Violence well employed.
The Agents want to kill him: this is a fact that Alex has burned into his brain. Whenever he goes out, wherever he stops, they’ll be out there and closing in. He has to stay safe. No more standing out, no friends, no interacting, and no errands – which is exactly what he hasn’t been doing for years ‘cause Xander is an asshole.
Beth is about to learn firsthand what the Agency needs with her upstairs neighbour(s). Impossible powers and shadowy groups should have been the worst of it, but thanks to Xander’s backseat driving from the corner of Alex’s mind, they’ve got a bigger problem: Starbucks.