As if the existence of alphas wasn’t enough, now it seems there’s a drug on the streets called Jump, that gives people alpha-like abilities. The episode starts with a group of friends who partake in Jump, which is taken like LSD and once it kicks in, they all fling themselves off of the top of a high-rise building. It’s all rather shocking at first, until you see them walk away as if nothing happened. Dylan (who is played by the same guy who played Danny in Being Human), the leader of this jacked up pack, recorded the whole thing and posted it on YouTube. Of course the video came across Bill’s desk, who in turn, takes it to Rosen.
Rosen is understandably preoccupied with the information he gleaned from Stanton Parish last week and finding out that Dani is the mole they’ve been searching for. When Bill presents him with the new case, Rosen asks Bill to take the reins on it and keep him updated. Bill asks Gary to comb though the videos and try to find any information regarding the people in the video.
Since Rosen brought in Cley to help find the mole, he needs to find out just what Cley knows. Rosen pays Cley a house call and Rosen assures him that they are making progress and they will find the mole. Cley mistakes Rosen’s reaction, not knowing that Rosen already found her. Cley tells Rosen he can’t release any of the information he has because it’s an internal investigation, so Rosen pulls Gary aside and has him look into it on the sly.
Gary uncovers more information about the people from the video and finds a picture from a party that shows Kat sitting with Dylan. Of course she doesn’t remember anything about it, but sees this as an opportunity to finally get out into the field. Bill is reluctant, but in a subtle nod to Malik Yoba’s series from the ’90′s, Kat tells him that she stayed up all night watching New York Undercover and is ready to do this. He finally relents and tells her that she’s just going in to get information.
Kat gears up for the party and goes in while Bill and Gary watch and wait from the car. Dylan finds her and is immediately all over her. She doesn’t remember him at all, but he seems to know about her problem. The two are getting reacquainted when another gal shows up acting all jealous like. She seems to have staked a claim, but he blows her off to spend time with Kat. Much to Bill’s dismay, Kat follows Dylan up to the roof where he has her try this new drug. She’s a bit scared, but does it anyway, and the two take a leap off the side of the building. Thanks to the drug, they both are able to walk away.
Gary gives the information he gathered to Rosen, who decides to pay Dani a visit to see if he can get hard evidence that she’s the one he’s looking for. While she goes to fetch him some tea, he digs in her bag to look at her cell phone. He finds that the numbers don’t match, but as he puts it back, he finds a second phone that matches the numbers that Gary found.
Knowing what it will mean if Cley finds out the mole is Dani, Rosen goes into protective dad role. He meets Nina and asks her how quickly she can get a passport made. She tells him that she can have it done that day but needs to know who it’s for. He shows her a picture of Dani and fills her in on what’s going on. He tells her that Dani needs to run because of what will happen if Cley finds out. Nina tries to convince him that sending her away will just make things worse and suggests that he talk to her instead.
Word gets back to Bill and Kat that one of the kids from the video died due to side effects from Jump. Kat wants to get back in and get to the supplier, but Bill puts his foot down and says absolutely not and that he’ll take it from there. After spending time with Dylan, he fills in some of Kat’s gaps and now she feels a bit of loyalty to him. She convinces Gary to sign out a vehicle and takes him with her when she goes to Dylan to warn him. He turns from nice guy to asshole in the blink of an eye (kinda like Danny on Being Human) and runs to grab his cash cow and get out. Kat follows and what she finds is a bit more sinister than what she originally thought. She finds that the source of the drug is coming from the gal who staked a claim on Dylan at the party. She’s an alpha and her blood is the drug. Gross. Kat tries to get her out, but is stopped cold when Dylan pistol whips her, grabs the other gal and hauls ass out of the apartment. Not seeing any other choice, Kat pops the drug and makes her way to the roof. She spots Dylan in a car below, and jumps, landing directly on top of his car. She then proceeds to utilize the abilities the drug gives and pulls him out of the car and beats the ever-living crap out of him. It was all very satisfying to watch.
Rachel and John seem to be doing well and are taking the next step by having dinner with her parents. She’s on the verge of a breakdown and keeps telling John all the do’s and don’t's of dinner, all of which he just takes in stride. He tells her not to worry and tells her that he “gives good parent.” Of course he surprises her again by telling her that in her native language. The fact that he can speak Farsi surprises her and she seems a bit upset that he didn’t tell her he could speak the language. This girl is seriously high maintenance. I like Rachel, but man….I feel for John. He’s pretty laid back though and I like them together. Rachel has misgivings about their relationship and decides to call off dinner. She’s worried about her ability to maintain a serious relationship and voices her concerns to Nina, who encourages her to give it a go.
Meanwhile, Cameron’s son Tyler comes for a visit. Cameron and Dani pick him up from the airport and as they’re leaving, Tyler tosses a soda can into the trash, but the way it landed caught Cameron’s eye. He’s beginning to suspect that his son has abilities like him. He suggests to Dani that he test it, but Dani tells him not to. Of course he doesn’t listen and he takes Tyler out to hit some balls at a the park. The kid has no skills with a bat and ends up being humiliated and he tells Cameron that he wants to go back home. Dani decides to intervene and sits the two of them down. Using her ability to transfer emotion, she makes Cameron feel the humiliation that Tyler felt at the park, and in turn, makes Tyler feel the unconditional love that Cameron has for him. Now knowing how they feel, father and son are able to start fresh. It’s time for Tyler to head back home and while Cameron walks Tyler to the gate at the airport, Dani receives a text telling her a place and time to meet.
Dani goes to the park and is surprised to see her father show up. He tells her he knows that she’s in cahoots with Parish but she tries to tell him it isn’t what he thinks. She tells him how when Parish found her she was living on the streets, sleeping with every guy she met and was just overall a mess. Rosen tries to tell her that Parish is bad when John and his team show up to arrest her.
Back at HQ Dani is chained to a desk and Rosen is about to have a breakdown in the hallway. Cameron storms in, grabs Rosen by the throat and screams that he was supposed to protect Dani. Crushed, Rosen goes to talk to Dani, who tells him that she’s actually relieved that he knows. He wants her to work with them and doesn’t want her sent away, but she asks that he make sure they put her in Building 7, and implant her with a chip. The father in Rosen is reeling against this option and refuses.
Recovering after her altercation with Dylan, Bill tells Kat that she did good even though she has no field experience. He then tells her that he pulled some strings so that she could attend an accelerated FBI training program in order to be field rated. She’s totally stoked and hugs on Bill as well as Gary, who sort of freaks out about it.
It looks like there are five episodes left in the season. From the looks of the previews for next week’s episode, Cameron turns to the dark side and goes to Stanton Parish. I have a hard time believing he’d make the switch that fast, but considering he dropped the L word on Dani this week, maybe he’s consumed with rage over what happened to her. Something tells me she’s not going to be hauled to Binghamton just yet though.
I like that Kat has become part of the team. She’s fun and quirky and offsets the serious side of Bill. Speaking of….he’s not as uptight this season which is nice to see. I guess that fight club is helping with his issues. Nina seems to be recovering nicely, but there hasn’t been a whole lot of her these past few episodes. I’m wondering what capacity she’ll take center stage with. I’m still hoping that any day now, SyFy will inform us whether or not this show was given the green-light for a third season. As soon as I know, you’ll know too.Tags: Alphas, Alphas Falling, Alphas recap, Alphas Season 2 Episode 8, Azita Ghanizada, David Strathairn, Erin Way, Kathleen Munroe, Laura Mennell, Mahershala Ali, Malik Yoba, Ryan Cartwright, Steve Byers, SyFy, Warren Christie