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A Dark Turn


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March 2 2003
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A Dark Turn is the 17th episode of Season 2 of Alias and the 39th episode overall. Sydney begins to question where Vaughn's allegiances lie when she learns through CIA Agent Yaeger that he is under investigation. Meanwhile Irina and another crucial Rambaldi manuscript --this one about the secret of eternal life-- are used as bait to try to catch Sloane. It turns out Vaughn had only been investigating Irina through his own means because the Agency was slow and he wanted to see if he could catch her in a lie or discover additional information. Sydney also welcomes Dixon to the CIA.

Plot OverviewEdit

Jack and Irina gain info and attempt to bait Sloane. Will begins to feel guilty. The new Francie hypnotizes Will for info. During a mission to capture Sloane, Irina escapes.


Main CastEdit

Guest StarsEdit


  • The elevator which falls down the shaft in the opening teaser, killing its occupants, was created entirely by CGI.
  • Because she was hosting "Saturday Night Live", Jennifer Garner was only available for three days of filming instead of the usual eight. This explains why the subsidiary characters get more screen time in this episode.

The ShowEdit

Behind the ScenesEdit


La Tour  Blue

Lucinda Williams Righteously

Filming LocationsEdit

  • Pickwick Ice Center - 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California, USA

Allusions and ReferencesEdit


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