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Season 3, Episode 2
Airdate October 5, 2003
Written by Roberto Orci &
Alex Kurtzman-Counter
Directed by Daniel Attias
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Succession is the second episode of the third season of Alias, and the forty-sixth episode overall.

Starring: Jennifer Garner (Sydney Bristow), Ron Rifkin (Arvin Sloane), Michael Vartan (Michael Vaughn), Carl Lumbly (Marcus Dixon), Kevin Weisman (Marshall Flinkman), Melissa George (Lauren Reed), Greg Grunberg (Eric Weiss), David Anders (Julian Sark)

and Victor Garber (Jack Bristow)

Guest Starring: Kurt Fuller (Robert Lindsey), Brad Greenquist (Otto Edel), Al Sapienza (Tom), Ilia Volok (Ushek San'ko), Andrew Borba (Jim), Stephanie Venditto (Cathy)

Co-Starring: Fabio Serafini (Pieter Klein), James K. Ward (Ulrich Rotter), Bill Bolender (Oleg), Heidi Dippold (Executive Assistant), Igor Korosec (Janitor)

Uncredited: Adrian Sparks (Dr. Siegel), BK Kennelly (Bartender)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


  • Jack believes the Covenant was responsible for Sydney's missing two years and compelled her to kill Lazarey. Later, Sydney happens a torturer for the Covenant and shoots him. He recognises her, referring to her as his favourite because she never broke and that she fulfilled her promise to kill him. However, he dies before she can get any information from him.


  • Sark is released from custody when the Covenant requests him in exchange for a CIA agent. It's discovered that he has inherited $800 million from his father, Andrian Lazarey, which they want to use to fund their operations.
  • Vaughn returns to the CIA.
  • Sydney moves in with Weiss.
  • Sydney meets Lauren Reed, who is the new NSC liaison.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • Jack: You don't really expect me to believe you've changed.
Sloane: I expect you to trust in the consistency of my obsessions. Jack, I pursued the Rambaldi puzzle across the world for over 30 years. It never occurred to me that once the artefacts were finally assembled, that they would produce nothing more than a message... of peace.
Jack: Personally, I would have found it anticlimactic. That after expecting to assemble a weapon of ultimate power, you ended up with a revelation you could have acquired from a fortune cookie.
Sloane: Always the atheist, Jack.