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Subject: Season 3
Episode 1: "The Two"
Original Airdate: September 28, 2003
With no memory of her life during the past two years, Sydney struggles to come
to grips with a reality that is both foreign and frightening. To begin her journey
back, she confronts Vaughn about his marriage and learns the shocking fates of Jack
and Sloane. Meanwhile, Sydney is granted temporary CIA clearance on a case that may
help her regain her memory.
Season 3 premiere episode.
Episode 2: "Succession"
Original Airdate: October 5, 2003
Sydney, on the hunt for the truth behind her missing two years, confronts Sark,
who is behind bars in CIA custody. But when a new terrorist organization, The
Covenant, demands Sark in exchange for two CIA operatives they've kidnapped, Sydney
has to arrange a prisoner exchange against her will - only to discover a connection
to her lost time. Meanwhile, Vaughn wrestles with the decision to return to the CIA
even though it will mean working with Sydney, Jack confronts Sloane about Sloane's
possible role in his daughter's disappearance - uncovering a surprising secret in
the process - and Sydney meets Vaughn's wife.
Episode 3: "Reunion"
Original Airdate: October 12, 2003
For the first time in two years, Sydney and Vaughn are reunited as a team to
prevent Sark from destroying the nation's satellite communications system.
Meanwhile, Jack must find a way to stop Marshall from uncovering the identity of a
murderer - allegedly Sydney. A suspicious Sydney accompanies Vaughn and Lauren as
they meet with Sloane to ask for a favor.
Episode 4: "A Missing Link"
Original Airdate: October 19, 2003
While trying to infiltrate a group bent on retrieving deadly biological weapons,
Sydney discovers a link to her missing two years in the form of the dangerous and
sexy leader of the team. Meanwhile, Vaughn struggles with his own feelings of
jealousy and longing while Sydney is on her mission, aware of the pressures his job
is putting on his marriage to Lauren; and Jack takes matters into his own hands to
protect his daughter - purposefully revealing Sydney's secret to Dixon in order to
preserve her position inside the CIA.
Episode 5: "Repercussions"
Original Airdate: October 26, 2003
While Vaughn's life hangs in the balance, Lauren butts heads with Sydney after
learning the part she played in his stabbing. Meanwhile, Sydney further questions
Sloane's allegiances after he is kidnapped by Kazari Bomani, a kingpin in The
Covenant; Jack's cover is jeopardized when he meets with Simon to dig up
information on Sydney's missing two years; and Marshall is sent on his second
mission with Sydney, posing as a high-stakes, southern gambler.
Episode 6: "The Nemesis"
Original Airdate: November 2, 2003
Sydney's emotions are turned inside-out when she comes face-to-face with Allison
- a.k.a. Evil Francie - who was presumed dead but is now a key figure in The
Covenant. Meanwhile Lauren's search for Lazarey's murderer leads her closer to
discovering a connection to Sydney. Sydney begrudgingly is assigned as Sloane's CIA
Episode 7: "Prelude"
Original Airdate: November 9, 2003
Jack takes drastic measures to ensure that the NSC never finds out the truth
about Sydney's murder of a Russian diplomat. But his actions place a heavy strain
on Vaughn's marriage, as Lauren gets closer and closer to the truth about Sydney.
Meanwhile, Sydney agrees to go on a mission with Sloane in order to thwart plans to
obtain the operating system to a deadly weapon - and she discovers an unlikely ally
in the hunt for her missing two years.
Episode 8: "Breaking Point"
Original Airdate: November 23, 2003
Jack and Vaughn are forced to ally themselves with Sloane in order to rescue
Sydney from the NSC, with only hours to spare before she is forced to undergo a
radical surgery to recover her memory; Lauren must choose to side with the NSC or
Episode 9: "Conscious"
Original Airdate: November 30, 2003
After making a shocking discovery in the desert, Sydney agrees to submit to an
experimental procedure conducted by an eccentric doctor, designed to retrieve her
lost memories. But while Jack and Vaughn look on, Sydney's mind proves surprisingly
resistant to letting her remember her missing time. Meanwhile, Lauren makes a great
sacrifice in order to make her alibi believable to Lindsey after breaking Sydney
out of NSC custody, and Sloane finds himself boxed in by an unlikely enemy.
The "psychedelic" episode with David Cronenberg.
