Alias/The Frame

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The Frame
Season 3, Episode 17
Airdate March 28, 2004
Written by Crystal Nix Hines
Directed by Max Mayer
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The Frame is the seventeenth episode of the third season of Alias, and the sixty-first 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)

Special Guest Stars: Djimon Hounsou (Kazari Bomani)

and Peggy Lipton (Olivia Reed)

Guest Starring: Raymond J. Barry (Senator Reed), Stephen Spinella (Kishell)

Co-Starring: Dimitri Boudrine (Lubo), Dimitri Diatchenko (Vilmos), Herman G. Sinitzyn (Petr Berezovsky), Kevin Sutherland (Rotunda Techie), James Sharpe (Technician)


Plot Overview


Arc Advancement


  • The map used to find the keys for the Rambaldi box is referred to as the Passenger by the Covenant.
  • Jack finds a paper trail that leads to Lauren. Both in an effort to reestablish her relationship with Vaughn and as a frame job, Sark calls for her father's murder and is framed as being Covenant.


  • Because Sloane was consulting with Reed on Rambaldi and handed over some artefacts to him, he is to be executed.



The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments