No Hard Feelings


Production code
May 17 2006
Written by
Samantha Humphrey
Story by
Teleplay by
Directed by
Tucker Gates

No Hard Feelings is the 15th episode of Season 5 of Alias, and the 103rd episode overall. Sydney now posing as Anna, brings Peyton a microchip with a device hidden in it. Meanwhile Sloane finishes translating Page 47 and reports that only the Chosen One can complete the circle, which leads Sark and Sydney on a dangerous mission to a prison. Rachel finally discovers Tom's secret about what happened to his wife.

Plot Overview[]

Jack tells Dixon that Sydney, posing as Anna to infiltrate Prophet Five, has put a tracker on the chip that she's delivering to Peyton. He tasks Vaughn, who is still in Hamburg, to transfer the Prophet Five documentation.

Sydney hands the chip over and remarks that her superiors must be happy. Peyton replies it's an inconvenience and throws it in the wine glass. Having lost track of Sydney, Marshall locates her via satellite. Vaughn follows Sydney to the airport and secretly hands her a cell phone with a new tracker.

In Zurich, Sloane tells Prophet Five that he's finished translating Page 47. He says that "the circle' will be completed once the chosen one takes a rose from the San Cielo monastery in Italy. He also points out that their plan might not succeed because Anna is only posing as Sydney. Just then, Sydney arrives as Anna and meets Sloane. She tells Sloane that she had killed Sydney Bristow. Sloane in turn tells her that she has to retrieve an artifact.

Marshall tells Rachel that he flagged a message from Korman, the man who supposedly killed Tom's wife. When Rachel says Tom softened after seeing Korman's family, Marshal notes that Korman has no family. Rachel asks for 24 hours to investigate before Marshal notifies Jack.

Dixon arrives in Hamburg and asks Vaughn how he faked his death. Vaughn explains that Prophet Five wanted him dead, so Jack arranged to inject him with sodium morphate, putting him in a coma until he was administered the antidote. As Dixon hands him a photo of Isabelle, Jack calls and asks them to be Sydney's back up in Italy.

In Italy, Sydney discreetly chats with Vaughn at a newspaper stand. Vaughn tells her that there is no record of a monastery, so Sydney asks them to stand by until she meets her contact. Sydney sees Sark in a betting parlor.

Rachel, in her car, sees Tom and Korman talk. When Korman leaves, Rachel approaches Tom and demands an explanation. Tom confesses that Korman, acting on orders from "The Cardinal," killed his wife. Korman asked Tom to retrieve his CIA-impounded car in return for information. Rachel hacks into the Federal database and locates the car. Tom delivers it to Korman.

En route to Italy, Sloane, thinking he's talking to Anna, asks how she killed Sydney. After she says she shot Sydney in the back, Sloane tells Peyton he wants to be the one to kill Anna.

At the parlor, Sark tells Sydney that the one-time monastery is now the La Fossa maximum security prison, and the rose is located in the Northwest isolation wing. Sark then triggers an explosion and pretends to rob the cashier. The police take Sark and Sydney in custody.

As Sydney and Sark arrive at the prison, Vaughn and Dixon go underground to rewire La Fossa's internal surveillance network and give Marshal access. They locate Sydney in the isolation wing. Sark fakes illness to escape from the guards and hacks into the system to open doors for Sydney. Sydney runs down to the basement and sees a mural of Page 47. An old man shows her a rose tattoo on his wrist.

Sloane arrives at the facility and asks the warden to release the two Americans. Peyton intercepts the guard's phone call and approves the release of Sydney and Sark.

The old man gives Sydney an amulet, calling it Rambaldi's greatest gift and curse as it is a defiance of nature itself. Syd says she has to stop the people looking for it. The old man assures her that she can't and says it's only a matter of time before "the light ends." She runs back to her cell.

Peyton takes Sark while Sloane waits for Sydney in her cell. He tazers her and grabs the amulet. Sloane tells her that she deserved better than an anonymous bullet and strangles her. Sydney pushes him away.

In the APO office, Marshall remotely triggers an alarm to distract Sloane. A guard arrives and tells Sloane to leave. Guards refuse to let Sydney leave and beat her. Vaughn arrives to rescue her.

Tom meets Korman, who retrieves diamonds from his car. Tom asks why a hit was put on his wife. Korman says that Tom was the actual target. As Korman drives away, Tom presses a button on his watch and Korman's car explodes.

In Sydney's apartment, she and Vaughn watch Isabelle sleep. The phone rings - it's Sloane. Sloane tells her that he should have known "Anna" was Sydney all along and, thanks to her, they have everything they need.



Special Guest Star[]

Special Guest Star[]


  • Perry Wolberg as Allen Korman
  • Anthony Marciona as Luigi
  • Michael Gianelli as Guard #2


Aliases Used[]

Anna Espinosa



  • "Catch the Wind" by Donovan
  • "Homeland" by Carpark North

Allusions and References[]

  • Tiergartenstrasse, the street where Adolf Hitler authored his sinister 1939 socialized healthcare plan for Nazi Germany. His healthcare plan was called "Aktion Tiergartenstrasse 4," named for the address where it was composed. This program gave the government the power to define what constituted a "birth defect" - a clause which was eventually used to define being born into any ethnicity other than "Arian" (and most especially being born Jewish) as a birth defect.