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Old 05-04-05, 04:11 AM
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Alias -- "Mirage" -- 05.04.2005


"Mirage"

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Sydney is shocked when she discovers that Jack is terminally ill -- and that he chose not to tell her. Meanwhile, Nadia's orphanage caregiver, Sophia (Sonia Braga), continues her convalescence at Sydney's apartment. Michael McKean guest stars as Jack's doctor.
Old 05-04-05, 07:58 AM
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Including tonight's, it looks like we have 5 episodes left this season.
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can't wait (wonder why its 5 episodes left? since according to tv guide that the season finale airs the day the lost finale is.
also looking forward to
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Syd as Irina in one of her missions
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WTF?! Has he just been high this entire time, no real doctor?
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Originally Posted by Rypro 525
can't wait (wonder why its 5 episodes left? since according to tv guide that the season finale airs the day the lost finale is.
They're going to show 2hr's of Alias on the 18th, leading up to the season finale.
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Ah, that's the old Alias I remember: Sydney tearing up, or almost tearing up, getting all emotional inside as she learns that Jack was prepared to walk away from the spy biz all because he wanted to be a real dad to Sydney. I guess this is about the same time that Irina plans her own death to extract herself from this mission, and Jack's world goes wonky for him and Sydney, starting another chain of events that keeps Jack in the spy world, ironically enough.
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not a bad episode tonight...I think the show has picked up steam since the first part of the season
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Originally Posted by Patman
Ah, that's the old Alias I remember: Sydney tearing up, or almost tearing up, getting all emotional inside as she learns that Jack was prepared to walk away from the spy biz all because he wanted to be a real dad to Sydney.
Shame they waited so long to get back to this..

Let's hope they stay on track..
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Originally Posted by Patman
Ah, that's the old Alias I remember: Sydney tearing up, or almost tearing up, getting all emotional inside as she learns that Jack was prepared to walk away from the spy biz all because he wanted to be a real dad to Sydney. I guess this is about the same time that Irina plans her own death to extract herself from this mission, and Jack's world goes wonky for him and Sydney, starting another chain of events that keeps Jack in the spy world, ironically enough.

I very much enjoyed that moment. Anyone who complains about JG's acting should watch that and see that she can nail it when she wants to.
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Ugh......
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Lost up to page 4 already and Alias isn't even half a page?

Loved seeing the "flashback" scene, it was certainly interesting to see the dynamic.
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Originally Posted by Chew
Lost up to page 4 already and Alias isn't even half a page?
no shocker that lost gets better ratings... its pretty well documented.

anyway...

I was just thinking wth did jack rip out of his hand in the last episode if that doctor was not real... or did he really not rip anything out?
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Originally Posted by hypeiv
no shocker that lost gets better ratings... its pretty well documented.

anyway...

I was just thinking wth did jack rip out of his hand in the last episode if that doctor was not real... or did he really not rip anything out?
Hmmm, good point. I'm still not convinced that there wasn't a doctor.

I was home sick yesterday, and rewatched most of this season. It seems to me that Arvin Cloane is working with Elena? Do you think it was actually Elena that put the hit out on Sydney's life, or is that what they want us to believe? Does Katya know of Elena's intentions?

Looking forward to next week's show. ABC's preview says
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Arvin Cloane returns, and Emily Sloane also makes an appearance. It also appears Jack is healthy, good news.

Also on the ABC site, I saw this, may be old news: "I think people are going to be very excited about some of the big revelations that come at the end of this season, there are some huge surprises! People who have been fans of the show since the beginning will be very excited and surprised to see who we get to come in at the end of the season."

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It seems odd to me that Jack was so open with "Laura" about his mission. Whenever he has talked about their time together, he always made it seem like she had to coax the information out of him. Sloane even seemed surprised by how forthcoming Jack was.
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Originally Posted by the big train
It seems odd to me that Jack was so open with "Laura" about his mission. Whenever he has talked about their time together, he always made it seem like she had to coax the information out of him. Sloane even seemed surprised by how forthcoming Jack was.
I find it odd that the doctor was still alive. If Jack was that open with Laura (who worked for the russians) and she heard that he was extracting someone from Russia b/c he was a US spy she would have turned that information over. I guess when that situation happend in 81 or whatever Laura never asked Jack for more details b/c she didn't think that mission was important to whatever she was trying to get out of him.
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If Jack kept the info about the guy as close to the vest as Sloane said it would have blown her cover. I doubt he was worth the intel she was providing.

I agree, it was a very good episode. Loved the flashback scene.
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A word to all the naysayers out there. While I agree that this season has been sub-par, I am actually getting excited again. It seems like we are headed towards good things. Keep watching folks!
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I agree. The last few episodes of Alias has been very entertaining, almost as good as the first two seasons. I like how the writer fake me out with the scenes of Jack and his doctor where the doctor talked to Jack about a lot of personal stuff.
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Agreed. Too bad it took so long to hit its stride again.
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I loved Jack's hallucinations. And the "flashback" scene was well done.

I bet there is a fourth Derevko sister named "Olga".
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Finally got around to watching this episode and I thought it was one of the season's best. Nice scenes between Sydney and Jack.
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this seasons starting to get better and better
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Ruh-roe, Raggy!
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Being the mother of Ben Affleck's child?

Eeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by movieking
Being the mother of Ben Affleck's child?

Eeeewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Couldn't have said it better myself!

According to that article, Alias was going to be on again next fall? I wonder if they planned on doing the no-repeat thing again and finish in December? Or if they were going to string it along until May? Because if they did non-stop episodes beginning in January again, I'd think she'd be ready by then? I just hope Abrams and Co. aren't forced to write her being prego into the show.

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