Alias

Season 4 Episode 11

The Road Home

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Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Mar 16, 2005 on ABC
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Sydney must protect the life of a civilian, whom she unintentionally put in danger. Meanwhile, Jack plans a visit with an old friend, and Vaughn uncovers more disturbing secrets about his father.

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Greg Grunberg

Greg Grunberg

Eric Weiss

Kevin Weisman

Kevin Weisman

Marshall J. Flinkman

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner

Sydney Anne Bristow

Carl Lumbly

Carl Lumbly

Marcus R. Dixon

Ron Rifkin

Ron Rifkin

Arvin Sloane

Michael Vartan

Michael Vartan

Michael C. Vaughn

Jason Segel

Jason Segel

Sam Houser

Guest Star

Victor Alfieri

Victor Alfieri

Jeremiah

Guest Star

Sven Toorvald

Sven Toorvald

Surveillance Officer

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  • TRIVIA (7)

    • Sydney asks if Sam can drive the van, however she doesn't ask him if he can break into it and hotwire it.

      Luckily, the door was unlocked and he finds the key above the sun visor.

    • It doesn't seem like she activates the helicopter on purpose, it looks like it just happens to activate when she looks at it - she doesn't even touch it.

      I think the baddies unleash it on her after they see her trying to tamper with it. It isn't exactly a one-use weapon so they can afford to take her down with it and still have it in working condition.

    • When Sydney meets up with her contact and realizes it's a trap, she says she won't have supplies and then she and Sam run off to the Metro. Why doesn't Sydney grab what arms she can off the men she neutralized so she would at least have something? Rather than nothing.

      Why doesn't Sydney have any weapons in the first place? She seems to be strangely unequipped for this mission.

    • Salzburg does not have a subway system.

    • Even after fully understanding the conventions and potential danger of the mini-helicopter, Sydney activates it for no good reason.

    • Marshall begins giving background information on Sam Hauser to Sydney without motivation.

    • In the opening scene when Sydney gets her Martini with 4 olives, she removes the olives (and puts them beside her drink), but in a following cut of the scene the olives are back in her drink.

  • QUOTES (3)

    • (Marshall briefs Sydney for a mission)
      Marshall: ...Speaking of Salzburg, according to the memory chip, Korjev's storing the targeting system in the sub-basement of a discotheque he owns, called "Club Felice", which officially raises the question: what is it with these guys and night clubs?

    • Sam: So how do I know you're not one of the bad guys?
      Sydney: If I was one of the bad guys, you would already be dead.

    • Marshall: The good thing, slash, bad thing about living in Austria, smoking is not prohibited. Ergo you have just developed a smoking habit. (offers Sydney a Cigarette)
      Sydney: No, thanks.
      Marshall: Good answer, just checking. It is actually a mag strip encoder.

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Sydney: Me and my girlfriends should be grabbing two beef on wecks.

      A Beef on Weck is a sandwich specific to the Buffalo and Western New York Area. It is roast beef (sometimes au jus) on a Kimmelweck seeded roll.

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