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In the end, the creators brought back Irina long enough to completely negate everything we knew about her character, making her the evil bad guy behind every last Rambaldi plot since the beginning of time, which...looked like it pissed off Lena Olin just as much as it did the audience; Rambaldi himself wasn't a mystical genius as much as he discovered eternal life, which...yawn; Sloane was drowned in Rambaldi's elixir of life and was all set to live forever except that Jack had other plans and was going to die anyway so he just sped up the process and blew himself to bits, thereby trapping Sloane beneath Rambaldi's tomb for eternity which...was a totally awesome ending for Sloane and fully justified; Jack died (see that sentence up there about the blowing himself to bits thing), which...waaaah; Vaughn was resurrected so that Sydney could have a happy ending, which...whatever; Sydney killed Irina and destroyed Rambaldi's elixir or Horizon or Sphere or whatever the hell it was; and Sydney and Vaughn finally retired to their Indonesian or Micronesian or Macronesian beachfront hideaway where they seemed to be happily living in exile with their two spy-licious children, which...way to underwhelm us, Abrams.

All in all, a rather "meh" ending to what, at times, was one of the silliest-yet-awesomest grad-student-by-day-spy-by-night-with-parental-issues television show we'd ever had the distinct pleasure of viewing. Alias is dead! Long live Alias! -- Erin

The Amazing Race
It's hard to believe there's no Tubey Award for Worst Idea, but if there were, the idea of a four-person-team-based "Family Edition" of The Amazing Race in which they didn't leave the country and drove around dragging trailers like it was a multiple-episode arc on The Brady Bunch would certainly have won it. If you've ever seen the part of the Steve Martin Father Of The Bride (shut up!) where Martin Short admires Steve Martin's house and says, "This is very nice...we change it all, though," it was kind of like that. The families all blended together (there were yappy sisters, I think, and some sulky teenagers, and...a band with Shirley Jones in it), but in the end, it came down to Wally Bransen and his three similar-looking daughters, Megan Linz and her three similar-looking brothers, and the widow Weaver and her three self-righteous youngsters. The Linzes won. I think. Aside from the discovery of the adorable Gaghan family, there was essentially nothing to recommend the season.

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Show Round-Ups

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The 2005-2006 Tubey Awards: Show Round-Ups

In the end, the creators brought back Irina long enough to completely negate everything we knew about her character, making her the evil bad guy behind every last Rambaldi plot since the beginning of time, which...looked like it pissed off Lena Olin just as much as it did the audience; Rambaldi himself wasn't a mystical genius as much as he discovered eternal life, which...yawn; Sloane was drowned in Rambaldi's elixir of life and was all set to live forever except that Jack had other plans and was going to die anyway so he just sped up the process and blew himself to bits, thereby trapping Sloane beneath Rambaldi's tomb for eternity which...was a totally awesome ending for Sloane and fully justified; Jack died (see that sentence up there about the blowing himself to bits thing), which...waaaah; Vaughn was resurrected so that Sydney could have a happy ending, which...whatever; Sydney killed Irina and destroyed Rambaldi's elixir or Horizon or Sphere or whatever the hell it was; and Sydney and Vaughn finally retired to their Indonesian or Micronesian or Macronesian beachfront hideaway where they seemed to be happily living in exile with their two spy-licious children, which...way to underwhelm us, Abrams.

All in all, a rather "meh" ending to what, at times, was one of the silliest-yet-awesomest grad-student-by-day-spy-by-night-with-parental-issues television show we'd ever had the distinct pleasure of viewing. Alias is dead! Long live Alias! -- Erin

The Amazing Race
It's hard to believe there's no Tubey Award for Worst Idea, but if there were, the idea of a four-person-team-based "Family Edition" of The Amazing Race in which they didn't leave the country and drove around dragging trailers like it was a multiple-episode arc on The Brady Bunch would certainly have won it. If you've ever seen the part of the Steve Martin Father Of The Bride (shut up!) where Martin Short admires Steve Martin's house and says, "This is very nice...we change it all, though," it was kind of like that. The families all blended together (there were yappy sisters, I think, and some sulky teenagers, and...a band with Shirley Jones in it), but in the end, it came down to Wally Bransen and his three similar-looking daughters, Megan Linz and her three similar-looking brothers, and the widow Weaver and her three self-righteous youngsters. The Linzes won. I think. Aside from the discovery of the adorable Gaghan family, there was essentially nothing to recommend the season.

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