Season 5 Episode 9

The Horizon

Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Dec 14, 2005 on ABC



  • Trivia

    • This episode shows Sydney's date of birth, when Sydney confronts Peyton, on board the ship she stumbles across a folder that reads: BRISTOW, S. DOB: 4/17/75.

    • While Sydney's under hypnosis she visits several locations, that were previously seen on the show

      - Sydney and Vaughn about to jump into Sovogda, when Vaughn proposes to Sydney (Season 4, Episode 21, "Search and Rescue")
      - Sydney at Vaughn's bedside where he dies (Season 5, Episode 1, "Prophet Five")
      - Sydney and Vaughn when they were captured in North Korea (Season 3, Episode 12 "Crossings")
      - Sydney and Vaughn at the pier, after Sydney's SD-6 mission in Morocco goes bad (Season 1, Episode 4, "Broken Heart")
      - Sydney and Vaughn's briefings in the mesh cage (Throughout Seasons 1 and 2)
      - Sydney and Vaughn in the "LA County Blood Drive" van, where Vaughn shows her the whole SD-6 map (Season 1, Episode 2, "So it Begins")

  • Quotes

    • (Sydney's been hypnotized for interrogation, in her hypnosis she meets Vaughn)
      Vaughn: What do you think about orichiette?
      Sydney: I don't think I've ever heard of it, wait a minute don't tell me you cook?
      Vaughn: There's a lot of things about me you don't know.
      Sydney: Do you clean too?
      Vaughn: I've been known to, why? You thinking of hiring me?

    • Sydney: (to her interrogator) If you hurt my baby, I swear I will kill you.

    • (Jack and Renée scout an abandoned building looking for Sydney)
      Jack: Unit 3 is located on the third floor.
      Renée: The lease expired 16 years ago.
      Jack: (handing Renée a gun) Nevertheless.

    • Sydney: But do you know what I want? I want the world to forget about us. I'm tired, Vaughn. I'm tired of having this weight on my shoulder. I – I don't want to be the one who has to save the world. I want you back. I want you all to myself. I want to go away, just you and me and our baby; somewhere no one can bother us, on a deserted island. I want out.

    • Sydney: I'm not a big fan of pain.

    • Jack: (About Destantis) He said he's prepared to die. See if he means it.

    • Jack: Tell me where they have my daughter.
      Desantis: I'll tell you nothing.
      Jack: You've been shot, you'll never survive the blood loss. Though I am prepared to draw this out to the last second, make it as painful as it needs to be until you tell me where she is.
      Desantis: Where she is does not matter. Your concern should be where she's going.

    • (After Sydney's abduction Renee captures Dr. Desantis, and calls Jack to assist interrogating him)
      Desantis: (to Renee) So this is how you do it? Bring in a man in a suit to scare me into talking.
      Jack: You're right, the suit shouldn't scare you… what should scare you is that I'm a very concerned father (Jack draws out a knife a cuts Desantis's right ear off)

    • Jack: Sure you've no means left by which to contact Prophet 5?
      Sloane: Jack, I told you that Gordon Dean was my only resource. With him dead I have nothing.

    • Jack: I have something for you
      Sydney: What a gift?
      Jack: Technically no, it's already yours. I'm just returning it.
      (Sydney opens the gift and sees an old silver rattle)
      Jack: Your mother and I bought it when you were born. You wouldn't let it out of your sight till you were three. Reminds me of a time when I could keep you safe.

    • Vaughn: You just threw your phone in the Pacific....twice.

  • Notes

    • Original International Air Dates:
      Australia: August 12, 2007 on Channel 7
      Slovakia: April 1, 2010 on Markiza

    • Neither Michael Vartan (Vaughn) nor Lena Olin (Irina) were credited at the start of the episode, probably to keep their appearances a surprise (despite the fact that Vaughn was in the opening scene).

  • Allusions

    • Sydney: I want to go away, just you and me and our baby; somewhere no one can bother us, on a deserted island.

      This could be a possible allusion to JJ Abrams other show Lost about a group of plane-crash survivors on a deserted island.