Alias

Season 1 Episode 10

Spirit

6
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 16, 2001 on ABC
9.1
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Sydney briefs her CIA handler, Agent Vaughn, on her recent captivity at SD-6 and is surprised when he unexpectedly gives her a Christmas gift. Meanwhile, Jack has to find a way to save Sydney when he discovers that Sloane has ordered her tortured and killed for being the suspected SD-6 mole. Will may be making the mistake of his life when he begins to research a name heard on a mysterious audiocassette -- SD-6.moreless

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  • Little bit off the pace you expect..

    8.0
    Mm.. After the whole excitement in previous episodes then this one felt little off - first it looked like getting Sydney as a mole will be a major event but as so many times before, she just gets away without much problem..



    And then most of the episode other want to figure out how she got away.. Sydney confronts her father about it and he lies as always.. but Vaughn gets to the truth.. So, in many ways it was all about the things off the missions and more focus on Sydney's friends and her family.. and the end promises more father-daughter time.moreless
  • So?

    9.0
    Es o no es Sidney el infiltrado en SD-6? El padre la salvó e hizo sacrificar al otro nabo? Lo importante es que Sloane no torturó ni mató a la protagonista de esta serie vertiginosa y todo sigue como antes. Igual algo de sospecha debe haber quedado en el aire.

    Qué onda con Will? Quién está tratando de contactarlo? Lo obligarán a formar parte de SD-6? Sería interesante ver a Will y Sidney de compañeros sin este saber que ella es una doble agente.

    Creo que la hostoria necesita un giro inesperado.

    Alias, Season 1, Episode 10, Spirit: 8,9. Todo por cambiar.moreless
  • Sydney almost gets caught, a terrorist gets a new face, and Jack and Sydney head to Cuba. (contains spoilers)

    9.3
    Sorry.... this review is really, really long!! But, here it goes....



    The episode starts with Sydney waking up after being caught because she is suspected of being a mole. Sloane is telling the partner she was with that Sydney was the mole and that they picked up they tranmission when they were in Switzerland. Sloane tells him that they are using the guy to say they will kill him if she doesn't tell them everything, so SD6 agents beat him up and put him in the cell with Sydney. Sydney's desk has been cleared by security section and Jack sees this. Back in the cell, the guys ask Syd is she's ready to talk to Sloane, but she says no! Looks like the guy is going to get killed (or so we think). Jack confronts security section about taking Syd, but they don't tell him much at all. Sydney gets strapped down and is about to get tortured by a guy who she had always wondered what he did. In the main part of SD6, Marshall gets a message and goes to Sloane with it. They guy is about to start torturing her, but an agent walks in, saying "change of plans." Sloane now is telling Sydney that they had suspected it was her who was the mole, but they have now figured out that it was the guy who she was with, Russek. He is now getting tortured because they think he is the mole. Vaughn meets with Sydney at a flower stand and they talk about how Russek has been caught for being a mole. Was Russuck set up to get Sydney out?? Vaughn gives Sydney a Christmas gift! AW! Sydney, Will, Amy, and Frannie are in Syd's appartment playing a word game with the fire blazing and the tree lit. Her beeper beeps and she has to go to work. Will complains to Sydney about her job and how demanding it is, but she gets very defensive and angry and leaves. Back at "Credit Dauphine" Sloane is breifing the group (sans Dixon) about the new case. Sydney is going to a private island to find out the new identity of Ineni Hassin. After the meeting, Sydney asks Jack if he set up the thing with Russek. Vaughn informs Syd that Russek was killed. Will is with the computer guy listening to the tape that the mystery voice person put in his glove box. They hear the three gun shots and try to hear more from it. Suddenly they do hear something: "Did you tell him about SD6?" Wow! That night, Sydney goes by Will's house to apologize for snapping at him about her job. Will's assistant, Jenny is there too! Now we go to the private island. Sydney, now with blonde hair and the alias "Victoria King" is in the hotel, wearing pink-lensed sunglasses that take pictures. She starts taking pictures of a guy at the pool, and on the way back in, bumps into a guy. She goes out to a pool in a bikini and starts talking to the guys she was taking pictures of. She's apologizes for playing her music too loud, but it isn't true. He tells her his room number after much flirting. Back in LA, Will is in a parking garage talking to a man whose name came up when he searched for the name "SD6." A man named David McNeal is linked to it and this guy is a friend and his lawyer (?), and now McNeal is in prison because he pleaded guilty to something (sorry can't remember) after his wife "killed herself." Now we're back on the island again and Sydney uses a fake key card to get in to Hassan's room, but is caught by a guy with a gun. She pretends she's meeting someone there, then proceeds to beat the guy up and throws him through the window-thing in the wall, which reveals a room with an operating table and such. Ineni Hassan has a new face! It was the guy Syd bumped into earlier. Sloane tells Jack about the situation and gives him a new mission, to go to Cuba to kill Hassan. Sloane tells a story about from when he was in the CSI (the real one) and he had a "perfect moment," but he could feel a darkness coming. We also find out that Sloane's wife has lymphoma. Vaughn tells Syd that her father is going to Hassan to get his client list. Jack is going to tell him that he was going to be killed and that they are going to fake his death in exchange for the client list. Syd leaves Vaughn after they both exchange warm smiles. But there was something that Vaughn didn't tell Sydney. He found out that Jack really was the one who altered the transmission and set up Russek. O wait, he really didn't see the transmission, it was just a hunch, and now Jack has admitted to it. He justifies it by saying that his daughter was about to be tortured/executed and he needed to do something. Back at Sydney's apartment, Syd and Frannie both mention something about Jenny to Will. Sydney opens Vaughn's gift and finds an antique picture frame. She sees a picture of her father and remembers a story, which she proceeds to tell Vaughn. She has realized that Jack set up Russek, but Vaughn informs her that Russek wasn't really all that good, as he was one of the first members of SD6 and knew all about what they really are. Vaughn also tells her that in Cuba Jack has been captured by Hassan, and the CIA will not go in because it is too risky. Sydney is going in to get her father. At a prison, Will visits David McNeal, the person linked to SD6. He asks him about SD6, but the guy won't say anything at all about it because he is afriad that something will happen to his daughter. Sydney is in Buca, where Jack is getting beat up by Hassan (now known as Nebseni Saad). Jack tells Hassan about the offer from the CIA, saying instead that it is for his own personal use. Sydney beats up guards on her way to get to Jack. Hassan asks Jack if he can trust him completely. Will he prove that he will go against SD6? They bring out Sydney, who has been caught. "Here, kill her," they say. The episode ends with Jack pointing the gun at Sydney.moreless
  • Great!

