Syfy has released the trailer for next episode of Alphas, titled 'Alphaville', marking the return of Summer Glau as tech whiz Skylar Adams. Summer Glau also guest stars in (finals) episodes 12 and 13.
Episode synopsys : When Rosen enlists Skylar's help to decode Parish's Alpha enhancing technology the consequences could be deadly. A tech whiz (Summer Glau) helps Rosen (David Strathairn) learn the purpose of an Alpha-enhancing technology.
Guest stars include Haven's Kathleen Munroe, Summer Glau, Steve Byers, Kaniehtiio Horn, John Pyper-Ferguson, Elias Toufexis and Skyler Wexler.
Alphaville will be airing on Monday August 27 at 8pm (ET), with an encore at 10 pm.
Promotional photos for this episode featuring Summer Glau can be found in the News.
|21 Aug 2012|
|Total comments: 5|
Message #1 | KevinInEngland | 21 Aug 2012, 16:05 GMT [Entry]
People are going to hate me for saying this but the series makers have really changed her look. She looks very young in the small thumbnail above, yet much older in the picture. (Very motherly, after missing some sleep with her daughter through the night or getting her up early in the morning... perhaps?).
It doesn't mean I don't like Summer.
I believe that what I am saying is what other people are saying and thinking.
It's not that important overall but it would be nice if directors addressed these issues. Perhaps they will.
Message #2 | Alex | 22 Aug 2012, 04:01 GMT [Entry]
I think that she probably wanted to get rid of the tattoos for two reasons (and Skylar is smart enough to figure out how): first, to avoid detection and perhaps drawing attention to herself if they went to a town to get supplies. Second, she probably wanted to get rid of the tattoos because she did not want to set a bad example for her daughter.
The tattoos served a purpose as did her hairstyle. They showed that she was young, adventurous, willing to take risks, and to be a non-conformist. Now that she has a child, one that she has to protect from the state and from other evil forces, she has to blend in. In a way, she is going through what Sarah Connor had to go through in learning how to be unremarkable and nondescript so that she could stay below the radar.
Message #4 | chrisdvanne_ | 21 Aug 2012, 16:39 GMT [Entry]
This is a sci-fi show we're talking about. I'm sure the writers will come up with an explanation in the first 5 minutes Skylar is on screen.
I don't understand fans obsession with the tatoos; it's like Dr Rosen's beard appearing and then disappearing as the showrunner changes his mind.
Message #5 | chrisdvanne_ | 22 Aug 2012, 07:31 GMT [Entry]
//The tattoos served a purpose as did her hairstyle. They showed that she was young, adventurous, willing to take risks, and to be a non-conformist.//
Bruce Miller, Alphas new showrunner, has probably decided that the character traits you describe no longer matches his own vision of Skylar and he decided to get rid of the tatoos (and hairstyle); simple as that.
It's no coincidence if the rebellious character of season 2 is Rosen's daughter Danny.