October 3, 2012

Alphas: "Life after Death"

Last week’s high-flying episode of Alphas was the highlight of the season and showed the remarkable potential for this series. It ended with the tragic death of Rosen’s daughter Dani, who also was romantically involved with Cameron. Stanton Parish set off the bomb that killed her, yet both guys blame themselves for her death. Watching Rosen struggle to choose a casket is a torturous moment and played just right by David Strathairn. He utters few words in this episode and reveals so much with his face. On the other hand, Cameron seethes with anger towards Rosen, Parish, and himself. When they come together in the end, it’s their hatred that’s keeping them from curling up in a ball and quitting. “Life After Death” is a quieter story that’s necessary to set the stage for the ultimate battle with Parish. The characters need time to process what’s happened before they can do anything. For more details, check out my full review for the fine folks at Sound on Sight.

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