Need To Know (Alphas)

Need To Know is the twelfth episode of the second season of Alphas, an American science fiction dramatic television series created by Zak Penn and Michael Karnow. It follows a group of people with superhuman abilities, known as "Alphas", as they work to prevent crimes committed by other Alphas.
Plot Summary: Parish's plot thickens causing possibly thousands of deaths in the long run. Dr. Rosen picks certain members of the team to move forward against Parish, while the others are left in the dark, causing trust issues. Cornell is caught after trying to capture Mitchell. Meanwhile, Harken (Malik Yoba) and Gary (Ryan Cartwright), desperately search for Skylar Adams ( Summer Glau), only to discover that Stanton Parish (recurring guest star John Pyper-Ferguson) has imprisoned her and her daughter Zoe in a twisted form of captivity and forced her to design a gadget that will lead to the "end of the world". Gary gets booted from the hospital. Dr. Rosen and Hicks find Parish's center and learn about his plan. Dr. Rosen stays behind in the center to take out Parish while Hicks warns the group. Dr. Rosen is shot and left for dead. 
Episode: Season 2 Episode 12
Original air date: October 15, 2012
Director: Nick Copus
Writer: Michael Karnow & Adam Levy
Guest actors :
Summer Glau: Skylar Adams
Skyler Wexler: Zoe
Elias Toufexis: Scipio
Sean Astin: Mitchell
Summer Glau as Skylar Adams in Alphas 2.12 Need To Know.
Summer Glau as Skylar Adams in Alphas 2.12 Need To Know

Alphas 2.12 Need To Know - Promo:

Skylar Adams quotes :

Zoe: "What is that? Are you a Terminator?"
Skylar: " a warm gun!"
Bill: "Skylar, what were you designing?"
Skylar: "The end of the world."


  • Sean Astin is credited as Special Guest Star.
  • Zoe asks if Skylar is a Terminator. Summer Glau played a Terminator in Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles.