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Alias: Season 2 (2002-2003)

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A sexy, high-octane thrill ride filled with espionage, intrigue and cliffhangers. It chronicles the adventures of operative Sydney Bristow as she battles shadowy intelligence agencies, along with some seriously twisted family members. During season 2, executive producer J.J. Abrams abandoned the double-agent angle, then revived it in the fourth year after the arrival of Syd's half-sister and the show's move from a ratings-challenged Sunday slot to a plush post-Lost perch on Wednesdays.

Cast

Jennifer Garner
as Sydney Bristow
Ron Rifkin
as Sloane
Victor Garber
as Jack Bristow
Kevin Weisman
as Marshall
Terry O'Quinn
as Deputy Director Kendall
Lena Olin
as Irina Derevko
Ira Heiden
as Techie
Patricia Wettig
as CIA Psychiatrist Judy Barnett
Kevin Sutherland
as Monitoring Agent
Faye Dunaway
as Ariana Kane
Amanda Foreman
as Carrie Bowman
Amy Irving
as Emily Sloane
Yvonne Farrow
as Diane Dixon
Christian Slater
as Neil Caplan
Jonathan Banks
as NSA Deputy Director Frederick Brandon
James Lesure
as CIA Agent Craig Blair
Stephen Markle
as Sen. Douglas
Tracy Middendorf
as Elsa Caplan
Joel Guggenheim
as Agent-on-Call
Don Took
as Agent Grey
Alex Morris
as Homeless Man
Robert Joy
as Jurgens
Austin Tichenor
as Dr. Nicholas
Ric Young
as Suit and Glasses
Jon Dixon
as CIA Officer
Wolf Muser
as Ramon Veloso
Joseph Ruskin
as Alain Christophe
Elizabeth Payne
as CIA Print Technician
Marisol Nichols
as Rebecca Martinez
Amy Aquino
as Virginia Kerr
Ethan Hawke
as Jim Lennox
Jim Hanna
as Claus Richter
Arthur Young
as Aaron Caplan
J.P. Romano
as French Guard
Kevin Bowens
as Alpha Team Leader
Kent George
as Sloane's Guard
Yasen Peyankov
as Nickovich
Danny Trejo
as Emilio Vargas
Paul Keeley
as Police Officer
Michael Yama
as Chinese Agent
Tony Amendola
as SD-6 Agent Tambor Barcelo
Pasha D. Lychnikoff
as Zoran Sokolov
Richard Lewis
as Counterintelligence Threat Analyst Mitchell Yeager
Christopher Curry
as Heinz Bruckner
Janet MacLachlan
as Jane Banks
John Balma
as Thatcher Powell
Shishir Kurup
as Saeed Akhtar
Angus Scrimm
as SD-6 Agent McCullough
Ravil Isyanov
as Luri Karpachev
Stuart W. Yee
as The Teacher
Kevin E. West
as SD-6 Agent Kelsey
Kiran Rao
as Lead Soldier
Lindsey Ginter
as Tom Cesaretti
Chris Ellis
as CIA Agent Chapman
Marshall Manesh
as Hari Singh
Mark Colson
as OPS Director
Charles Constant
as Data-Storage Attendant
Thomas Urb
as Ilya Stuka
Paul Michael
as Tobias Dennet
Jamie McShane
as CIA Agent
Carol Androsky
as NA Moderator
Daniel Faltus
as Jan Spinnaker
Victor McCay
as CIA Agent Rudman
Endre Hules
as Mr. Vashko
J.D. Hall
as Judge Freid
Wendle Josepher
as CIA Agent Vicki Crane
Strahil Goodman
as ASA Techie #2
Newell Alexander
as Congressman
Stephen Davies
as Sark Associate
Doug Kruse
as Patton Birch
Dayna Adams
as Receptionist
Igbal Theba
as Gen. Arshad
William Dennis Hunt
as Claude Sheurer
Eve Kagan
as Sorority Girl #1
Rahul Gupta
as Passport Officer
Dan Strate
as Public Employee
Keith Lal
as Porter
Michael Mastro
as Arden Jezek
Yoshio Be
as Chinese Captain
Stacey Scowley
as Sorority Girl #2
Chris Harrison
as Reporter #2
John Christopher Storey
as CIA Video Technician
Phillipe Simon
as Claude Rousseau
William Hunt
as Claude Shearer
Simon Gray
as Peter Kunz
Yoshio Be
as Chinese Captain
Carlos Cervantes
as Panamanian Detective
Soren Hellerup
as Peter Fordson
Dato Bakhtadze
as Russian Security Guard
Hope Allen
as Waitress
Stephen Mendillo
as Henry Fields
Ray Werner
as Bomb Squad Leader
James Kohli
as Concierge
Glenda Morgan Brown
as Flight Attendant
Michael Kamurov
as Russian Bodyguard
Mark Humphrey
as SD-6 Technician
Todd Karli
as Newscaster
Donovan Scott
as American Tourist
Ilya Morelle
as ASA Techie #1
Jess King
as Cell Block Guard
Mark Galassa
as Tactical Medic
Ken Lally
as Lead Agent
Nelson Mashita
as SD-6 Op Tech Agent
Roger Lim
as Gasping Body
Richard F. Whiten
as Security Section Agent
Roger Ranny
as Black Sweater
Ryan Honey
as Delta Force Leader
Tricia Nickell
as Reporter #3
P.D. Mani
as PRF Guard
Steve Heinze
as Ranking Agent
Lorene Haynes
as CIA Strike Team Leader
Sonny Suroweic
as Leather Jacket
Ryan O'Quinn
as Local Driver
James Carraway
as Proteo Di Regno
Lyle Kilpatrick
as Police Officer
Scott Alan Smith
as Chris Schmidt
Timothy de Haas
as Doctor #2
Reamy Hall
as Nurse #2
Justin Wade
as Drug Store Employee
Shawn Michael Patrick
as SD-6 Forensic Agent
Laurent Alexandre
as Airport Security Guard
Danny Romero
as Reporter #1
Benson Choy
as Soldier
Sean Casey
as Sedan Agent
Sarah Peterson
as Sydney at 6 Years Old
Bru Muller
as Hostage Negotiator
Ivan Borodin
as Lab Technician
Paul Mendoza
as Bartender
Terry Urdang
as Techie #5
Jenette Goldstein
as Medical Bay Technician
John Koyama
as Patient Zero
Peggy Goss
as Attending Nurse
Kavita Patil
as Desk Attendant
Sam Aylia Saka
as Burly Security Guard
Mak Takano
as Ryokan Guard
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Critic Reviews for Alias: Season 2

