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Alias Season 2 Episodes

22 Episodes 2002 - 2003

Episode 1

The Enemy Walks In

Sun, Sep 29, 2002 60 mins

Syd has an ill-fated---and bloody---reunion with her mother (Lena Olin), whose own work against SD-6 leads to a grim discovery regarding Vaughn. Meanwhile, Jack stages Will's public downfall to cover up his published exposé on the shadowy group behind his abduction; Francie puts her plan to open a restaurant into motion; and friends and foes alike gather for Emily Sloane's memorial service. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Jack: Victor Garber. Khasinau: Derrick O'Connor.

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Episode 2

Trust Me

Sun, Oct 6, 2002 60 mins

With Irina (Lena Olin) in CIA custody, Syd jets to Africa to retrieve a disk that contains blackmail photos. Meanwhile, Will (Bradley Cooper) faces sentencing on the trumped-up drug charges; and Francie seeks out some less-than-legal aid in securing a liquor license for her restaurant. Vaughn: Michael Vartan. Dixon: Carl Lumbly.

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Episode 3

Cipher

Sun, Oct 13, 2002 60 mins

Jack takes action to abort Syd's continued work with Irina, who holds the key to cracking Sark's plans for a Russian satellite armed with heavy-duty abilities. Meanwhile, Will comes face-to-face with Vaughn, who needs him to revisit his ordeal in Taipei; and Sloane gets the creepy suspicion that his late wife may not be so late, after all. Barnett: Patricia Wettig. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Jack: Victor Garber.

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Episode 4

Dead Drop

Sun, Oct 20, 2002 60 mins

Syd meets her match in Sark as the two rivals race to find Irina's "bible"; Jack employs a deadly ruse to keep his daughter safe; and an ex-junkie gives Will some scary insight into SD-6. Meanwhile, Vaughn meets his father's killer; and Dixon gives Sloane eerie info on a visitor to his late wife's favorite haunt. Sark: Derrick O'Connor. Irina: Lena Olin. Barnett: Patricia Wettig. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Dixon: Carl Lumbly.

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Episode 5

The Indicator

Sun, Nov 3, 2002 60 mins

The hunt for a cache of high-tech weapons leads Sydney to a massive secret about the Bristows; Vaughn is horrified to realize what Jack is capable of when it comes to Irina; and Will steps up to lend Francie a hand at her eatery's grand opening. Virginia Kerr: Amy Aquino. Sen. Douglas: Stephen Markle. Manolo: Daniel Feraldo. Irina: Lena Olin.

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Episode 6

Salvation

Sun, Nov 10, 2002 60 mins

Jack makes the ultimate sacrifice to win back Syd, who's torn between reporting his recent sins and allowing Irina to pay dearly for her past crimes; Vaughn learns an awful truth about the contents of Khasinau's "red ball"; Sloane digs up a shocker about his wife's burial site; and Will scores a top-secret assignment that could blow the lid off of Project Christmas. Douglas: Stephen Markle. Devlin: James Handy. Irina: Lena Olin. Will: Bradley Cooper.

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Episode 7

The Counteragent

Sun, Nov 17, 2002 60 mins

The race for an antidote to Vaughn's virus locks Syd into a pact with Sark (David Anders) that could end Sloane's SD-6 days. But as time runs out, two betrayals change all the rules, including an unspoken agreement between the CIA's top double-agent and her doomed handler. Meanwhile, Will's look into the standardized-tests mystery nets him an unsettling sit-down with the quiz's creator. Irina: Lena Olin. Sloane: Ron Rifkin. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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Episode 8

Passage

Sun, Dec 1, 2002 60 mins

Part 1 of two. Irina barters for her freedom so she can guide the Bristows across the Pakistani border after Sark's new SD-6 gig puts armed nuclear weapons in the hands of foreign rebels. Back home, Sloane receives a grim hint to the fate of his supposedly late wife; Vaughn makes a heartfelt confession to Syd; and Will stirs up a new mystery involving the KGB's Project Christmas tests. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Will: Bradley Cooper. Francie: Merrin Dungey.

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Episode 9

Passage

Sun, Dec 8, 2002 60 mins

Conclusion. The Bristows' mission to steal six nuclear weapons from a Pakistani rebel group goes down in flames when Irina hands them over to her evil ex-ally. As Vaughn races to extract his team from the trap, a fascinating discovery is made, casting new light on the hidden power of Rambaldi's work. Meanwhile, Sloane fills in the Alliance about Emily's kidnapping, which sadly proves futile after he agrees to the abductor's terms.

