Previously on Humans, “Episode 3”
As the threats to the Hawkins and the Elster Synths become clearer, they’re more divided than ever.
Laura has tracked down Astrid and surprises Niska when she brings her in. Astrid talks passionately about her relationship with Niska – including the pain of losing her – and is shocked to learn Niska isn’t human. And even though the investigators seem to be coming around to the possibility that Niska is conscious, Laura is warned that no matter what, Niska will never be tried as human.
Leo and Max
Hester is filling the psychopathic Synth hole left by Niska. Leo has been monitoring police calls for Synths acting erratically. When they find one on the run, Hester suggests using her as bait to find out who’s been hunting them. Max won’t participate with it when Leo agrees, and leaves the group. Leo finds that Qualea is behind the Synth abductions.
The Hawkins and Odi
Each week, the Hawkins’ fresh start is looking like more of the same. Synth awakenings and errors are being swept under the rug at every turn. Joe’s position was terminated through of a chain of Synth-only email communication. Joe’s silence is bought, but he makes sure his boss knows he doesn’t appreciate it. Way to go, Joe! (/sarcasm font)
Odi takes Mattie to George’s home and finally feels the pain of losing him. Later, Odi is the hero when a maintenance Synth is sent to the Hawkins’ home to threaten Laura into dropping Niska’s case. This all comes as Sophie is diagnosed with a disorder in which children want to be Synths, and Toby invites the Synthie at school to their home.
Pete and Karen
Pete goes digging into the black market sales of Synths and gets his ass beaten for his troubles. He wants this news to go public so that Karen can stop hiding, but she doesn’t seem to be with that plan. She’d rather threaten the owner of a newly conscious Synth.
Oh, Mia. Between her and Leo, it appeared Leo was engaging in the riskier behavior. Ed took the news of Mia’s true state fairly well, and returned her affections. Still, he’s in debt with a mother who’s about to be evicted from the nursing home he can’t afford. It takes little convincing from his friend to shut Mia down; presumably he’s going to sell her.
Can’t believe Ed turned out to be a fuckboi.
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