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Alias: The Enemy Walks In

Sydney finds herself face-to-face with mother. Also, Sydney becomes worried for Vaughn, for she cannot find him. Also, Will's life changes after he finds about SD-6 and Sydney's other life, and Dixon is unsure if he should tell Sloane about Sydney's suspicious behavior.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x1
Production Number: E652
Airdate: Sunday September 29th, 2002

Director: Ken Olin
Writer: J.J. Abrams


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Derrick O'Connor
As Alexander Khasinau
Recurring
Greg Grunberg
As Agent Weiss
Recurring
Patricia Wettig
As Dr. Judy Barnett
Recurring
Ron Yuan
As Haz Mat Guy
Recurring
Chris Harrison (1)
As Reporter #2
Clayton Landey
As CIA Officer Wilcox
Danny Romero
As Reporter #1
Dayna Adams (1)
As Receptionist
Jamie McShane
As CIA Agent
Roger Lim
As Gasping Soldier
Stuart Yee
As The Tester
Todd Karli
As Newscaster
Tricia Nickell
As Reporter #3
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
David Anders
As Julian Sark
Merrin Dungey
As Francine 'Francie' Calfo / Allison Doren
Lena Olin
As Irina Derevko
Bradley Cooper
As William 'Will' D. Tippin
Episode Notes
Dave Anders does not appear in this episode.

This episode does not feature the standard opening title sequence.

Number 47: According to Jack, The Bible is going to be handled to Khasinau at the port of Barcelona, pier 347.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Daniel LenzSpy 
Gemma HayesI Wanna Stay 
Rosie ThomasFarewell 


Episode Quotes
Irina: Tell me... Sydney... who sent you here? You must tell me.
Sydney: Or what? I'm grounded?

Dr. Barnett: How did you escape?
Sydney: I'm sorry, but Agent Vaughn is missing and my sitting here telling Houdini stories to a CIA shrink, no offence, is pointless.

Dr. Barnett: And you did all this with a bullet in your shoulder?
Sydney: Do you not believe me?
Dr. Barnett: It's impressive.
Sydney: Not really. One thing I have learned doing this - there's no drug like adrenaline.

Dr. Barnett: So the operation in France must have gone well. Your spirits seem lifted.
Sydney: The doctor said Vaughn's going to be all right, so... (long pause) Okay. I see what you're thinking and the answer is 'no'. There's no line being crossed. He's my handler. Vaughn and I have a professional relationship. That's it.
Dr. Barnett: Well, actually, I was thinking about your reporter friend.

Jack: The only way SD-6 will let you live is if you destroy the life you've got.
Will: I understand that, but you can't think of another way than this?
Jack: Yes, I can think of a number of other ways. But they all involve your burial.
Will: Is that your idea of a joke? You're morbid, Jack.

Sydney: Hey... how's your mouth?
Will: I think it'll be fine. (laughs) Of course I lose my health insurance the same day I need a root canal.

Irina: Truth takes time.

Will: So this is what your life is? Lying to everybody all the time? I've only been doing it for a few days and it's killing me.

Sydney: I met Emily shortly after I started working at Credit Dauphine. Like many young women, I was intimidated... by the world. I was sort of desperate for a little guidance. As he had been for most of my life, my father was busy working. I'd lost my mother when I was six... so I didn't have anyone to go to. No role model. Arvin invited me for dinner one night. I remember after dinner was over, Emily walked me out to the car. I didn't know her at all and she said in this simple, reassuring voice... "You're gonna be okay." Thinking of Emily, I often wondered about my own mother and what she would have been like, had she lived. Would she have been as strong as Emily? As kind, as good? I always told myself that she would have had those qualities even though I couldn't see them, I simply believed them. But Emily wasn't just the mother I never had. She was the mother all of us wish we had.



Cultural References
Sydney: I'm sorry, but Agent Vaughn is missing and my sitting here telling Houdini stories to a CIA shrink, no offence, is pointless.

Harry Houdini (1874-1926) was the stage name of Ehrich Weiss, one of the most famous magicians of the world. He was also known for his amazing escapologist skills.



Warning: Alias season 2 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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