Almost Human recap: Send in the Clones

John and Dorian get some unlikely help from a psychic while chasing a team of killer clones
Ep. 05 | Aired Dec 9, 2013

I THINK WE'RE A CLONE NOW Will John and Dorian survive the attack of the clones?

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Later, Dorian finds Maya hiding out in the woods. At the crime scene, Stahl cleans up the MX and hopes that Rudy can reassemble it so they can get some footage of the shooter. John saunters over to her and quips, "I've got an eye for you" while holding a deactivated robot's eye. Kind of insensitive considering that poor droid died in the line of duty, John. The MX assisting Stahl updates her on the latest score in the Knights soccer game, and it turns out John is a fan of the same team. Look, I'll suspend a ton of disbelief for this show, but I just don't buy that by 2048 soccer is so huge in the U.S. that two cops would casually discuss it over the remains of their robot coworker.

Maldonado visits Avery, who says he couldn't possibly have hired a hitman what with the whole being in jail thing and all. He then gets all Hannibal Lecter on her and starts psychoanalyzing, guessing that her career has gotten in the way of her love life, the men in her workplace don't respect her, etc. All of this turns out to be true, which is a sad commentary on the state of the workplace in 2048.

At the precinct, John doesn't buy Maya's medium psychic abilities and rightly groans when she says she's a "petite psychic on good days." Turns out Maya underwent a procedure that allows humans to use more of their brain, and she can now commune with the dead. (Did someone say Ghost Whisperer: 2048 spin-off?!) If Maya touches an item, she gets messages from beyond the grave. She's been communicating with Hayley, who says Ethan Avery killed her. But how is that possible if he was in court at the time???

John thinks Maya is a crackpot, but Rudy points out that while facial replication software exists, there is no way to replicate the human voice. Based on analysis from the safe house, Rudy is 100% sure that the voice of the killer is Avery's actual voice and not a recording. John wonders if Avery perhaps cloned himself. Stahl says Fuller was a fertility specialist, so maybe there's a connection.

Meanwhile, Maya wanders out of the police station (sidebar -- Det. Paul is reallly bad at his job) on a mission to deliver a message to Hayley's parents. John and Dorian pick her up, and she reveals that John's energy is very red and he tends to push people away. (You need psychic abilities to determine that?) But she also has a vision of people running away from a white light, and someone "very special" who smells of bourbon coming into his life. Suddenly some masked thugs in a van attack, and Maya gets injured. John unmasks a thug to reveal that he...looks like Avery!

NEXT: Stop cloning around, guys!


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