Alias

The WORST episodes of Alias

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Sydney Bristow, an agent who has been tricked to believe she is working for the U.S. government is actually working for a criminal organization named the Alliance of Twelve. Upon learning this, Sydney becomes a double agent for the real CIA.

Last Updated: 6/20/2022Network: ABC (US)
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Time Will Tell
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7.38
874 votes

#1 - Time Will Tell

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/2/2001

Sydney must undergo an extensive lie detector test to satisfy Sloane's frantic search for the SD-6 mole. Meanwhile, with nemesis Anna Espinosa following her every move, Sydney seeks out the connection that a device may have to the 500-year-old prophetic Rambaldi sketch. The mystery of Kate Jones deepens as Will continues to investigate Danny's death; and Sydney discovers that a keepsake from her mother Laura contains more disturbing connections into Jack's past alliances.

Directors: Perry Lang
The Orphan
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7.38
598 votes

#2 - The Orphan

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 3/23/2005

Nadia puts her own life - as well Sydney's and Weiss's - in danger after failing to unveil her past through a dangerous criminal. Meanwhile, Vaughn finds a person who is somehow connected to his father and Nadia as well.

Directors: Ken Olin
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A Free Agent
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7.38
677 votes

#3 - A Free Agent

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/9/2003

Sydney must make a life-defining decision regarding her future with the agency, while Sloane re-emerges and continues his obsessive quest to piece together the mysterious Rambaldi artifacts - with the reluctant aid of a kidnapped scientist. Meanwhile, Dixon's marriage is put to the test after he tells his wife the truth about his occupation.

Directors: Alex Kurtzman
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Reunion
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7.38
690 votes

#4 - Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/12/2003

Sydney and Vaughn are reunited again as a team to prevent Sark from destroying the nation's satellite communications system. Meanwhile, Jack must find a way to stop Marshall from uncovering the identity of a familiar murderer. Sydney accompanies Vaughn and Lauren as they meet with Sloane to ask for a favor.

Directors: Jack Bender
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Masquerade
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7.39
800 votes

#5 - Masquerade

Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/7/2002

While on a case to track the activities of Khasinau, a.k.a. "The Man," Sydney runs into her ex-lover, Noah Hicks, who broke her heart and left without saying goodbye five years earlier. Meanwhile, Sydney tells Sloane that she wants to find her mother; Jack is ordered to see CIA psychiatrist Dr. Barnett to help him deal with his churning emotions after discovering that his wife may still be alive; and Will and Francie become suspicious of Sydney's activities after finding one of her airline ticket stubs.

Directors: Carl Zisk
A Higher Echelon
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7.39
698 votes

#6 - A Higher Echelon

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/5/2003

After completing his first mission with Sydney, Marshall's life is placed in mortal danger. Meanwhile, Ariana Kane suspects Jack as being the prime suspect in the disappearance of Sloane's wife. Vaughn learns the truth about Jack's involvement in the murder of CIA agent Haladki and Sydney confides in Francie about her feelings for a fellow co-worker.

Directors: Guy Bee
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Mockingbird
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7.40
556 votes

#7 - Mockingbird

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2005

While Sloane awaits the outcome of his sentencing, Sydney's life is put in grave danger when Gordon Dean discovers that Rachel is still alive.

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Solo
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7.41
643 votes

#8 - Solo

Season 5 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/10/2005

Rachel receives a little help from Syd for her first solo mission.

Directors: Jeffrey Bell
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...1...
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7.43
615 votes

#9 - ...1...

Season 5 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/6/2005

Sydney teams up with Renée - a fugitive on the CIA's most wanted list -- to track down the murderer of a close friend before the killer can strike again. Meanwhile, Jack enlists a reluctant new agent, Thomas Grace (Balthazar Getty), and Weiss struggles to decide whether or not to accept a promotion that would force him to leave his colleagues.

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Nightingale
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7.43
626 votes

#10 - Nightingale

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 4/6/2005

Sydney and Vaughn risk their lives trying to find out the truth about Vaughn's father. Finally, we find out why Jack and Sloane seem to be conspiring together against Sydney and Vaughn.

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So It Begins
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7.43
1288 votes

#11 - So It Begins

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 10/7/2001

Sydney returns to SD-6 and is assigned with Dixon to travel to Moscow to retrieve some stolen files. But when Sydney discovers that she has inadvertently given SD-6 access to a nuclear weapon, she is forced to travel to Cairo and face a deadly foe. Meanwhile, Will begins to question the circumstances surrounding Danny's death, and Sydney learns of her father's involvement in the murder.

Directors: Ken Olin
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The Nemesis
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7.44
720 votes

#12 - The Nemesis

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/2/2003

Sydney's emotions are turned inside-out when she comes face-to-face with Allison, Francie's doppelgänger, who was presumed dead but is now a key figure in The Covenant. Meanwhile Lauren's search for Lazarey's murderer leads her closer to discovering a connection to Sydney, and Sydney begrudgingly is assigned as Sloane's CIA handler.

