Alias Stars Reunite on SAG Picket Line

Jennifer Garner and Merrin Dungey reunited on the SAG-AFTRA strike on Monday.

Sydney Bristow hasn’t forgotten that Francie Calfo would not like espresso ice cream — or a minimum of, Jennifer Garner and Merrin Dungey have not forgotten. The previous Alias stars not too long ago reunited on the picket line for SAG-AFTRA on Monday with each Garner and Dungey taking to social media to share a photograph of the reunion and each referenced the espresso joke from their characters on the fan-favorite ABC collection. “We had espresso, however not espresso ice cream! #IYKYK Thanks for our picketing date, @realmerrindungey, I really like you,” Garner wrote.

“Joyful to stroll the road and combat for what’s proper as a substitute of preventing one another! Espresso was had however no espresso ice cream. Love you my candy @jennifer.garner!!” Dungey wrote, referencing their characters.

As followers of Alias, which ran on ABC for 5 seasons between 2001 and 2006 could recall, it is espresso ice cream that tipped Garner’s Sydney Bristow off to the girl that she thought was her greatest pal Francie (Dungey) wasn’t precisely who she believed her to be in Season 2. It was quickly revealed that as a substitute, the girl was an murderer named Allison Doren (additionally performed by Dungey) who had taken on Francie’s identification after murdering the true Francie. When Sydney realized this — after getting a voicemail from Will (Bradley Cooper) — the pretend Allison famous “I simply remembered, Francie would not like espresso ice cream” and a showdown between the 2 girls ensued.

What’s Alias About?

Created by J.J. Abrams, Alias starred Garner as Sydney Bristow, a double agent for the CIA posing as an operative for SD-6, a worldwide prison and espionage group with Sydney discovering the reality about SD-6 early within the collection. Alias follows Sydney as she tries to not solely conceal her profession from her family and friends, however works to take down SD-6 with the CIA. The collection additionally had a little bit of a sci-fi bent to it, with later seasons specializing in the prophecy of Milo Rambaldi, a fictional Renaissance-era determine whose work and people obsessive about it’s intricately linked to the lives of Sydney and people round her. The collection additionally starred Dungey, Cooper, Michael Vartan, Carl Lumbly, Victor Garber, and Ron Rifkin.

“I additionally felt that we all the time operated on the prime of our intelligence,” Lumbly mentioned. “I imply, we did not disdain the fabric. In truth, I feel as a result of we have been all working to raise every part we did. And that after all got here from the highest down as a result of I feel Jennifer was simply an exemplar. So yeah, I cherished that. I actually cherished what occurred on that present by way of how we have been capable of work out character liens and storylines. And I cherished what occurred as a forged. As a result of we positively grew, I feel. The connective tissue simply retains getting stronger, and stronger, and stronger.”

Will There Be An Alias Reboot?

Whereas it has been greater than 20 years since Alias debuted, followers have lengthy been questioning if there shall be a observe up collection or a reboot and it is one thing that Garner herself has beforehand mentioned that she is open to.

“Signal me up,” Garner mentioned earlier than joking that she’d “seize Bradley by the scruff of his neck.”

Whereas there are at present no plans for an Alias reboot — although Abrams’ longtime editor Maryann Brandon revealed again in 2019 that she and Abrams have talked about it up to now.

“We have talked about it,” Brandon mentioned. “I’ve typically requested him about it, and he’ll say, ‘Yeah, perhaps.’ I’ve no perception by any means apart from that. I imply, I really like Jennifer Garner. She’s extraordinarily good at what she does and so I’d be completely satisfied in the event that they did reboot it.”

Keep tuned for extra updates concerning the SAG and WGA strikes.