Season 5 Episode 16

Reprisal (1)

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM May 22, 2006 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • The first city name to appear in this episode is Sydney. So we see Sydney in Sydney for the first time the last time Alias aired (the series finale was aired as 2 episodes together).

    • Before shooting the ground Sydney was standing on to cause the cave in at Mt Subasio, Sloane said he knew of the pain she felt having lost Danny and Vaughn.

    • Despite it's name, The Mount Subasio is not a mountain but a little hill height only 4.232 feets.
      It's hard to find snow and glaciers !!!

    • Goof: You can clearly see Thom's scar in his right eyebrow missing in the scene where he kisses Rachel in her house.

  • Quotes

    • Tom: Hey Rachel. I wish there were more time. I would've ask you out.
      Rachel: (in tears) I would have said yes. (the bomb explodes, killing Tom)

    • Sloane: (to Sydney) The only person you can rescue is yourself.

    • Sloane: Remember when you were a little girl and you came to live with Emily and me?
      Sydney: I try not to dwell on it.
      Sloane: Sydney, you were so withdrawn. Of course we understood. You had just lost you mother and your father was taken into custody. Remember? We tried to reach out, but there was a time when that was impossible. So we lined the shelves of your room - all of them - with stuffed animals... hoping that that would comfort you. Every morning I would come into your room to wake you up. There they were, buried underneath your blanket. You said there was a storm in the middle of the night and it knocked them over. They were drowning. So one by one you rescued them. Even then, I wondered when you would learn. You can't rescue everyone.

    • Nadia: Marshall's right about you.
      Sloane: I'm doing what needs to be done.
      Nadia: Does that help you sleep at night?
      Sloane: Eventually, Marshall or Rachel will do what I ask.

    • Dixon: Sloane did this. He knows where we live, where we work, how we work.
      Jack: But the question remains: why?

    • Manager: Yes?
      Waiter: Mate, we've got a situation down here.
      Manager: Excuse me! How did you say you knew Debbie?

    • Jack: Excuse me... Would you mind? It's for my granddaughter.
      Woman: Sure.
      Jack: Try to get the Capitol in the back.
      Woman: Smile!

    • Sloane: Think about your son. Marshall, You're not cut out for this.
      Marshall: You know, I never liked you. I tolerated you. Because I had to.
      And, because you were my superior. And I was afraid of you. Then I saw how
      ... twisted you were. But now I see you for what you really are. You are a
      weak, pathetic man. And you know what? You're right. I'm not cut out for this.
      But I am thinking about my son. I want look up to me. To be proud
      of his dad. Which is why, no matter what you do to me... I'll never help you.

    • Carrie: Oh my God. Vaughn. I thought you were...I thought, ok. I guess that was a lie too.
      Sydney: It's complicated.

    • Jack: Marshall we need a program to track their movements. I want you to input the visuals and data that we have on the twelve, cross reference everything with international databases.
      Marshall: Ok, that sure that should just take me a lifetime... I mean that's really... (stern look from Jack), You got it, no problem. I'll get right on that.

  • Notes

    • 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 8, 2008 on MBC Action
      Slovakia: April 22, 2010 on Markiza

    • The final montage uses music by Boris called "Song Name Too Long."

    • This two-part episode has a record total of five special guest stars.

    • This marks Balthazar Getty's final appearance as Thomas Grace.

  • Allusions

    • "Moonglum of Elwher" (Marshall's decryption key, from one of his favourite books).

      Moonglum is the companion of Elric of Melniboné in numerous fantasy books and stories by Michael Moorcock.