Monday, August 17, 2015

What I’m Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 1, Episode 11 “Just Turn the Wheel and the Future Changes” (B+)

Here we have a good mix of solid action in a few unexpected places and some decent general plot progression that advances things in a big way. I wish there was more than one episode left, but fortunately this show will be back for a second season! The biggest news is that Will might be headed to Iceland to try to save Riley in person, meaning that two of the sensates may actually meet in person for the first time. The bad news is that Mr. Whispers is going there too, news conveyed by Jonas in a perplexing moment that still leaves many questions left to be answered. I liked the teamwork of Will and Nomi in cutting communication so that Whispers wouldn’t find out who and where Riley was, even if it didn’t end up working. Capheus’ situation was exceedingly worrisome with no apparent way out, but luckily Sun and Will were on tap to help him take out an extremely large array of enemies ready to cut him in half and shoot him in the head. Saving a man and his daughter, even if the man is not a good man, demonstrates that Capheus truly is a good person. Kala also has a heart of gold, and finding out that she is praised by her father-in-law’s assailants because she brought him to them was a disturbing revelation. She and Wolfgang finally shared a kiss, though he is headed for much more serious trouble. Sun finding out that her brother killed her father was unsettling, and the anger she physically demonstrated suggests that she isn’t content to be confined in prison and not take action to set things right.

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