Hello there, Dani. Welcome to your refrigerator. All the shelves and drawers have been removed in order to fit you in there. I’m sure you’ll find the darkness and cramped space to be well worth the emotional development and motivation that the men in your life will experience as a result of your refrigeration.
You, of course, will not witness it because you’ll be dead.
So, Dani’s death bugged the hell out of me. It was tossed out as something daring and game changing when it was really just a cheap cop out.
Alphas is going to have to start changing that game soon. I’m still enjoying it, but it’s falling into that common pattern of teasing around the edges of risky choices or faking changes.
Take Cameron’s defection. That was a believable development and one that would have taken the show to interesting story nooks had it been legitimately pursued. But, it was all a scheme to extract Dani from her own undercover gig in Parrish’s organization. Nina did some pushing; Rosen masterminded.
Ultimately, though, the tension in the situation came less from the events and more from the looming question of whether Cameron’s defection was genuine or not.
What did go well this episode is the continuing fracturing of Rosen’s alphas team. Gary is getting more gruff with everyone. There’s a breakdown of trust among the team members. They’re becoming less effective against a larger force that operates without limits.
And Bill keeps getting railroaded by Rosen. He was an actual federal agent before joining the team and was running things while Rosen was in the psych ward. Now there are secrets being kept from him and Rosen frequently moves to keep as much power in his own hands as possible, even if it means kicking Bill in the nuts.
Bill is not the kind of guy to put up with this crap for long.
One last thing….
Kandyse McClure guest starred and I damn near didn’t recognize her, she looked so fabulous.