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Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
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  • Summary: Sydney Bristow was recruited as an undergrad to work for SD-6, which she thought was a government agency. However, when her fiancé 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 thatSydney Bristow was recruited as an undergrad to work for SD-6, which she thought was a government agency. However, when her fiancé 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. Dec 30, 2014
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    As with seemingly everything J.J. Abrams is involved in Alias gradually became more complicated and outlandish as it went along. On occasionsAs with seemingly everything J.J. Abrams is involved in Alias gradually became more complicated and outlandish as it went along. On occasions there were so many twists and turns that it came close to disappearing up its own backside and this fifth, and final, season is the culmination of that.

    Double agents, mysterious prophecies, ghosts, people coming back from the dead (quite literally on one occasion!) are all to be found during the seventeen episodes on offer here as, what started off as a semi-realistic spy show, had become something completely different by the time the final credits rolled. Fortunately it did manage to remain a fairly entertaining watch with Abrams flair, as later demonstrated with Lost and the Star Trek reboots, for creating set pieces ably demonstrated in a number of episodes.
    I'm not sure that all the shows fans will readily accept the way the show changed, especially since the writers did seem to be making things up as they went along, but I personally found this final season to be a decent (if rather strange) conclusion to what was a good good TV show.
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