Alpha's Hicks teases the big character-changing 'ripples' to come

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Dec 17, 2012

Strange things are happening on Syfy's Alphas, but things are about to get even stranger as season two comes to a close in a few weeks, said Warren Christie, who plays Cameron Hicks.

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"Let's just say there is something that is going to alter the fabric of all of the characters in a certain way," said Christie during a conference call. "Changed agenda, changed ideals. And so I know where things end up. I've been really happy with the progression of Cameron from episode one to the end of season two."

Hicks, whose super power involves being able to run up the sides of buildings and make incredible shots, was none too happy last week when he discovered that Dr. Rosen had turned in Hicks' girlfriend and Rosen's daughter, Dani, for being in collusion with rogue Alpha leader Staton Parish. She was arrested at the end of last week's episode.

Previews of tonight's episode, "The Devil Will Drag You Under," hint that Hicks may just turn traitor, too.

"What happens the next few episodes, Rosen and Cameron specifically are going to be changed forever. Their relationship, who they are, all these different things, their agendas because of the fallout. What's going to happen is going to be fairly large, and we're going to see their relationship change multiple times over a short span," said Christie.

As far as Hicks' reaction to the events, "it's a lot to take in. You're talking about your daughter, and you're talking about the girl who Hicks has fallen in love with. And so when you have that attached to something and then you have this, you know, betrayal, however you want to discuss it, come out, and then there's going to be other things that follow from it, I think the effects are quite large," he said.

"We're going to see the ripple effect of how it affects everyone on the team. ... He's about to have his world flipped upside down," said Christie.

"I know where he ends up at the end of this season. And where we're going to pick up, hopefully if there is another season. We're all going to be in very strange place," he said.

Playing Hicks has been "a great challenge for me and for the things that happen with the second half of the season. I'm really excited about what we've done, but I think that our second half is really going to ramp things up a lot and really show a lot of different sides to different people. And that, as an actor, is what you only hope for."

Christie believes the fans will be pleased with the direction the second season is headed.

"We have some amazing stunts, we have some amazing explosions and this, that and the other thing. But I think that at the end of the day, when you strip that all away, we've got some beautifully flawed characters that, abilities aside, people can relate to, and I think that that's the key. They're struggling, but they're all working very hard to push forward and be the best people they are. And I think that that struggle is what we all want to watch," he said.

"And you're going to see more changes in them as the season goes along. Some events will happen that will change some of them forever, and it's really big," said Christie.

Here's a preview of tonight's episode:

Will Hicks betray the Alphas to save his girl?