A group of people are on a roof top and they take a drug. When the drug kicks in, they jump from the building, falling 21 floors to the ground. They should be dead, but instead they stand up laughing. Clay is cooking breakfast at home and Rosen shows up to ask what he meant by saying that the investigation into Parish’s inside force was moving forward. Clay says that the abduction was a break for them and that the team have gotten a link to Parish’s communication network and believes in four days, they will have something for sure. The conversation is interrupted by Clay’s son who asks for help with a project and Nathan says that kids have to learn to deal with their own problems. Though he didn’t know it, that was a dig at Rosen. When Rosen asks for more information, Clay tells him that he can’t say or do more but promises to find the person responsible and lock them away in a dark room for a long time.
At the office, Bill is showing the team a copy of the tape that the people who jumped off the building took. He says that there are either four people with the same alpha ability or some kind of drug which is turning people into alphas. Rosen tells Bill that he trusts him to take the reigns and then walks out of the office clearly distracted.
Kat gives Gary a potted plant as a gift for his “man cave,” but instead of being grateful, Gary admonishes her for giving him a plant and suggests that she has brought bugs into the office. When the two come across Bill, Gary instructs him to call an exterminator. Bill does not have time for this nonsense and says that he just sent Gary a tape for youtube and wants him to take facegrabs and then check the internet for any matches. Gary is to look for any indication that the people in the video are alphas. When Kat asks what she should do, Bill says, “you can call the exterminator. You bring bugs in here, you can take care of that.” Though Kat calls him a “douchebag,” it is seriously beginning to annoy me how often she is either dismissed or used by a member of the team.
In the kitchen, Rachel goes on a rant as she gives John instructions on how to behave when he meets her parents on Friday. It’s a wonder that the man doesn’t run screaming in the other direction. When he leaves the room, Nina says, “so he’s not an Iranian lawyer, your parents will just have to deal.” Rachel responds, “he’s the blondest boy I’ve ever seen and they’re gong to rip him to shreds.” Isn’t it interesting how in media, that families which reject inter racial relationships for their kids are overwhelmingly of colour. Seeing this, you would never believe that race functions to benefit Whiteness.
Rosen is in his office looking at a video of Dani when she was a little girl when Gary interrupts him. Rosen tells him that he wants him to handle a case for him and says that he cannot speak to anyone about this. Rosen says, “if that makes you uncomfortable, I understand,” to which Gary replies, “no, I’m not uncomfortable because I’m a secret agent.” This is manipulative. You don’t make someone promise to keep something secret before telling them what it is, especially given the power differential between Rosen and Gary.
At the airport, Hicks is picking up his son Tyler and introduces him to Dani. Tyler is clearly uncomfortable with Dani though she tries to engage with him. When he throws a pop can into the recycling box at a very weird angle, this catches Hick’s attention.
Back at the office, Gary yells, “busted, she’s a criminal, I get to arrest her. Bill bring your cuffs.” He marches into a break area and grabs Kat’s foot. It turns out that Gary found the guy from the internet and in the picture he found Kat is prominently featured. Her response is, “I kind of look hot with pink highlights.” Bill says that the picture only proves that she meet the guy and not that Kat did anything wrong. Gary replies that she has done something wrong because he is doing drugs and it’s called jump. Bill then asks Kat if she remembers who this guy is and Kat says no, but since he is having a party that night, she is willing to get reacquainted and maybe score a little jump. Bill immediately shuts her down, saying that he is unwilling to send her in blind and reminding Kat that she doesn’t even remember where she met the guy. Kat says that she will be fine and reminds Bill that he will have her six, which instantly sets Gary off on another round of jealousy. “Bill’s not going to have your six, he’s my partner, he has my six. You’re not even a real federal agent.” Bill cuts him off and says to Gary that he will take it from there. Bill tells Kat that “undercover work is no joke and if this Dylan Renfro guy is dangerous…” Bill does not get to finish because Kat quickly reminds Bill that she kicked his ass. It turns out that she wrote that down in order not to forget it. I was glad to hear her say that because the paternalism Bill regularly engages in is infuriating.
Later that night, Kat goes to a club and is spotted by Dylan, who quickly embraces her. Kat says that she is there to party and Dylan responds, “you don’t have a clue who I am do you? You’ve been pushed off your mental TIVO. Kat suggests that Dylan refresh her memory and then asks before kissing her for permission. I have to pause and say how much I love this. Explicit moments of asking for consent don’t often appear in the media. This scene is also very important for Kat because since discovering the Alphas, Rosen has done nothing but exploit her. Kat quickly surmises that they were a couple. In the middle of the club, a man is being beaten as Bill and Gary watch on camera. Though he is beaten until he falls to the ground, when he stands up, he doesn’t have a single scratch on him, and he raises his hands in victory. Clearly this is the work of jump. Dylan puts the drug in his mouth and then passes it on to Kat with a kiss. When she looks at her hands, it’s as though something is crawling up through her veins. When she asks what the drug does, Dylan says that he will show her.
The two leave the club and Bill says frantically, “Kat, you’re going out of range.” Gary suggests, “we should just leave her, she’s useless.” I really dislike Gary’s petty jealousy. Bill instructs Gary to follow her through her signal and then gets out of the car. Dylan takes Kat to a roof top and says, “I was hoping you would come back so we could do this together.” When she tries to pull away, Dylan adds, “You were always crazy brave and I know you forget stuff but that doesn’t change that.” The two hold hands and then jump off the roof. Kat stands up saying, “that was incredible before taking off with Dylan.”
Again in the kitchen, Rachel instructs John that her mother is going to keep offering him food and no matter how full he is, he has got to keep eating it. John turns and replies in Farsi, “relax, I speak good parent.” This shocks Rachel and so John tells her that he served six years in the Middle East. “Hey I’m complicated,” John says, “you don’t peel back an onion like this in a couple weeks.” Instead of being impressed, Rachel answers that he should have told her that. At this point, I don’t believe that there is any way to keep Rachel happy.
As Kat and Bill are walking in, he begins to lecture her saying that, “there are rules and rule number one is that you don’t jump off any buildings.” Bill is not impressed and declares that he should never have let her go undercover, which causes Kat to respond, “why because I did so well?” Kat sits down at the microscope and says, there’s a weird ass drug out there and I got a sample of it, plus I found out what my favourite colour is.” When Bill asks where the sample is, Kat extends her arm because it is in her blood supply.
Gary hands Rosen a file containing all of the information that Clay got off Parish’s phone saying that the NSA is still working on it but he cracked it. Rosen asks what it means and we learn that apparently they’re telephone numbers. Rosen asks Gary to write down any of the numbers in the New York area that are still active.