The concept of giving our digital selves rights may have been done before with San Junipero, and the way that concept is incorporated in this episode may not be mind-blowing or anything, but it’s the story and performances that keep it interesting. In fact, it’s a pretty well-written story. The callbacks and foreshadowing throughout help make it enjoyable to rewatch. Yet the biggest standout of the episode is Jesse Plemons and Cristin Milioti. Both stand out as great leads and prove they each deserve more work; more so for Milioti since Plemons gets some pretty decent roles. The humor also works pretty well with this story. It may not be a straight-up comedy, but it certainly has more humor than a lot of the other episodes, which is surprisingly balanced well with the science fiction and darker elements. Yet, Plemons character makes a choice that doesn’t seem to fit his character and only happens to the plot point. I also wish the episode focused just a little bit more on some of the supporting characters, so we could get a better understanding on why Plemon’s character’s choices seemed a little more clear on making digital clones. It’s certainly one of the better episodes of the season, but part of that is because of the great story that gives time to explain everything with interesting characters. It’s certainly one of the better episodes worth checking out.
8.4 / 10 (B+)
Season 4 Average: 8.4 / 10 (B+)
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