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Dead Drop
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7.44
725 votes

#13 - Dead Drop

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/20/2002

Sydney's dealings with her mother lead Jack to take drastic measures to ensure his daughter's safety. Meanwhile Will is confronted by a mysterious woman about resurrecting his story on SD-6.

Directors: Guy Bee
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The Solution
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7.44
763 votes

#14 - The Solution

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/21/2002

In order to catch Khasinau and get closer to finding her mother, Sydney and Vaughn set up an undercover transaction for a Rambaldi artifact with Khasinau's representative, Mr. Sark. But Sydney's cover may be compromised when a SD-6 agent is sent in to thwart the sale. Meanwhile, Will is enticed to continue his investigation of SD-6 when he learns the identity of one of his kidnappers. Emily tells Sydney that she knows about SD-6, which forces Sloane to make the most difficult decision of his life.

Directors: Daniel Attias
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Parity
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7.44
1109 votes

#15 - Parity

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/14/2001

Sydney's life is in mortal danger as she is sent to Madrid to retrieve a 500-year-old sketch that contains a set of numbers and meets up with her deadly nemesis, K-Directorate agent Anna Espinosa. Meanwhile, Will delves deeper into the cause of Danny's death and discovers a very strange anomaly.

Directors: Mikael Salomon
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Second Double
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7.45
701 votes

#16 - Second Double

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/4/2003

Sydney begins to question Will's identity when he's arrested for espionage, under suspicion of being a double. Meanwhile Sark and Irina plot to recover the Rambaldi heart, and Sloane makes Jack a business proposal.

Directors: Ken Olin
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Mea Culpa
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7.46
869 votes

#17 - Mea Culpa

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/9/2001

Sydney's life is placed in mortal danger when Sloane is informed by his superior that she is the SD-6 mole. Meanwhile, Dixon's life hangs in the balance after he is shot on a mission, and Will realizes that his discovery of Kate Jones' pin could uncover some unexpected information.

Directors: Ken Olin
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Nocturne
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7.47
679 votes

#18 - Nocturne

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/9/2005

After being infected with a hallucinogen, Sydney starts to lose touch with reality. Vaughn and Jack must rush to find an antidote before Sydney puts her life - and others next to her - into danger.

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The Shed
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7.48
621 votes

#19 - The Shed

Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired 10/13/2005

Sydney is forced to partner on a mission with new APO agent Thomas Grace. They discover that Rachel Gibson -- a spy suspected of being involved in activities against the U.S. -- has something shockingly in common with Sydney.

Directors: Tucker Gates
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Ice
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7.49
624 votes

#20 - Ice

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/19/2005

Sydney and Vaughn go undercover to track down a deadly new bio-weapon. Meanwhile, Sydney is concerned about Vaughn not having yet put Lauren behind, and Nadia turns to a Jack to find out the truth about her mother.

Directors: Jeffrey Bell
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Out of the Box
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7.50
618 votes

#21 - Out of the Box

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 10/27/2005

Sydney and Tom discover that Renie has stolen the cryo container, and soon find themselves under siege by a group of mercanaries who want the contents of the container. Meanwhile, Sloane takes matters into his own hands to get himself back into APO.

Directors: Jay Torres
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The Confession
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7.50
852 votes

#22 - The Confession

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/6/2002

Sydney is grateful and proud of her father after he saves her life while on a case in Havana. But her admiration is short lived when Vaughn discovers further evidence that Jack may have been responsible for the deaths of over a dozen CIA officers many years earlier.

Directors: Harry Winer
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Spirit
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7.50
808 votes

#23 - Spirit

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/16/2001

Sydney briefs her CIA handler, Agent Vaughn, on her recent captivity at SD-6 and is surprised when he unexpectedly gives her a Christmas gift. Meanwhile Jack has to find a way to save Sydney when he discovers that Sloane has ordered her tortured and killed for being the suspected SD-6 mole. Will may be making the mistake of his life when he begins to research a name heard on a mysterious audiocassette -- SD-6.

Directors: Jack Bender
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The Abduction
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7.51
696 votes

#24 - The Abduction

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/15/2002

Jack meets Alliance counterintelligence head Ariana Kane, who is sent in to investigate Emily's disappearance and to discover who is trying to blackmail Sloane. Meanwhile, Marshall is sent on his first mission with Sydney as his partner. Vaughn schedules Will to take a CIA psych test. Francie gets suspicious over Sydney and Will's secretive behavior.

Directors: Nelson McCormick
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Blowback
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7.51
688 votes

#25 - Blowback

Season 3 - Episode 14 - Aired 3/7/2004

While trying to retrieve a bomb, Sydney and Vaughn are ambushed by unidentified assailants. Meanwhile, Lauren and Sark continue to solidify their new partnership, Sloane divulges a dark secret to Dr. Barnett and Marshall shows the strains of new fatherhood.

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