Sunday, March 19, 2017
Humans: Season 2, Episodes 5 and 6 (B+)
A double dose of this show is never a bad thing, though it does mean that we’re closer to the end of the season, which is now just two episodes away, and the show has yet to be renewed for a third season. The most momentous event from both hours was Niska declaring that she no longer accepted the authority of the court that was about to rule on her humanity, which was promptly followed by a well-executed escape. I like the idea that Anita or Mattie could help reverse the order that’s out there for all synths to immediately radio in when they see her, but it seems that going to one human that she knows she can trust is probably the smartest plan, especially since said human refused to acknowledge that Niska could be anything but human. Karen’s new take on things, not wanting to have to pretend, is intriguing, and it’s cool that she and Pete are now investigating Dr. Morrow. The death of her daughter is sad, certainly, but it’s even more worrisome since it means that she’s going to fight harder to be with what’s left of her daughter, who can apparently now feel fear. Leo and Hester having sex does seem to have changed their relationship, as Leo warned, and Max finding out that the man they kidnapped was found dead means that he may be switching sides, which isn’t good for anyone. Anita quickly reprogramming herself was brilliant, and it was just a little terrifying to see her start back up after the entire Hawkins family panicked when Mia was nowhere to be found. Sophie acting like a synth is strange, and it’s definitely getting to both of her parents. Odi going to church for confession was not something I ever would have imagined, and he really is trying to be as helpful as he can now that he has all these feelings.