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Alias: Mea Culpa

Sydney's life and cover as a double agent is put at risk when Sloane is told that Sydney is the SD-6 mole. Meanwhile, Dixon's life is at stake after he is shot during a mission. Also, Will's investigation of ate Jones reveals some unexpected things.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: E638
Airdate: Sunday December 09th, 2001

Guest Stars
Christopher ThorntonChristopher Thornton
As Nevil
Greg GrunbergGreg Grunberg
As Agent Eric Weiss
Miguel SandovalMiguel Sandoval
As SD-6 Agent Anthony Russek
Tobin BellTobin Bell
As SD-6 Agent Dreyer
Timothy LandfieldTimothy Landfield
As Kretchmer

Co-Guest Stars
Richard WhitenRichard Whiten
As Officer Pollard
Yvonne FarrowYvonne Farrow
As Diane Dixon
Cosimo FuscoCosimo Fusco
As Logan Gerace
David St. JamesDavid St. James
As Mr. Franco
Jon CurryJon Curry
As Phillips (credited as Jon Curry)
Kaline CarrKaline Carr
As Franco's Assistant
Maurice IrvinMaurice Irvin
As Man in the Couple
Tim HalliganTim Halligan
As Dr. Mallaska

Moe IrvinMoe Irvin
As C.I.A. Agent
Main Cast
Jennifer GarnerJennifer Garner
As Sydney Anne Bristow
Ron RifkinRon Rifkin
As Arvin Sloane
Carl LumblyCarl Lumbly
As Marcus R. Dixon
Kevin WeismanKevin Weisman
As Marshall J. Flinkman
Victor GarberVictor Garber
As Jonathan 'Jack' Donahue Bristow
Michael VartanMichael Vartan
As Michael C. Vaughn
Merrin DungeyMerrin Dungey
As Francine 'Francie' Calfo / Allison Doren
Bradley CooperBradley Cooper
As William 'Will' D. Tippin
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Duncan SheikOut of Order 
MunkafustSacred Way 
Smash MouthDiggin' Your Scene 

Episode Quotes
Sydney: So, SD-6 wants to send out a message to everyone else they do business with.
Vaughn: "Don't mess with SD-6."

Marshall: (holding a gadget) Okay, now, this thing sucks... literally. Sucks all the information from the computer hard drive right into the internal flash RAM.

Cultural References
Will: It's like, the best movie ever made!
Francie: His Girl Friday?

His Girl Friday is a 1940 screwball comedy staring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, Ralph Bellamy and Gene Lockhart. The story revolves around a divorced couple of journalists who become involved in the escape of a convicted killer.

Will: What's a better movie than that?
Francie: Godfather, On the Waterfront, Citizen Kane...
Will: Okay, okay, you're right.
Francie: Raging Bull, Empire Strikes Back...

All the movies mentioned by Francie are deemed as the best of their genre. The Godfather ((1972), directed by Francis Ford Coppola and staring Marlon Brando, Al Pacino and Robert Duvall won three Academy Awards and is considered to be an epic of the Mafia genre; On the Waterfront (1954), staring Marlon Brando, won eight Academy Awards, and alongside with Raging Bull (1980), it was called "culturally significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry; Citizen Kane (1941), staring and directed by Orson Wells, is ranked #1 on the American Film Institute "100 Greatest Movies" list, as well as is considered the best film ever made and the most influential motion picture in film history, however it only won one Academy Award; Empire Strikes Back (1980) is the second installment of the original Star Wars trilogy and it is considered the best of the series.

Francie: (to the 'bug') Do you think I will find a good wedding dress?
Will: Fran, it's not a Magic 8-Ball.

A Magic 8-Ball is a toy, shaped like an oversized billiards 8-ball, used for fortune telling. The Magic 8-Ball WAS allegedly invented by Abe Bookman of the Alabe Crafts Company in Cincinnati in 1946.

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