Thursday, September 20, 2012

What I’m Watching: Alphas

Alphas: Season 2, Episode 8 “Falling” (B+)

It’s a shame that this situation presented itself and Dr. Rosen had the one to piece together his daughter’s involvement with Stanton Parrish. Having Gary hack the research and asking Nina to get a passport weren’t ever going to lead to anything since Dr. Rosen is driving by doing the right thing more than anything else, but it’s too bad that it meant sending his daughter to Binghamton, something he might realize isn’t right after his own wrongful incarceration. Cameron is sure to be furious, especially after Dani used her ability to help Cameron and Tyler realize just how they felt about each other, bringing them much closer together and turning the visit into an extremely positive one. Gary’s excessive analysis was accurate for once, explaining that hearts can’t break but they can stop and leak, and sometimes they just give up after a while. Bill, Gary, and Kat were so far away from this, anyway, since they were busy trying to figure out this drug that caused seeming invincibility. Kat’s willingness to put herself in harm’s way is both admirable and dangerous, and I liked how she forced Gary to help her despite his repeated claims of allowable activities and decisions. It’s fun to see that younger agent relationship developing, and that teamwork should only increase now that Kat is being sent to field training. All of this obsession about Rachel and her Farsi-speaking boyfriend is fine, but it would be nice if either Rachel or especially John actually had something to do at some point in the episode.

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