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Alias: The Awful Truth

Sydney is forced to seduce an arms dealer in order to obtain a NSA code-breaker. Also, Sydney and Jack fight to tell Nadia about Irina. And Vaughn fears for Weiss' life.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x3
Airdate: Wednesday January 12th, 2005

  • Currently 7.3/10
7.3/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Jon Dixon (1)
As Oliver
Kevin Scott Allen
As French Police Officer
Dayo Ade
As Bank Manager
Peter O'Meara
As Martin Bishop
Sharon Ferguson
As Bank Officer
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
Mia Maestro
As Nadia Santos
Greg Grunberg
As Eric Weiss
Episode Notes
This episode received an Emmy nomination for "Outstanding Stunt Coordination"

At Sydney's party, the song "You All Everybody" is playing in the background. "You All Everybody" is a song by the fictional band, Driveshaft, from J.J. Abrams' other show, Lost.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Buju BantonChamption 
JudeYou All ... Everybody 
SteriogramWalkie Talkie Man 
The Von BondiesNo Regrets 

Episode Quotes
Sloane: (about Bishop) He has a reputation as a lady-killer... literally.

Sloane: Thank you.
Sydney: For what.
Sloane: For letting my daughter stay with you. As Nadia acclimates to this life, to a new family... she needs support... and you have put my mind at ease.
Sydney: The thought that I did something that might have given you a warm and fuzzy feeling makes me want to kick my own sister out of my house.

Jack: It must have been lost in the mail.
Sydney: Your invitation?
Jack: Unless it was an e-vite. I don't read...e-vites.

Nadia: I don't mean to seem impatient, but... I've never done anything that's lasted as long as this.
Jack: How sad for you...

Martin: So, what's your real name, Charlene?
Sydney: I'm a...
Martin: Ima what?
Sydney: Ima gonna kick your ass.

Jack: Sometimes the satisfying lie, Sydney, can do more good than the awful truth.

Episode Goofs
When Sydney uses the laser watch on the computer, it is hot, so she puts it in her pocket, but later, when she is captured, it's on her wrist.

Cultural References
Weiss: No woman ever wants to go to the Magic Castle...

Magic Castle is home of the Academy of Magical Sciences in Hollywood. It was originally a Victorian mansion built in 1908.

Warning: Alias season 4 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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