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Episode 10

The Abduction

Sun, Dec 15, 2002 60 mins

Faye Dunaway plays an Alliance interrogator who begins an investigation into the blackmail plot against Sloane; Marshall's first mission goes horribly awry; Will moves one step closer to CIA employment; and Irina levels with Jack about why she turned herself in. Agent Grey: Don Took. Alice: Petra Wright. Thatcher Powell: John Blama. Irina: Lena Olin. Marshall: Kevin Weisman. Francie: Merrin Dungey. Alice: Petra Wright. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 11

A Higher Echelon

Sun, Jan 5, 2003 60 mins

Syd and Dixon team up to find Marshall before he's beaten into giving his abductor a copy of Echelon's e-mail-tracing system; Kane (Faye Dunaway) links Jack to a murder, which raises Sloane's suspicions and lowers Vaughn's opinion of him; Will finally sees the upside of enduring the Government's psych test; Irina proves her loyalty to the CIA by providing the exact info SD-6 is looking for. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Francie: Merrin Dungey. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 12

The Getaway

Sun, Jan 12, 2003 60 mins

Syd and Vaughn's risky rendezvous while on a mission in France threatens to expose their CIA covers to SD-6; Jack enlists Irina in his efforts to outwit Kane, who targets another Bristow in her hunt for Sloane's blackmailer. Kane: Faye Dunaway. Emily: Amy Irving. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 13

Phase One

Sun, Jan 26, 2003 60 mins

Syd and Jack scramble to maintain their covers after a missing Sloane's replacement (Rutger Hauer) smells a rat in the SD-6 ranks; the CIA acquires priceless intel on the Alliance; and a romantic moment in the kitchen leads to steamier things for Will and Francie. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Francie: Merrin Dungey.

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Episode 14

Double Agent

Sun, Feb 2, 2003 60 mins

Ethan Hawke ("Training Day") plays a CIA operative named Jim Lennox, who falls under suspicion after his partner meets a grim end while searching for a gene-splicing machine that allows users to alter their appearance. So it's up to Syd to sort out whether Lennox is the real deal or a double agent with his face. Meanwhile, Francie's life takes a startling romantic turn with the last person she would have imagined. Emma: Olivia D'Abo. Phillips: Constance Brenneman. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Jezek: Michael Mastro. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn.

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Episode 15

A Free Agent

Sun, Feb 9, 2003 60 mins

Christian Slater begins a two-part appearance as a kidnapped mathematician. Meanwhile, Vaughn and Irina have different reasons for wanting Syd to stay on the CIA payroll; and Dixon sees the end of SD-6 spelling a possible end to his marriage as well. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Irina: Lena Olin. Diane: Yvonne Farrow. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 16

Firebomb

Sun, Feb 23, 2003 60 mins

A betrayed Dixon (Carl Lumbly) holds---and refuses to give up---the key to saving Syd from a trap set by Sloane, who finally puts the completed Rambaldi device to horrifying use. Meanwhile, Vaughn uncovers a new enemy close to home and even closer to Syd than he imagined. Kabir: Eli Danker. Alia: Lina Patel. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Sark: David Anders. Francie: Merrin Dungey. Sloane: Ron Rifkin.

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Episode 17

A Dark Turn

Sun, Mar 2, 2003 60 mins

CIA rumors and the mysterious presence of a KGB agent have Sydney suspecting Vaughn's loyalties, while Jack's are tested by the strange and risky union he's forged with Irina to smoke out Sloane. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Irina: Lena Olin. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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Episode 18

Truth Takes Time

Sun, Mar 16, 2003 60 mins

The most shocking ally offers to help Syd bring down Sloane before he, Sark and the escaped Irina can steal a German company's genetic-coding technology. Meanwhile, Vaughn faces the music for his unsanctioned research into Derevko's true agenda and receives the oddest gift from his girlfriend's gal pal. Francie: Merrin Dungey. Emily: Amy Irving. Kendall: Terry O'Quinn. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 19

Endgame

Sun, Mar 30, 2003 60 mins

Syd goes behind Jack's back to find the abducted Neil Caplan (Christian Slater) after learning that he and his wife (Tracy Middendorf) share a Bristow kind of history. Meanwhile, Sloane orders Francie to use Will's CIA connections to identify the person responsible for Emily's death. Diane: Yvonne Farrow. Nikovich: Yasen Peyankov. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 20

Countdown

Sun, Apr 27, 2003 60 mins

A grisly murder leads the CIA to a doomsday prophecy involving an enigmatic monk (David Carradine) and the target of a grieving Dixon's revenge. Meanwhile, a new operative (Amanda Foreman) catches Marshall's fancy; and Syd must choose between loyalty to her unraveling partner and her love for Vaughn. Barnett: Patricia Wettig. Sark: David Anders.

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Episode 21

Second Double

Sun, May 4, 2003 60 mins

Sydney finally faces off with Irina over her multiple deceptions, leading to a shocking revelation; Sloane puts his new---and nefarious---plan into motion; Will goes on the lam to find out who framed him for treason; and a new face at the CIA sweeps Marshall off his feet. Carrie: Amanda Foreman. Irina: Lena Olin.

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Episode 22

The Telling

Sun, May 4, 2003 60 mins

Will becomes a wanted man after Francie frames him for CIA treason; Sloane makes Jack (Victor Garber) an eerie business offer; and Irina lures Syd into a meeting that could prove fatal for several good guys. Carrie: Amanda Foreman. McCain: Michael Canavan. Jurgen: Robert Joy. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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