Almost Human

Season 1 Episode 11

Disrupt

30
Aired Monday 8:00 PM Feb 17, 2014 on FOX
8.8
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When a "smart home" goes rogue and causes the deaths of its occupants, Det. Kennex and Dorian's investigation forces them to interact with the software hologram character S.A.M.

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  • undercover!

    9.5
    loved the undercover!!!! great episode!
  • a hacker takes control of house security systems

    9.0
    John and Dorian investigate when a hacker takes control of house security systems and murders the occupants in revenge against the company for the death of a teenager a year ago. Dorian is having memories of when he was a child, which of course, he never was.
  • One step up.

    9.0
    A rogue AI? Nope, someone out to use AI to kill. I just want to say that the story of this episode was great, and wishy-washy at the same time. A deadly home security system with a ton of security protocols and encryption--they just made it seem way too easy for someone to hack into it and use it to murder people. There were too many jumped sharks and conveniences in the plot for me to feel the tension they were trying to enforce.



    But that's just the episodic writing. It was a good enough plot line, and it gave us some fantastic one-liners: "I'm going to kill Rudy," was my favourite. Kennex, not surprising, delivering some of the best lines.



    Where this episode truly shined was the development in character relationships and backstory. Without giving too much away, it was fantastic to see some mystery open up with Dorian's existence. It just opened so much potential. Another thing I loved was the expansion of Rudy's character in particular. We've seen so much development with Dorian and Kennex, but to actually see Rudy's friendship with them actually get air I'm thrilled to know the writers aren't cheapskates. Too often, and tragically, wonderful supporting (main) characters such as Rudy Lom get devolved to a role akin to an exposition vending machine.



    I have my own theories about the Dorian Revelation, as I'm calling it. This episode's created ripples which will probably spread well beyond the first season. At the same time, it adds an element of danger to the dynamic duo's future. How will this affect Kennex's ability to trust Dorian? And Dorian's ability to trust Rudy? It's a bit early to shake things up, some might say, but I say why the heck not? The character storylines are executed so well, I could choke down even the worst half-baked episodic plotlines. Just bring on more of these characters!moreless
  • Just a little observation

    7.5
    This episode was interesting and compelling, it even kickstarted a new sub-plot we are probably going to see develop in future ones, but 3rd person memories? Really? I know this is probably supposed to be retro-future, but do we really need retro-mistakes as well? It couldn't be so hard to show the kid's memories first-person while still making it clear that it was a child. These things used to drive me mad in the 90's, even more so in 2014.moreless
  • getting better

    7.5
    good story line - investigating AI house with an AI android and other AI androids hacked/controlled by a not-really-believable ?villain? Really?!? the dweeb next door wants to take down the BaddyCorp and KILL all the people there for inappropriate lethal response?

    the real sin was programming the smart house to KILL intruders - there are approved levels of force response for police/law enforcement to use, with each level of subject offensive force matched by a corresponding level of officer response. You don't shoot someone for giving you the finger, or climbing a wall.

    see use of force continuum

    good idea - poorly executed,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, at least they staretd with a good idea this timemoreless
Karl Urban

Karl Urban

Detective John Kennex

Lili Taylor

Lili Taylor

Captain Sandra Maldonado

Mackenzie Crook

Mackenzie Crook

Rudy Lom

Minka Kelly

Minka Kelly

Detective Valerie Stahl

Michael Ealy

Michael Ealy

Dorian

Michael Irby

Michael Irby

Detective Richard Paul

Suleka Mathew

Suleka Mathew

Kay Stenson

Guest Star

Matthew Kevin Anderson

Matthew Kevin Anderson

S.A.M.

Guest Star

David Stuart

David Stuart

Peter Newsom

Guest Star

Joe Smith (II)

Joe Smith (II)

Voice of Mx's

Recurring Role

Anthony Konechny

Anthony Konechny

MX-43-1

Recurring Role

Darren E. Scott

Darren E. Scott

MX-43-2

Recurring Role

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