In Review: Humans – Season 2 Episode 8

In the aftermath of the Silo tragedy Karen takes matters into her own hands.

Synopsis: In the aftermath of the Silo tragedy Karen takes matters into her own hands. Can Niska leave her family? Joe leaves Laura shell-shocked, while Hester seeks revenge on Leo.

Review: The season two finale leaves things very much open for a third series, but also leaves us with the fate of one of the principal characters in the balance.

Joe has pretty much left Laura who is shell shocked by the fact that Joe is blaming the synths for all of their troubles and wants to move to an area where there are none. As he leaves Laura is pretty much on her own and the opportune target for Hester to use to lure Leo out of hiding.

Things come full circle when Leo attempts to talk Hester down from murdering Laura and is armed with a emp device if things don’t go right. They don’t and Leo is put out of action before Niska arrives.

When Niska arrives she finds Leo bleeding out from his head and Mia and Hester shut down on the floor. Laura calls Mattie for a solution to bring Mia back and the only way is to upload the software program, which is making the Synths self aware. The only problem is. This will not only reboot Mia. It will also reboot Hester as well.

Overall this was a pretty strong season finale, but not as exciting as last weeks penultimate episode.

The fate of a few key characters are left in the balance. The main one being whether or not Leo can be saved and the other is whether or not Karen will go through with the suicide she was trying to commit with the young boy synth.

I guess we’ll have to wait til next series to find out, which is a little bit of a wait. Hopefully at least one of these two characters will survive.

Humans - Season 2 Episode 8
  • The Good: The Stand Off With Hester
  • The Bad: Not knowing the fate of Leo
  • Story
  • Acting
  • Incidental Music

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