The Outer Limits

Season 7 Episode 6

Mona Lisa

Aired Friday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2001 on Showtime
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Stunningly beautiful, Mona Lisa is the Mata Hari of the twenty first century. She's a spy, an assassin and... an android. Mona is a billion dollar experiment equipped with a body of astonishing strength and a brain the equivalent of sixty four Cray computers. Capable of self learning but haunted by her programmed capacity to kill, Mona escapes the confines of the laboratory and disappears into the night. Circumstance introduces her to Teddy, a tough, disillusioned woman. An unlikely alliance is formed between the two as she helps Mona evade capture. The android desperately wants to experience friendship and caring, emotions Teddy has worked hard to avoid for a long time. As Mona's creators close in on her whereabouts, she proves her ultimate worth in ways no one could ever have imagined.moreless

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  • Mona Lisa 37X, an android programmed to act and feel human. A secret government organization plan for her to be the perfect organization. However, Mona wants no part of it.

    The beginning shows Mona Lisa 37X, an android, in a demonstration of what she was made to do: be the perfect killing machine. Good thing it wasn't a real human she destroyed, just an android copy. Mona is somehow able to overcome her programming and escape into the world. She meets Teddy Madden, a repo woman who is searching for her kidnapped daughter. When the two meet, there is a mixture of emotions when Mona's true nature is discovered. Finally, the two come to an understanding of the other's true nature and hit the road together to escape Mona's pursuers. This is an episode that begs the question of whether or not a machine can truly think and feel like a human being. Teddy, at first, is a good example of what a human being is capable of when they're afraid of something they don't understand. When we open our hearts and minds to what is new and extraordinary, wonderful things can happen.moreless
Laura Harris

Laura Harris

Mona Lisa 37-X

Guest Star

Rachel Ticotin

Rachel Ticotin

Teddy Madden

Guest Star

Timothy Webber

Timothy Webber

Dr. Willard Haley

Guest Star

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    • Mona: How could you do that, Teddy?
      Teddy: I made a mistake.
      Mona: I never did anything to you.
      Teddy: Well, I was scared of you, all right?
      Mona: And you acted like you were my friend, you told me about your daughter. And then, and then Dr. Haley comes to take me away like I was something you turned in at lost and found. You weren't even acting like a human being.
      Teddy: Wanna bet?
      Mona: No. Not a nice one.

    • Mona: When you decide to have a child, you decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.
      Teddy: That is exactly what it's like. Did you just make that up?
      Mona: No. It was Elizabeth Stone. She's a writer.

    • Mona: What's your name?
      Teddy: Teddy.
      Mona: That's a funny name for a girl.
      Teddy: I'm way past being a girl. Guess my dad never wanted one to begin with. That's why he called me Teddy. Theodora, actually. It's for Ted Williams. The baseball player.
      Mona: Boston Red Sox. Last 400 hitter in the major leagues. Lifetime batting average .344.
      : Win lots of bets in bars, do you?
      Mona: (smiles) No.

    • Control Voice: [Closing Narration] When our machines are smart enough to be as destructive as a human, perhaps they will also love like one as well.

    • Control Voice: [Opening Narration] When we are able to instill a machine with human emotions, will we then instill it with a soul?

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