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Subject: Season 1
Episode 1: "Truth Be Told"
Original Airdate: September 30, 2001
Sydney Bristow, a full-time student and a full-time secret agent for a covert
branch of the CIA, is trying to juggle school work, an unconventional career, and a
boyfriend. When she learns that she has been lied to, and is in fact working for
the enemy she thought she was fighting, she becomes a double-agent for the CIA. Her
only ally is another double agent: her estranged father.
Series pilot; season one premiere.
Episode 2: "So It Begins"
Original Airdate: October 7, 2001
Sydney gets shocking info that her dad, Jack, played a role in Danny's murder.
She takes on a countermission against the SD-6 to bring down an arms dealer linked
to a missing nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, Will begins to grow suspicious of his
friend's secret life. Vaughn is taken off Sydney's case after his mishap puts the
entire world in danger.
Episode 3: "Parity"
Original Airdate: October 14, 2001
A mission to steal an ancient sketch pits Sydney against her nemesis: Anna
Espinosa a Russian agent. But when the container holding the document proves
impenetrable, the two foes are forced to cooperate to satisfy their respective
agencies. Meanwhile, Will begins to notice something very fishy about Danny's
murder. Vaughn is promoted. Francie frets over her guy's possible infidelity.
Episode 4: "A Broken Heart"
Original Airdate: October 21, 2001
On the trail of a terrorist with an explosive plot to disrupt a world-trade
seminar, Sydney is also roped into helping Francie spy on her guy as he steps out
with another woman. Also, Vaughn opens up to Sydney about his tormented love life.
Will uses his newspaper ties to locate a woman, Kate Jones, Danny was booked to
travel with the night of his murder. Jack begins to feel the heat over a secret
he's keeping from his daughter.
Episode 5: "Doppelganger"
Original Airdate: October 28, 2001
Vaughn helps Sydney pull a fast one on the SD-6 after she's sent to abduct a
German engineer working on biochemical vaccines. But when a glitch triggers
Sloane's eye, Jack is forced to step in and display his dark side to protect his
daughter's cover. Sydney gets a copy Jack's CIA file. Meanwhile, Will comes
face-to-face with Kate Jones.
Episode 6: "Reckoning"
Original Airdate: November 18, 2001
Sydney pieces together Jack's role in her mom's death. Francie's guy explains
his sneaking around with another woman. Meanwhile, Sydney finds herself trapped by
a sadistic K-Directorate agent after checking into a Romanian asylum housing a
crazed assassin, Martin Shepard. A leak in the SD-6 mainframe is found, and a mole
is suspected. Will hits another dead end in his quest for Kate Jones.
Episode 7: "Color Blind"
Original Airdate: November 25, 2001
Sydney uncovers a shocking truth about Danny's murder after breaking Shepard out
of the K-Directorate's asylum. Sloane comes to the realization that not all of his
agents are on the up-and-up. Charlie gives Francie a Thanksgiving she'll never
forget. Will hits the deadest end of all in his search for Kate Jones.
Episode 8: "Time Will Tell"
Original Airdate: December 2, 2001
As Sydney goes to Italy to retrieve info on an ancient clock linked to the
Rambaldi case, Sloane fires up his deadly plan to silence the SD-6's mole.
Rambaldi's journal is found. Dixon is seriously wounded. Will struggles to kill a
front-page piece on Danny's murder until a high-tech bug in Kate Jones' car takes
his story in a new direction.
Episode 9: "Mea Culpa"
Original Airdate: December 9, 2001
Will makes contact with the mystery man on the other end of Kate Jones' bug.
Sloane sets up a trap to smoke out the suspected SD-6 mole: Sydney. Dixon comes out
of his coma with little or nothing to say about what went down in the Andes.
Episode 10: "Spirit"
Original Airdate: December 16, 2001
The holidays take a terrifying turn as Sydney's cover is blown and she lands in
the hands of the sadistic Sloane. Awakening in a top-secret SD-6 torture chamber,
Sydney realizes her double-agent days are over. But before Sloane can get her to
crack, Jack pulls a fast one to save his abducted daughter, who then takes a risky
mission to win back her boss' trust. Things go from bad to worse, however, once
Sydney discovers that her new assignment has put dear old dad in hot water with one
of Sloane's most wanted foes.
Episode 11: "The Confession"
Original Airdate: January 6, 2002
After delivering terrorist Hassan to the CIA, Sydney heads to Crete to locate
his top-secret stealth technology. What she encounters instead is a death trap set
by Hassan, who backs Vaughn into a corner with a dirty deal for Sydney's life. Jack
reveals to Sydney, that her mother was in fact a KGB officer.
Series producer Ken Olin guest stars.