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

I can't remember the last time a mid-season episode shook up a show's world order in this way. It was utterly thrilling.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…

The streamlining of Alias could have meant the dumbing-down of one of the most brain-teasing shows on TV. It didn't. Alias version 2.0 capitalized on the post-September 11 world order.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Alias threw down the gauntlet in its season two episode "Phase One."

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…

The result was an hour of TV storytelling that felt as risky and exhilarating as jumping out of a plane, which Sydney does.

October 10, 2018 | Full Review…

"Phase One," in many ways, defines my love of television, its narrative possibilities, and the belief that it's worth loving more than is probably healthy.

March 26, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

What sets Alias apart? For one thing, there's writer J.J. Abrams (Felicity), who knows how to surprise you without making you feel as if you've been duped.

January 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alias: Season 2

Season 2 of Alias takes the show to a whole new level with even more shocking twists and turns that completely reinvents the series. When Sydney's mother turns herself over to the CIA and begins to cooperate, Sydney starts to connect with her and begins to question everything that she thought she knew; meanwhile Stark and Sloane form a new alliance and continue to search for Rambaldi artifacts. Terry O'Quinn and Lena Olin join the cast and deliver incredibly strong performances; especially Olin, who does an excellence job at playing Sydney's mother, and makes her a complex and captivating villain. Also, the writers do an extraordinary job at constructing the story arcs and creating mystery and suspense. Additionally, a number of big-name guest starts make appearances; including Faye Dunaway, Rutger Hauer, Ethan Hawke, Olivia D'Abo, Christian Slater, Danny Trejo, and David Carradine. And the game-changing season finale leaves audiences on the edge of their seats. Extremely ambitious, Season 2 of Alias is full of compelling drama and thrilling action.

DannM.

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