Thursday, July 23, 2015

What I'm Watching: Humans

Humans: Season 1, Episode 4 (B-)

I figured this would have to be inevitable, but it really didn't take long at all for Joe to give in to untoward desires and activate the Adult 18+ settings on Anita that permitted him to have sex with his Synth. It seems to me that such a feature would have to be imprinted in her data stores somewhere and that a scan of her less than twenty-four hours afterwards would reveal some trace of that command. Otherwise, how could it possibly show that she had been on the market for fourteen years when she had been sold as a new model only several days before? That inconsistency doesn't bother me too much, but I do think that Laura's rightful suspicions are now going to be hindered by Joe's efforts to cover up his affair with his robotic nanny. I'm glad that Laura is being proactive and trying to get to the bottom of these malfunctions rather than just assuming the worst. Niska found a great avenue to take out her rage for the mistreatment of synths by humans by going into a fight pretending to be a human so that she could hurt a bunch of them for amusing themselves by beating up synths. Leo visiting George revealed that he was created as more than just a synth to resemble his father's deceased son, and Hobb is now much more on his trail too. Pete's situation isn't great with his personal life crumbling, and it's a good thing that he got his work suspension sorted out so that he could get out of the house. I thought something romantic was brewing between him and Karen, but it turns out that, thanks to a rather disgusting bag removal, she's actually a synth, something I suspected all along given her rather robotic behavior. This world is definitely out of control with secret synths posing as humans all over the place.

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