Wow. So Sloane’s
bad, Irina’s alive, and Dixon is getting it on with
Chase. All I have to say is, I told you so.
Search and Rescue
original air-date: 05-18-05
Ok, say that
might be a little smug of me, but how predictable was this
two-hour installment? If I had placed bets on the likelihood
of all of these things happening I might not be in such
desperate need of a real job so I can pay off those pesky
college loans. Woulda, shoulda, coulda, eh?
going to claim that something’s an “event”
then make it worth the time that we spend watching it. Instead
of being exciting and enthralling, these two hours were
extraordinarily dull and boring. Mr. Abrams has never backed
down from shocking us all with unexpected twists and turns
in the past, so one has to wonder why he was playing it
so safe this week.
it be that he’s saving the real surprise for next
week's season finale? It’s possible, but they should
have spread these two episodes out in order to build up
more tension for the big finish if that is the case. Of
course, it’s possible that they ran out of time considering
that the new season started in January this year.
timing aside, this episode was meant to be big, but it ended
up being a big let down. Sure, Irina is alive, but we all
could have guessed that. Conveniently, Jack actually killed
a double created by the Helix device that doubled Francie
in season two. And while Lena Olin’s return is more
than welcome, her interaction with Jack alone was worth
sitting through the more tedious moments of the episode;
bringing her back as a simple ratings ploy for sweeps and
not as a full time character will just lead to disappointment
The whole Sloane
pretending to be good then going bad again was how we ended
last season. Why on earth are we recycling it? The real
surprise would have been if someone else had ended up being
bad besides Sloane. But, of course, the Rambaldi stuff pulled
him back in again and left us with a plot thread we’ve
seen time and time again come back to the forefront once
And the apocalypse?
That’s just old news on this show. I thought that
it was time to get rid of the Rambaldi crap a long time
ago, and this just strengthens my belief. It’s time
to move on to a new plot, a new enemy and let it lie already.
The only remotely
entertaining parts of the long two hours was when Vaughn
asked Jack for his blessing to marry Syd and then tried
to get her alone a bunch of times to pop the question without
success. The actual proposal was kind of lame, but I guess
there’s no better time to ask then right before jumping
out of a plane, possibly to your death.
And, Irina punching
Jack in the face got me to chuckle a bit as did her apology
to her former husband for sleeping with Sloane.
over this “event” is mostly rooted in the fact
that we Alias fans have come to expect the unexpected while
watching this show. The only thing that we got last night
was exactly what we expected all along. There was nothing
mind-lowing, nothing out of left field, nothing surprising,
and that was a big let down, especially when the producers
and writers had two whole hours to play around with.
next week will give fans something worth sitting through
these two hours for, something more than we got this week.