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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 30, 2001
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5
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  • Starring: Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Greg Grunberg
  • Summary: Sydney Bristow was recruited as an undergrad to work for SD-6, which she thought was a government agency. However, when her fiancĂ© is killed by SD-6 agents, she finds out that SD-6 is actually a counter-government agency. Sydney approaches the CIA and becomes a double agent, which means that she goes on SD-6 missions, but passes the information about her missions to her CIA handler, Vaughn.

    Sydney's father, Jack Bristow, is also an double agent. Both had a distant relationship for years, but their present situation brings them closer together. Sydney and her father spend the first season trying to foil SD-6's missions and preventing them from getting their hands on what they are determined to get. For years SD-6 has fought against FTL and K-Directorate, two crime organizations that are also in the pursue of various artifacts build by the 15th century scientist and prophet, Milo Rambaldi. However, when a new player referred to as "The Man" comes to town, FTL and K-Directorate are put out of business and SD-6 engages in the pursue of this new mysterious opponent.

    After eliminating SD-6 and all of the other SD cells, Sydney, Marshall, Dixon, Jack, and Vaughn are now fully working for the CIA.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
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  1. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    67
    Alias, although not the layered, sneaky, wildly imaginative drama it once was, is still entertaining.
  2. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 28, 2013
    63
    Everybody here has a festering grudge or a haunting memory, and you wish they could simply sit down someplace and talk things over.
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  1. Jan 27, 2014
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. As has always been the case with Alias there are plenty of superbly directed action sequences and all manner of plot twists to keep fans entertained throughout the twenty-two episodes on offer in this Fourth Season. Unfortunately the increasingly unrealistic nature of the show (in particular the fact that Sydney et al would ever work for or trust Sloane) did become a bit of a distraction on occasions and, as a result, it is not quite on a par with the first three seasons. Expand