Bad Mothers: The Roundup

Mommie Dearest

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Spy Mom: Motherhood vs. Career in the ‘Alias’ Universe

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This conflict drives Sydney’s arc and establishes a recurring question at the heart of ‘Alias’: can you be both a mother and a spy? … Sydney’s own mother Irina figures powerfully into this conflict. … Yet Irina’s arc throughout ‘Alias’ is the tension between her desire for a relationship with her daughter and her independence as a spy.