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Alphas: Need to Know

While most of the team goes underground to interrogate one of Stanton's people, Bill, Gary, and Kat track down Skylar, who has inadvertently manufacturing a device that will let Stanton initiate his master plan.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x12
Airdate: Monday October 15th, 2012

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SPACE) Oct 15, 2012
UK (5*) Dec 11, 2012
ZA (Universal Channel) Jun 23, 2013
DE (SyFy HD) Mar 20, 2014
AU (7mate) Nov 21, 2014

Special Guest Stars
Sean AstinSean Astin
As Mitchell Morgan

Guest Stars
Erin WayErin Way
As Kat
John Pyper-FergusonJohn Pyper-Ferguson
As Stanton Parish
Steve ByersSteve Byers
As John Bennett
Elias ToufexisElias Toufexis
As Cornell Scipio
Summer GlauSummer Glau
As Skylar Adams

Co-Guest Stars
Alex Paxton-BeesleyAlex Paxton-Beesley
As Megan Bates
Jameson KraemerJameson Kraemer
As Jeff Kowalka
Rachael CrawfordRachael Crawford
As Jeannie Harken
Skyler WexlerSkyler Wexler
As Zoe
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


Bill and Jeannie are walking down the street with baby Adam and he points out that she's good with babies. He assures her that she will be good with their own children as well, but she wonders what kind of world they'll be bringing a child up into. There's an explosion behind them at a power substation and Bill makes sure that his wife and the baby are okay...

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Episode Quotes
Bill: I cannot believe Rosen screwed me again.
Kat: The glasses, the messy hair, the cardigans, he seemed like such a nice old dude.

Cultural References
Jeannie Harken: You, the Baby Whisperer.

Jeannie is referring to Cesar Millan, who has his own television series, The Dog Whisperer.

Zoe Adams: Are you a Terminator?

Referencing the cyborg killer from the future, first seen in the 1984 movie The Terminator, with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the title role. The movie spawned three sequels, two featuring the same Terminator as a reprogrammed good-guy cyborg, and a TV series. Summer Glau (Skylar) played a (relatively) friendly Terminator in the 2008-09 TV series.

Skylar Adams: Happiness is a warm gun.

"Happiness Is a Warm Gun" is a 1968 Beatles song, released on the White Album.

Gary: Were they having you work on these in the Twilight Zone?

The Twilight Zone (1959-64) was an anthology TV series created and primarily written by Rod Serling that featured tales of the strange and fantastical.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Karnow (1)  |  Zak Penn
Executive ProducerGail Berman  |  Bruce Miller (1)  |  Gene Stein  |  Lloyd Braun
Co-Executive ProducerMichael Karnow (1)  |  Matthew Hastings  |  Ron Milbauer  |  Terri Hughes Burton  |  Todd Sharp  |  Robert Hewitt Wolfe
Supervising ProducerNick Copus
ProducerStephen Welke  |  Andrew Mittman  |  Kevin Lafferty
Consulting ProducerVincent Angell  |  Eric Tuchman
Associate ProducerRobert W. Egami
Production DesignerIngrid Jurek
CastingSuzanne Goddard-Smythe  |  Ty Harman
Unit Production ManagerVictoria Harding
MusicTrevor Morris
Music EditorRen Stewart
Key GripJesse Stanley
Set DesignerDan Norton (1)
Set DecoratorDamien Segee
Transportation CoordinatorEvan Siegel
Construction CoordinatorRoss Fraser (2)
Production Sound MixerHenry Embry
Script SupervisorMarta Borowski
Production CoordinatorJackie Alexander
Script CoordinatorLaura Seaton  |  Meghan L. Welsh
Supervising Sound EditorJack Levy  |  Jeff K. Brunello
Re-Recording MixerMarti D. Humphrey  |  Chris M. Jacobson
GafferFast Eddy Mikolic
Director of PhotographyDavid Perrault
Story EditorAdam Levy (2)
Stunt CoordinatorJamie Jones
Art DirectorMark Steel (2)
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 CastingGillian O'Neill  |  Jeanie Bacharach
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
"B" Camera First AssistantJim Saysana
Writers' Production AssistantChristopher Sachs
Writers' AssistantRich Herbeck
Motion GraphicsHiep Pham
Data Management TechnicianChris Dover
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