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Real Humans: Episode 10 Television Series Review

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by Simone Lee (subscribe)
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Published February 7th 2013
Find something to chew on; you'll have no nails left
Sadly, we're here; the nail-biting finale that has left us hankering for more. The chase for 'The Code' in episode 10, tracing Leo and Mimi, engages everyone in a game of cat and mouse.

Death is rife for the characters of Real Humans, although cloning may guarantee they return in Series 2.

We see Leo rescued by the doctor, only to end his own life with the help of Mimi, then Bea.

He instructs Mimi to tear out his wire. This scene produces a tense, fist clenching moment. He wants to be a cloned hubot, not at all human.

Lennart has his last heart attack. Thankfully he was revived again by Vera, but had the misfortune to suddenly die in hospital after he finished his cloning application. He passed away holding the hand of his beloved friend Odi.

Carl dies at the hands of Beatrice in the underground subway. I feel it may be too late for him to have a hubot existence as his afterlife. The possibly broken storage device containing the code sits on his bloodstained, lifeless body.

Fred, our kind-hearted, caring hubot has his head removed swiftly by Kevin, from behind with a baseball bat. Not nice, although Kevin is 'up to speed' with the situation and convinces Roger to regain control of their household, removing the dangerous hubots from the helm.

More about the scenes that took us to the end:

The plan for Roger and Kev was to sell all five from the group; Bea, Niska, Fred, Gordon and Marylyn. Bea and Niska haven't yet returned after their arranged meeting with Ove Holm.

Bea took care of Niska in the last episode. I can't imagine any of them will be in a hurry to retrieve her digital clone. Bea is on a mission to find Leo first. Fred dead from his head gone, Gordon and Marylyn are the only ones detained to sell for a worthy price.

Kevin already knows the hubots can be sold for lots of money, so they sit and wait patiently inside the front door, armed with their baseball bats, ready for more action.

Leo had enough of this life, mostly for the constant pain he's endured physically and mentally for 'as long as he can remember'; who can blame him. He decides that there's no reason for him to continue on when Mimi refuses his devoted love.

Mimi has her own ideals. She wants more than seclusion in a faraway place. This would suit Leo perfectly to see out his days with the love of his life, but Mimi is bound to a home life surrounded by family who love her.

This is what she wants for Leo. They can't seem to agree upon a solution, so part they do, in this life. Maybe she'll clone Leo as he wishes.

Hans once again blamed Inger for the state of affairs; police and guns this time. Two armed security police invaded their house to take Anita who they suggest was conveniently kidnapped.

Unbeknownst to the family, Mimi was reunited with Leo when the doctor drove him there to pick her up and take them both to the underground industrial area.

Inger, Matilda and Tobbe chose to stay on at home and discuss what to do about Anita/Mimi going missing the night before. They search the streets and come up empty handed; while Sofia and Hans find Odi when they leave the family home to stay at a Hotel.

Hans's attitude appeared to change about the hubots in their lives after this. I think we've now seen the same conscience and heart that Inger displays to hubots. Their marriage will run the distance and they'll definitely need each other's support now.

Before Lennart died he introduced Vera and Odi and made them shake hands. This is the first time Vera is seen smiling. They don't go home with anyone, so I suspect they will live in Lennart's house together.

Jonas sets up a meeting with Silas for Carl to retrieve the rogue hubot they all think is the one who contains the code. She has the tattoo mark 'DE' so it's assumed she's the one who'll fetch a 7 figure sum of money.

This all turns sour as she arrives with a garbage bag over her head. Once removed Carl sees Flash, closes his briefcase and shuts down the deal. Silas is used to getting his way with a little haggling, but he loses this time.

Flash sprints off. In amazing acrobatic style, she somersaults over the police car and escapes back to the shed to steal the money Silas hides from their enforced prostitute work.

We see her starting a life that she's always dreamt of. Walking arm in arm with a supposedly rich gentleman, towards a mansion hosting a party, he mistakes her for Louise. She happily accepts the role.

Bea, in hot pursuit of Leo, stealthily made her way in and out of Military Intelligence. After finding Leo gone and where to go next, she calls Carl with a hoax.

"The building has been rigged with 300 kilos of explosives The charges will detonate in 600 seconds." Why not just say 10 minutes? Anyway, this creates chaos, alarms and evacuations; the perfect cover to escape.

Her manipulation of circumstances doesn't end there. She manages to trick Carl again which seals his fate. The rapport she also built with her former colleague Ove ensures he sees the good in her.

He comes to realise 'The Code' David Eischer created is something that can be a saviour to mankind, while others feel threatened by it or want to keep it for themselves.

His meeting with the Engman's ends well. They post an envelope for Ove's family; we assume is loaded with cash. He also gives Tobbe the robot key ring made by Bea.

Tobbe discovers it's a USB device, but is not yet aware it contains the copied code. Bring on Series 2.

Without spoiling it any further for the viewers, who haven't yet seen the 1st Series, go online to SBS on Demand and purchase a copy.
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Why? Last chance to see Series 1 before DVD.
When: Saturday weekly at 9.30pm
Where: SBS Television
Cost: Free
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