Alias

Alias

  • TV-14
  • 2001
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.6  (45,745)

"Alias" centers around a young lady named Sydney Bristow. She is a spy for a CIA off-shoot code-named "SD-6." When she finds out that SD-6 is not, in fact, CIA, she decides to become a double agent in order to bring down this terrorist organization. She joins with her father, Jack, who is also a double agent with the CIA, but with whom she has little to no relationship. This lack of relationship provides a basis for future stories, and provides drama outside what is specific to this TV show. Each episode is self-sustaining, so the audience is never completely lost, but keeps the story going, so each episode builds on the last. In each episode, Sydney works with a group of people to save the world and provide protection that most people don't even know they need. Sydney, in almost every episode, is required to disguise herself in order to complete a mission, or get information for the central story. These aliases are what give the show its name, and provide something unique and original for television audiences. Because Sydney is a spy, she has various talents, including martial arts, so each episode uses these to provide action and drama. Each episode centers around one mission, but the drama is not just specific to these missions. Parallel missions, to provide insight into the central story, are also important, and provide plenty of drama for the audience. Sydney is extremely capable, and never gives up, despite multiple chances to quit the spy trade, and live a normal life.

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All the Time in the World (2)
17. All the Time in the World (2)
May 22, 2006
Peyton tells Sloane that she has made a deal for the Rambaldi Sphere with an ally in China. Sloane arranges for stolen missiles to be sent to Hong Kong. Sloane's plan is revealed to the APO members, who race to stop him before he can use the Rambaldi Sphere to put the plan in motion. But this all leads to a long awaited confrontation between Sydney and Irina.
Reprisal
16. Reprisal
May 22, 2006
Sloane takes Marshall and Rachel hostage in order to get information about Rambaldi's plan while Syndey and Vaughn race to stop him before it's too late.
No Hard Feelings
15. No Hard Feelings
May 17, 2006
Syndey has to stay undercover while partnering with Sark to find Rambaldi's final clue before Prophet Five gets to it first. Meanwhile, Vaughn sees Isabelle for the first time and Tom's secret is revealed to Rachel.
I See Dead People
14. I See Dead People
May 10, 2006
Sydney must beat arch-nemesis Anna Espinosa to the punch when a mysterious chip found implanted in Renee is tied to Vaughn. Meanwhile, Sloane struggles with ghostly visions while working for Prophet Five.
30 Seconds
13. 30 Seconds
May 3, 2006
Sloane is distressed to learn that Prophet Five's cure for Nadia is just as likely to kill her. Meanwhile, the search for Anna Espinosa continues, Rambaldi's prophetic Page 47 resurfaces, and Sydney offers Rene a job at APO.
There's Only One Sydney Bristow
12. There's Only One Sydney Bristow
April 26, 2006
Sydney's maternity leave is cut short when she learns that Will has been abducted by her nemesis, Anna Espinosa. Meanwhile, Sloane finds himself one step closer to obtaining the cure for daughter Nadia.
Maternal Instinct
11. Maternal Instinct
April 19, 2006
Jack calls on former Agent Weiss and the APO team to search for Sydney after receiving a distress call from her. But Jack believes that a larger conspiracy may be in play, thwarting their attempts to rescue her. Meanwhile, Tom's suspicious actions may suggest he has a hidden agenda, Irina Derevko is a surprise partner to Jack and a very pregnant Sydney on a mission to retrieve The Horizon but her allegiances still remain in question -- and Sloane is forced to scramble when Devlin suspects a mole is working inside APO.
S.O.S.
10. S.O.S.
April 19, 2006
Jack calls on former Agent Weiss and the APO team to search for Sydney after receiving a distress call from her. But Jack believes that a larger conspiracy may be in play, thwarting their attempts to rescue her. Meanwhile, Tom's suspicious actions may suggest he has a hidden agenda, Irina Derevko is a surprise partner to Jack and a very pregnant Sydney on a mission to retrieve The Horizon but her allegiances still remain in question -- and Sloane is forced to scramble when Devlin suspects a mole is working inside APO.
The Horizon
9. The Horizon
December 14, 2005
Sydney is reunited with Vaughn after being kidnapped and put in a hypnotic state in order to retrieve information from the depths of her mind. But unbeknownst to Sydney, her captor is a familiar face with a vested interest in Sydney's future and the future of her unborn child.
