Alias: Season 2 Review

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The further adventures of quadruple agent Sidney Bristow


While an undeniably exhilarating ride, the first season of J. J. Abrams’ successful spy series became weighed down by a repetitive formula involving a prototype/dossier/artefact in need of recovery and culminating in a shoot-out with a handful of rent-a-goons.

Kudos to Abrams, then, for realising this and having the balls to turn the entire show on its head halfway through season two. With an all-new dynamic (including the addition of Lena Olin as Sydney’s mother), the show’s second series is fast, fresh and improves upon its predecessor in almost every way.