A lot of shit can happen in two years.
The season finale had a whopper of an ending - eager to discuss!
A lot of shit can happen in two years.
So you think the next two seasons will be recounting what Syd was doing for the last two years? Did the plot stop for two years and everything go quiet?
With 24 jumping the shark I've become an even bigger Alias fanboy, and lord knows I loves the Jennifer Garner.
No, I don't necessarily think two seasons will be spent recalling. Season 3 is most likely piecing together what happened along with new plot developments.
For me, the biggest question is: did Syd have some sort of massive dissociative fugue (hooray for psych class!), or was she manipulated around for two years? She could have been merely moved to somewhere (like Hong Kong), and in a fugue state, just assume a different identity. Or she was used by either Mom or Sloane or something. Did Jack hook up with Sloane, thinking that Syd was dead, or maybe he worked with Sloane to at least keep her "alive"? Who knows until next season!
You know, I used to like Alias. But ever since they decided to "revamp" the series around the super bowl episode, it's been a slow, steady downhill crawl.
That said, I do enjoy calculating the TTSB (Time To Sidney's Bra) number for every episode. I think the finale had one of the top scores ever.
Strange plot twist, hope we don't get stuck with a Dallas solution.....
Anybody else think that one of these days, Sloan will be revealed to be Syd's real father?????
The (totally unrelated) Marvel comic is much better than the show. :)
I like both Aliases--the TV show and the unrelated comic book.
I thought this season finale was fantastic. I love the way they are willing to continue to mess with this show's setup/premise, rather than remain static. Excellent cliffhanger that leaves Season 3 open to take the show in whole new directions.
In case you can't stand the summer without your Alias fix, here's how to generate your own Alias-based series:
1) Open with cliffhanger from last episode
2) Perform miraculous escape from Stupid Bad Guys (TM) to techno music
3) Sneaky sneaky, lovey dovey
4) Random Sloan plot element, involving either body snatching/medieval manuscripts/dopplegangers/illuminati/monkey skulls
5) Enter incredibly dangerous situation in unpractical sexy outfit, techno music a must
6) Have so little knowledge of situation in 5) that you get caught and/or some incredibly bizarre twist occurs
7) Skip to 1)
And yes, I DO work at ABC and I DO produce Alias.
LOL. Hey, but it's a formula that WORKS. Especially #5, which even my wife appreciates and laughs at with me, every time.
And hey, if you're an Alias producer, then you should know my cousin Alex, who's the executive producer! (All us Jews are related and run the media.)
I got into this series for about 10 episodes, but then it just so contrived and confusing and formulaic. For some kind of super spy Syd supposedly is, she manages to get caught in every episode and has to kung-fu her way out of it. Usually happens around the 25 and 50 minute marks.
My guess is that they won't recap what happened while Syd was gone. It seems like they're going the route of TV/Movie cliche #34532: tortured history + amnesia = seasons of fun.
We get to spend the next couple seasons with Syd slowly remembering what happened to her over those two years. I'm guessing that the FBI dudes are going to say something like "after you disappeared the trail went cold - everyone vanished without a trace. We've spent the last two years tying up lose ends but until you appeared we found nothing. But just yesterday we got a message from an old contact..."
Any guesses as to what Syd was up to? Dark Phoenix story (i.e. evil Syd)? Love slave? Time Traveler?
At this point, who fucking cares? They've ruined the show, but hey, I'm not bitter about it.
At least 24 doesn't totally suck. Yet.
Yeah, they've reinvented the show twice this season alone. Not a bad strategy, if you ask me. The premise is thin enough that if you do the same thing for too long it stops working. If anything, they took too long to reinvent things the first time. There was only so much of that mission/counter-mission stuff we could take.Originally Posted by Jeff Green
I think they took Vaughn out of the relationship equasion to give Will a shot with Syd. I'm wondering if her missing time is related to the Rimbaldi device. I think the idea that her father may have taken up with Sloane again in Sydney's absense.
Yeah, but you're a complete douche, so...Originally Posted by wumpus
Anybody else notice the shot with Jack strapped to the table and the long shot of the wall with the rumbling sound. It was basically trying to make you think some big machine (THE device) was running. Anyways, right after that shot the building gets stormed and you see sloan talk about packing up and bugging out. Exactly how did he escape WITH the device when the building was surrounded? The device you would think would have to be pretty large.
The device is a transporter or it warps space and/or time. Alias is going star trek..... :lol:
And, ya know, really, why the heck not?! That's what I like about the show. They don't pretend that it's not just a cartoon. It's why I prefer it to 24 these days. I think the more outlandish the show gets, the better it is.The device is a transporter or it warps space and/or time. Alias is going star trek.....
I also thought they took *way* too long to ditch the original mission/countermission format. I was maybe one or two episodes away from not watching anymore cuz it was just getting a bit too unbelievable--even for a cartoon. But when they threw the whole show out and started over--that's when I became a real fan.
was maybe one or two episodes away from not watching anymore cuz it was just getting a bit too unbelievableAll righty then.I think the more outlandish the show gets, the better it is.
Nice! Hey--I qualified that first quote, you just removed the part that would have made me look like slightly less of a total dumbass.
What I meant, and what I think was probably clear though I guess you never know here in message-board land is this: within its own world of stupid, the constant mission/countermission stuff was getting too hard to swallow--THAT was what was unbelievable (and boring and predictable) to me. Obviously the show is unbelievable. Duh.
So if the creators decide to veer off into silly time travel/sci-fi/Jennifer-Garner-in-futuristic-latex-outfit stuff, then I'm good with that, because I like the conscious acknowledgment that what we're watching is just pulpy, cheesy comic book stuff. (With the occasional Coldplay song during the somber moments.) But even silly stuff needs to maintain its own sense of internal logic so we can adequately suspend disbelief.
Beck too, and don't listen to wumpus. As per my previous post in this thread, he's a douche.
I love this show. As to what she has been doing I tink her mom hinted at it when she said before sending them to get the blond bad guy ( the names all seem the same after awhile) "that it is all about free will"
Don't forget TV/Movie/Book cliche #1263: Hero/Heroine excels in combat, but fails in romance.Originally Posted by Adam at Sierra