Cameron is brainwashed into murdering a police suspect using his hyperkinesis.
Dr. Lee Rosen is called in by the Department of Defense to investigate how this could happen in a sealed room with only two guards and no windows. Rosen calls in his team of Alphas to investigate why.
Nina uses her powers of influence to talk herself into the room and Rachel uses her enhanced senses to figure out where the bullet came from. Bill is able to piece together a profile using all this information, leading them back to Cameron.
The alphas soon figure out Cameron was brainwashed by someone and use him as a decoy to draw that person out of hiding. Gary is able to trace who that person is by finding their unique cellphone signal.
The alphas storm a hotel and believe they find the brainwasher who jumps off the roof of the hotel after a quick chase. Come to find out, the brainwasher brainwashed a bellboy to trade places with him. Thus the bellboy is the one who ends up killing himself.
The brainwasher is able to escape and manipulate Bill into trying to kill Rosen.
The alphas figure this out with Nina heading off to help Rosen and Cameron running after the brainwasher.
Meanwhile, the brainwasher has taken Rachel hostage while attempting to escape before being caught. Cameron is able to shoot and kill the brainwasher before he kills Rachel but not before he tells them “you’re on the wrong side of this.”
Nina and Rosen are able to subdue Bill.
The pilot ends with Rosen officially welcoming Cameron to the team.