Alphas: Season 2 (2012)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Alphas reaches its prime in its second and final season, bolstered by higher stakes and the reassuring presence of David Strathairn.



Critic Ratings: 9


Audience Score

User Ratings: 31
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Air date: Jul 23, 2012
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Since Dr. Lee Rosen's public revealing of Alphas, the group has disassembled. However, he must get them back together to face new threats. In the second season premiere, a hostage situation officially brings the team back together. Guest stars include Summer Glau ("Firefly") and Sean Astin ("The Lord of the Rings" trilogy).


David Strathairn
as Dr. Leigh Rosen
Azita Ghanizada
as Rachel Myers
Laura Mennell
as Nina Theroux
Malik Yoba
as Bill Harken
Ryan Cartwright
as Gary Bell
Warren Christie
as Christian Hicks
John Pyper-Ferguson
as Stanton Parish
Summer Glau
as Skylar Adams
Steve Byers
as John Bennett
Lauren Holly
as Senator Burton
Kathleen Munroe
as Danielle Rosen
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Critic Reviews for Alphas Season 2

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

Alphas certainly didn't reinvent the genre, but it provided a nice balance of witty dialogue, impressive effects, and three-dimensional characters.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Compared to last season, it looks like Alphas isn't dragging its feet this summer, but, instead, continuing the fun, frantic pace of the season finale.

Jan 4, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

From early in this story it looked like all the pieces would be back in their respective boxes by the end, and that was exactly what happened. They also didn't develop much in the way of new story threads to run.

Jan 4, 2019 | Full Review…

But what's really interesting about the show is that you also see the crippling side effects of these powers, which gives them an added sense of humanity.

Jul 12, 2018 | Full Review…

This premiere had no shortage of high intensity Alpha abilities, action, and conflict. It continued the overall conspiracy from season one, but the stakes seemed much higher this time.

Nov 14, 2013 | Full Review…

After an inconsistent first season, Syfy's version of Marvel's venerable X-Men comic line found steadier ground in its sophomore year.

Jul 16, 2013 | Full Review…

The guy who always helps bring this series back around, though, is David Strathairn. His performance as Rosen is always great, and he's always there to tether this show and give it a solid voice.

Jul 23, 2012 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

Yes, it's basically the story that every X-Men arc or film explores, but it's a good story, and there's plenty of room for unexplored territory that Alphas can mine.

Jul 23, 2012 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Competent and enjoyable when it comes to action and pacing, but this show will rise and fall on the continuation of the character development begun in Season 1, and the jury's still out on that front.

Jul 23, 2012 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Alphas: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    Just discovered this gem and loved it! A third season would have wrapped it up, but SciFy cancelled it. Despite that, worth watching!
  • Dec 30, 2014
    So I'm def hooked on this show Alphas now! Lol. It's kinda a mix between Heroes and Fringe! Summer Glau! I'm blaming you if Alphas doesn't get picked up for another season. You are cute but you're cursed and you need to stop showing up on shows I like!
  • Nov 11, 2014
    The potentially amazing show that never saw the light of day with a series finale. Unfortunately, that's how I will always remember this highly entertaining and interesting superhero show. Seriously, I cannot believe that a show with this type of genre would get cancelled especially after people began raving about it being a more realistic version of X Men (how can something like that fail?). The characters were great and well developed as well as their interaction and relationship with each other (the center stone focus of the show). This will be a head scratcher for the years to come in blind hope that a Season 3 miraculously see the light of day.
  • Mar 07, 2014
    This season builds on the momentum and adrenaline of the finale of season 1 and keeps up the intensity. Interestingly, as the problems and enemies of Rosen's team grow more powerful and more dangerous, we see Rosen and the fellow team members face decisions with no comfortable solutions. Things become pretty grim and it is shocking to see how far even Rosen falls in this season.

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