Alphas

Season 1 Episode 1

Pilot

21
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Jul 11, 2011 on Syfy

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  • Trivia

    • 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.

  • Quotes

    • 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?

    • Nina: Something's wrong here. A deadly assassin working in a grocery store. A hot, deadly assassin, but why would he...?
      Bill: You're an absolute mess, woman. Have you no shame?
      Nina: What? I like the blue-collar look.
      Bill: And the...
      Nina: And the bad-boy thing.
      Bill: Sure.

    • Don Wilson: Another donut shop.
      Rosen: Since they've opened, I've had to add another 20 laps to my swim.
      Don Wilson: Half of these places are just a front.
      Rosen: We need to talk about the shooter.
      Don Wilson: One on every corner. More donuts than could possibly be consumed. You know, 40% of all small businesses are owned by foreign nationals.
      Rosen: You know that's simply not true.
      Don Wilson: Eh, it could be. You don't know.

    • Don Wilson: Have you ever heard of the Ghost files? No, don't answer that. Of course not.
      Rosen: What Ghost files?
      Don Wilson: I never asked you that.
      Rosen: No, I'm asking you.
      Don Wilson: What?
      Rosen: What? Why do I feel I'm in a Beckett play when I talk to you?
      Don Wilson: I don't know who that is, okay?

    • Rosen: You could have told me about this before. "I swear on my mother's grave."
      Don Wilson: She's cremated.

  • Notes

    • 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

  • Allusions

    • 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!

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