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In honor of last night’s Alias eppy, “30 Seconds,” here’s a recap of the episode, in 30 lines (well, it was 30 lines when I typed it in Notepad) — Syd, dressed in a pink suit, a shade of “Hi, I work at Dairy Queen” pink lipstick, and a blonde wig, goes undercover with Renee to track down Anna Espinosa. She offers Renee a job at APO, which Renee doesn’t accept.  Meanwhile, Sloane has the cure for Nadia and learns he has to stop her heart and plunge a huge needle in her chest à la Pulp Fiction to bring her out of her coma.  Jack shows up right on time and tries to stop Sloane from “killing” Nadia. He fails, and Sloane does indeed bring back Nadia.

Back at APO Headquarters, the team finds out Prophet 5 has hired a man from Zurich to decode hidden text in Page 47.  Turns out this guy Kohler has a “past” with Renee.  That’s lucky, ain’t it? Jack is suspicious of how Sloane got the cure for Nadia and launches an investigation, but the spy sisters are much more interested in each other and Isabelle, and we are treated to the sweetness of seeing Nadia meet her niece (cute stunt baby!) for the first time. (continued after the jump including HQ episode stills )

(continued before the jump) Later at Syd’s home, Nadia finds out Sloane may be back to his evil ways, and joins Jack in his investigation.  Turns out Sloane’s clean, or so they think. While Sloane is being followed, Renee and Tom travel to Zurich and kidnap Kohler to find Anna EspinosaKohler discovers that the Page 47 he has is a fake, and we soon learn who has the original (Yup, you guessed it.  That would be Sloane!).  Nadia shows up at her father’s house, where Sloane admits he needs Nadia more than she needs him.  While he finishes dinner, Nadia wonders into his office to find scissors to cut off the hospital bracelet she is STILL wearing.  There, she finds the original Page 47.  She and Sloane have it out. The classic “It’s me or some dead old guy, but not both” argument ensues, and Nadia tosses the page into the fire. He pushes Nadia out of the way in an attempt to recover it, and she falls right into a glass table, slicing her neck and “dying” in the process.  Does anyone really die on this show?

The APO team travels to Barcelona, for a meeting between Kohler and Anna (Or is it Sydney? Gee, Anna looks a lot like Sydney these days, doesn’t she?). Anna figures out she is being ambushed and flees, properly chased by the APO team.  For the second time this eppy, someone dies via throat-slice (Is this significant?  On Alias, nothing can be overlooked). So Renee is dead, Sloane is evil, Jack finds Nadia dead (who called him anyway?), and we addicts have to wait until next week to see our beloved Vaughn get frisky with someone bearing a striking resemblance to the mother of his child.

Did you all notice the SHAMELESS product placement last night of the Ford Hybrid?  They even did a close-up of the car and wasted precious airtime on dialogue between Jack and Nadia about how quiet the car is.  Shameless, I tell you!

For those of you interested in the eclectic but fabulous music featured on the show, there are several sites, which have music guides (ABC’s list is always current).  Last week’s episode, “There’s Only One Sydney Bristow,” featured the following choices (and yes, I’ve listed the cool mix playing as Syd is seen for the first time kicking ass once again, as a mother herself!) ::

Artist :: The Doors & Blondie
Song :: "Rapture Riders" * (song mash-up) *
Label :: 1) Warner Music Group 2) EMI Records

Artist :: Paul Oakenfold
Song :: "Faster Kill Pussycat"
Label :: 1) Warner Music Group 2) EMI / Perfecto Records

Artist :: Soul of Man
Song :: "Salty Moron"
Label :: Finger Lickin’ Records

Written by :: SuperSpy Jen

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  • Tamara

    That Ford promo really bothered me – since when did Alias have product placement? After a year in a coma, wouldn’t Nadia have had severe muscle wasting and needed help even walking?I used to love the show so much but it’s just getting to be all a bit much. I still don’t want to see it gone though…

  • pug

    The only reasonm I started to watch this show again was to see Vaughn. I stopped watching after they killed him. After three episodes I have only seen a little glimpse of him. But the next episode looks like he will have a bigger role. Yipeee.

  • Zoe Hunter

    Why wasn’t Nadia asking about her boyfriend, Weiss? I really hope the Nadia character really is dead – she’s such a useless character.

  • Linda

    Thanks for the info on the music. I’m gonna go download the mix up right now. Alias is ending….NO!!!!!!And ditto about Nadia. Hopefully she’ll stay dead!

  • DulceGirl

    Dont watch Alias much, but I’m a Lost fanatic- Noticed the similarity of two people getting killed on both shows. It was an all out murderfest on ABC last night. Wish Lost had more Syd-like butt-kickin’. That would be much appreciated.

  • geniass

    Oh darn! I read it all thinking it was only a brief summary. So all of Sloane’s work was for nothing. His daughter still dies, it’s still his fault!!

  • Kitty Kate

    i’m totally in agreement with the nadia thing. she should just stay dead. oh, i watch lost too. last night was great.but where’s vaughn? i want mroe vaughn! arghhhhh.

  • Con

    Great recap, although as someone who missed the episode, what is the significance of the title, "30 Seconds?"

  • Katie

    Tamara, Alias has *always* product-placed Ford. Literally as early as the second season, the Focus has been the vehicle of choice for street-level car chases as they slooooowly pan over the hood ornament, etc., etc. No idea why, but…yeah.

  • Katie

    Tamara, Alias has *always* product-placed Ford. Literally as early as the second season, the Focus has been the vehicle of choice for street-level car chases as they slooooowly pan over the hood ornament, etc., etc. No idea why, but…yeah.

  • kae

    i heart alias. nadia first. then renee! that’s just wrong. but well done.

  • HugeFreakinSydFan

    Thanks, SuperSpyJen. Good recap for someone who had to miss watching that episode live because certain coworkers have *issues.* (Won’t elaborate; sure you can all imagine.)But you must remember that Product Placement is now a way of life…and, hey, at least they’re featuring a Ford Focus, which gets excellent gas mileage (here in L.A. the unleaded is now almost 3.50 a gallon) and not a Ford Ranger or some other SUV.Ciao, HugeFreakinSydFan

  • HugeFreakinSydFan

    Thanks, SuperSpyJen. Good recap for someone who had to miss watching that episode live because certain coworkers have *issues.* (Won’t elaborate; sure you can all imagine.)But you must remember that Product Placement is now a way of life…and, hey, at least they’re featuring a Ford Focus, which gets excellent gas mileage (here in L.A. the unleaded is now almost 3.50 a gallon) and not a Ford Ranger or some other SUV.Ciao, HugeFreakinSydFan