Anyhow, I was pleased to see Rick Yune listed as a guest star at the beginning. He plays a villain, a guy name Tamazaki who's got two personas. Everyone is after this crazy evil guy named Vadic. But actually, Tamazaki is Vadic. Made him up. What a crafty fellow.
I was hoping that Tamazaki would be a recurring villain, like the character Sark, someone who's evil, but charmingly so, who's got a bad boy appeal and flirts relentlessly with Sydney Bristow while they're kicking each other's asses. Alas, Sydney kills him at the end of the episode, with a fricking samurai sword no less. During the CIA's debrief of our villain, we learn that Mr. Tamazaki fancies himself a "modern day samurai." In fact, he broke into a British museum once in an attempt to steal the above-mentioned samurai sword to "restore glory to his country." In order to lure Tamazaki out from hiding, Sydney and her spy team steal the sword, then wait for him to contact them.
WTF? This man's motivation for blowing up buildings and assassinating heads of states is because he thinks he's a samurai and wants to honor his country, blah blah? Puh-leeze. Real convincing. Really smart writing. Good job, Alias writers.