Francine "Francie" D. Calfo was a close friend of Sydney Bristow prior to and during her time at SD-6. She was murdered by Allison Doren, who has been genetically modified to look exactly the same as Francie.

Personal Information[]

  • Present Location: Los Angeles
  • Date Of Birth: 01/03/75
  • Date Of Death: 01/26/03
  • Place Of Birth: Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Languages: English
  • Education: MBA student at the University of L.A.; withdrew to open her own restaurant.
  • Employment: Caterer/Party Planner for corporations and law firms, Restaurant Owner


Before Season 1[]

Francie and Sydney had apparently been close friends since childhood. Little is known about Francie's childhood or early life apart from her friendship with Syndey.

Character overview

As the series begins in the 2001 pilot episode "Truth Be Told", Francie is Sydney Bristow's best friend and roommate. Sydney is a covert agent for a black ops division of the CIA called SD-6, a fact she struggles to hide from her friends. Francie acts as an occasional sounding board and confidante for some of Sydney's personal issues, and eventually decides to open a restaurant. Francie and her friend Will Tippin realize their attraction to each other, and decide to start a relationship.

Sydney, having learned that SD-6 is not a sanctioned CIA division but is in fact a covert cell of a transnational organized crime syndicate, manages to destroy the entire organization in the Season 2 episode "Phase One" (2003). In the same episode, a genetic doppelgänger named Allison Doren kills Francie and assumes her identity. Under orders from Arvin Sloane, Allison bugs Sydney's apartment, hypnotically interrogates Will, plants eavesdropping devices on Michael Vaughn and murders Marcus Dixon's wife. Eventually Will, and then Sydney, realize in the 2003 episode "The Telling" that "Francie" is an impostor, and after a brutal battle Sydney shoots Allison to death. Allison later reappears very much alive in the 2003 episode "The Nemesis", in which she is shot by Sydney and then stabbed to death by Will.

Francie herself appears in a brief flashback in the 2006 series finale "All the Time in the World", in which Sydney is shown to have met her first fiancé, Danny Hecht, through Francie and her boyfriend.

After Season 2[]

After she was killed by Allison, she only appeared in two flashbacks, One of them was a flashback of how she was killed by Allison in her restaurant. She also appears in a brief flashback in the series finale, where it is revealed that Sydney met her first fiancé, Danny Hecht, through Francie and her boyfriend (All The Time In The World).


Francie's Restaurant was called Deep Inside.