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'''Maternal Instinct''' is the 11th episode of [[Season 5]] of [[Alias]] and the 99th episode overall. When [[Irina]] appears at Sydney's house, she persuades [[Jack]] and [[Sydney]] to go with her to Vancouver to retrieve [[The Horizon]]. which is being safely secured in a bank. While they try to get the item [[Kelly Peyton|Peyton]] also tries to get it and all the action brings on Sydney's labor.
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'''Maternal Instinct''' is the 11th episode of [[Season 5]] of [[Alias]] and the 99th episode overall. When [[Irina]] appears at Sydney's house, she persuades [[Jack]] and [[Sydney]] to go with her to [[Vancouver]] to retrieve [[The Horizon]]. which is being safely secured in a bank. While they try to get the item [[Peyton]] also tries to get it and all the action brings on Sydney's labor.
   
 
==Plot Overview==
 
==Plot Overview==
 
After [[Davenport]]'s ambulance is ambushed, he's assassinated -- by none other than [[Irina Derevko]].
 
After [[Davenport]]'s ambulance is ambushed, he's assassinated -- by none other than [[Irina Derevko]].
   
[[Jack]] informs [[Sydney]] of Davenport's death and says that [[CIA]] Director Devlin suspects a mole in the [[APO]] office. Since APO is under investigation, and because a condition of his release is to close the [[Prophet Five]] case, Jack vows to continue the investigation without documentation.
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[[Jack]] informs [[Sydney]] of Davenport's death and says that [[CIA]] Director [[Devlin]] suspects a mole in the [[APO]] office. Since APO is under investigation, and because a condition of his release is to close the [[Prophet Five]] case, Jack vows to continue the investigation without documentation.
   
Sydney tells Jack that Prophet Five wanted to know about "Leo-47 Norte." Jack and [[Dixon]] recall that it was an [[SD-6]] mission that took place in a French territory. Jack assigns Dixon to fly to [[France]] and contact [[Renee Rienne]]. Jack also directs Sydney to go to a safe house.
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Sydney tells Jack that Prophet Five wanted to know about "[[Leo-47 Norte]]." Jack and [[Dixon]] recall that it was an [[SD-6]] mission that took place in a French territory. Jack assigns Dixon to fly to [[France]] and contact [[Renee Rienne]]. Jack also directs Sydney to go to a safe house.
   
 
Irina waits for Sydney at her apartment. Irina admits knowledge of Prophet Five. She says that Prophet Five wants to pursue "The Horizon," which they believe Sydney knows about. Sydney says that she doesn't but that she had shared the name of the French mission with her father.
 
Irina waits for Sydney at her apartment. Irina admits knowledge of Prophet Five. She says that Prophet Five wants to pursue "The Horizon," which they believe Sydney knows about. Sydney says that she doesn't but that she had shared the name of the French mission with her father.
   
Despite Devlin's ongoing investigation, Jack enlists [[Marshall]]'s help to break into their archives and look up a contact for the "Leo-47 Norte" mission. He finds out about Jean Bertrand's involvement and forwards this information to Dixon. With Renee Rienne, Dixon forces Bertrand to reveal more about The Horizon, which is stored in a safety deposit box in a Vancouver bank.
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Despite Devlin's ongoing investigation, Jack enlists [[Marshall]]'s help to break into their archives and look up a contact for the "Leo-47 Norte" mission. He finds out about [[Jean Bertrand]]'s involvement and forwards this information to Dixon. With Renee Rienne, Dixon forces Bertrand to reveal more about The Horizon, which is stored in a safety deposit box in a Vancouver bank.
   
 
Posing as an Italian family, Irina, Jack and Sydney infiltrate the bank. As Jack and Irina inquire about safety deposit boxes, Sydney hacks into the bank manager's computer.
 
Posing as an Italian family, Irina, Jack and Sydney infiltrate the bank. As Jack and Irina inquire about safety deposit boxes, Sydney hacks into the bank manager's computer.
   
 
With Rachel's help, Sydney locates The Horizon's box and relays the info to Jack. Irina tranquilizes the manager and starts to work on retrieving The Horizon.
 
With Rachel's help, Sydney locates The Horizon's box and relays the info to Jack. Irina tranquilizes the manager and starts to work on retrieving The Horizon.
With the lead that Irina had provided them, Peyton and her armed men from Prophet Five arrive in the Vancouver building and kill the guards.
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With the lead that Irina had provided them, [[Peyton]] and her armed men from Prophet Five arrive in the Vancouver building and kill the guards.
   
 
With the The Horizon -- which is booby trapped -- in Jack's hands, Irina attacks him. Jack deflects her as Sydney enters. It dawns on Sydney that Irina orchestrated her abduction for Prophet Five. When Irina insists that Peyton will kill her too, Jack responds by saying he will kill Irina first. Suddenly, Sydney's contractions begin.
 
With the The Horizon -- which is booby trapped -- in Jack's hands, Irina attacks him. Jack deflects her as Sydney enters. It dawns on Sydney that Irina orchestrated her abduction for Prophet Five. When Irina insists that Peyton will kill her too, Jack responds by saying he will kill Irina first. Suddenly, Sydney's contractions begin.
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In Bhutan, a horseman speeds to an isolated hut by the hillside. He relays a message to a monk sitting calmly in the middle of the room. The monk then walks to another room and shares the news of Sydney's infant daughter with [[Michael Vaughn]].
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In [[Bhutan]], a horseman speeds to an isolated hut by the hillside. He relays a message to a monk sitting calmly in the middle of the room. The monk then walks to another room and shares the news of Sydney's infant daughter with [[Michael Vaughn]].
   
 
==Cast==
 
==Cast==
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* [[Lena Olin]] as [[Irina Derevko]]
 
* [[Lena Olin]] as [[Irina Derevko]]
 
* [[Michael Vartan]] as [[Michael Vaughn]]
 
* [[Michael Vartan]] as [[Michael Vaughn]]
* Robert Dolan as Agent Barker
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* [[Robert Dolan]] as [[Agent Barker]]
* Ho-Kwan Tse as Nabin
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* [[Ho-Kwan Tse]] as [[Nabin]]
* Keith Sellon-Wright as Dr. Ellis
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* [[Keith Sellon-Wright]] as [[Dr. Ellis]]
* J. Michael Flynn as Alex Moreau
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* [[J. Michael Flynn]] as [[Alex Moreau]]
* Ivo Nandi as Jean Bertrand
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* [[Ivo Nandi]] as [[Jean Bertrand]]
* John Aylward as [[Jeffrey Davenport]]
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* [[John Aylward]] as [[Jeffrey Davenport]]
* James Handy as Devision Director Devlin
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* [[James Handy]] as [[Devision Director Devlin]]
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
*Goof: When Tom Grace is talking to Sloane and Devlin at APO, the wrong eyebrow is scarred. It is usually over his right eye, but in this scene the scar appears on his left eyebrow.
 
*Goof: When Tom Grace is talking to Sloane and Devlin at APO, the wrong eyebrow is scarred. It is usually over his right eye, but in this scene the scar appears on his left eyebrow.
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