Bob
8. Bob
December 7, 2005
After Rachel has a fling that inadvertently compromises a mission, she and Sydney are forced to team with Julian Sark to prevent a deadly micropulse bomb from getting into the hands of a dangerous mercenary. Meanwhile, Jack and a former lover -- an MI-6 agent -- fight for their lives after being captured.
Fait Accompli
7. Fait Accompli
November 17, 2005
Sydney and APO attempt to discover whom Gordon Dean is working for and what their end game is. Meanwhile, when the group claiming to have a cure for daughter Nadia continues to play mind games with him, Sloane struggles for control.
Solo
6. Solo
November 10, 2005
Sydney must guide a nervous and pensive Rachel on her first solo mission. Meanwhile, Sloane must decide whether or not to betray the trust he's recently earned with APO by honoring his agreement with Gordon Dean.
Out of the Box
5. Out of the Box
October 27, 2005
Sydney and Tom discover that Rene has stolen the cryogenic-type container, and they find themselves under siege by mercenaries who want the container's contents. Meanwhile, Sloane is forced to take matters into his own possibly devious hands to get himself reinstated into APO and to continue his quest to find a cure for daughter Nadia.
Mockingbird
4. Mockingbird
October 20, 2005
Sydney's life hangs in the balance when Gordon Dean discovers that Rachel -- aka Mockingbird -- is still alive. Meanwhile, Sloane awaits the outcome of his sentencing.
The Shed
3. The Shed
October 13, 2005
Sydney is forced to partner on a mission with new APO agent Thomas Grace. They discover that Rachel Gibson -- a spy suspected of being involved in activities against the U.S. -- has something shockingly in common with Sydney. Meanwhile, Dixon must accompany Sloane, who's given a 48-hour pass from prison to acquire a possible cure for his daughter, Nadia.
...1...
2. ...1...
October 6, 2005
Sydney teams up with Renee - a fugitive on the CIA's most wanted list -- to track down the murderer of a close friend before the killer can strike again. Meanwhile, Jack enlists a reluctant new agent, Thomas Grace, and Weiss struggles to decide whether or not to accept a promotion that would force him to leave his colleagues.
Prophet Five
1. Prophet Five
September 29, 2005
After learning that the man she has known as Michael Vaughn is under investigation and suspected of being a double agent, Sydney begins to question whether their business and personal relationship over the years had all been a lie. When she discovers that she's pregnant with Vaughn's baby, she becomes determined to uncover the truth about him. Meanwhile, because of Jack's past betrayal by Irina, he begins to worry that his daughter may suffer the same fate that he did.
Description

"Alias" centers around a young lady named Sydney Bristow. She is a spy for a CIA off-shoot code-named "SD-6." When she finds out that SD-6 is not, in fact, CIA, she decides to become a double agent in order to bring down this terrorist organization. She joins with her father, Jack, who is also a double agent with the CIA, but with whom she has little to no relationship. This lack of relationship provides a basis for future stories, and provides drama outside what is specific to this TV show.

Each episode is self-sustaining, so the audience is never completely lost, but keeps the story going, so each episode builds on the last. In each episode, Sydney works with a group of people to save the world and provide protection that most people don't even know they need. Sydney, in almost every episode, is required to disguise herself in order to complete a mission, or get information for the central story. These aliases are what give the show its name, and provide something unique and original for television audiences.

Because Sydney is a spy, she has various talents, including martial arts, so each episode uses these to provide action and drama. Each episode centers around one mission, but the drama is not just specific to these missions. Parallel missions, to provide insight into the central story, are also important, and provide plenty of drama for the audience. Sydney is extremely capable, and never gives up, despite multiple chances to quit the spy trade, and live a normal life.Alias is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (106 episodes). The series first aired on September 30, 2001.

Alias is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Alias on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 30, 2001
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (45,745)