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Alphas: When Push Comes to Shove

The team discovers that Nina is out of control and using her powers to control anyone and everyone that she needs to so that she can get what she wants.


Episode Info


Episode number: 2x4
Airdate: Monday August 13th, 2012

Director: Omar Madha
Writer: Adam Levy (2)

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Aug 13, 2012
UK (5*) Oct 16, 2012

  • Currently 8.7/10
8.7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Erin WayErin Way
As Kat
Recurring
Mahershalalhashbaz AliMahershalalhashbaz Ali
As Nathan Cley (as Mahershala Ali)
Recurring
Steve ByersSteve Byers
As John Bennett
Recurring
Morgan KellyMorgan Kelly
As Tommy

Co-Guest Stars
Rod WilsonRod Wilson
As Nina's Dad
Arlene MazerolleArlene Mazerolle
As Nina's Mom
Michael DysonMichael Dyson
As Cashier
Natalia RossNatalia Ross
As Hot Girl (Lap Dancer)
Robert B. KennedyRobert B. Kennedy
As Robert Lewis
Sava DraytonSava Drayton
As Security Guard
Katie Douglas (2)Katie Douglas (2)
As Teenage Nina
Rian MichelsenRian Michelsen
As Teenage Tommy
Lenno BritosLenno Britos
As Pushed Man
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

Recap

Nina goes back to her childhood home and remembers what happened there...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
CandleboxFar BehindNina as a Girl, Listening to her Headphones
Marilyn MansonTainted LoveTime Passing Sequence Into the Club Scene
YesI've Seen All Good PeopleKat Starts the Record, Plays Through to End


Episode Quotes
Bill: You lie detectored a guy with your ability just because he turned you down for a date?
Rachel: Maybe. Yes. Don't judge me.

Gary: I'm gonna have to take off my towel.
Bill: No, no. Don't, Gary...
Gary: And you're gonna see my fruit.
Rachel: No!
Bill: His fruit.
Gary: Yeah, I call it my fruit.

Kat: So... when do we get to do the cool stuff--you know, like track a perp, shoot a gun, rappel out of a helicopter?
Rosen: Well, fortunately, none of us have had to jump out of a helicopter yet.

Bill: Look, one good memory is worth all the bad ones. Like the time I kicked your ass-remember that.
Kat: Yep. That's not a memory. It's made up. It's head trauma.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Karnow (1)  |  Zak Penn
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Bruce Miller (1)  |  Gene Stein  |  Lloyd Braun
Co-Executive ProducerTerri Hughes Burton  |  Ron Milbauer  |  Matthew Hastings  |  Michael Karnow (1)  |  Todd Sharp  |  Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Supervising ProducerNick Copus
ProducerAndrew Mittman  |  Stephen Welke  |  Kevin Lafferty
Consulting ProducerEric Tuchman  |  Darren Swimmer  |  Todd Slavkin
Associate ProducerRobert W. Egami
Production DesignerIngrid Jurek
EditorTim Kinzy
CastingSuzanne Goddard-Smythe  |  Ty Harman
Unit Production ManagerVictoria Harding
First Assistant DirectorDavid McLeod (2)
Second Assistant DirectorKira McCord
MusicTrevor Morris
Music EditorRen Stewart
Costume DesignerSusie Coulthard
Key GripJesse Stanley
Set DesignerDan Norton (2)
Set DecoratorDamien Segee
Transportation CoordinatorEvan Siegel
Property MasterChris Pellegrini
Construction CoordinatorRoss Fraser (2)
Production Sound MixerHenry Embry
Script SupervisorMarta Borowski
Production CoordinatorJackie Alexander
Script CoordinatorLaura Seaton  |  Meghan L. Welsh
Assistant EditorDana B. Wilson
Supervising Sound EditorJack Levy  |  Jeff K. Brunello
Re-Recording MixerChris M. Jacobson  |  Marti D. Humphrey
GafferFast Eddy Mikolic
Director of PhotographyDavid Perrault
Story EditorAdam Levy (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJamie Jones
Art DirectorMark Steel (2)
Assistant Production CoordinatorTerri Ann Myers
Executive Story EditorKira Snyder
Third Assistant DirectorFatima Palhetas
ConsultantZak Penn
Main Title ThemePeter Luke Adams  |  Erik Kertes
Visual Effects SupervisorRoberto Biagi
Production AccountantKaren De Montbrun
"A" Camera OperatorFrank Polyak
Department Head HairJenny Arbour
Visual Effects ProducerMatt Gore
Assistant Production ManagerJennifer Kiefaber
Department Head Make-upLinda Preston
Post Production AssistantAshley Ruben
Original CastingJeanie Bacharach  |  Gillian O'Neill
Graphic DesignerAndy Tsang
Unit ManagerTeresa Gough
ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
Assistant To The Executive ProducerLynn Renee Maxcy
Special Effects CoordinatorJohn Laforet
Key CostumerWilliam Ng
"B" Camera OperatorKeith Murphy
Canadian CastingRobin D. Cook
Producers AssistantHolly O'Brien (2)
"A" Camera First AssistantPierre Branconnier
Second Unit Second Assistant DirectorAric Dupere
"B" Camera First AssistantJim Saysana
Writers' Production AssistantChristopher Sachs
Writers' AssistantRich Herbeck
Motion GraphicsHiep Pham
Data Management TechnicianChris Dover
 
Warning: Alphas season 2 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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