Dr Scott and the Gitmo guard flirt. The XO is humourless, autocratic and pompous. The USS Nathan James crew look for their loved ones. This was a vast improvement on 1x01 and 1x02. The show is finally living up to the promo image of Chandler in full dress uniform and a gasmask. People spread out to distribute the cure in rather earnest fashion. Again I ask - how do they get fuel?
Granderon’s daughter continues her self pity. The X0 reaches the Deer Park safe zone but it is abandoned. Kara finds her mother in a bowling alley safe zone. Dr Scott learns something is up in China and that her man friend is trapped there and may be dead. Some redneck immunes spout holistic hippie rubbish. Chandler visits his old home and off loads his family. This was good. The traitor’s family are off loaded and the rednecks object to a cure. Things are gonna get a bit ‘The Stand’.
“Have to be guarded at all costs.”
“How many are dark?”
“Yes. Yes I do.”
“Dad made this happen.”
“Why did they all leave?”
“You’re Noah and that ship is your ark.”
“Those words are not spoken around here.”
“How are you hearing this?”
Leo is a burk and reveals secrets. His father created life after death. Joe annoys. The female cop lies. Pete fails to notice. Joe is an arse. Pete learns his partner is a synth - where did she come from? There is loss. What is Hobbs up to? There are moral problems that seem immutable. Leo staggers along like someone forced to attend a Danny Dyer film festival.
Philosemite George won’t be ordered around by the sexbot. The imperious sexbot is utterly disgusting. George’s ‘son’ synth comes home. There is bad acting, violence and people walking melancholically. There is expositional waffle, all done in tragically serious fashion. This episode was fundamentally stupid. Laura and Matilda are ignorant, witless, nihilistic, blank, cold, staring, weak-minded idiots. This was insignificant and spectacularly dreary. Laura finally reveals who Tom is. If she’d done that years earlier, things would be very different. Matilda is all foaming fury. I don’t feel sorry for the unpleasant, needy, narcissistic, parochial Laura. This show is detached, clinical and airless.
“You don’t get to know everything!”
“Identifies me as rogue code.”
“Machines can’t feel.”
“Is he dead?”
“I’m in the middle of intercourse with your wife.”
“They all lie. They all fear.”
“My father hated attention.”
“Where’d you learn to be so ominous?”
“The space between words and looks.”
“You’re not hearing yourself.”
“I’m an optimist, not an idiot.
“They aren’t really interesting to him.”
“She couldn’t forgive me.”
“Let him die on purpose.”
The CIA nearly captures Elizabeth. Things crumble around her and there are competing demands. Philip has to do some home dentistry so Elizabeth swigs scotch and he wrenches out her broken tooth with pliers. The new agent asks Stan a pertinent question. Martha confounds expectations and wants to foster. Philip rages, I’m amazed he hasn’t stroked out yet. There is a big discovery and Stan seems to wonder. This was mediocre.
“A godless system.”
“They are hard to get.”
“People love hearing how right they are.”
“Sex is dangerous.”
“It’s a good thing.”
“You recruit men, that’s part of it right?”
“Use both hands, it sticks.”
“We can’t crack them if we don’t have them.”