Previously on Humans, “Episode 2”
Dr. Morrow’s story got a tad more interesting now that she’s met with Hobb from season one. Off the record (and for a fee big enough to purchase a vineyard), he tells her about David Elster’s creation of five sentient Synths and the code to make more. Morrow’s personal connection to her own AI may cause her to take what she learns from Hobb and keep Milo out of the loop.
The Elster twins are separated once more when Leo discovers their hostage is gone. Max confesses to letting him go, but Hester isn’t as forward with the fact that she killed him so they don’t need to worry about being found. This puts them on the run once more, with Mia choosing to stay behind and make it work with Ed. Once they leave, Max and Leo disagree on their next move. Max wants to find more sentient Synths who may need them, while Leo wants to find the silo the captured Synths are taken so they can be freed. This leaves Hester wondering who’s in charge.
We don’t know much about Ed, but it’s a testament to Gemma Chan’s portrayal of Mia that allows us to connect to him and accept this relationship as real. Because Mia so clearly believes in him and loves him, you can’t help but root for them once he understands what she is and kisses her. Unfortunately, they’re spied kissing by Ed’s friend.
Niska doesn’t do too well on her government tests. Images evoke no emotions, and since she’ll be decommissioned if she can’t prove her consciousness, it’s important that she emote like hell. Laura’s close to figuring out Niska is in love, will undoubtedly use that to push Niska’s buttons. Hopefully, the reaction proves she’s sentient without appearing as a threat.
Bits & Bytes
Odi is awake! How long before he’s revealing what he knows about Milligan’s work?
And poor Toby tries to make conversation with the Synthie at school, but she refuses to break character and walks away. They need to spend a bit more time on this soon. It’s one of the more fascinating social developments presented in this universe – especially since Sophie is doing it, too.
Pete and Karen are back at work, trying to keep their relationship – and the fact that she’s a Synth – secret. They’ve failed on one count because a co-worker congratulates Karen about Pete. And they have a scare when Karen has to be shut down after vomiting up her life fluid in bar’s bathroom.
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Starring: Gemma Chan, Katherine Parkinson, Colin Morgan, Emily Berrington, Lucy Carless, Tom Goodman-Hill, Ivanno Jeremiah, Theo Stevenson, Sonya Cassidy, Pixie Davies, Carrie-Ann Moss