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‘Almost Human’ Recap: ‘You Are Here’

ALMOST HUMAN: Cast L-R: Michael Irby, Minka Kelly, Michael Ealy, Karl Urban, Lilli Taylor and Mackenzie Crook. Photo Credit: Justin Stephens/FOX

This week on Almost Human, Det. Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) investigate a crime scene involving a self-guided bullet that can track, target and kill specific people at any moment. Meanwhile, Maldonado (Lili Taylor) revisits the deadly ambush that almost killed Kennex in the all-new “You Are Here”.

ALMOST HUMAN: L-R: Dorian (Michael Ealy) and Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban) in the "You Are Here" episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Liane Hentscher / FOX
ALMOST HUMAN: L-R: Dorian (Michael Ealy) and Det. John Kennex (Karl Urban) in the “You Are Here” episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, Jan. 13 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2013 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Liane Hentscher / FOX

Confession time. This original recap was very negative. I hated this episode. I was pissed at this show like it owed me rent money. Pissed at it like it was a telemarketer. Pissed like I had to take it to Maury just to prove it was the father of my baby. A car may or may not have been set ablaze. You get the picture.  After my fifth time watching however, my negative feelings have mellowed. I realized that I don’t hate this episode; it’s just a bit of a letdown after last week’s fantastic “Simon Says“.

We start with Kennex in therapy (group maybe?) for an anger management issue, which has soap opera levels of exposition to catch us up on things not really mentioned since episode 1. It’s nice to get a recap of his backstory, but maybe not so awkwardly writers?

We’re then treated to a very paint by numbers murder mystery, except, ya know, with robots. Androids. Same difference.  This also includes a damsel in distress who does everything in her power to die. It’s 2014, let’s rid ourselves of dummies to advance plot points please?

We’re also treated to some scenes about Kennex girlfriend that…*yawn* I’m sorry. Move faster. I’m bored now. I realize this is still super negative; it’s just not as bad as what I had written before. The dialogue was still spot on for the most part this episode; I just wish I had cared about the plot

Best Aspect | Kennex shooting an android in the face for insulting Dorian. I think they’re my favorite bromance on television at the moment.

Worst Aspect | Is Minka Kelly’s voice always this raspy and I just haven’t noticed? Her line delivery left a lot to be desired. I already mentioned that I think she was miscast, but this episode had me questioning her acting ability?

Best Line | “What do you think he wants to do to my ass?”- Kennex, and no, I’m not going to even give you any context for it.