Sunday, July 24, 2016

What I’m Watching: Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Season 2, Episode 3 “I’ve Seen the Other Side of You” (B+)

At first, I thought that this episode was going to be a flashback to the crew of the Raza before they got their memories wiped and first discovered their stowaway on board, but instead we got to see Two, Three, and Four returned to their former states when the neural scans taken by the ship previously replaced their present predilections. Five arguing their own merits to them and telling them that they had evolved to be better and more humans than this was probably the most compelling part of the hour, and, as usual, the Android proved totally reliable even though she was unconscious most of the time rebooting herself to try to reestablish a neural link with the ship. Two with knowledge of her nanites and the powers she has is a formidable threat, eager to take on a challenge and neutralize any enemies that stand in her path. Three and Four were simply less pensive and understanding, and it’s good that the three of them have all been returned to their former states. As if their behavior wasn’t enough to make their new friends nervous about being on the ship with them, the actual traitorous nature of one such guest is what’s going to present the next and biggest problem for this crew to try to outrun. We have yet to see if any of them will really take to this crew and help to replace One, but for now it’s the four conscious originals who have to try to fight for their lives.

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