Episode 10: "Remnants"
Original Airdate: December 7, 2003
The identity of the mysterious "St. Aidan" forces Sydney to pull a stunned Will
out of witness protection. But the pursuit sends the two old friends on a collision
course with Allison - the woman who ruined both their lives. Meanwhile, a zealous
Lindsey arrests Jack and Vaughn as conspirators in Sydney's escape from NSC
custody. Sloane, still under pressure from Lindsey, puts a plan in motion to
eliminate Sydney, and Dr. Brezzel has an unpleasant run-in with Sark.
Episode 11: "Full Disclosure"
Original Airdate: January 11, 2004
Sydney learns the truth regarding her missing two years from an unlikely source.
Episode 12: "Crossings"
Original Airdate: January 18, 2004
Irina's sister names a steep price for helping Jack save Sydney and Vaughn from
a North Korean firing squad. Meanwhile, Sloane has no idea that it's his head on
the line should Mr. Bristow cut a deal with his wicked sister-in-law.
Episode 13: "After Six"
Original Airdate: February 15, 2004
Upon discovering that high ranking members of The Covenant are being murdered,
Sydney and Vaughn are sent to retrieve the Doleac Agenda - which contains
operational plans for six of The Covenant's cells - to gain an advantage over the
rogue assassins. But unbeknownst to all, a familiar force is at work orchestrating
the reorganization of The Covenant. Meanwhile Sydney and Weiss go on a mission to
convince rogue security systems designer Toni Cummings to help the CIA break into a
Lethal Response System, Sark presents a business proposal to Lauren, Jack urges a
troubled Sloane to talk with CIA psychiatrist Dr. Judy Barnett, and Marshall can't
contain his excitement about becoming a father when Carrie goes into labor.
Another appearance by Quentin Tarantino as McKenas Cole.
Episode 14: "Blowback"
Original Airdate: March 7, 2004
Lauren's betrayal deepens as she and Sark sabotage Sydney and Vaughn's mission
to locate a bomb that could give the Covenant way too much power in the terrorist
realm. Meanwhile, Sloane lures Barnett into an intimate exchange about the one sin
that still haunts him.
Episode 15: "Facade"
Original Airdate: March 14, 2004
A bomb designer, with a link to Sydney, could lead to an explosive turn of
events should he figure out that she and Vaughn are secretly posing as Covenant
Episode 16: "Taken"
Original Airdate: March 21, 2004
Sydney wastes no time tracking down Sark after Dixon's kids go missing; Lauren
finds a patsy to paint as the CIA mole to dupe her senator father, compelling
Barnett to question everything she thought she knew about Sloane.
Episode 17: "The Frame"
Original Airdate: March 28, 2004
Sydney leads the hunt for a Covenant honcho who could hold the key to a long-
lost remnant of the Rambaldi puzzle; tragedy rocks Lauren's mother, while Jack's
suspicions shock her father; and Vaughn makes a monumental decision about the
future of his marriage.
Episode 18: "Unveiled"
Original Airdate: April 11, 2004
Bomani's cyber-attack to swipe international DNA records clues the CIA into just
who the Covenant is trying to find; Jack seals Sloane's fate after learning about
his affair with Irina; Vaughn refuses to accept the truth about Lauren, whose
continued failures force Sark to make a deadly decision about his allegiances.
Episode 19: "Hourglass"
Original Airdate: April 18, 2004
Time runs out for Sloane, whose execution coincides with Sydney and Vaughn's
mission to snag a Rambaldi artifact that could reveal the Passenger and Lauren's
realization that her cover has been blown inside the CIA. Meanwhile, Olivia orders
Sark to abduct the monk who knows too much about the Bristows.
Episode 20: "Blood Ties"
Original Airdate: April 25, 2004
A ghostly Sloane teams with Sydney and Jack to pump the Trust for an artifact
that leads to his daughter, whose rescue reveals a family tie and a fatal lie.
Meanwhile, Vaughn learns an awful truth about his father from a former ally and the
evil lengths to which Lauren and Sark will go to locate the Passenger.
Episode 21: "Legacy"
Original Airdate: May 2, 2004
Toni Cummings and Irina's sister return to nail Sloane, who takes a risk of
biblical proportions - and cuts one hell of a deal - to get the Rambaldi truth out
of Nadia. Meanwhile, Vaughn's vendetta against Lauren turns deadly enough that
Sydney is forced to actually save the worst man she's ever encountered.
Episode 22: "Resurrection"
Original Airdate: May 23, 2004
Vaughn's crusade to bring down Lauren reaches critical mass, just as she hits a
new low within the CIA; Sydney makes a devastating find that tears her world apart;
and Nadia is faced with the fact that her father may be the worst man on the
Season 3 finale.
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