Truth Be Told
Episode 1 of 22 within Season One. Item 1 of 105 overall.
Production number 535J.
J. J. Abrams - Writer
J. J. Abrams - Director
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Sydney Bristow was recruited in college to work for a top-secret divison of the CIA called SD-6. After Sydney's dreams seem to be coming true when her boyfriend proposes marriage, Sydney starts to realize that SD-6 may not be all she thinks it to be.

original airdate--September 30,2001    rating--15.0 million  


music--Theme song composed by J.J. Abrams performed by Charles Fernandez

  1. "You're A God" by Vertical Horizon
  2. "Never Grow Old" by The Cranberries
  3. "Trouble" by Cat Stevens
  4. "Here Comes The Flood" by Peter Gabriel
  5. "Sofisticated" by Stereo MC
  6. "No Man's Woman" by Sinead O'Connor
  7. "Give You Back" by Vertical Horizon.
  8. "Under the Gun" by Supreme Beings of Leisure
  9. "Goin' Our Way" by Gus


Aliases Used--Sydney Bristow: Sydney uses the alias of Amy Tippin. Her disguise consists of a red wig, a sleeveless kilt with a choker, and sunglasses.

Gadgets--An RF scrambler, concealed within a lighter, that could disable any video for a 420 yard radius. It had four minutes of charge.

  • Lipstick that could take 42 picture and measure space in three axis from one vantage point. It could create an accurate blueprint of any building. It also had a short pulse laser.
  • Set of lockpicks concealed in the heel of Sydney's shoes.

Goof: Dr. Zhang Lee comes back to see Sydney two hours after pulling her tooth out. When he drags his chair next to hers, marking tape can be seen on the ground.

  • When Sydney is being attacked in the garage she kicks the man attacking her into a car window knocking him out. She then picks up his gun from the floor, yet in the previous frame the gun can already been seen in her hand (it is barely seen).


"My name is Sydney Bristow. Seven years ago I was recruited by a secret branch of the CIA called SD-6. I was sworn to secrecy but I couldn't keep if from my fiance. And when the head of SD-6 found out...he had him killed. That's when I learned the truth. Sd-6 is not part of the CIA. I'd been working for the very people I thought I was fighting against. So I went to the only place that could help me take them down. Now, I'm a double agent for the CIA where my handler is a man named Michael Vaughn. Only one other person knows the truth about what I do. Another double agent inside SD-6. Some one I hardly know ... my father."

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regional titles

Truth Be Told
Truth Be Told
Agent Double
T÷dliche Wahrheit
FhÝrinne a insint
La veritÓ
La Verdad Sea Dicha