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Alphas: Catch and Release

The team comes to the aid of a young Alpha wanted by the government due to her ability to create high-tech gadgets from common electronics. Meanwhile, Bill considers fatherhood and Gary fights with his mother over his job.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x7
Airdate: Monday August 22nd, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Aug 22, 2011
UK (5*) Nov 29, 2011

  • Currently 8.6/10
8.6/10 (19 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Valerie Cruz
As Kathy Sullivan
Mahershalalhashbaz Ali
As Nathan Cley
Summer Glau
As Skylar Adams

Co-Guest Stars
Rachael Crawford
As Jeannie Harken
Jane Moffat
As Sandra Bell
Skyler Wexler
As Zoe
Marqus Bobesich
As Klaus Kripke
Joe Parro
As Cabbie (as Joey Parro)
Ray Paisley
As Wesley
Jorge Molina
As Playboy
Christopher Dyson
As Blackwater Leader
Jerry Getty
As Sentry
Roland Rothchild
As Hippie Dad
Main Cast
David Strathairn
As Dr. Lee Rosen
Ryan Cartwright
As Gary Bell
Warren Christie
As Cameron Hicks
Azita Ghanizada
As Rachel Pirzad
Laura Mennell
As Nina Theroux
Malik Yoba
As Bill Harken


In Bushwick, New Jersey, a team of agents approach a warehouse where Skylar Adams has set up her workshop. She spots them using small flying insect drones, grabs some parts, and keys in a number on a pad. When the agents break in, they find the key pad and see Skylar across the street on a roof. She yells at them to run as an explosion goes off behind them...

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Episode Quotes
Nina: A few more tweaks, you could probably turn that into a time machine.
Skylar Adams: I already did. I'm visiting you from the future.
Nina: Yeah, but the future you would have even more tattoos.

Gary: Okay, we have to go this way. You have to follow the bug.
Cabdriver: The bug?
Gary: Yeah. Go forward. Follow the bug forward.
Cabdriver: The bug better have money, my friend.

Gary: Hicks, go right. I said go right. You have to listen to me. I'm calling the shots here.
Cameron: Calm down.
Gary: It's showtime.
Cameron: Yeah, you said that already.
Gary: Yeah, I know.

Rosen: Ah, quantum physics and lollipops. What could be better, hmm?

Gary: Oh! There's a joke. Bill said you like your coffee like you like your...mmm.
Cameron: Men.
Gary: Men.
Rachel: It's an inappropriate joke, Gary.
Gary: Bill said women.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Karnow (1)  |  Zak Penn
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Lloyd Braun  |  Zak Penn  |  Ira Steven Behr  |  Gene Stein  |  Jack Bender
Co-Executive ProducerRobert Hewitt Wolfe
Supervising ProducerMichael Karnow (1)
ProducerNick Copus  |  Julie Siege  |  Kevin Lafferty
Co-ProducerPaul M. Leonard
Consulting ProducerDavid Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson
Associate ProducerBrian Moraga  |  John Ganem
Production DesignerIngrid Jurek
EditorJon Koslowsky  |  Anthony Miller
CastingJeanie Bacharach  |  Gillian O'Neill
Unit Production ManagerVictoria Harding
First Assistant DirectorAndrew Shea
Second Assistant DirectorSarah Campbell (2)
MusicEdward Rogers
Music EditorBen Zales
Costume DesignerSusie Coulthard
Key GripJeffrey Orr
Set DecoratorNigel Hutchins
Location ManagerChris Shaw
Property MasterJim Murray (2)
Construction CoordinatorRoss Fraser (2)
Production Sound MixerDoug Johnston
Script SupervisorMarta Borowski
Production CoordinatorJackie Alexander
Script CoordinatorMonica Mitchell  |  Laura Seaton
Assistant EditorSue Kesler
Post Production SupervisorNick Mueller
Re-Recording MixerKevin Valentine  |  Larry Benjamin
GafferFast Eddy Mikolic
Director of PhotographyDavid Perrault
Story EditorJordan Rosenberg
Stunt CoordinatorJamie Jones
Art DirectorMark Steel (2)
Assistant Production CoordinatorAaron Horton
Post Production CoordinatorMichael Freeman (2)
Key Makeup ArtistTim Mogg
Main Title ThemePeter Luke Adams  |  Erik Kertes
Visual Effects SupervisorBob Munroe
Production AccountantKaren De Montbrun
Transportation CaptainEvan Siegel
"A" Camera OperatorFrank Polyak
Sound SupervisorRobert Webber (3)
Key HairstylistDiana Ladyshewsky
ColoristScott Garrow
Assistant To The Executive ProducerHannah Rosner
Special Effects CoordinatorJohn Laforet
Assistant To The Co-executive ProducerDrago Sumonja
Key CostumerSharon McDonell
"B" Camera OperatorRudy Katkic
Still PhotographerSheri Lynn Behr
Assistant Location ManagerBrandon Long
Canadian CastingRobin D. Cook
"B" Camera First AssistantYvonne Collins
"A" Camera 1st AssistantShane Baker
Data Management TechnicianDaniel Rosenberg
Warning: Alphas season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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