TVOM: Last week, I challenged Humans to expand the smaller plotlines, and it didn’t succeed at all this week. However, it kept its shocking storylines. The themes regarding abuse and Synths skyrocketed from last week, and provided a slightly disturbing and glaring commentary on the treatment of women as objects.
Humans establishes a world where synthetic humans exist and humans react to them in different ways. Some humans fight for synthetic rights, and some humans act as if their Synths are life-size toys to use and abuse as they please. In Niska’s case, a Synth fights for other Synths who cannot fight for themselves. In a stunning turn of events, Karen, Pete’s partner, is a Synth who has beautifully passed the Turing test.