Bill's also busy, manually schlepping the vending machine around to try to get rid of a hum that's bugging Gary. Because a guy who can tune into the entire electromagnetic spectrum can't put up with a 60-cycle buzz. And as Rachel determines, the hum is coming from the overheard fluorescent lights anyway. They're all annoyed about the new place, which they supposedly took because of the attempt on Rosen's life in the pilot, but really because the same set likely wasn't available after the series got picked up. I probably wouldn't have made any long-term plans for this show either. Rachel's cell phone rings (why she doesn't have it on low all the time is beyond me), and even though she's apparently resolved not to take any calls from her parents, she answers her mom's call in Spanish. Gary's eavesdropping until he gets bored and goes and bugs Bill about the hum some more, while Bill's in the bathroom. Gary's going to get a urinal thrown at himself.
New kid Cameron is the last to arrive, so he gets the windowless room. Now that the pilot is behind us, Nina explains the ongoing premise of the series to him: they look for other Alphas, and the ones they find are identified, tracked and, in some cases, sent to a "compound." Gary jumps in, explaining that the place that'll be referred to as Binghamton is a "research facility" where they keep dangerous Alphas. Gary is careful to point out that he and the other original Alphas don't have to worry about that, but that Cameron still kind of does.
Later, a red-haired woman comes into the office looking for Rosen, supposedly to give him some extra keys. Bill gives her a hard time for no reason, until Rosen shows up (shorn of his white beard and thus looking ten years younger) to introduce her as the buildings realtor. Bill's still uptight as Rosen ushers her out, telling her they do market research. "Cover story," Gary blurts while passing by. How does he filter out all those EM signals when he has no filter himself? As Rosen and the redhead walk down the hall, it turns out Rosen has been looking up not only realtor listings, but possibly up the realtor as well. Fortunately he gets an urgent phone call before I can make this any grosser.
Rosen shows up at the scene of the ambulance crash, where a fellow shrink (Dr. Singh from the aforementioned "compound") explains what happened during the crash/escape we saw in the opener. Rosen immediately realizes that the escapee is a guy named Marcus Ayers, and he looks a little worried about it. Singh says Marcus has gotten even crazier during his time inside, and Rosen tells a suited FBI agent played by Mahershalalhashbaz Ali (fortunately the character's name is Nathan Cley) that they're going to need Rosen's help. Apparently Marcus lives life like he plays chess -- constantly planning and attacking. As the other guys head back to the crash scene, Rosen notices the pay phone Marcus used earlier and sees the rough outline of a chess knight scratched into the Plexiglas. Well, that's a horse of a different color.