[spoiler alert: if you haven't watched last night's incredible 2 hour premiere of ALIAS, don't read this! seriously, stop reading NOW!]
The one great thing about ALIAS not becoming the enormous hit that LOST has become is that spoilers are actually kept to a minumum. While I had a feeling several of our favourite characters from the ALIAS mythos would be making a return throughout the final 7 episodes – I had no idea where, when, and why – and in truth, it makes for a far more enjoyable show. As much as I am a complete spoiler addict, there was something exciting about watching last night’s spectacular 2 hour ALIAS, not knowing what was going to happen next! A few surprises from last night’s episode: [and yes, I realize the irony in ranting against spoilers, while at the same time possibly spoiling the episode for a few readers!]
1] SPY MOMMY is back! Irina Derevko made a surprise appeance in last night’s episode. Lena Olin is incredible, and her chemistry with both Jack and Sydney is brilliant. So awesome to see her return, and I can’t wait to see how she figures into the final 7 episodes
2] VAUGHN is alive! Okay, so ABC’s marketing department made no secret of Vaughn’s return – but the fact that it seems as though Syd and Jack actually knew that he was alive all the time, and were part of covering it up! WOW that was completely unexpected, even in the anything can happen world of Alias.
3] WEISS! Sure he’s JJ Abrams best friend, and expected to be in every series/movie JJ is involved with. But in this case shameless loyalty is a great thing. Greg Grunberg makes me smile with every character he does, and it was so nice to see Weiss back.
4] SLOANE is Evil! Poor Rachel, no doubt Sloane had her deleting sensetive info that would have finally leaked the fact that SLOANE is behind everything. You heard it here first. Sloane is the bad-ass to and all bad-asses, and Sydney will kill him by the end of the series.