Tuesday, July 17, 2018

What I’m Watching: Humans

Humans: Season 3, Episode 4 (B+)

It’s nice to see a rare win for a while, even if it’s not celebrated in such fashion. The visit to the Railyard was full of possibilities for implosion, starting with Lord Dryden’s refusal to shake Max’s hand when he extended it in friendship. Max, to his credit, also set certain boundaries, choosing guns in their homes over having the repressed orange-eyes paraded around within their walls. Keeping Agnes locked up ahead of time was obviously the right choice giving that she showed up with a knife, and Max has clearly lost patience for her, locking her in a shipping container once she proved completely incapable of coalescence. I wasn’t sure where the opening scene of the hour was coming from, but it made sense to understand Agnes’ fear of dark places, which now a synth has trapped her in similar to the way that her first human oppressor did. Ed returning to help Mia up after she got pushed over by the mob was an unexpected development, and Mia greeted him with one hell of a resounding punch to the face that felt much more like something Niska would do. I like that Niska managed to overcome what should have been possible when the bomber was trying to frame her for his crimes, demonstrating that she truly is advanced and evolved to a degree no longer measurable by technology. Sam falling in public and bleeding blue blood was a moment that quickly turned deadly, as Karen somehow managed to contradict her programming and presumably sacrifice her own life to ensure Sam’s survival, theoretically making Joe the new guardian of this synth child.

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