Alias: Season 4 (2004 - 2005)

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Season 4
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Alias enters its fourth season having seemingly run out of rabbits to pull out of the hat, but Jennifer Garner's charm and a whizz-bang sensibility keeps these spy games fun.

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Critic Ratings: 12

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User Ratings: 19

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Air date: Jan 5, 2005

Part 1 of two. Angela Bassett guest stars as the new CIA honcho, who makes a move as unsettling as Syd's find about Jack's past. Meanwhile, Nadia struggles with her dad's identity; Vaughn realizes that business and pleasure don't always mix; and the hunt for a pseudo-Samurai leads to a very tense teaming between the Bristows. Tamazaki: Rick Yune. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Nadia: Mia Maestro.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2005

Conclusion. Vaughn and Jack find a common ground, as Syd reels from the discovery of her father's lifelong deception. Hayden Chase: Angela Bassett. Tamazaki: Rick Yune.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2005

The hunt for an NSA code-breaking computer has an incognito Syd cozying up to an arms dealer with ties to a terrorist group known as the Baden Liga. Meanwhile, Jack uses Nadia's psychological testing to cover up his role in Irina's murder. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Dixon: Carl Lumbly.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2005

The discovery of a bioweapon that freezes its victims leads Vaughn to a repentant relief worker who helps him face down his darkest demon. Meanwhile, Nadia turns to Jack for info on a mysterious photo of Irina holding a child that's neither she nor Syd. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2005

Syd and Vaughn go Stepford to infiltrate a Russian terrorist program that trains operatives to pose as suburban American couples. Back at APO, Jack and Sloane are forced to rethink their secret pact after Irina's former mentor comes forward looking for another Derevko. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Weiss: Greg Grunberg.

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Air date: Feb 9, 2005

It's Dawn of the Syd after Ms. Bristow is bitten by a crazed operative infected with an experimental drug, which is slowly driving Syd out of her mind. And has her out for blood once Vaughn and Jack move in to stop her from killing everyone around her. Meanwhile, Dixon lets Sloane in on plans for bringing him down. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Wiess: Greg Grunberg.

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Air date: Feb 16, 2005

Syd and Nadia teach the APO men a thing or two about teamwork when they suit up to steal info from a Russian oil magnate about his very explosive new venture. But while the sisters set off sparks, tensions between Sloane and one of his agents reach a boiling point that could leave a certain spy out in the cold. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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Air date: Feb 23, 2005

The Rambaldi prophecy casts its dark shadow over Syd after her sworn enemy Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres) returns with a deadly plan for Nadia, forcing Vaughn to strike a deal with Sark for intel on the lady killer's new boss. Sark: David Anders. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Weiss: Greg Grunberg.

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Air date: Mar 2, 2005

With Nadia in a coma and Anna Espinosa (Gina Torres) on the run, Sloane is forced to negotiate with Sark (David Anders) for info on what Anna plans to do with the bomb she's swiped. But when Vaughn and Syd learn the details of the Sloane-Sark deal, they realize that a ghost from their past needs to rise if they hope to bring down Espinosa. Nadia: Mia Maestro. Weiss: Greg Grunberg. Dixon: Carl Lumbly.

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Air date: Mar 9, 2005

A vengeful Dixon pushes his luck with Chase (Angela Bassett) to prove that Sloane is working with his old Alliance cronies to decode a top-secret database. But when Syd gets in on the investigation, she realizes that busting Sloane means betraying Nadia. Meanwhile, an ailing relative leads Vaughn to a suprising discovery about his late father. Dixon: Carl Lumbly. Vaughn: Michael Vartan.

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Critic Reviews for Alias Season 4

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (4)

Putting the band back together doesn't necessarily mean they'll make beautiful music together. But... I know you are capable of bringing back the spark, the cozy drama, the engrossing action. And maybe Will Tippin? I trust you, J.J. [Abrams].

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Even in its first season, Alias left the fate of basically every major character up in the air. Things have gotten even more labyrinthine since then... Still, through it all, Abrams has continued building suspense on the most important fronts.

Jan 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Ms. Garner... looks honestly beautiful in close-ups. But as a character who has been betrayed by everyone around her -- and who faces death on a regular basis -- she ought to have the gravitas of Anna Karenina by now.

Aug 14, 2018 | Full Review…

My sniping doesn't dismiss the fact that Alias, although not the layered, sneaky, wildly imaginative drama it once was, is still entertaining.

Mar 14, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

The new Alias is a fun, fast-moving, implausible, stylish ride that is a treat for the eyes and the ears.

Mar 9, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Abrams and crew seem to be trying to recapture the magic that made those first two seasons so addictive. But, as the saying goes, you can't go home again.

Feb 27, 2020 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Alias is a series that repays the effort to get up to speed. The stories are smart and compelling. Action junkies are served several times every hour.

Feb 25, 2020 | Full Review…

Although this season wraps up a lot of what has been going on for four years, there's still the unresolved ending that baits the audience into watching season five.

Jun 3, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

I wish the characters would take a break from battling terrorists and other villains and concentrate on personal issues.

Jul 18, 2018 | Full Review…

Call Alias: Season Four the calm before the storm. Calm, though, is somewhat of a misnomer. Season four elevated the roof of J.J. Abrams' brainchild to new heights.

Dec 3, 2018 | Full Review…

In brief: Good stories, hot star overcome baffling twists.

Mar 30, 2018 | Full Review…

Since the stories move along briskly and it's consistently entertaining, I'm willing to roll with it.

Dec 26, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alias: Season 4

  • Jul 22, 2019
    J.J. Abrams scales back Alias and attempts to get it back to its roots in Season 4. Sydney leaves the CIA to join a small convert black ops team and is shocked when she learns that it's being run by Sloane, but she decides to stay on in order to keep tabs on him and connect with her long lost sister who also decides to join the team. The cast is downgraded to just the core members – jettisoning all the recurring ones (except for a couple of guest appearances here and there). Also, the cliffhanger ending of Season 3 is rewritten into some nonsense about Sydney's mom and the Rambaldi mythology is reworked and comes to some kind of conclusion in the final arc of the season. A few notable guest stars are featured, including Angela Bassett, Jason Segel, Joel Grey, and Michelle Forbes, and the action remains incredibly exciting and is full of thrills. While its entertaining and fun at times, Season 4 of Alias focuses on all the wrong things and is a real step down.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2020
    The mythology gets boggled down a bit but the rest is still great.

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