Episode 12: "The Box, Part 1"
Original Airdate: January 20, 2002
McKenas Cole, a former SD-6 operative left for dead after a botched mission in
Chechnya, returns ready for revenge, taking the Credit Dauphine headquarters by
siege. His goal: crack the agency's vault and give the duplicitous Sloane a fatal
lesson in torture techniques. But what Cole doesn't know is that two brave Bristows
are on the loose somewhere in the building, cooking up a desperate plan to save the
Starring Quentin Tarantino as McKenas Cole.
Episode 13: "The Box, Conclusion"
Original Airdate: February 10, 2002
The attack on SD-6 heats up as Vaughn breaks CIA ranks to help Sydney bring down
Cole before he triggers the explosives wired to the vault. Meanwhile, Sloane
refuses to crack under his captor's cruel and unusual torture. Will decides it's
time to find out the truth about what lies within David McNeill's secret locker.
Episode 14: "The Coup"
Original Airdate: February 24, 2002
As the team behind the attack on SD-6 targets Sloane's rival intelligence
groups, Dixon and Sydney hit Vegas to observe a K-Directorate who may be next in
line for a lethal visit. But their mission is compromised by the unexpected arrival
of Francie and her two-timing fiancÚ. Meanwhile, Jack gets a chance to play dad to
his daughter, who is having a hard time deciding her educational future.
Episode 15: "Page 47"
Original Airdate: March 3, 2002
The Rambaldi book may hold the 16th-century physicist's secrets in invisible
ink. The problem is that the book is locked up at Sloane's house, forcing Vaughn to
ask Sydney a delicate favor: use her friendship with Sloane's dying wife to get
inside the house. After that, it's up to Sydney to snag the page from her boss'
vault and get it to the CIA. Meanwhile, Will's work with McNeil to expose SD-6
comes at a shocking price.
Episode 16: "The Prophecy"
Original Airdate: March 10, 2002
A lethal British operative has information for Sloane's eyes only. Edward Poole,
leader of the SD-9, drops a bombshell about a traitor within the Alliance of 12.
Meanwhile, the CIA is up to their dossiers in psychic surprises, as agents reveal
Sydney's bizarre link to the 500-year-old Rambaldi drawing, and an ominous prophecy
about a risk to world security.
Roger Moore guest stars as Edward Poole.
Episode 17: "Q & A"
Original Airdate: March 17, 2002
As the FBI grills a captured Sydney about her past and Rambaldi's doomsday
prophecy, Jack and Vaughn race to free her before SD-6 suspects anything is amiss.
But once a rescue op is launched, Sydney soon finds proof that Rambaldi's writings
may hold more truth about the alleged weapon of mass destruction.
Episode 18: "Masquerade"
Original Airdate: April 7, 2002
The truth about Sydney's mom emerges. Noah Hicks, an ex-flame and fellow agent
who resurfaces to help Sydney snag a device owned by The Man that holds the key to
her mother's KGB work and possible whereabouts. Before long, Sydney and Noah
realize that their feelings for one another are as strong as ever. Elsewhere,
Sloane owns up to his part in a cover-up that takes a severe emotional toll on
Jack. A mysterious plane ticket has Will and Francie fearing that Sydney has
something to hide.
Episode 19: "Snowman"
Original Airdate: April 14, 2002
Sydney's torn between following her heart and finding her mother after Noah
offers her a way out of SD-6 just as a KGB tape of Irina Derevko surfaces. But once
she makes her decision, an assassin steps in to change her mind. Meanwhile, Will
and Francie confront Sydney about her secret travel plans. Vaughn begins to hide
his agent's info from the FBI. Jack seeks out Barnett's aid after hitting bottom.
Episode 20: "The Solution"
Original Airdate: April 21, 2002
Sydney and Vaughn set a trap for Khasinau with a report about the existence of a
second dose of the Rambaldi serum. Sloane's wife tells Sydney she is aware of the
SD-6 and puts her own life on the line in the process. Will confronts Jack
face-to-face about his kidnapping following a phone call from his unnamed
Episode 21: "Rendezvous"
Original Airdate: May 5, 2002
Will makes a startling discovery while helping Jack smoke out Deep Throat in
Paris, where Sydney is set to pull the switch on Khasinau with the captured Sark's
aid. Meanwhile, Dixon begins to suspect all is not on the up-and-up with his
partner. The Alliance fills Sloane in on the plans for Emily's elimination. Vaughn
begins to pull away from his favorite agent in an effort to save both their lives.
Episode 22: "Almost Thirty Years"
Original Airdate: May 12, 2002
Sydney and Vaughn must destroy a Rambaldi device in order to save Will's life;
the Alliance comes to a decision regarding the fate of Emily Sloane. Sydney gets
captured by The Man.
Season one finale.
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