Social media was buzzing in the hours leading up to the premiere of "Alcatraz." Fans couldn't wait to learn what questions would be answered during the first two hours of the show. Fans wanted to know where the prisoners had been, who took them, why they were returning, and more. Let's take a look at what we learned on the premiere of "Alcatraz."
Emerson Hauser (Sam Neill)
Fans wondered if Hauser was in on the conspiracy that led to the prisoners disappearing from "Alcatraz." They quickly learned that he wasn't involved of their disappearance, but was in charge of re-capturing them. Hauser was among the first to learn of the disappearances. Fans watched as a young Hauser along with another guard walked through a deserted "Alcatraz" with confused, blank stares on their faces. He shows the inmates no mercy. It's clear that he has two goals in mind. To capture each and every one of the '63s, find out where they have been, and who took them.
Rebecca Madsen (Sarah Jones)
Madsen is a headstrong detective that will stop at nothing to catch her suspect.Fans learned that her family had many different connections to "Alcatraz," although they aren't exactly what she thought. Her grandfather whom she thought was a guard at "Alcatraz," was in fact an inmate. Then, a surprise for everyone. Early in the show f ans watched as Madsen's partner was pushed off a roof by a suspect. Later, fans l earned that it was her grandfather that pushed her partner to his death. Fans are going to love Masden for her strong willpower and tenacity.
Lucy Banerjee (Parminder Nagra)
Lucy was the first "good guy" that was hurt in this series. She was shot while chasing one of the inmates with Madsen and Doc. Fans were introduced to Banerjee at the beginning of the show. She seemed to be nothing more than Hauser's helper, and throughout the show there wasn't any information given as to how the two knew each other. That is until the end. In a shocking turn of events, fans watched a flashback that told them who Banerjee really was. She is/was a doctor from "Alcatraz," she is one of the missing that have now returned. One can only guess that her quest for answers about what happened is more personal than the rest. At the close of the show Banerjee remained in a coma. No one knows when or if she will wake up.
"Alcatraz" has proven to be worth watching. It has all the right components. It has drama, action, mystery, a good storyline, and great acting. If the writers for this show stay on this path "Alcatraz" will be steaming into our homes for many seasons to come.