TVOM: "In Extant, Halle Berry plays an astronaut who, after being away in space for a thirteen-month solo mission, is pregnant upon arrival. Sounds intriguing.I was about ninety-five percent right. Being a pilot, every show has to set up a storylines to keep the audience tuning in every week. This episode actually did a good job at that. It, obviously, brought up the fact that she was pregnant. It showed us that her and her husband had a robot son named Ethan. It showed us her tests after re-entry, including her medical one. It did a good job of keeping all of them in line and giving us enough information about each one to keep enthralled but also to make sure the viewer comes back for more. The only plot line that I thought was unnecessary was the regeneration or re-animation of the rich billionaire. I’m not even sure if that’s what it was. You got no more information about it especially because later, he just seemed to be a regular person. I wish we could either have gotten more out of that storyline or saved it for next week. However, the storylines did serve well for giving back story for the plots without force-feeding it to us. We saw Berry as her character getting sick. We saw her husband displaying their son at a fundraising convention. I liked seeing rather than hearing."