Only a few more episodes before we close the book on Alphas sophomore season. Is it me or has this one gone by in a flash? The latest episode sees the return of the comatose kid from a couple of episodes ago. Jason Miller is his name and he’s back at school causing all sorts of trouble for Rosen and his team. To start, Nina and Rosen are still working on Senator Charlotte Burton (Lauren Holley), well, Nina is still pushing her anyway, to recall all of the photic stimulators and to erase any record of her dealings with Stanton Parish. Nina’s ability is causing some problems for the senator however, which Nina notices shortly after. Nina is also beginning to suffer some effects as well in the form of headaches.
Over at a high school dance, kids recoil from Jason Miller as he enters the dance. He approaches one girl who he’s crushing on big time after her boyfriend steps away. He wants to “hang out” with her but she tells him she has a boyfriend. Once her boyfriend sees the two talking he approaches and immediately starts in on poor Jason. The girl comes to Jason’s defense and basically tells her boyfriend to not be an ass, but he is anyway. Once they get him out in the hallway, things take a turn.
If you remember from the Gaslight episode, Jason was controlling the alphas around him and making them hallucinate while he was in his coma. Now that he’s better, he’s able to control alphas and non-alphas with just a simple touch. Those he touches become part of his hive-mind and lose all sense of self. Jason turns his abilities on his school-mates in an effort to finally be accepted.
Over at Alpha HQ, Bill walks in with a limp which Rosen comments on. He’s on to Bill’s extra curricular activities (the fight club) and questions Bill on the progress of finding the mole. Bill tells him he’s cleared the team, but is still looking into others. Rosen tells him that he’s going to read in Cley on the problem, which will also give Bill even more resources to use. Kat comes in and tells Rosen about two of the kids from the school that were brought in. She also tries to get Rosen to make her a probationary agent, but he doesn’t agree. Rosen and Rachel go to speak with them but stop short when Kat tells them about the kid’s connection to Jason Miller. Rosen tries to get through to them, and even has Nina try to push them, but he’s unsuccessful.
Rosen heads to the school to talk to Jason, but nothing he says works. Jason likes feeling that he’s part of something. Rosen tries to convince Jason to come with him so he can run some tests, but Jason gets angry. When Jason feels threatened, those connected to him all zero in on the cause. It’s really creepy, very Children of the Corn, and a lot like the projections in Inception when they all stop and stare. Anyway, Rosen is right to feel a bit worried and apprehensive. Jason takes control of a security guard who pulls a gun on Rosen. Just as he shoots however, someone is able to divert the gun so Rosen doesn’t get harmed. That someone is Stanton Parish. Parish had met with Dani earlier and she voiced her concerns that Parish wasn’t bringing her father in closer to their cause, but rather pushing him away. This is Parish’s way of trying to recruit Rosen.
Rosen is a bit shocked to say the least. Parish asks Rosen to come with him, but Rosen refuses. That is until Parish threatens Dani. Rosen has no idea that the two are working together. Rosen agrees and goes with Parish to a warehouse where Parish is running tests on Jason’s mother. She part of her son’s hive mind as well, but it’s slowly killing her. Rosen tells Parish this and also explains that the same will happen to the others. They agree to work together to stop Jason from further damage.
Meanwhile, Nina is concerned about the senator and wants to forward the file she has on Burton’s condition so that her doctors know what’s going on. Nina and Rachel have a bit of a friendly moment and it seems that the two are on the road to recovery. Nina is still carrying some baggage, and I don’t think that’s going to go away anytime soon.
The team is able to track Jason to an apartment high-rise where all his minions are having a party. Jason is tucked away in a room with the girl he likes and even though he can get her to do anything, he wants her to want to be with him. The realization hits him when the teams rushes in. Jason agrees to go with them, but once they get outside, he changes his mind and runs off. A foot-chase ensues, Gary gets punched in the face, Bill gets bogged down by minions, but Cameron is finally able to hit Jason with a tranquilizer dart, which finally stops him cold. They all pile into the van just as the army of Jason-zombies come running after them.
Back at the shop, they have Jason sedated when Rosen comes in with Stanton Parish. The team is a bit shocked to say the least. Parish helps prepare Nina for how she needs to push Jason and then goes to leave. Rosen tells him that Bill and Cameron will show him out, but they show him to a cozy cell instead.
Jason is awake and is in a room when Rosen enters to talk to him. Jason’s agitated and keeps saying he wants to leave. This spurs his army of Ja-zombie’s and they all come running, and try to enter the building. As the team watches through the doors, Rosen tries to get through to Jason, but it still doesn’t work. Rosen goes to talk to Parish and he tells Parish that he knows Parish was trying to recruit him. Once Rosen leaves, he asks for a cup of water from the guards. Once he finishes the water, he fashions the plastic cup into a shiv and shanks himself in the neck. Of course the guards freak and open the door….which is a huge mistake. Parish comes back to life and kills the two guards.
Rosen finally makes it back to talk to Jason, only to find him gone. He puts two and two together and realizes that Parish is behind it. He finds Jason and Jason tells him that Parish had him bring him into the hive mind. Rosen realizes that Parish is going to try to take control of the Ja-zomies. Rosen asks Jason to bring him in as well, which Jason does. It’s a big mind scramble that pits Rosen against Parish. Eventually, Rosen is able to take control and make Jason realize that he can break the connection, which he does. But not before Rosen grabs on to Parish and gets a mindful of Parish’s past.
Afterwards all the kids banging on the doors get their brains back and wonder what they’re doing there. Rosen comes to and finds that Parish has escaped once again, and Jason is no worse for wear. Nina decides to definitely turn over the file on the senator and Kat still wants to be an agent. Cameron is locking up his office when Rosen approaches and notices a new piece of Dani’s art that Cameron displayed. Rosen asks him about it and Cameron tells him that Dani just finished it and asks if he’s seen it before. Rosen thinks on it a minute and realizes that yes he has seen that particular piece before. In Stanton Parish’s mind. Uh oh…….
So now we’re finally getting to the meat of the season. I’m glad that Rosen found out about Dani they way he did. I don’t think it’s going to go well however, especially when Cameron finds out. I think he’s going to be incredibly conflicted. Four episodes left and I’m very curious as to how this is all going to play out. I sent a quick tweet to @SyFy asking for word on if there would be a season three. Sadly I was told that it’s too soon to know anything right now. Fingers crossed they give it the go ahead and I’ll let y’all know as soon as I hear anything about it.
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