Season 2, Episode 7 – Episode 7 gives me all the feels. I actually feel sorry for Hester, the murderer. I feel sad that Karen wants to become completely human for Pete, but now he’s dead. And it’s very clear that humans are intimidated by their creations. The synth v. human war has begun.
Season 2, Episode 6 – Monday night’s episode of Humans incites several questions: 1. as humans, when we do know our purpose?; 2. As newly awakened synths, when will they know theirs?; 3. Why do we assume that every synth is mentally stable (see: Hester)?; and 4. Why did I think Dr. Athena’s lover was her daughter?
Season 2, Episode 5 – So, Humans is in the business of creating kid androids now? Oh, boy. Renie schools us when she says synthetics with green eyes are bonded while those with blue are un-bonded. A little boy with blue eyes shakes Pete’s hand. Is Pete there to buy him?
Season 2, Episode 4 – Conscious Transference: the scientific endeavor to transfer a human being’s consciousness to an android. This is what Dr. Athena is trying to do for her comatose girlfriend. Milo, the brain behind synthetics, wants her to help him bring this concept to life. Here, Humans paints a blurrier line between synthetics and humans.
Season 2, Episode 3 – Humans gives us several more philosophical questions to ponder: Can you fall in love with a synthetic? And if you can, should you? Are emotions the defining factor of consciousness? Should a synthetic have the same legal rights as a human? Although no answers to these questions are clear, here are some theories.
Season 2, Episode 2 – Humans continues to challenge the mind into wondering what makes a human a human. Is it merely flesh and blood, the ability to think and feel or is it empathy? As the synthetics grow in consciousness, their paths to what it means to be human vary.
Season 2, Episode 1 – Humans returns for its second season on AMC. I am a new fan of this robots-turn-conscious series, but it is reminiscent of that HBO show. What’s it called? Oh, yes. Westworld. Lucky for Humans, this show stands apart from that one. Here’s how.
Colin Morgan and Katherine Parkinson will also star in the upcoming AMC series.
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