Alphas Review: "A Short Time in Paradise"

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I figured Burt Chance ran something more than just a landscaping business, didn't you?

On "A Short Time in Paradise, the spotlight once again shined on Dr. Rosen, who has the unenviable job of protecting his team from all sides, whether that include the government or other Alphas, while also serving as a judge and jury to them.

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It all came to a head this week.


Rosen could no longer stand behind logic and persuasion to get his point across. His back was against a wall with Jonas, who wasn’t listening to logic and preferred to burn thousands of innocent people he brainwashed to death. So Rosen had no choice: he pulled the trigger and killed Jonas.

It was a pivotal moment for the doctor and I have to commend David Strathairn for showing the weight and remorse Rosen felt in that scene. It was palpable. So where does Rosen go from here? It looks like he may be more actively involved in the field, heeding Bill’s advice to learn more weapons and combat with the rest of the team.

Now, I wonder where exactly this leaves Cameron and Nina. Jonas’ happy hallucinogen certainly brought them closer together... only for the pair to be quickly shoved under the rug. Was this out of embarrassment? Out of respect for Rosen? I’m not sure, but I would have preferred some kind of acknowledgement over said rug sweep.

Overall, another solid episode of Alphas. I was hoping for a little more Gary (perhaps with some happy hallucinogen), but at least there was hummus.

Review

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Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.

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Fortyseven

Creepy true believer! Rosen was awesome this ep. Nina and Cam almost had sex sober and decided it wasn't the right time so after their drug-induced fun they could have agreed that were right rather than ignoring it. Jonas' ability might not work on Gary. Anyway, Gary got to spend time with Rachel. It's good when a show doesn't always write certain characters together most of the time. I could go for some hummus.

Alphas Season 1 Episode 8 Quotes

Cameron: Doc!
Rosen: This is a bit awkward. Nina don't get up on my account.

Still can't believe Rosen saw us naked.

Nina
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