Alias, Season 4

So how much you wanna bet that this APO thing turns out to have some super-secret evil underside? Because just like that Vadik/Tomazaki guy says, the best place to hide evil-doing is right out there in the open. And how much more unsubtle can you get than using a key card to slip through a door fifteen feet from the end of the LA subway platform?

Okay, so there’s never anyone in the subway, so it’s probably a pretty good place to hide, if you need one.

Anyhow. I’ve got, appropriately, unanswered questions. Like, okay, the evil “I was born in Virginia but I have an inexplicable British accent” good/bad/good/bad Lauren is dead. Great. But what became of the rest of the Covenant? Is the regular CIA still fighting them, while this new black-ops group will be taking on some new Big Bad?

And why do you need a new black-ops group anyhow? So far, the missions look pretty much exactly alike. We get Marshall telling Dixon that he’d never have let them do that, but you know he’d have totally looked the other way anyhow.

Yes, I am more invested in this than is probably good for me.


  1. Highpoints were Marshall (eggs with Sark! “Sloane is here”) and the villain. Since the villain was disposed of rather rapidly, that leaves my feelings towards the forthcoming season as a solid “eh.”

    Which is just as well, I guess, since I’ve got a 7-10 Wednesday night class.

  2. I’m with you. Here I was thinking that Vadik was going to be the new ur-villain, but… well, he’s dead already. So unless they come up with some really satisfying “he’s just the tip of the iceberg” type narrative, I’m feeling a bit eh about it myself.

    On top of which — how totally transparent is this whole set-up with the Nadia thing? How hard would it have been for Sydney to say, at the burial site, “okay, look; Mom was bad, and she tried to have me killed. And while your dad is good on the surface but bad underneath, mine is bad on the surface but good underneath. So he had her killed. But remember, she was BAD.” Instead, she gives a half-sister who she’s never really known before, and whose feelings she shouldn’t be terribly interested in protecting, and who, oh by the way, is also a butt-kicking super-spy, the totally transparent gentle lie. As if she’s not going to figure it out. And then turn evil once she figures out she’s been lied to. Duh. I’m no super-spy, but even I could figure that one out.

  3. I decided last night that the change in the opening credits explains the problem with this season so far: rather than being about the dizzying suspense of the spinning “ALIAS” and the simplicity of the actors’ names clicking by, instead, it’s all about the costumes and the sex appeal. **Yawn.**

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