That’s how you end a show that’s been disappointing me all season: take out half of New York City.
But first, it annoyed me with hallucinations of a girl in a refrigerator and her unfortunately styled blouse.
Seriously. In-Head Danielle’s blouse should not have been tucked in like that. That should have been untucked over her jeans, with a loose belt over her hips. Death is no excuse for poor styling choices.
Rosen’s death was telegraphed from the beginning of this ep. Unless he has some latent alpha ability that he’s never disclosed or been aware of, he has to be dead. The fragility of his bullet wounds was made very clear and Rosen even had a bit of Jesus imagery there with the alpha doctor sticking her fingers in the wound.
All signs point to him ending up dead for a higher cause.
What I didn’t expect was Parrish attempting suicide-by-Rosen. Nor did I expect Parrish to want Rosen for the leader of his new world. Particularly since Rosen demonstrated some very poor, nigh villainous judgment throughout this season. Do you really want the trample-on-civil-rights-burn-down-200-year-old-farmhouses guy to be in charge of the idealistic new alpha world you’ve worked so hard to create?
No? Me either. But, he’s probably dead, so whatever.
The whole situation could have been much worse, affecting the whole country rather than half a city. However! Shutting the power down on the entire country at one time on such short notice probably resulted in some different sorts of problems for the citizenry. I’m sure, in that time period, there was rioting and looting.
Because, if there’s one thing Americans are good at, it’s panicking and lashing out.
Overall, I’m a little underwhelmed with this season, but am happy with where it ended. Risky decisions were made with all the main characters that challenged their likability (Nina went rogue, Cameron went into revenge mode, Rosen went all mad scientist mastermind). And they all got emotionally beat up by the end (except for Rachel and Bill, who are incredibly well adjusted).
I really liked the addition of Kat this season and, should Alphas come back for a season three, hope she’s a more prominent character. I’d also like to see more Gary again as he’s the most interesting to me.
So, despite my disappointments, I’d really like to see an Alphas season 3. Don’t let me down, Syfy. Don’t put all your eggs in your Defiance basket.