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Real Humans: Episode 9 Television Series Review

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by Simone Lee (subscribe)
I enjoy freelance creative writing and being a Mum to my two awesome boys.
Published January 30th 2013
Heritage; take us back to where it all began
Lives are drawn apart in episode 9 'Heritage,' as pivotal secrets are uncovered and people are pursued for their involvement with liberated hubots.




Malte's Mum searches Malte's belongings and finds blueprints for the hub market bombing along with ammunition. The police are called in and wait for him to return after his hubot scare at Roger's place.




Ove says to Malte's Mum, "Don't worry. Nothing will happen to Malte," right before Malte is followed home by Niska and stabbed in an adjoining laundry room. This scene is reasonably graphic.


Hans chastises Inger about her wallet and mobile when a phone call produces it 'found' in the taxi. He wants her to calm down. Presently paranoid, Inger believes Intelligence will soon come to snatch Anita.




Inger asks Matilda to access Mimi again. New information has surfaced and she must renege on her prior wishes to 'not mess around' and leave her as Anita.

Mimi restored, she is handed the programming codes passed on from Leo and memorises them instantaneously. Poor Leo remains under the jurisdiction of Intelligence, suffering from septicaemia.




In his plight, he shows us the crucial memory of his father David, giving Niska the storage device that contains all of their 'digital clones,' minus the last sequence.

The last line of programmed code is deliberately deleted and whispered to Leo in an effort to protect David's work and render the stored clone information useless, should it fall into the wrong hands.


David had felt the gravity to bequeath the control to Leo, after an unsettling visit from a man who was most likely Jonas's father. He was subsequently killed by Niska on his departure.

Maybe she was programmed to be a killing machine at the first sign of trouble?


Currently as Carl puts it, hubots who are 'contaminated' by this code are made free of any order, allowing them to run their own life. The fear that they will have an extended or ongoing life could threaten human existence.

The doctor, tired of Leo's inhumane treatment, promises to get him out. Hatching a plan, she hooks up Carl's office video surveillance monitor of Leo to run the same image over and over, to give the impression he is still in bed.


Carl is too busy to notice any minor changes on the screen. Caught up in his own mission to infiltrate and destroy the destiny of liberated hubots, he acquires a copy of Inger and Leo's dialogue about Mimi.

The only item not in his possession is the written code, which he presses Leo to write down in private before he returns. Carl knows Inger's principle to 'go by the book' and works quickly to obtain a warrant for Mimi.

He personally drops into Inger's office and commands Henning to turn over Inger's computer and all files under the signed contract agreement. Henning knows any further involvement could be perilous.

Inger is updated on the situation. Her unwillingness to give up on Anita may cause a separation in the marriage, as she and Hans fight over Mimi's fate.


Hans refocuses on his priorities and takes Tobbe to an appointment to see a psychologist regarding his love for Anita. There he is diagnosed with THS or being Transhuman-Sexual.

Tobbe just wants his father to accept him as he is; faults and all.


Bea dreams to be Transhuman. To transcend into a free world and live among humans, not as slaves. She forces her views of existence on Roger; even now, the indelible impression she created has him standing by her side.






Niska is restless about security at Roger's while they attempt to blend in like humans. She pushes to 'rescue' Leo. Bea appears to humour her, as all part of a plan she arranges to meet Ove.

In the warehouse, Bea obtains a coded access card, then shoots Niska directly through the head and sets her on fire before Ove walks free.


I think Bea's drive and value for a common existence is exclusive of ruthless people, human or hubot, she will not discriminate.


Kevin runs away, ending up at Roger's. He is upset and feels excluded by his mother. Overheard, she tells Rick he is the most important person.

Therese feels guilty for Rick's behaviour. After all, it was her that had Rick modified. A lot has changed since his code input. He is often sad and has started 'cutting' himself.




The alternative; she's decided to take Rick in confidentially and sell him to Silas. Pilar has all the right contacts in all the wrong places it seems, but is always able to help her friend in need.


Time is still running out for Leo. His failure to provide the code and give up Mimi has Carl threatening to put him in the urn he allegedly ended up in at eleven years old.

A fake death now coming full circle to afflict Leo at a critical point in his mission is not what the doctor ordered.
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Why? Closing in on the truth
When: Saturday weekly at 9.30pm
Where: SBS Television
Cost: Free
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