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. Tamara Johansen on Stargate Universe) also had a guest starring role as an FBI agent. At the end of the episode, Bill fulfills a promise made to Gary during the episode by giving him a driving lesson.

In previous reviews, I described Gary as having Asperger Syndrome. Technically, this was incorrect. During this episode, Gary described himself as being a high functioning autistic. Sufferers with severe cases of Asperger Syndrome and high functioning autistics have similar symptoms.

WILL CONSERVATIVES (AND LIBERTARIANS) LIKE THIS EPISODE?

Only those who are fans of police procedurals.

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