Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What I’m Watching: Sense8

Sense8: Season 2, Episode 4 “Polyphony” (B+)

We know that Will was a cop, Sun does well in hand-to-hand combat, and Capheus knows how to drive. What I enjoyed most about this episode was how, in the opening escape, Lito continued to the group by putting on a great performance screaming as Riley so that Will could get away. I like the scenes of everyone walking around together, shadowing Will or Riley or whoever it is that’s actually experiencing the moment and getting guidance from the other members of the cluster. Lito was a valuable player in this hour, doing his own detective work tracking down someone related to the person who had helped him have an early positive sexual experience years earlier. Amanita, on the other hand, was put in a much more precarious position as she went out on the town and then found herself being tailed, giving Nomi a good scare. Wolfgang, of course, was late to the party since he’s spending time with someone from a different cluster, which is definitely messing with his head. While we’ve seen more than enough of Daryl Hannah’s Angel since she died in the first episode of the show, it’s still worth noting the unsettling passing of Jonas, who was deemed no longer useful and drilled into by the powers that be which also seek to destroy the sensates we know. I’m more than certain that Jonas will appear again in some form or another, but him getting taken out almost equalizes the victory they scored when Whispers no longer posed a threat.

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