Rosen and Nina are walking with the Senator Charlotte Burton and Nina is pushing her to recall all of the photic stimulators. Nina further goes on to force her to delete every record of their meeting and to tell anyone that asks that they are friends. When this is finished, it’s clear that Nina is in pain. Senator Burton walks into the middle of the road and stands there, forcing Nina to walk into the streets and guide her to safety. You would think that this would be enough for Rosen to rethink encouraging Nina to push people this episode but you would be wrong.
At what appears to be a high school dance, Jason asks Lisa if she wants to hang out some time, but she says that she has a boyfriend. When her boyfriend Cody comes over, he slams Jason into the lockers and says that he creeps people out. When Cody grabs Jason again, this time Jason uses his powers on him. When Cody returns to the dance, his attitude towards Jason has taken a complete 360 and he actually suggests to Lisa that Jason is an awesome guy who she should go out with. When Lisa asks if this is a joke, Cody tells her that Jason is waiting outside to talk to her. When Lisa reaches outside, she finds a bunch of kids who begin to form a circle around her saying that Jason just wants to talk to her. When Jason appears, he uses his powers on Lisa.
The next day at the office, Kat hands Rosen a police report and says that the two kids from the high school are in the situation room. Rosen does take the time to say thanks; however he’s quick to point out that this is something that Bill normally does and suggests that Kat needs to be working on retrieving her memories. Given how Rosen has treated the alphas his desire to work on Kat’s memories has to be predatory. Kat suggests that she become a probationary agent, but Gary does not believe that this is a good idea. Gary says that that Bill is his partner and that stealing partners is not allowed. Clearly, what we have is a case of a jealous Gary.
As Rosen ponders over the file Kat says, “these two and fifteen others chased a girl right out of the senior dance and half the kids didn’t make it home that night.” Kat says that she read the file before handing it over and that a kid named Jason Miller was acting like the leader. When Rosen asks the kids about Jason, they both say in tandem that they don’t know anyone by that name.
When Bill does show up he’s limping and Rosen is clearly not impressed. Bill points out that he’s still getting his work done, but Rosen reminds him that they still haven’t found the breach in security. Bill says that he cleared the team and Kat as much as she can be cleared but is still working on clearing friends, family and support staff. You just know that all hell is going to break lose when they find out that Dani is the mole. Rosen says that he is going to bring in Clay because he has resources that Bill can use. I don’t quite understand Rosen’s objections to Clay because their behavior towards the Alphas is very similar. It seems to me that Rosen is more concerned about a threat to his power and influence than anything else.
Rosen does an EEG and determines that the brain patterns of the kids are exactly the same. This should be absolutely impossible, but their is no indication on their MRI’s of alpha ability and so Rosen surmises that they have become an extension of Jason’s. It seems that in the hospital, Jason could only project his personality onto other alphas, but it is clear that his powers have evolved. Essentially, Jason creates hive minds.
In a meeting with Stanton Parish, Dani reports that Rosen is feeling optimistic over what he has managed to achieve with August medical; however, Parish sees this as nothing more than a minor setback. Dani is worried that Parish will never bring Rosen around to their way of thinking. Parish replies, “Dani some chasms can’t be bridged, certainly not from one side.” This causes Dani to assert that Rosen has a place in what they are dong and building, but when Parish equivocates, she reminds him that he promised and that she has risked a great deal for this. Parish suggests that there may be a way to build a bridge because of a former patient of them both.
At the office, Hicks announces that he cannot get in touch with Jason’s parents. Rosen says that they have to keep trying because “these kids could be in danger and Jason is a disturbed young man. The poor boy has a life long history of being ostracized because of his ability.” Of course Rosen’s interests are benign and to believe that you would have to believe that week after week he has had the best interests of the Alphas at heart and not himself. I am sure you know which side we are on. Apparently, Jason’s ability produces of discomfort and unease in people.
When none of the drugs that Rosen tries works, Nina agrees to try and push them. When she tries, Nina gets weak and says that it’s like dozens of people fighting back. Nina believes that she cannot effect their will because it’s Jason’s will that is front and center. They realise that the only way forward is to find Jason. Rosen heads off to the school to talk to Jason’s teachers and sees the kids acting in tandem. Jason actually approaches Rosen on his own and tells him that his parents don’t like him, let alone love him, but he says that he is fine now even as Rosen is quickly surrounded by the kids who Jason has taken over. When he suggests that he come back to his lab, Jason says rather forcefully that he is good. Rosen tries again, but this time Jason touches a cop who instantly aims his gun at Rosen. Jason demands Rosen promise that he will leave them alone but before the situation can go further, Parish grabs the cop’s arm, which causes him to pull the trigger and the kids take off running. Parish then turns to Rosen and says, “we need to talk.”