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Alphas: The Unusual Suspects

Nathan Cley captures the entire team and takes them to Binghamton, and informs them that one of their members is a traitor. Now the team must determine which one of them is a mole once they find a way to escape.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Monday September 19th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Sep 19, 2011
UK (5*) Dec 20, 2011

Guest Stars
Mahershalalhashbaz AliMahershalalhashbaz Ali
As Nathan Cley
Tom BarnettTom Barnett
As Eric Latreaux

Co-Guest Stars
Evan SabbaEvan Sabba
As Isaac Hale
Peter MessalinePeter Messaline
As Harold Freeman
Tre SmithTre Smith
As Agent Kubek
Rafal MickiewiczRafal Mickiewicz
As Fake Rosen
Main Cast
David StrathairnDavid Strathairn
As Dr. Lee Rosen
Ryan CartwrightRyan Cartwright
As Gary Bell
Warren ChristieWarren Christie
As Cameron Hicks
Azita GhanizadaAzita Ghanizada
As Rachel Pirzad
Laura MennellLaura Mennell
As Nina Theroux
Malik YobaMalik Yoba
As Bill Harken


A younger man meets an older one, Harold Freeman, on an isolated dock, and the older man realizes that the newcomer isn’t with the Committee. He realizes that the newcomer is one of “them” and admits that some mistakes never go away. The younger man touches the older one, killing him with a fast-spreading form of necrosis, and says that some do...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Barbra StreisandDon't Rain on My ParadeEric Stops Switching Radio Stations in the Car
Luciano Pavarotti(title is not known)Eric Starts Switching Radio Stations in the Car

Episode Quotes
Nathan Cley: Look, we had to bring you in with everybody else. Otherwise they would have been suspicious.
Bill: You shot me--what--eighteen times? You did a really good job selling that.

Eric Latreaux: Hi, Rachel. It's Eric. Long time.
Rachel: Eric Letrobe? I know him. We brought him here two years ago. Eric, what are you doing?
Eric Latreaux: I'm reading your micro-expressions. So far, so good. Cley said if I help out, he'll get me out of this dump. So maybe once I get out, you and I can catch a movie.
Rachel: Eric, would you please tell Cley that I'm telling the truth?
Eric Latreaux: Or maybe a show. Le Miz, or The Producers. 'Cause I know a guy.
Rachel: Eric, I don't even think those shows are running anymore.
Nathan Cley: If the two of you are done, I'm trying to conduct an investigation.

Cameron: Hey, Eric! How's life treating you in here, huh? Nice and comfy?
Eric Latreaux: The food's crap.
Nathan Cley: I've had it before. It's not that bad.
Eric Latreaux: Look me in the eye and say that.

Nina: Gary doesn't lie
Bill: We all know Gary doesn't lie.
Gary: No, I do lie. I've been practicing. It's a social skill. Like the other day when I said I was going to have a pudding pop. I was lying. 'Cause I don't like pudding pops. That was a lie. I do like pudding pops.
Rachel: Gary...
Gary: I just knew we didn't have any.

Eric Latreaux: Hey, is there a bathroom around here? Hey, it's my downside. When I get nervous, I have to pee.
Nathan Cley: No, your downside is that you're a distrustful, depressed miserable human being.
Eric Latreaux: Oh, yeah. That.

Gary: Oh, that's gross. Dr. Rosen, don't do that in there? Are you sick?
Creighton/"Rosen": No, I'm fine.
Gary: No, you're not fine. Vomit is the body's way of telling us that we're not fine.
Creighton/"Rosen": Do you ever shut up?!?
Gary: But that won't grow anymore now, Dr. Rosen. It's delicate. It's a philodendron.

Rachel: Where is Gary?
Gary: I'm here. I'm the real me. He's the fake. He was the fake Rosen before, but the real Dr. Rosen is here now. And he's hurt his leg and he has bad hair. Oh, yeah.

Cultural References
Title: The Unusual Suspects

The title of the episode references the 1995 Christopher McQuarrie film The Usual Suspects about a man who tells a long, twisted story to police interrogators about a massacre and massive fire that took place in Los Angeles. It also references the movie Casablanca, when Inspector Renault says to "round up the usual suspects."

Cameron: Come on, everybody's seen Casablanca.

In the 1942 movie Casablanca, Rick (Humphrey Bogart) plays opposite Ilse (Ingrid Bergman) in this story of World War II intrigue.

Nina: I figured you for more of a Field of Dreams type of guy.

Field of Dreams (1989), is a movie based on the novel Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella. It features a farmer who chooses not to sell his land because a voice whispers to him "If you build it, they will come." When he does build the field, the ghosts of the Boston White Soxs arrive to play.

Cameron: A little while back, I took Tyler to see that movie, uh, Up.

Up is a 2009 Pixar CGI film about an elderly man and a young boy who fly to South America in the man's house, which he has converted into an airship.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Karnow (1)  |  Zak Penn
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Lloyd Braun  |  Zak Penn  |  Ira Steven Behr  |  Gene Stein
Co-Executive ProducerRobert Hewitt Wolfe
Supervising ProducerMichael Karnow (1)
ProducerKevin Lafferty  |  Julie Siege  |  Nick Copus
Consulting ProducerBradley Thompson  |  David Weddle  |  Holly Harold
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