|Seen In||"The Quick and the Dead"|
Eli is a white male. Eli is supposed to be 22, but because of experiments done on him by people supervised by Stanton Parish, he has accelerated aging and looks like a 40-year old. He has grey hair and beard. He has a medium build.
Eli Aquino is watching rain come down on cars in traffic. Walking between raindrops, he goes into a Japanese restaurant and finally spots the man he is looking for, Dr. Jay Westman. Eli grabs Westman and speeds out with him faster than anyone can see.
Rachel, Bill, and Cameron go to the restaurant and Rachel tracks the abductor’s footprints. The witness statements indicate that no one saw the abductor. At base, Gary checks the footage and finds a blur that indicates the abductor was moving at ten times normal human speed. Rosen calculates that the abductor is burning 10,000 calories an hour, while Gary scans security footage and finds another blur five blocks from the kidnapping. They figure that they’re looking for an alpha with an accelerated metabolism and Rosen tells Rachel to smell for ketones.
Rachel, Cameron, and Bill follow the odor trail to a fish processing plant at the docks. Rosen tells them that they need to go in immediately before the abductor harms his victim. Rachel insists on staying with the two men and they find a walk-in freezer with a handle that’s been wiped down. Cameron suggests that Bill amp up to rip the door open but Bill simply hits the release and they find the dead victim inside, stabbed with a screwdriver.
Back at the office, Bill checks the fingerprints on the screwdriver and confirms they belong to Eli, who was arrested and sent to Building Seven when he demonstrated superspeed abilities. Eli escaped with Scipio and the other prisoners, and Rachel puts in a request to Binghamton for Eli’s medical records. Bill is hesitant to let Rachel get involved, but Rosen says that she can decide for herself. They check the medical records and discover that Eli has an enlarged suprachiasmatic nucleus, which regulates circadian rhythms and accounts for his superspeed. When they study the photos, they realize that Eli is aging at an ever-accelerating rate. Eli doesn’t have a history of violence and Rosen has Gary check for similar crimes.
Eli takes his victim, Dr. Lance Casey, to a warehouse, but the man admits that he doesn’t remember seeing Eli. Cameron and Bill trace the doctor’s cell phone and arrive in time to shoot the knife out of Eli’s hand. Eli runs off and Bill amps up to follow him, but fails to make a turn and smashes into a dumpster while Eli escapes.
Later, Bill and Rosen talk to Dr. Casey, who doesn’t recognize Eli as a patient until they show him a younger photo of Eli. Casey recognizes Westman as a doctor who worked with him at the Yankee Medical Group in Stamford, CT. They were working on pediatric hyperactivity and Casey administered the brainwave entrainment therapy.
Rachel prefers to go to the stakeout and Rosen agrees, but as she leaves she feels a brief burst of wind. Rosen starts to call Nina but the cell phone is snatched out of his hand. He realizes that Eli is there and the alpha grabs him and holds a knife to his throat. Eli explains that he doesn’t want to hurt him but he needs Rosen to make it all stop. He explains that Westman didn’t remember him and didn’t care, and Rosen says that he cares and that it was wrong what they did to him. He promises to do everything he can as quickly as he can but asks Eli to trust him.
Rosen runs a MRI and tries to assure the impatient Eli that he will have to conduct more tests. As they talk, Eli sees Rosen’s file on Stanton and recognizes him as the man who ran the clinic. Rosen assures Eli that he didn’t work with Stanton and asks about him, but Eli wants to focus on him. They’re both unaware that Danielle has come in. She calls Cameron and tells him that something doesn’t feel right, but Eli catches her and smashes her phone. The alpha starts to panic and Rosen says that he will help him get answers as long as he leaves Danielle out of it.
When the rest of the team returns to their office, they find Danielle tied up and gagged. She tells them that Eli took her father but doesn’t know way. Gary spots him on the highway cameras and Bill, Cameron, Rachel, and Danielle drive after him. Meanwhile, Eli has Rosen drive to the location of the clinic but there’s nothing there. He wonders what they can do now and insists that he wants things to go back to the way they were. Rosen warns him that they can slow down the process but they can’t reverse it.
The FBI pulls up and Eli accuses Rosen of betraying him. He superspeeds away with Rosen into a nearby church and the team runs after him. Eli threatens to cut Rosen’s throat if they try to attack him, and Rosen insists that he can trust him. Danielle walks forward and Eli runs to her and holds the knife to her throat. She says that she can help and uses her power to slow him down. Eli thanks her and then a shot rings out, hitting Eli in the back. Cameron holds a shocked Danielle, who insists that Eli was just a kid.
The next day, Nathan meets with Bill and Rosen. They still haven’t identified the shooter.
He can run faster than anyone, even a Hyperadrenal. He moves, speaks and even walks faster than an average person. To him the world is in slow motion when he runs. Eli's downside is that he ages quickly and uncontrollably.