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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Bill And Gary's Excellent Adventure" (Episode 6)

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This episode involves an kidnapping of the daughter of a wealthy business man who was played by Peter Wingfield (Methos on Highlander: The Series, Tanith on Stargate SG-1). This episode is not so much science fiction or fantasy as it is a conventional police procedural. Bill and Gary catch the perpetrators of a kidnapping using a combination of their Alpha talents (Bill - amazing strength, Gary - ability to read cell phone and wireless internet signals) and conventional police detective work. Alaina Huffman (Black Canary on Smallville, 1st Lt.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Rosetta" (Episode 4)

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This episode involves a terrorist network that intends to explode a gasoline tanker truck at a pharmaceutical company that produces a drug that it believes will either stop or reduce the number of children born with Alpha talents. Like most terrorist organizations, the group, called Red Flag, naively believes that it has the power to stop companies and corporations from undertaking an undesirable action. The underlying motivation for Red Flag is that they believe that being an Alpha is not a curse but a blessing. A similar motivation is also present among members of Deaf culture.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Anger Management" (Episode 3)

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This episode involves an Alpha with the ability to spread pheromones at will. Unlike normal pheromones that are said to encourage romantic thoughts and behaviors in humans, these pheromones can cause human beings to become extremely violent, even murderous. In order to capture the Alpha, all of the team members on the capture effort, except for the Alpha with super strength, had to take injections of serotonin to prevent a reaction to the pheromones produced by the antagonist.

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EPISODE REVIEW: Alphas: "Cause and Effect" (Episode 2)

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This episode involves an escaped mental patient who is both an Alpha and is a paranoid. He is paranoid because he does not quite understand that other people do not also have his ability to set into motion complex chains of cause and effect that have the desired effect.

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