    9.5
    Sydney is found imprisoned by SD-6. Sloane thinks she may be the mole. He makes a plan with Russek, in order to get Sydney to tell them what damage has been done. When Jack finds out, he interferes. He makes it seem that Russek is the mole and has him killed. Sydney is now innocent. Will digs even deeper when he finds out something on the tape...SD-6. He tries to find answers about what it is. Vaughn knows that Jack had Russek killed, but Sydney doesn't. Sydney finds out that Jack lied to her and that Vaughn knew. Sydney finds out Hassan's new identity. Jack goes out to kill Hassan under Sloane's orders. He also is retrieving something for the CIA. It almost works, but Sydney follows him and makes things complicated. In order for Hassan to trust Jack, he must kill Sydney.



    This episode was great! Fantastic ending! Also, the Will plot is confusing, but interesting. This episode gets a 9.5!moreless
  • Alias

    9.9
    In this episode of Alias Sydney is about to be tortured by one of Sloane's men because she is the mole in SD-6 and is saved by her father Jack and then when Sloane think Sydney is not guilty she goes to a resort to get information from a man named Driscoll about some face altering technique that he did to someone who SD-6 needs dead but the CIA wants a live and jack is task to do the mission all a good basic episode that does nothing wrong and does everything right the missions in the episode are good and not boring and the locations look nice as wellmoreless
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

Nancy Wetzel

Nancy Wetzel

Amy Tippin

Guest Star

Scott Vance

Scott Vance

Security Section Agent #1

Guest Star

Scott Paulin

Scott Paulin

Robert Stoller

Guest Star

Don Took

Don Took

Agent Grey

Recurring Role

Sarah Shahi

Sarah Shahi

Jenny

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (1)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • (Sydney's been tortured for being the suspected mole)
      Sydney: (to the interrogator) My name is Sydney Bristow, I've seen you in the office, I always wondered what you did... guess this is what you do.

    • Sloane: ...I didn't know how it would finally materialize: the darkness. I had nothing to base it on. It wasn't as if the C.I.A. had just betrayed me, that my wife had just been diagnosed with lymphoma. None of that had happened yet. So, whenever life takes an unfortunate turn, as it has this week, I just remind myself that I could see it coming all along.

    • Jack: Russek. It was a shock... What? Do you mean did I engineer it somehow? No, Sydney, of course not.

    • Vaughn: (embarrassed) I don't know. I was in this store, you know, um... this little antique place.
      Sydney: (big smile) What were you doing in an antique store?
      Vaughn: I don't know. (laughs nervously) Whatever. Um, look, if you don't like it just... don't tell me.

    • Sydney: In the cell, when Russek was trying to get me to talk, I asked him questions about his interrogation. When he told me that they threatened to kill him, he was blinking at erratic intervals... a classic indication that he was lying. So, I didn't talk only because I knew he wasn't in any real danger. Either Sloane still thinks I'm the mole and is using me somehow...

    • Sloane: For the past few weeks, you've been under suspicion. We knew we had a mole and there were signs that indicated that it was you. And then when you were in Geneva, we picked up a third-party transmission and it seemed to confirm that you betrayed SD-6. And what I just learned is that it wasn't your transmission. It was Russek's.
      Sydney: Russek...

    • Jack: I need you to tell me what's happening!
      SD-6 Agent: You didn't hear this from me... While Sydney and Russek were in Geneva, a transmission was recorded from her location and it was not one of ours.
      Jack: You think it was Sydney?
      SD-6 Agent: This is not the first indication that she might be working for someone else.

    • Sydney: Look, to you, my job might seem pointless and stupid but it's not. It's far from pointless and if you knew what I dealt with every day, you might even thank me for doing my job so well!
      Will: (confused) What the hell are you talking about?

  • NOTES (3)

    • This episode was nominated for the 2002 Hollywood Makeup Artist and Hair Stylist Guild Award for "Best Character Makeup - Television (For a Single Episode of a Regular Series - Sitcom, Drama or Daytime)".

    • Music from this episode includes:
      "Love Grows (Where My Rosemary Goes)" by Freedy Johnston
      "Domino" by Thunderball
      "Santa's Dilemma" by Klyph Black

    • Carl Lumbly does not appear in this episode as Dixon is still in the hospital recovering from his gunshot wound.

  • ALLUSIONS (2)

    • Will: Iron Chef in there needs me.

      Iron Chef was a Japanese television program in which a chef would challenge one of the show's Iron Chefs to a cooking battle. The show also had two US incarnations (Iron Chef USA & Iron Chef America).

    • Sloane: Still, I could feel a darkness coming so I wandered around for a while. Ended up at the Jefferson Memorial - it's always my favorite one.
      The Jefferson Memorial is a monument in Washington, DC to Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States. This monument was raised after President Franklin Roosevelt's initiative.

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