updated: 09/05/2009

Alias: Sydney in ethnic disguises (season 2)

I loved Alias, there were just so many reasons to watch it: witty; dark; a fascinating Rambaldi backplot; so many different versions of Jennifer Garner; brilliant makeup artists. The awards it collected (or is it garnered) were well deserved.

In season two there were two episodes where Sydney (Jennifer Garner) adopted ethnic disguises to complete her missions. In ‘The Counteragent’ Sydney needed to find a cure for Vaughn, but in order to find the antidote she had to help Sark to kidnap Sloane by posing as a Geisha masseuse. In the two-part episode ‘Passage’ Sydney, Jack and Irina (Lena Olin) had to put aside their differences and go undercover as a loving family in order to seize six nuclear warheads from an unfriendly nation; they had to adopt Indian disguise to escape when things went pear-shaped.

Sydney also adopted ethnic disguises in season one and season five.

Makeup credits are on the main Alias page.