the "mugshots" of the main characters, before the opening sequence.

    • Music from episode includes:
      "Going, Going, Gone" by Stars
      "Tornado" by Garbage
      "Be Still My Soul..." by Lisbeth Scott
      "Zero Hours a Week" by Huffamoose

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • During Sydney's briefing Sloane mentions that a decoder is held by "Josh Smythe owner of the Hobb's End Photogallery in London." "Hobb's End" is a fictional section of London where, while digging a subway tunnel, an alien spacecraft was found in the TV Mini-series (later a movie) Quartermass and the Pit. "Hobb's End" is also the fictional New England town in H.P. Lovecraft's "In the Mouth of Madness" where a direct portal to hell exists.

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