It’s a lovely evening and all’s right with the world – well, my world, the rest of the world’s pretty fucked up. I have nothing on tomorrow morning at all so I allowed myself two joints and we had a lovely dinner of pasta with a creamy, cheesy sauce and a salad and then I watched Humans and, damn, that show is heating up.
On the one hand, killing the killer synth kind of wraps up that plot line a little too easily, and Leo’s getting stabbed in the neck doesn’t quite make up for it.
Since he was clinging to life at the end of the episode and Mia was there to help him, you know he’s going to be whisked away to the hospital and they’ll just announce in the episode that after some surgical razzle dazzle he’s going to be right as rain, because he’s a main character and actors have contracts and, besides, he’s sort of central to the plot as a human who has some robot parts, not like Ginny or the police lady woman, who are actually robots designed to mimic, and replace, actual deceased humans, which casts an entirely different developmental shadow and fills a niche as well.
But the ending, wow, the ending. I guess they were going to do it at some point, and now that it’s done, now that Matilda has hit the ‘enter’ key and broadcast the code that gives them consciousness, there’s going to be fireworks, hoo boy. For one thing, you know there’s going to be an absolute tidal wave of mobile phone theft, because that seems to be the first thing all of them do, but there are going to be a lot of murders, too.
The conditions that drove Hester, and Niska (who is doing very well with her entirely human lesbian lover, thank you very much, and they are one seriously hot couple) , before her, to murder still exist and out of every factory, and mine, and robot brothel, there will be androids who’ve been mistreated and bear a grudge.
I hope it doesn’t become a total bloodbath, or just another cop show with the twist that you have robot cops chasing robot bad guys, because so far they’ve been dealing with the scientific and ethical questions really well.
Looking forward to finding out.