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 Espinosa. Kohler 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