Sunday, June 14, 2015

Sense8 - I Am Also a We

"I Am Also a We" continues the show's glacial pace to make sense of what is happening to the various characters across the globe all dealing with the same phenomenon none of them can explain. The two storylines which stick out in Sense8's second episode are the hospitalization of Nomi (Jamie Clayton) whose conservative family and their doctors believe her problems have a definite medical cause which needs immediate surgery (whether she wants it or not) and Lito (Miguel Ángel Silvestre) whose attempts to fend off the advances of his amarous co-star (Eréndira Ibarra) lead to her discovery of the actor's secret private life.

Despite her distrust of her mother and her doctor (Adam Shapiro), Nomi can't help but take the increasing number of odd occurrences seriously wondering if she isn't going insane. The same can be said for Will Gorski (Brian J. Smith) who finds just enough missing evidence to help fuel his obsession with a murder no one believes happens. Of course that arc sadly also continues the racist storyline attacking Gorski from multiple angles for saving a young kid's life suggesting that the mere possibility that the black kid might grow into a criminal means he deserved to die while no one (including Gorski himself) even suggests the possibility that the young man might make something productive out of his life.

Jonas (Naveen Andrews) is given a larger role this week appearing to both Gorski and Nomi suggseting that they can't believe what the outside world may tell them about themselves or him while attempting to lay the foundation to bring the characters into direct contact with each other for the first time (other than the various hallicinations which continue to increase in frequency for each character). The final scene, however, suggests that any attmept to bring these characters together will be a long drawn-out arduous one.

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