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Old 02-23-03, 06:47 PM
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Alias 02/23/03 - "Firebomb"

After a week's hiatus, Alias is back, and we see how Vaughn helps get Sydney free from Sloane's clutches.
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Old 02-23-03, 07:28 PM
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Not only Vaughan, but
Spoiler:
Dixon too I believe.
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Old 02-23-03, 08:56 PM
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Great episode! Can anyone tell me what they showed for next episode's preview? My local station spent the whole commercial break talking about current weather conditions until Dragnet started.
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Good to see
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Dixon back in action
. Marshall is hilarious as usual. All that build-up on the Rambaldi device, and a bit of a letdown, though I guess with a season and a helf of build-up, pretty much anything would be a letdown. Should be interesting to see where this new development with Rambaldi takes us.
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Old 02-23-03, 09:01 PM
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Marshall rocks!

Syd seemed rather cold towards Marhsall when he was showing her the heat suit.
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Old 02-23-03, 09:44 PM
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marshall (to jack): you could try saying please.
jack: stares ahead blankly.

will: i can get you that web address if you want.

both of these lines had me

all in all just an average episode IMO, but the best part was mentioned above in the spoilers.
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Old 02-23-03, 10:04 PM
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I liked it when Marshall told Sidney that she was extremely hot!
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Old 02-23-03, 10:14 PM
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It seemed really staged that Will wrote the one paper the Director wanted to know more about. I thought the Alias writers could have come up with a better reason to have Will in that room.
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Old 02-23-03, 11:00 PM
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It was good seeing Dixon back in action, kicking some ass - screw his wife! She's just a waste of screen time.

The "android" that took Francie's place is completely retarded - boring as hell.

Why doesn't Sydney just shoot Sloan? I know that would kill the major storyline of the show, but the minute she found out the detonator didn't work anymore she should have just turned around and shot him and not let him have a chance to get out of the car. Then she can call Harvey Keitel to come clean up the mess. (that would make a cool cameo, imo)

Marshall adds that little extra somethin', somethin' to the show, doesn't he?
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Old 02-23-03, 11:58 PM
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There are so many fustrating characters in this episode: Dixon's wife, FakeFrancie, and of course, Slone. FakeFrancie bothers me the most, since everybody is so clueless about her. I'm shouting at the screen for Syd to shoot her already, but I bet she won't catch on until the end of the season or something.

Again with the Ford Focus. Honestly, why not just rename the show "Ford Focus and Nokia present Alias"??? It's irritating.

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Can anyone tell me what they showed for next episode's preview?
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It was rather short and non-detail specific. Something that mentioned how JG is in "Daredevil", so watch Alias. Ok then. There was maybe 2 lines of dialogue, that suggest that Vaughn has a secret he is hiding. Really? I don't know. The promo guy then talks about how the next betrayl will be "close to home" for Sydney. There's also a short of Syd's mom, and I'm not totally sure, but I think she isn't in her little cell anymore.
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Old 02-24-03, 12:01 AM
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Why doesn't Sydney just shoot Sloan? I know that would kill the major storyline of the show, but the minute she found out the detonator didn't work anymore she should have just turned around and shot him and not let him have a chance to get out of the car. Then she can call Harvey Keitel to come clean up the mess. (that would make a cool cameo, imo)
With what though? Unless I'm mistaken, she had no gun at that point.
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Old 02-24-03, 12:03 AM
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With what though? Unless I'm mistaken, she had no gun at that point.
That's correct, Syd and Vaghun had to drop their guns on the floor.

BTW...that one scene with FakeFrancie and Syd...did anybody catch the "creepy lesbian" vibe from FakeFrancie? First she was all cold and evil, and now she sort of gives off a psycho stalker feeling.
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I half expect a Ford Focus to pull up in front of the CIA building as all the kids from American Idol jump out drinking Coke and flaunting their stylish Nokia phones. I praised them for subtle product placement last season, but it's annoying this time around.

As for the episode, I enjoyed it, although I didn't like Dixon's rationalization for forgiving Sydney. I wish he had seen the hypocrisy of his own actings, condemning her for doing the same thing he did to his wife, but instead he just said he didn't know what he'd do given the circumstances. That's a fine reason too, I guess, but I would have liked the other more. Marshall's scenes are just priceless. Robo-Francie is annoying.

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Marshall is one of the best characters on TV right now.
Great episode.
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I thought it was good.

The scene with Marshall and Vaughn on the phone was hilarious.

I can't wait until they get rid of evil Francie. You'd think with all her spy training Syd would be able to figure it out.

It was good to see Dixon back. Hopefully that's the last we see of his wife.
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Originally posted by Kal Jedi
Marshall is one of the best characters on TV right now.
Great episode.
so is greg from CSI.

great ep tonite. i wonder what was the little art that sloan obtain from smashing the statue. is that a remebody art?
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great ep tonite. i wonder what was the little art that sloan obtain from smashing the statue. is that a remebody art?
Rambaldi? I don't think so. I think I read that it was a Buddha statue or something, but now that I think about, it might not be.
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Marshall's line about Predator was hilarious. Good to see that Dixon's got his spurs back on. Android Francie is annoying. For variety's sake, i'd love it, if for an entire episode, we followed Sark around as he tries to implement Sloan's diabolical plans. Sark is such a great character and he's pretty much playing second fiddle to Sloan.
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Old 02-24-03, 01:46 AM
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Sark was cooler when he was running his own operation.
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I'm getting the feeling that Sark has his own agenda. He's only sticking with Sloan to find out what's going on with the Rambaldi artifact. He's going to be the wrench thrown in the cog of Sloan's well-oiled plan.

Also, you just know that if they're casting a good-looking guy as a recurring character, he's going to eventually be involved with Syd on a more...uh...personal level. That's been JJ Abrams' pattern before when he was writing Felicity.

BTW, nice camera angle of her doing stomach curls.
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Old 02-24-03, 08:08 AM
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The reason why Sydney doesn't quite suspect FakeFrancie is because Francie represents "normalcy" in her turbulent world as a spy. If she loses Francie, she'll lose a big tie to the normal world (and she has, just doesn't know it yet) where she gets to be "normal" and let her hair down.
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Old 02-24-03, 08:19 AM
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Good episode IMHO. Nice to see Marshall, Will, and Dixon back in the mix. Nice to see Sark get some extra screen time as well. I bet he has something up his sleeve involving Syd's mom but we'll just have to wait on that one. FakeFrancie will get found out by the end of the season (I hope). The scene in the church was just creepy - I guess they earned that advisory notice at the beginning.
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Maybe I was just too tired or something (since other people seemed to like this one), but I thought it was boring.

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Old 02-24-03, 09:07 AM
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i still say vaughn has been replaced and is evil, maybe next week? will was great on show, they have to get him more involved. I don't know why but vaughn annoys the crap out of me. too much of a boyscout i am still rooting for will to get the girl but i also used to root for noel on felicity, scott speedman by the way not good actor. marshall as usual priceless but a little of him goes a long ways. typical but for a tech head but he is so underappreciated by his fellow agents.
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Freedexter, thanks for the info on the next episode.
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