Alphas

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  • Episode Guide
  • S 2 : Ep 13

    God's Eye

    Aired 10/22/12

  • S 2 : Ep 12

    Need to Know

    Aired 10/15/12

  • S 2 : Ep 11

    If Memory Serves

    Aired 10/8/12

  • S 2 : Ep 10

    Life After Death

    Aired 10/1/12

  • S 2 : Ep 9

    The Devil Will Drag You Under

    Aired 9/24/12

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Strathairn

    Dr. Lee Rosen

  • Ryan Cartwright

    Gary Bell

  • Warren Christie

    Cameron Hicks

  • Azita Ghanizada

    Rachel Pirzad

  • Laura Mennell

    Nina Theroux

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  • show Description
  • A group of everyday people who possess uncanny neurological abnormalities is working for a secret government agency. This elite group is able to uncover what the CIA, FBI and Pentagon cannot or will not solve.

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    • Rosen: Well, hello, Don. Just come right in, please.
      Don Wilson: You eating grass again?
      Rosen: Well, it's Asian Pennywort. It increases the blood flow and oxygen to the brain. It's quite an eye-opener. Want a bite?
      Don Wilson: I don't eat shrubs.

    • Rosen: I understand, but my group...
      Don Wilson: Has deniability, Rosen. It doesn't technically exist. So you do this for me and don't bust my balls.
      Rosen: So refreshingly candid.

    • Jeannie Harken: (to her husband) I love you.
      Bill: I feel sorry for you, woman

    • Gary: I'm putting my lunch in the refrigerator.
      Nina: Hi, Gary.
      Bill: Hi, Gary.
      Gary: Good morning. My mother doesn't want me to eat fast food so I have to eat what she makes me.
      Bill: Got it.
      Gary: And that's why my name is on it. Don't eat what's inside my bag.
      Bill: So, what you're saying is I can eat your sandwich.
      Gary: No, don't. That's my name.
      Bill: No, I changed my name to Gary.
      Nina: Bill...
      Bill: I'm joking. It's a joke.

    • Rachel: I don't even think I'd know how to walk in those. Nina: I've got a closet full of these. I'll hook you up. Gary: Hook me up. Rachel: Are you serious? Nina: You want some, um, stilettos, Gary? Gary: Yeah, hook me up.

    • Gary: Football, British. Golf, miniature golf. Bill: Does he ever stop? Gary: Hey, you shut up. Rosen: Gary, what did we talk about? Gary: He started it. Rosen: And how do we end it? Gary: I stop.

    • Rosen: So hostile. You weren't breast-fed, were you?

    • Rosen: Now, you were saying? Residue, citrus rind...
      Rachel: Oh.
      Rosen: And nicotine.
      Rachel: And an enzyme found only in Caucasians of Northern European ancestry.
      Rosen: So, our assassin is, what, a jittery orange-eater from Norway?

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    Notes (39)

    • Music: The Jean Genie (David Bowie), 20th Century Boy (T. Rex), Police Sign (Pop Levi)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: July 11, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: October 18, 2011 on 5*
      Australia: February 3, 2012 on SCI FI

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: July 18, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: October 25, 2011 on 5*
      Australia: February 10, 2012 on SCI FI

    • The bus station toward the end of the episode is recognizable as the downtown Go Bus Terminal in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: July 25, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: November 1, 2011 on 5*
      Australia: February 17, 2012 on SCI FI

    • Music: People Are Strange (The Doors), Wolf Like Me (TV on the Radio)

    • International Airdates:
      Canada: August 1, 2011 on SPACE
      UK: November 8, 2011 on 5*
      Australia: February 24, 2012 on SCI FI

    • Filming location: Georgetown, Ontario

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    Trivia (11)

    • Nina's opening files says that her control inductions last ten minutes. However, later when she uses her power on the female FBI agent, Nina says that they only have five minutes, tops.

