ALIAS "Countdown" (TV episode)

4/27/2003. 1 hour. Season 2 of ? Episode 42 of ?
Spy drama. ABC Sunday, 9 pm
Code: ACD 4/2003

SERIES PLOT:

Sydney Bristow is an international spy recruited out of college. Her work creates difficulties with her spy parents, friends, and romantic attachments. Plots are long-running, sharp, full of unexpected turns, tense and action filled.

EPISODE PLOT:

Sloane and Dixon suffer the loss of their wives. It's not clear if Dixon will be able to go on. DNA is a code key for the Rambaldi device, Marshall tells the NSA director and his assistant in a briefing. A heart is stolen that is part of the Rambaldi device-to-come. Syd lies for Dixon. Marshall dates Ms. Bowman. Sloane goes to monastery in the Himalayas.

CREDITS:

Writers: Jeff Pinkner; Story by R.P. Gaborno
Director: Lawrence Trilling

REGULAR CAST:

Jennifer Garner as Agent Sydney Bristow
Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane
Michael Vartan as Agent Michael Vaughn
Bradley Cooper as Will Tippin
Merrin Dungey as Francie Calfo
Carl Lumbley as Agent Marcus Dixon
David Anders as Mr. Sark
Victor Garber as Agent Jack Bristow, Sydney’s father
Lena Olin as Irina Derevko aka Laura Bristow, Sydney’s mother

GUEST CAST:

Amanda Foreman as Carrie (Kerry?) Bowman
Jonathan Banks as NSA Deputy Director Frederick Brandon
Patricia Wettig as Dr. Barnett
Dany Trejo as Vargas
David Carradine as Conrad
Allen Evangelista as Jandu
James Carraway as Proteo Di Regno

CHARACTER

Assured, decisive, wants to be in charge. Impressed by Sydney's keenness.

COSTUME

Gray suit.

LINES

"Agent Bristow, I'm pulling rank. I'm ordering you to take that shot at first opportunity."
"Forty seconds to midnight."
"I guess Rambaldi was wrong."

SCREEN TIME

5 scenes, thoughout.