Alphas Review: "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"
I loved "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure."
It was something that had to be done and it was done very well. Since the pilot, there has been this disconnect between Bill and Gary - a lack of respect - that required mending.
Part of that problem was Bill continually trying to get back into the good graces of the FBI after attacking another agent. I don’t think Bill was really thinking that being part of the Alphas team would ever be a permanent thing,which was probably part of the reason why I didn’t really like his character in the premiere. He was just pushing people around.
This time, he was forced to really put his faith in Gary and the team instead of trying to do everything on his own. Granted, this was for selfish reasons, but he had to do so because he was going behind the FBI’s back.
Gary wasn’t entirely without fault either, he doesn’t always fully listen to people. There’s nothing wrong wanting some independence, but there’s a fine line when your job requires communication.
I was happy to see the two of them find some common ground, be partners, and to watch Bill finally decide that he would rather be with the Alphas than the FBI.
Elsewhere, I wasn’t expecting Nina and Cameron to get so close so quickly. I thought there was more of a slow burn between them, but apparently not, as Rachel walked in on them. I still wonder, though, if Nina was telling Cameron the truth about wondering about nothing.
Overall, I was glad to see Bill finally decide to go all in with the Alphas this week. I was a little disappointed to see Rachel on the sidelines this week, but I can get over it since we learned a little bit more about Nina.
Alphas: "Bill and Gary's Excellent Adventure"
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