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The Last Ship 2x03 + Humans 1x06 + The Americans 3x03 Reviewed

It’s Not A Rumor
Save us.
The plague carrier crawls ashore. Chandler visits the White House and finds no sign of life and plague marks on the windows. Creepy. How do they have fuel? They make the vaccine. Where’s the dog? There’s a network of labs out there and Chandler wants to find them. He has sombre resignation. The plague carrier has continuing insistence on spreading his pestilence. Why does he have such negative energy?

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’.

Best Lines:
“And the bunker?”
“Impenetrable. And no answer.”

“Have to be guarded at all costs.”

“How many are dark?”

“Yes. Yes I do.”

“Dad made this happen.”
“Damn right he did.”

“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?”

Humans 1x06
Hobb menaces Fred and perplexes. Why is Laura sitting on her ass? She’s the extremely hedonistic and selfish one; I view Laura and her motives with incomprehension. Laura screams at Matlilda and acts out with great deliberation. Laura needs a kicking. Max bores. Unsurprisingly Jill becomes scared of her synth Simon and Pete beats it down. Jill is incapable of saying thank you. I’m amazed he didn’t beat her head in too.

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.

Best Lines:
“There’ll be no great struggle between you and me. Only a coming together.”

“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.”

Open House
More negative symptoms of spy life kick in. Elizabeth trains her protégée Hans. Philip reads Time and resents the unjustifiable interferences by his boss whilst acting as a public moralist. Bad wigs are worn. Elizabeth and Philip cart around a huge bugging machine and have mistrust. Henry is growing and yelling. An annoying blonde answers a phone.

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.

Best Lines:
“We choose to do this.”

“A godless system.”

“They are hard to get.”

“People love hearing how right they are.”

“Sex is dangerous.”

“It’s a good thing.”
“Is it?”

“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.”
Tags: humans, the americans, the last ship

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