original air-date: 03-28-04
Kind. Rewind: Lauren framed Sloane as the Covenant's mole,
Syd stole a Rambaldi box with Irina's name on it, and Jack
became suspicious of Lauren's actions.
Frame" gave fans a lot of things to think about: Vaughn's
desire to separate from Lauren, Senator Reed's demise at the
hands of his loved ones, Sloane's pardon being revoked, and,
of course, Sydney's unfortunate new hairstyle.
so the hair thing might not be all that important to the overall
plot of the episode, but we are supposed to be able to see
the actress's face so we can interpret the emotions she's
trying to convey and that's kind of hard to do when she's
got all these bangs in her face! This is the end of this little
rant and I promise never to go into such superficial details
again if the show's hairstylist would just get Jennifer Garner
to grow out her hair ASAP. Honestly, you'd think JJ Abrams
would have learned something about this sort of thing after
the whole Felicity hair debacle.
moving on to more important details, most any fan would tell
you that the Bristow family is one of TV's more dysfunctional
families, but after watching this week's episode, I would
think that the Reeds might be able to give them a run for
their money in the most screwed up family competition. The
Mod Squad's Peggy Lipton guest starred as Lauren's seemingly
upstanding mother. Little did we know that this woman that
runs literacy programs is actually working with the Covenant
and is probably the one that got her daughter involved in
the organization as well. Perhaps Senator Reed would have
reconsidered spending time away from his family if he had
known that it would lead to them putting a bullet in his head
and then framing him for all his daughter's dirty little deeds.
Unfortunately for him, hindsight is twenty-twenty.
the framing of Senator Reed is interesting in terms of what
his murder implies. Now fans must question how Mrs. Reed got
involved in the Covenant in the first place, if her marriage
to the Senator was a way of getting inside the government,
and if she raised Lauren to follow in her evil footsteps.
All these familial issues kind of make the Bristows look semi-normal
devious plan to set up daddy also brought Sloane down along
with the good Senator. Even though he was helpful in tracking
down the disks that would open the mysterious box that Sydney
stole, the CIA still has enough "evidence" to revoke
his pardon and issue him a sentence of death to be carried
out in two weeks time.
can say is this: "Never gonna happen." Sloane's
not going to be executed, but I am assuming that there will
be some kind of race to prove his innocence towards the end
of the season where his "indiscretion" with Irina
might be revealed. This is all just guesswork on my part,
but it should be fun to see how this all plays out, if Sydney
or Jack will try to save Sloane in the end.
in this episode was basically put into motion by Vaughn's
decision to separate from Lauren. Sark told her that it was
important for her to stay close to Vaughn, so killing her
father and then making him out to be a traitor is the logical
plan of action she should take to keep her man by her side.
And, it worked by making Boy Scout feel extremely guilty for
even thinking about leaving.
Vaughn had to go and get poor Syd's hopes up, making her think
that they might get back together, then he dashed them away
when he told her he's staying with his scheming wife, leaving
Sydney to sob all alone in her apartment. Of course, she could
have been crying over her hair
but more than likely
it was over Vaughn.
all new Alias won't be on for another two weeks and
then it will be shown at a later time due to ABC airing The
Nick and Jessica Variety Hour. My advice? Use these two
weeks wisely because I'm pretty sure Jessica Simpson and Nick
Lachey's takeover of network TV is one of the first signs
of the apocalypse.