Monday, August 10, 2015

What I’m Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 1, Episode 10 “What is Human?” (B+)

I like the discussions that happen on this show about what it actually means to be a Sensate, and Jonas pointing out that being human isn’t necessarily something that can be tangentially defined. This episode provided a good mix of plot development related to its characters and exposition, and I just realized that there are only two episodes left this season and no confirmation yet on whether the show will be renewed. Capheus managed to get out of his sticky situation pretty well thanks in large part to an underwear-clad Lito showing up to encourage him to make the most of his action movie situation and blow away those who sought to hurt him. Capheus returned the favor later, showing up to ensure that Lito knocked out his own aggressor and rescued Daniela, which in turn helped him win back Hernando by deciding that it didn’t matter who knew about his sexual orientation. The July 4th setting was effective as a backdrop for the hour, with Joe Pantoliano’s father-son moment proving the most poignant. The ending scene with everyone delighting in the beauty of the music was also powerful, and a bloody Riley collapsing at the end is definitely worrisome. I’m not sure where things go from here, but I’m hopeful that this will mean that the cluster will come together and unite to help make sure that one of their own doesn’t succumb to whatever presumably genetic condition she has and that she or anyone else doesn’t get located by the vicious Mr. Whispers.

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