Character: Kelly Peyton
Created by: J.J. Abrams
Directed by: Various
Written by: Various
Cast Members: Jennifer Garner, Ron Rifkin, Carl Lumbly, Kevin Weisman, Victor Garber, Michael Vartan, Greg Grunberg, David Anders, Merrin Dungey, Bradley Cooper, Lena Olin, Mía Maestro, Rachel Nichols, Balthazar Getty, Gina Torres
Released date: January 23, 2002
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Sydney Bristow is a young, athletic, college graduate who was recruited her freshman year as a secret agent for SD-6, a top-secret branch of the CIA. After a few years -- after Sydney confides her lifestyle to her boyfriend, the evil head of SD-6 -- Arvin Sloan, has him killed. Sydney learns that SD-6 is part of a rogue international agency called the Alliance of 12, out to rule the world. She becomes a double agent, working with the real CIA to bring down SD-6 with the assistance of her handler, Michael Vaughn, and her estranged father Jack Bristow -- also a double agent. Along the way, Sydney fights various rival agents, rival terrorist groups, and traitors all the while keeping her cloak-and-dagger lifestyle a secret from her friends. (Season 1)
After they [Sydney and Vaughn] both survive the car crash, she learns that the man she has known as Michael Vaughn is under investigation and suspected of being a double agent. She questions whether their business and personal relationship over the years had all been a lie. When Sydney discovers that she is pregnant with Vaughn’s baby, she is determined to uncover the truth about him.
Meanwhile, because of Jack’s past betrayal by Irina, he begins to worry that his daughter may suffer the same fate as he did. He will also have to deal with the fact that he will soon become a grandfather — while still learning how to be a dad. Sloane will have to do some soul-searching of his own, as he makes an unholy alliance in his desperate fight to find a cure for Nadia — who is still in a coma. New agents will be introduced and a nefarious organization will come to light in Sydney’s life as she fights to protect her unborn child — all the while travelling incognito, outsmarting the bad guys and keeping the world safe. (Season 5)
Little is known about Kelly Peyton except for this: she worked for Prophet 5 and then Arvin Sloane and subsequently Irina Derevko, proving that she is willing to change allegiance if it is in her best interests. Therefore, Peyton comes across as a female version of Sark, although you get the feeling that she may be more ruthless than her male counterpart.
• The series was cancelled after 5 seasons, and although was given the chance to ‘wrap’ things up, the final season only has 17 episodes as opposed to the usual 22.
• Amy appeared in a total of 13 episodes; originally intended as a recurring role, before being made a series regular (and thus became part of the opening credits) from episode 5×10 – “S.O.S” until the series finale; 5×17 – “All the Time in the World”.
• Amy originally auditioned for the role of ‘Rachel Gibson’ which went to Rachel Nichols; a familiar face as they used to bump into each other at auditions, and Amy’s husband, James Carpinello, tested for The Inside with Rachel.
• Rachel Nichols also appears in the film short Mr. Dramatic (2005) as the ‘Girl at Bar’.