Alias - The Pretender comparison - XV
The Pretender - Episode 3.21 “Donoterase: Part 1”
Alias - Episodes 2.14 “Double Agent”, 2.22 “The Telling”, 3.06 “The Nemesis”, 4.21 “Search and Rescue”, 5.14 “I See Dead People”
Well, during my tPmarathon I’m realizing more and more that Alias didn’t invent almost anything. Even cloning, something that in Alias looks amazing and unbelievable to people that never watched tP.
In Alias the cloning Project is called “Helix”; in tP it’s named “Gemini" (a much more suggestive title).
But while Jarod’s clone is his lovely childhood version, portrayed by Ryan Merriman, clones in Alias are EVIL. And they’re all Sydney’s Nemesis.
The first is Agent Lennox (Ethan Hawke), the second is Syd’s best friend Francie (with her almost historic phrase, “I just remembered. Francie doesn’t like coffee ice-cream”).
Later in the show Irina Derevko is also cloned (to make Jack Bristow believe he killed his wife) and…Sydney too!
Anna Espinosa becomes Sydney Bristow and pretends to be her worst enemy with Vaughn. Needless to say, he realizes at once she’s not the real Syd, and he tells her, “And just for the record, you’re a terrible kisser!”. As soon as Syd kills Anna, there’s one of the sweetest scenes I’ve ever seen on tv…(but that’s another story!) *_*
Oh, I love these two shows… *_*