Alphas Review: "Never Let Me Go"
While "Never Let Me Go" wasn’t as dense in mythology, it did offer a rather entertaining, open-and-shut Alpha case of the week.
Some of the spotlight was finally put on Rachel, too. I never put together just how heightened her senses were. I always assumed she had an off switch to them because that was the way they came across in the pilot.
But if the man she brought home was any indication, along with the Alpha of the week, any kind of stimulation brings her senses roaring to the surface. My heart was bleeding for her. Too much human contact could bring her to her knees.
On one hand, she was trying to move on with her life after her parents rejected her, but her senses were so overwhelmed she had to break contact. On the other hand, the other Alpha was getting her addicted to human touch.
“Never Let Me Go” was probably the best description for Rachel. She was longing for some kind of validation because she was not getting it at home. Rosen was giving her some, but I can see why she didn’t value it at first.
Rosen wasn’t necessarily complimenting Rachel and saying nice things about her because he wanted to. He's a shrink, his first instinct is to instill a sense of trust in his patients. But when Rachel's life was on the line, he didn’t hold back his emotions, he let her know how much he loves her like a daughter, how amazing she is.
This kind of character development was something I’ve been waiting for since the premiere. It wasn’t forced, it wasn’t awkward, it was real and genuine.
As for the Alpha of the week, I was enjoying the concept of a mother getting her revenge on her son’s bullies by making them addicted to her touch. I like that Alphas has decided to go with a wide range of powers among all types of people.
Overall, I really enjoyed “Never Let Me Go." It offered a great glimpse into Rachel’s life and the struggles with which she deals with. I just wish we got a little more time with the rest of the Alphas.
- I feel like I might have to start a hashtag/Facebook group to rid Alphas of that van. Otherwise, I’m going to die of an expletive-filled rage blackout.
- I loved the small power struggle between Cameron and Bill.
- Cameron’s fight sequence was awesome, as was taking out a jock with the sliding of a book.
- Gary’s power trip with the DCIS badge was hilarious.
Alphas: "Never Let Me Go"
Nick McHatton is a TV Fanatic Staff Writer. Follow him on Twitter.