Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What I’m Watching: Alphas

Alphas: Season 2, Episode 6 “Alphaville” (B+)

This episode was very well done, but what I love most about it is the fact that Summer Glau has established for herself this geek status that makes her on call and available for this type of show on a recurring basis. Though she was somewhat more attuned to society in this hour, she was just as fascinating as in her last appearance as Skylar. Having her young daughter exhibit Alpha-level intelligence is part of what makes her great, and it was superb to see Zoe contribute her own mathematical observations when she was helping Cameron after he got injured. Skylar would be a powerful enemy for Dr. Rosen and his team if she joins forces with Stanton, and his subtle, friendly approach may just do the trick in terms of convincing her. It was terrific to see Gary initially upset about the lack of signals in the forest and then overwhelmed with excitement about the signals coming from the trees and the stars. It’s a good thing he didn’t stick around in Alphaville, but it was fun to see him adjusting (and offering to give Nina her office back). The amplification device sure has an effect on the Alphas, which can be quite detrimental. The fire starting was bad, but Rachel’s enhanced senses seem to have led her to a better place, as evidenced by her kiss with John, who continues to be the Most Understanding Guy in the World. Dr. Rosen’s conclusion that they have a traitor in their midst is likely to cause problems in the near future, and I can’t imagine he’ll react well when he finds out just who it is.

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