After the move to Queens, the team is still trying to settle into their new digs. Well, everyone except Gary who’s still freaking out over the humming sound that he hears coming from a microwave tower across the street. It seems that everyone is also still adjusting to the dynamics of the group as well. Nina is probably the most comfortable in her situation while Rachel is dealing with over-bearing parents who want to marry her off and Bill is still working through his problems with his old job at the FBI. Hicks is still on the outside a bit, but is slowly meshing with the group.
After a bizarre train incident that resulted in injuries and death, Wilson (yay! Wilson is back!!) suspects it’s the work of an Alpha and contacts Rosen. The kicker is that this isn’t the first incident. The same thing happened four other times, totaling five fatalities. Once Rachel is able to make her assessment of the scene, Rosen explains that it is the work of an Alpha who can project pheromones into the air when threatened.
Upon reviewing the surveillance tapes from the train, the team hone in on a 17 year-old girl named Tracy Beaumont. Gary, who’s working from home because he can’t deal with the humming, pinpoints her location and dispatches the team. As they close in on her, she notices and ducks into a youth hostel. Shortly after she enters, all hell breaks loose and the events from the train are repeated in the hostel, and she’s able to escape.
Luckily, Rosen is able to catch a young man named Matthew, who claims to be Tracy’s brother and immune to her ability. Rosen takes Matthew back to the office where the young man begins to open up about his sister, whose name is actually Alice. Wilson and his team show up to flex their DOD muscle, but Wilson’s aggressive nature puts Matthew on the defensive. Rosen realizes too late that Tracy didn’t cause anything, it was all Matthew. They also discover that Tracy isn’t Alice, she’s actually his girlfriend and his real sister Alice is dead. Worried that he’s going to be taken by Wilson, Matthew unleashes his pheromones along with a healthy dose of mayhem. Rosen’s team and Wilson’s team all go mid-evil on each other and Wilson ends up paying the ultimate price. Ok….sidebar…..I really didn’t see this coming at first. Ok, when his co-worker started to beat him with a chair I did, but before that I didn’t. Totally bummed out that he’s dead. So long ex-BSG’er, it was nice seeing you again!
Matthew gets away, but luckily Gary was able to find out that Tracy purchased a bus ticket to Chicago. Of course Matthew would try to get to her, so the team heads to the bus station to intercept him. Matthew meets up with Tracy and professes his love for her, but it comes out that she’s been running away from him this whole time because of the damage that he has caused. The team arrives and once again Matthew does his thing and runs away. Luckily, Bill is unaffected and is able to give chase, while Hicks, with the help of a serotonin shot is also immune and is able to pull Tracy out of the melee to safety.
Bill is able to capture Matthew, who is sedated and taken to Binghamton. I’m thinking he’s not going to have a very good time there. The team gathers to reflect on their latest mission and the fact that their DOD handler is now dead. Will they be disbanded? Rosen doesn’t think so since they were able to apprehend Matthew when no one else could. Bill and Hicks seem to be the most calm out of the group and aren’t really worried. It shows most with Hicks however when he remedies the humming sound for Gary by throwing a baseball at the source.
I liked this week’s episode much better than the last one. While there was still a main focus on the crises at hand, this episode tears back another layer to the characters. The writers aren’t giving their audience everything all at once, and that’s a good thing. Instead they’re going for the slow reveal with each character and their individual issues. So far so good!Tags: Alphas, Alphas recap, SyFy