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.
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.
- Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow
- Ron Rifkin as Arvin Sloane
- Michael Vartan as Michael Vaughn
- Bradley Cooper as Will Tippin
- Merrin Dungey as Francie Calfo
- Carl Lumbly as Marcus Dixon
- Kevin Weisman as Marshall Flinkman
- Lena Olin as Irina Derevko
- Victor Garber as Jack Bristow
- Terry O'Quinn as Kendall
- Greg Grunberg as Eric Weiss
- Ravil Isyanov as Luri Karpachev
- Richard Lewis as Mitchell Yaeger
- Tom Urb as Ilya Stuka
- Michael Khmurov as Russian Bodyguard
- Michael Yavnielli as CIA Techie
- Yoshio Be as Chinese Army Captain
- Jonathan Dixon as CIA Officer
- Ryan O'Quinn as Sark's Decoy.
- 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.
Behind the ScenesEdit
La Tour Blue
Lucinda Williams Righteously
- Pickwick Ice Center - 1001 Riverside Drive, Burbank, California, USA
Allusions and ReferencesEdit
|< Season 1||Alias Season 2||Season 3 >|
|#01||The Enemy Walks In||#07||The Counteragent||#13||Phase One||#19||Endgame|
|#02||Trust Me||#08||Passage (Part 1)||#14||Double Agent||#20||Countdown|
|#03||Cipher||#09||Passage (Part 2)||#15||A Free Agent||#21||Second Double|
|#04||Dead Drop||#10||The Abduction||#16||Firebomb||#22||The Telling|
|#05||The Indicator||#11||A Higher Echelon||#17||A Dark Turn|
|#06||Salvation||#12||The Getaway||#18||Truth Takes Time|