- "We were all hopeful once. We left behind a war-torn desolate planet in search of a better place to call home. We were refugees, together. But the ship was hijacked. Driven into the ground by a stowaway. We crashed in a foreign land, trading one kind of violence for another. I listened all night as humans slaughtered our comrades, our families."
- ―Noah, opening narration
- PROJECT SHEPHERD UNMASKED — When a major revelation comes to light, Max, Michael, and Isobel clash over how to deal with the fallout. Elsewhere, Alex uncovers a secret about Project Shepherd and enlists Kyle and Michael’s help looking into it.
Act 1: Present day. In the turquoise mines, Noah is in one of the pods. Max, Michael, and Isobel disagree on what to do about him, so they decide to put off the decision until tomorrow. At the Crashdown Cafe, Liz and Kyle make plans to visit the graveyard that weekend. At Sanders' Auto, Alex asks Michael to investigate something with him, and Kyle arrives to join them. In the turquoise mines, Noah gets out of his pod, which Isobel and Liz both feel. Max and Isobel bring Noah to Max's place, and Liz joins them. Noah tells them about the 1947 crash, and that they "were refugees together."
Act 2: Noah admits that he crawled into Isobel's psyche the night she was attacked in 2004, and thenafter he could continue to borrow her body. Max questions Noah. Isobel goes outside and calls Michael, but gets his voicemail. Liz talks to Isobel to help with the grief. At Caulfield prison, Alex, Michael, and Kyle arrive, and Michael psychically hears something "like screaming from far away." They break in and Michael tracks the aliens with his powers. Someone approaches, and Michael and Kyle go on while Alex stays back and disarms the guard.
Act 3: The guard is Alex's brother Flint. Alex lies and says their father told him about Caulfield and aliens, but Flint realizes he's lying and now he can't let Alex leave. At Max's, Isobel uses her powers to talk to Noah in her mindscape, where she is in control and he can't lie to her. He tells her they can go back to the way things were. Liz shows Max the handprint that Noah left on her, and tells him that she made more antidote because she doesn't want to be a killer. At Caulfield, Michael and Kyle find elderly people locked in cells, and Michael can sense that they're all aliens.
Act 4: Kyle and Michael realize that the aliens have been tortured for 70 years. A guard arrives and Michael hides while Kyle pretends to be a new lab tech. He asks about Subject N-38, the one his father mentioned in his letters, and the guard tells him that Subject N-38 causes "violent rapid cancer." At Max's, Isobel brings Max into the mindscape to talk to Noah, who tells them that "kills make us stronger." Noah tells them that he needs Isobel, Max, and Michael "for leverage." Isobel leaves, and Liz leaves with her. Max asks Liz for the cure before she goes, so that Noah's death will be his choice. At Caulfield, Kyle finds Alex and Flint, and he tells Alex about the aliens. Meanwhile, Michael tries to break out a woman he recognizes. When he cracks the glass, an alarm goes off. Flint tells Alex and Kyle that it's a quarantine breach and they need to get out within 10 minutes before the place turns to dust.
Act 5: Alex runs to get Michael while Kyle grabs hard drives. At Max's, Jenna has arrived to give Max extra handcuffs for Noah. She's lost her job at the sheriff's department for covering up the reason for firing shots at the gala, and she's moving to Ohio to be closer to her sister. At Caulfield, Alex finds Michael and tries to get him to leave, but Michael doesn't want to go because these people are his family. The woman creates a psychic connection with Michael, letting him know that she's his mother, and she tells him she loves him and to run. Michael, Alex, and Kyle get out in time and the prison explodes behind them.
Act 6: At Max's, Max admits to Noah that he wants to kill him. Noah tries to leverage his information for the antidote, but Max would rather let him die. At Sanders' Auto, Kyle and Alex talk, and Kyle wonders if there's anything valid about aliens being killers, but Alex says that what their government did was evil. At Max's, Michael arrives looking for Noah. He wants to give Noah the antidote and get answers. He and Max fight, and Max pulls his gun.
Cast and characters
- Jeanine Mason as Liz Ortecho
- Nathan Dean Parsons as Max Evans
- Michael Vlamis as Michael Guerin
- Lily Cowles as Isobel Evans-Bracken
- Tyler Blackburn as Alex Manes
- Heather Hemmens as Maria DeLuca (credit only)
- Michael Trevino as Kyle Valenti
- Trevor St. John as Jesse Manes (credit only)
- Karan Oberoi as Noah Bracken
- Riley Voelkel as Jenna Cameron
- Kiowa Gordon as Flint Manes, Alex's brother, a Special Forces Weapons Sergeant
- Kayla Ewell as Young Nora, Michael's mother
- Jessica Treska as Young Isobel Evans (age 14)
- Matthew Van Wettering as Hank Gibbons
- Monique Candelaria as Guard
- Alaina Warren Zachary as Nora
- Samuel Nichols as Young Michael
- Nico, an employee at the Crashdown Cafe
- Subject N-38, an unnamed alien who causes "violent, rapid cancer" with his touch
- Telekinesis - Michael uses throughout the episode.
- Alien psychic connection - Michael is able to sense the aliens held in Caulfield, saying it sounds like "screaming from far away." He explains: "I'm not psychic, but I can pick up on Max and Iz sometimes. When things are really bad for one of us, the others get flashes of pain." Isobel gave off a "psychic scream" when she was attacked in 2004, which Noah heard.
- Alien radar - Michael is able to psychically locate the other aliens in Caulfield, which Kyle refers to as "alien radar."
- Handprint - Noah left a handprint mark on Liz. This creates an empathic connection, and Liz is able to feel Noah's fear.
- Mindscape - Isobel goes into Noah's mind to interrogate him, and she brings Max in with her. People are unable to lie in there.
- Channeling life energy - From killing Rosa, Noah got the energy he needed to heal himself. Max also experienced this with his first kill in 2004. As Noah puts it, "Kills make us stronger."
- The episode is named after either the song "Creep" by Radiohead, released in 1992, or the song "Creep" by TLC, released in 1994. Showrunner Carina Adly MacKenzie said maybe it's named after "a little bit of both" songs.
- Michael's mother is unnamed in the episode, but named "Mara" in the credits; her name was later changed to "Nora" for season 2.
|Noah:||"You think we're enemies, but we're not. We were all hopeful once. We left behind a war-torn desolate planet in search of a better place to call home. We were refugees... together."|
|Michael:||"What do we need him for? You, uh, under the weather? Maybe experiencing selective amnesia about the hell this dick put you through?"|
|Alex:||"Look, high school's ten years to the left. Let's focus on the shadowy government conspiracy to the right."|
|Liz:||"It's okay to grieve. It's okay to miss the version of him that you loved."|
|Flint:||"You ever get tired of being the black sheep of the family?"|
|Alex:||"Do you ever get tired of following the flock?"|
|Noah:||"Destruction is chaos is entropy is energy is power is victory."|
|Alex:||"Guerin! Gome on, we have to go!"|
|Michael:||"I have to get through!"|
|Alex:||"The alarm is not a suggestion. Okay? Nothing gets out alive."|
|Michael:||"They're my family, Alex!"|
|Alex:||"All right, maybe. But you're mine!"|
- IMDB: Creep