ALPHAS "Rosetta" Season 1, Episode 4 – This week’s episode of Alphas took all the super human energy of the pilot episode and threw in a solid helping of character and plot development.
Anna, the Alpha with severe apraxia that had flown under the radar for so long as a misdiagnosed "low level autistic," turned out to be a communications genius. Anna has the ability to understand any language and decipher any code, but she is unable to use those languages to communicate herself. Dr. Rosen and the rest of the Alphas initially dismiss Anna, but Gary figures out that she had been trying to communicate using sounds, so he uses a cell phone to translate those sounds into a signal he could interpret.
Anna’s character was interesting and I was not expecting her to be the mastermind of this week’s conspiracy. My only real issue with Anna is in the presentation of her communication. In comparison to Gary’s incredibly consistent mannerisms which lend credibility to the idea that he’s flipping through electromagnetic waves in the air, Anna’s "language" didn’t have a noticeable visual or auditory pattern. Not that I would be able to interpret her made up language, but if I was to believe a computer could interpret certain sound patterns to mean specific words, I’d want to hear some repeated rhythms even if I didn’t know what they were supposed to mean. Read More...