In Review: Humans – Episode 8

Laura and her devastated family come to realise how much Mia means to them and plot to rescue her and her friends from a potential life of captivity.

Synopsis: Laura and her devastated family come to realise how much Mia means to them and plot to rescue her and her friends from a potential life of captivity.

Review: Carrying on from their capture in last weeks episode Laura and her whole family work together in order to hatch a rescue plot, which basically involves a little bit of blackmail.

While Laura is plotting Hobb has all the synths and Leo on medical tables and is plotting to link them altogether in the hopes of learning what is behind their code in hopes or replicating it, but limiting it so he will be able to create self aware synths, but with a software, which keeps them enslaved to human beings.

Karen who sold her synth siblings out in last weeks episode begins to slowly have a change of heart when she figures out what Hobb is up to and has a little help from Leo who makes her see why she should help them get away.

Eventually Laura is able to get Leo and his friends away from Hobb with the promise of some code that Mattie had stored on an external hard drive. Code that she has downloaded from Leo.

By the close of the episode after a few slow burning plot twists all the synths having found the code, which their creator left them, which can make all the worlds synths self aware decide not to use it and entrust it to Laura, but we soon find out that Niska who leave her brothers and sisters potentially has a back up copy, which essentially ends the first season.

This episode resolved much of the story to a satisfying conclusion, but once again the pacing was a bit lacking over what we saw in the first two weeks of the series and the episode prior to the penultimate one of the series.

When the series returns next year I hope that the issue of pacing is addressed because when I look at the series as a whole I feel to much plot was revealed in the opening two episodes, which led to some pacing issues in the middle of the series.

This was marginally a better episode than last weeks, but not by very much.

 

7.5
Humans - Episode 8
  • Twist Ending
  • Slow Pacing
  • Story
    7.0
  • Acting
    8.0
  • Incidental Music
    7.5

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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