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Real Humans: Episode 9 - Television Series Review

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by Nini (subscribe)
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Published January 29th 2013
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In Heritage, the penultimate episode of Real Humans, there is plenty to love and not too much to hate. Some of the hubots relationships with humans are flourishing, while others are coming to a timely demise. At the same token, some of the hubots relationships with other hubots are also taking unusual turns. There is blood-shed, carnage and a whiff of sadness wrapped up in this episode, but also some moments showing true humanity and compassion.

Inger (Pia Halvorsen) continues to fight for Leo (Andreas Wilson) and must now protect Anita (Lisette Pagler), who she has now come to know as Leo's Mimi. With the help of her daughter Matilda (Natalie Minnevik), Inger discovers who Mimi truly is and the depths of her history. It becomes all the more clear and important as to why Inger must keep Mimi close and ensure her safety. The task at hand is easier said than done. Inger and Hans (Johan Paulsen) don't see eye to eye on the matter and are easily distracted by their argument over the legitimacy of Mimi being considered to be human and worth protecting. One person that would be all for her protection is Tobias (Kåre Hedebrant), who pays a visit to a psychologist and opens up about his unexpected feelings for a non-human.

The feelings Therese (Camilla Larsson) once had for her hubot Rick (Johannes Kuhnke) are diminishing swiftly, and it comes time to make a decision about their tumultuous relationship. The final straw is seeing the effect Rick has had on her son Kevin (Fredrik Silbersky) and their close bond.

Kevin's stepfather Roger (Leif Andrée) has more than enough to wrap his mind around at the moment, what with having a whole group of rogue hubots with one crack-pot leader moving into his quiet home. Niska (Eva Röse) is up to her old tricks, again doing whatever it takes to get her way. Her and Bea (Marie Robertson) come up with a plan, desperately in need of finding Leo before it's too late. Niska and Bea may both be hubots, but they couldn't be more different when it comes to their outlook on the future and the compassion and connection they have with real humans. Both are David Eischer's (Thomas W. Gabrielsson) children, forever bonded by that unique relationship, but it seems nature v nurture may also be affecting the "souls" of hubots.

Not everyone comes out of this one alive, and I'm betting the final episode next week will be packing even more punches. So keen to see the conclusion but so sad to see Real Humans go. It's been a most enjoyable ride and I can't wait to see how it all turns out.
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Why? It's awesome, but we're up to the penultimate episode so if you haven't already started watching, you might just have to wait for the DVD's
When: Saturdays 9.30pm on SBS or watch online at SBS On Demand
Where: On SBS or online
Cost: Free
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Hi Nini,

I've been reading most of your Real Humans articles after publishing mine and I have to say, they are well written. You have a knack for summing up the series beautifully.

Your opinion on narration and events shows you have really understood what was going on. Awesome job.

:) Simone
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