Tuesday, July 21, 2015

What I'm Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 1, Episode 7 “WWN Double-D?” (B+)

The end of this episode brought things together in a major way, and I enjoyed the detective work done by Nomi and Amanita to get to that point. After the humorous start in which Michael's former friend was clueless that he was now Nomi, they were having fun when they broke into the doctor's house and even managed to salvage the situation once he came home unexpectedly, but it got much, much darker very quickly after that. Mr. Whispers, who we haven't seen in a long time, is a formidable and fearsome enemy, and the quick sight of his face on Niles' body right before he shot himself at the end of his killing spree was intense. I love that Jonas showed up to tell Nomi to get out of there and the doctor said his name to confirm to Nomi that she's far from crazy. Most of the other developments of the hour were much more serious, featuring Sun's introduction into prison and Will dealing with an unfriendly informant who happened to snap a picture of Mr. Whispers. Capheus was so excited to see the clouds on the plane while Riley was flying, but it wasn't long before he had to return to reality, after the celebratory arrival of his new boss' daughter was made less happy by the forceful amputation of a disloyal underling's hands. Wolfgang and Kala bonding was nice too, and it's just a shame that their near-kiss was interrupted. Daniela is having so much fun with Lito and Hernando, and it's a shame that she felt the need to capture it on camera since her vicious ex stole her phone.

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