Friday, June 26, 2015

Take Three: Sense8

Sense8: Season 1, Episode 3 “Smart Money is on the Skinny Bitch” (B)

We don’t have any more answers in this episode, but there are definitely some intriguing new elements. The main thing that was particularly cool was when Capheus was trying to get the stolen goods back and Sun was able to sub in for him to take down the thieves with her boxing ring abilities. That she won both fights was impressive considering how Will’s multiplayer car chase went last week. Jonas being arrested and then transferred is disconcerting, and I’m curious to see if he can beam his conscience or whatever these people can do from whatever prison he is in currently. We didn’t see much of Nomi other than the frightening near-occurrence of her surgery, interrupted by a convenient fire which she seems sure that Amanita has started. I didn’t mind that unnecessary reminder flashback so much because it emphasizes the fateful nature of this show. Lito’s new threesome arrangement is a fairly standard drama plot, but I like that it’s made more dramatic by the way it’s framed. For now, Daniela seems like an ally to Lito, and we’ll see if that’s always the case. I know that the Sense8 aren’t supposed to actually meet each other, and we’ve gotten a few glimpses of them interacting even though they’re not in the same place, but I think having Jonas or someone else show up to clue them in just a bit more on what’s going on would be helpful. Most have one dependable friend at their side, but they need someone who can be of true help and can provide some crucial clarity.

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