Kind. Rewind: Vaughn proposed to Sydney, Irina returned,
and Sloane went over to the dark side…again.
Before the Flood
original airdate: 05-25-05
watching the finale again the only thing that really sticks
out in my mind is the horrible red lighting that dominated
most of the episode. This is not to say that there was no
plot, there was (I guess), but that red lighting just drove
me absolutely nuts. I know that they were going for this
whole city-under-siege kind of look, but it was really just
awful and looked like they put basically no effort in the
backdrop of this episode.
all of the production teams funds were drained after whatever
astronomical amount the producers probably had to pay Lena
Olin to get her to come back for a guest spot.
the terrible look of the episode, the whole story itself
lacked excitement, emotional investment on the viewer’s
part, and any shred of plausibility.
know about anyone else, but zombie like people running around
doesn’t really get my heart racing. Now, if my twin
brother were writing this review, he probably would have said
something along the lines of, “Bah! I hate freaking
I might have to show him this episode just to get a rise
out of him. (editor's note: Rob Sparling could not be
reached for comment, as looking for gainful employment has
apparently turned him into a zombie.)
anyway, Sloane going bad again didn’t really cause
any eyebrows to be raised on my part, nor did his supposed
plan to help everyone finally shut down Elena and her evil
ways. We get it already, Mr. Abrams. Sloane is never going
to be totally bad or good, so can we please stop with the
supposedly dramatic shifts every other episode? Its really
becoming annoying if you ask me and it’s time to get
a new big shot villain for next season.
of next season, and the lack of plausibility, one has to
wonder how the show will work around star Jennifer Garner’s
possible pregnancy. Of course, leaving everything up in
the air with that car crash gives the producers room to
play with. Ten to one, it will be something like Sydney
was in a coma after the crash and then wakes up pregnant
with Vaughn’s child, but he’s run off, afraid
that his deception all these years has ruined their chances
of being together. Sound plausible? I didn’t think
so, which is exactly why they will do something like this.
really, they ended the episode with Vaughn telling us he’s
not really Vaughn after all these years? I think that this
idea is completely ridiculous, but I can’t help but
wonder how they will work this in and get long time viewers
to believe that its more than just an end of the season
I feel that though Alias has done better in the
ratings this season, they will need to make some more changes
next year if they plan on keeping long time viewers interested.
Get new villains, move on from Rambaldi, and do something
different. Oh, and bring back Sark full-time…that’s
mainly just for my viewing pleasure, but whatever.