Alphas: Season 1, Episode 9

Blind Spot (12 Sep. 2011)

TV Episode  -   -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi
8.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 8.0/10 from 206 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

As the Alpha team attempts to interrogate an alpha doctor, who wants to create more alphas, an invisible alpha attempts to abduct him. Dr. Rosen struggles to determine who is the more dangerous.

Director:

(as Michael Watkins)

Writers:

(creator), (creator), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 12 titles
created 19 Sep 2011
 
a list of 11 titles
created 12 Aug 2012
 
a list of 776 titles
created 05 May 2013
 
a list of 6929 titles
created 27 Jun 2013
 
a list of 207 titles
created 01 Oct 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Blind Spot" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blind Spot (12 Sep 2011)

Blind Spot (12 Sep 2011) on IMDb 8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Alphas.
« Previous Episode | 9 of 24 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
...
...
...
...
...
...
...
Griffin
...
Dr. Kern
Edit

Storyline

As the Alpha team attempts to interrogate an alpha doctor, who wants to create more alphas, an invisible alpha attempts to abduct him. Dr. Rosen struggles to determine who is the more dangerous.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 September 2011 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Brent Spiner's character in this episode had no optic nerve, just like LeVar Burton's character of Geordi LaForge in Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987). See more »

Goofs

Dr. Rosen incorrectly explains "proprioception", implying that it's a kind of psychic sense that alerts people when someone else is watching them. In reality, proprioception refers to any sense located entirely within the body (rather than originating externally, like vision and hearing); in particular, the sense of where parts of the body are located relative to each other (such as whether an arm is flexed or extended, or to the left or the right). Occasionally, as a result of brain damage, people lose their sense of proprioception, which makes everyday tasks like walking and eating very difficult. People without proprioception can only walk by carefully watching the positions of their legs, since they can't feel whether their feet are on the ground or off. See more »

Connections

References Super Bowl III (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

People Don't Understand (Theme Song)
Performed by Trey Lockerbie
Written by Peter Luke Adams and Erik Kertes
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Claustrophobic episode, with mixed results
13 September 2011 | by (New York, New York) – See all my reviews

Certainly an improvement over the previous disastrous Jim Jones-style preacher episode, "Blind Spot" is enhanced by guest star Brent Spiner, but still leaves the ALPHAS series in search of forward momentum.

Director Michael Watkins does a decent job of keeping things moving, constrained by the entire segment taking place inside the team's headquarters -no exterior shots at all. Spiner is a blind mad scientist (and alpha) who is working with a terrorist group, and our heroes must break him.

Meanwhile an invisible presence is wreaking minor havoc -turning out to be an alumna from the "Lost" series, who's merely a mercenary out to kill Spiner. Lots of pyrotechnics and special physical effects compensate for the lack of scope in the story.

Strathairn is thoughtful as usual, too intellectual for the role in my opinion, when action and decisiveness are at a premium. Development of the characters and their relationships is nonexistent (very bad move for a new show), with the only ongoing issue being Malik Yoba's ongoing temporary (one assumes) loss of his Alpha power.

Unlike its model show, NBC's "Heroes", ALPHAS seems to be settling into an unimaginative format -judging by these two weeks in a row subpar entries. The team, despite its vaunted super-powers, is overwhelmed by some villain and manages to somehow (mainly by luck) squeak out nearly unscathed by hook or by crook by show's end. I don't know if regular fans accept this at face value, but for someone who hasn't been won over yet it smacks of lazy scripting and an inferior "series bible" describing where the show's heading...


1 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
summer glau's a *beep* jinx g-symon1
WTF just happened? rogero4
Does Alphas have enough fans to pull a Firefly/Serenity solution??? SBowe7722
I hope Kat is dead GoodBuddy77
Petition for season 3/closure ivison_1985
So, you're an Alphas writer - conclude the series. What happens? TheLawyer2013
Discuss Blind Spot (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?