    • The truck number that Anna translates and that Gary sends to Bill by fax reads US DOT 3679431. This is the truck they are actually looking for. However, the decoy truck that Bill tracks down is US DOT 3679432. It is explained that the first number is supposed to be false, but the property master messed up and put the correct number on the fax rather than the false one ending in 2 Bill was supposed to have received.

    • Although the episode is set in and near New York City, the gas station where Kosar attacks the truck driver is a Kipling Wash & Gas, a franchise which is only found in Canada where the show is filmed.

    • Near the beginning of the episode, when Bill and Gary are looking for the prepaid cell phone/burner, Gary has the evidence bag in his hand, but after Bill retrieves the phone out of the sewer, Gary pulls the bag from his inside jacket pocket.

    • In the opening scenes in 1980, it's clearly bright daylight. As the scene progresses, sunshine shines in through the windows. However, in a span of only a minute, it goes from daylight to twilight.

    • Trivia: Griffin is also the name of the scientist from The Invisible Man by H. G. Wells.

    • When the team was together and Rosen got his back problem, Cley picks up the phone to call a medical team into the room. On the computer screens you can see the doctors entering the room, before Cley finished picking up the phone. In the next shot, the medical team is entering the room again.

    • When Anna was introduced in "Rosetta," she was actively working with two Alpha Red Flag terrorists who planned to blow up a pharmaceutical plant. However, here she is presented without explanation or reason as a leading representative of Red Flag's more peaceful branch.

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    Allusions (31)

    • Bill: I'm rehearsing for Jeopardy!
      Referencing the popular game show (first aired 1964) with host Alex Trebek, where three contestants are presented with clues in the form of answers, and must give a correct response in the form of a question. The game is typically divided into three rounds: Jeopardy Round!, Double Jeopardy Round!, and Final Jeopardy!

    • Don: Score one for Rain Man.
      Referencing the 1988 movie starring Tom Cruise and Dustin Hoffman, with Tom Cruise as Charlie Babbit discovering the brother he never had, savant Raymond (Rain Man).

    • Nina: I guess you do too, Mr. Merlin.

      Referencing the 1981-82 CBS series Mr. Merlin, which starred Bernard Hughes as Merlin in the modern era, posing as a mechanic. He is forced to take on a young apprentice rather than lose his powers and his immortality.

    • Gary: She won't let me buy a leather jacket like the one in Step Up 2: The Streets.
      Referencing the 2008 sequel to Step Up (2006). The movie chronicles the exploits of a young girl pursuing her dream to become a street dancer, while becoming romantically involved with another dancer, Chase, who wants her to audition to enter the Maryland School of the Arts.

    • Jessica: He always called us the "Dynamic Duo."

      Referencing the common nickname for Batman and the various Robins. Batman and the original Robin, Dick Grayson, were created by Bob Kane in 1939 and 1940, respectively. The DC Comic Book heroes have been seen in many TV shows and movies since.

    • Bill: Thank you, Dr. House.

      House is a FOX medical drama about a medical diagnostician, Dr. Gregory House, who works with his team to solve mysterious medical cases.

    • Cameron: I saw Caddyshack like a hundred times.

      Referencing the 1980 movie starring Bill Murray as a demented groundskeeper at a country club who spends most of the movie trying to hunt down a gopher, to the point where he blows up parts of the golf course to get at it.

    • Title:

      References Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, the 1989 movie comedy starring Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves as a pair of valley boys, whom in danger of flunking their school history finals, embark on a time travel adventure and bring back famous figures in history to get a passing grade.

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  • Fan Reviews (60)
  • they need to make season 3

    By rachxxuk, Feb 21, 2014

  • alphas was a great show!!!

    By Rgriff82, Dec 02, 2013

  • seriously syfy?

    By jerrainewilliams7, Oct 12, 2013

  • Why??????

    By traceypyron, Oct 12, 2013

  • Very good serie

    By MTMDK1, Sep 11, 2013

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