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Alias: Parity

Sydney's life becomes in danger when she goes to Madrid to find a 500 year old sketch, and runs into enemy Anna Esponosa, K-Directorate. Meanwhile, Will is still searching on the cause of Danny's death, and finds odd information.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: E632
Airdate: Sunday October 14th, 2001

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Guest Stars
Aharon Ipalé
As Ineni Hassan
Elaine Kagan
As June Litvack
Evan Parke
As Charlie
Gina Torres
As Anna Espinosa
Keone Young
As Professor Choy
Carole Gutierrez
As Laura Stenson
Mark Rolston
As Seth Lambert

Co-Guest Stars
Tony Sears
As SD-6 Agent
Alfonso Paz
As Lead Security Officer
Anthony Vatsula
As Doorman
Duane Journey
As Sniper Team Leader
Luis Medina (1)
As Eduardo Benegas
Randy Mulkey
As Navy Seal

Cass Asher
As German SD-6 Agent Schwartz
Greg Grunberg
As Weiss
Main Cast
Jennifer Garner
As Sydney Anne Bristow
Ron Rifkin
As Arvin Sloane
Carl Lumbly
As Marcus R. Dixon
Kevin Weisman
As Marshall J. Flinkman
Victor Garber
As Jonathan 'Jack' Donahue Bristow
Michael Vartan
As Michael C. Vaughn
Merrin Dungey
As Francine 'Francie' Calfo / Allison Doren
Bradley Cooper
As William 'Will' D. Tippin


Ineni Hassan is holding a gun to Sydney's head. She is grasping a nuclear weapon's plutonium core in her hand. She uses the core as a distraction and takes out Hassan. She dodges the bullets and makes an escape.....

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Episode Notes
The car which is unveiled in Madrid is a Vauxhall VX200 (Vauxhall are also know as Opel).

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Bill BonkRings A Bell 
Miranda Lee RichardsThe Beginner 
Ryan Adams (1)La Cienega Just Smiled 
Spookie Daly PrideGo Get It 

Episode Quotes
Anna: Why would you be here in service of the men who killed your true love?

Weiss: Can I say something? And not just as a fellow officer but as a very smart man?
Vaughn: What?
Weiss: You're starting to get emotional about this.

Sydney: My days of blindly following orders are over.

Cultural References
Sydney: Worst case I'll encrypt the code on a Radiohead MP3 and leave it on AudioGalaxy.

AudioGalaxy is an mp3 filesharing system.

Sydney: You already knew about Rambaldi?
Vaughn: I didn't. The agency did. Davinci meets Nostradamus, personally, I don't buy it.

Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), Florentine artist, one of the great masters of the High Renaissance, celebrated as a painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and scientist. His profound love of knowledge and research was the keynote of both his artistic and scientific endeavours. His innovations in the field of painting influenced the course of Italian art for more than a century after his death, and his scientific studies—particularly in the fields of anatomy, optics, and hydraulics—anticipated many of the developments of modern science.

Nostradamus (1503-1566), French doctor and astrologer who wrote Centuries, a famous collection of prophecies published in 1555. The prophecies in Centuries appear in four-line rhyming verses called quatrains. In vague language, they describe events from the mid-1500s up to the end of the world, which is predicted to happen in AD 3797. Many people have interpreted the prophecies in Centuries, connecting certain ones with events that have taken place since Nostradamus's time. The name "Nostradamus" is a Latinized version of his original name, Michel de Nostredame.

Episode References
Sydney: You already knew about Rambaldi?

Rambaldi is mentioned for the first time. He was Pope Alexander VI's chief architect, ex-communicated for heresy, sentenced to death for suggesting that someday, science could allow us to know God. After Rambaldi's death, his workshop was torn apart, his plans and sketches were traded and sold for next to nothing. For the next five centuries, his work was scattered throughout the world. He was drawing up plans for a cell phone around the time of the Ottoman empire and wrote machine code in 1948. The entire sequence was written on the back of two Rambaldi sketches. SD-6 possesses one, and the other one was in the private collection of Eduardo Benegas.

Warning: Alias season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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