Thursday, July 19, 2018

What I’m Watching: Humans

Humans: Season 3, Episode 5 (B+)

There’s a lot going on right now, and for all the positive developments, there are some much more disconcerting negative ones that seem ready to implode as early as next episode. Mattie was excited to have made a friend, but she should have known that it was too good to be true. I feel like someone who hated synths and wanted to hurt her would have been better than the truth, which is that a journalist is planning to expose Mattie as the hacker behind Day Zero, which itself is worse than just trying to arrest her since her entire family is going to be put in danger once it all comes to light. Mia getting the equivalent of a police escort with supporters all around her was a victory, and Lord Dryden agreeing to see her was another win. Max seems happy, but he has no clue that Anatol is actively plotting against him, seemingly with the previously innocuous and polite Stanley as a plant ready to kill at his command. I’m intrigued by Leo realizing that he isn’t cataloging his memories properly and that he may be experiencing a new one, and I wonder if that can somehow help the good, peace-loving synths. It was sweet to see Sophie help Sam try to come to terms with the fact that Karen is gone, expressing unhappiness at her not being there and amusement at the distracting games that Sophie taught him to help him be something close to a normal kid.

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