Almost Human: Mid Season Recap

Almost Human: Mid Season Recap

The year is 2048 and crime has risen a staggering 400%. All police officers are paired with synthetic partners called MX units. These robot officers will protect and defend their partners while upholding the letter of the law.

We follow Detective Jon Kennex as he returns to duty after being in a coma for 17 months. Upon returning to duty Jon is assigned a MX unit and shortly after pushes the robot out of his moving car. His boss Captain Maldonado  pairs Jon with a decommissioned DRN unit named Dorian hoping  the more human like robot will be good for Jon. DRN’s were taken out of services because they were found to have emotional breaking points.  

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The same crime syndicate that ambushed Jon 17 months before attacks police headquarters.They are looking for something in the evidence locker and it turns out to be a female robots head. The police have no idea what the crime ring is looking for but capture one of the members and hope to garner info from him.

The sex trade is legal now and “Bang-Bots” are all the rage. They look just like real humans and yes there are female and male Bots. The only thing that distinguishes them from humans is the feel of their skin. It is illegal to use human DNA to make more realistic skin for the Bots but that doesn’t stop people from trying. Women are being kidnapped and their DNA stolen for this purpose. Of Course Jon and Dorian shut down the bad guys and save the captured women.

A new drug called “Benz” is the new Meth of the future and there are many who want to capitalize on this new addiction. A “cook” is needed to produce the drug so Jon and Dorian enlist the help of Rudy, the precinct lab guy, to go under cover. Dorian decapitates a robot working for drug ring and Jon captures and kills the Kingpin who is a police Captain. So there are bad cops in the future too.   

The police have come up with new ways to harbor witnesses who need to testify in high-profile cases. Safe houses are equipped with Hologram devices that allow the witness to testify in court without ever leaving the safe houses. Not all plans are fail safe however and Jon and Dorian must find the people responsible for breaching the security of one of these facilities. A witness who has been surgically enhanced with psychic abilities helps them break the case.

While human enhancements are legal,the sale of used Bio Organs is not. There is a black market for Bio Hearts that is blackmailing the recipients into paying gross amounts of monthly fees or their hearts will be shut down. Not everyone can afford to pay the fee and Jon and Dorian search out the extortionist.

Even in the future being popular and getting revenge is still an issue. One killer decides to broadcast the deaths of those he seeks to punish. A neck brace equipped with a bomb is placed on the victims and a webcam in the brace allows the viewers to witness the “event.”

Jon is captured and fitted with said bomb brace and must free himself before time runs out.

Detective Stahl tracks down the mastermind and Dorian captures him in time to save Jon.

Assassins seem to have stepped up their game because now they posses bullets that are programmable with face recognition . This enables the shooter to track a target anywhere. You are only safe underground and that is where Jon and Dorian hide a witness to protect her. The owner of this software is flush out and this stops the procurement of this advancement from being sold as a world-wide weapon.  

All of our characters have evolved this season so far. We find Jon, who hated robots, start to befriend Dorian and care about his well-being and happiness. Dorian has become attached to Jon and also shows his need for privacy like all humans need. Detective Stahl, who was enhanced as a child, has a growing attraction for Jon. Rudy, the lab guy, is lonely and has a dream of being an undercover detective. Finally we have Captain Maldanado. She is married to her job and the officers of the precinct are her family. Though she does seem to have a  soft spot for Jon that I’m sure we will find the meaning behind.

So, we are all caught up and I can’t wait to see what the next half of the season brings.

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  • Babson_Chick

    Sorry – this is the first I’ve heard of this show.

    • noarguingwithstupid

      Come here Babson!!!!

    • That Lady

      Its a great show! If you want to catch up you can go to Fox online and watch all the past episodes. This is the first season so there are only 9 so far so easy to catch up.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I look forward to it and all of them will be new for me!!!!

      • Babson_Chick

        Thanks – I’ll check it out.

  • noarguingwithstupid

    Sounds like a cool show!!!

    • twifan2

      It is. I got it confused with Being Human one time-that’s how I found it.

      • noarguingwithstupid

        When does it come on? I’ll record it.

        • twifan2

          Sorry, had to make sure of the day:
          Saturday
          8:00PM-9:00PM
          FOX

          • noarguingwithstupid

            What day?????

            • twifan2

              Saturday, but this epi was aired Monday-the 6th.

              • noarguingwithstupid

                I’ve scheduled it. Thanks. I always need to find things to watch on the week-end.

        • That Lady

          Next new episode is Monday Feb 3rd at 7 central time on Fox

          • twifan2

            That’s why I got confuddled! I knew it was on Mondays before.

            They must be repeating on Saturday till then?

      • That Lady

        Glad you like the show! I’ll be here very week talking about the new episode!

    • twifan2

      LOOK! Tre’s new baby! They got the male heir they needed! :D

      • noarguingwithstupid

        The baby even has little hair on its head!!!!

        • twifan2

          I think that’s dried baby formula?! ;)

          • noarguingwithstupid

            No, it’s little baby hair!!!!!

            • twifan2

              *goes gets magnifying glass*
              :/

              • Babson_Chick

                too funny and I would have freaked out seeing it

                • noarguingwithstupid

                  Isn’t that a riot???????

                  • Babson_Chick

                    I saw it on news and was cracking up about the people freaking – can’t blame them.

                • twifan2

                  I miss NYC! :(
                  Loved that baby ‘fingering’ the police car! :D

                  • noarguingwithstupid

                    Where do these people find the time to do these neat things???

                    • twifan2

                      They get paid to do it. Publicity for an upcoming movie.

        • twifan2

          I can’t help it!
          This vid just cracks me up! :D

          • noarguingwithstupid

            It is classic!!!!

            • twifan2

              Rosemary’s Baby-move over! :)

              • Babson_Chick

                Exactly what I was thinking!!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        I’ve got to watch it again!!!

    • That Lady

      Its a great show! If you like Sci-Fi or cop shows its great. plus their is a lot of humor in it. Its not the same old police show, its exciting very week. Plus the two leads are smoking hot!

      • twifan2

        I didn’t change channels when I saw I had the wrong show! :)
        It is good!

      • noarguingwithstupid

        Cool– I have it scheduled to record!!!!

      • Babson_Chick

        I’ll have to check it out!! Thanks!!

  • Dr Seuss

    Beautifully done Ms. Bish!

    Sounds really intriguing. I might have to catch up on O-Demand.

    • That Lady

      Thank You! It”s a great show that i’m sure you would like.

  • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

    Excellent read! I didn’t watch the show but loved reading this article!

    • That Lady

      Thanks a lot ! I really love this show. If you like the recap I’m sure you will enjoy the show. Please come back every week and talk about the episode with me or just come and read the recap.

      • 4theHighHeels_4theRawDeals

        I shall! And this article actually makes me want to watch the show. The problem is that I am so busy right now I don’t have time for all my television! :-/ I’m having fun but I’m too busy now!

        • That Lady

          Well, just check back here each week and I’ll keep you up to date on what’s going on with the show !