Not so sure how I got so far behind, but I just finished episode 5 last night.
I thought it was an excellent episode.
Hester and Leo have followed the car caring the synth back to the Silo. She asks him a very important question that he couldn't answer. "Has any great change been accomplished, any unjust oppression ever overturned without violence?"
I found this question scary, but also true. It's also one of the major points in this season.
Both Leo and Hester follow a girl who they recognized as one of the people who helped with the other synth. This woman realizes she's being followed and takes off running. She's rundown by Hester who strikes a blow that incapacitates her.
Then it gets very scary. She tells Leo she can get the info required to gain access to the Silo. Both Leo and the viewing audience knows exactly what she's talking about. Leo agrees, but makes Hester promise to leave the girl alive. She concurs a Leo leaves her to get the vital information.
Hester makes it back to the rendezvous spot and tells Leo how to get into the Silo. We find out at the end of the episode, Hester did exactly what she promised not to do. She killed the girl and left her floating in a pond. Hester is a psychopath and I can't understand why. Can you?
Laura and Niska are in the final stage of the hearing. Laura thinks they have a good chance to prove their point, and gain Niska a human trial. Niska doesn't believe the hype.
She reads the lips of the "judge" and prosecutor and realizes they've already made up their minds. She's never going to leave this facility. So she evens the score.
The brilliant Mattie has developed a mature code taken from the code she stole from her mother. This new code will wake up every Synth to full maturity at the same time. She used the word "Revolution", talking about this event. And, that's exactly what you'd have if all Synth's became conscious at the same time.
If you remember from the last episode, Mia was "turned off" and in essence, kidnapped. We find Ed and his buddy meeting with a couple of people who are willing to buy Mia if what Ed said is true.
He wakes Mia up and tells her he doesn't want to do this, but he wants his mother to stay in the home. Mia assures him they'll come up with a way, but he can only see her as $$$ signs.
What he doesn't realize, she's made some changes to her code so it looks like she's nothing more than a "normal" Synth. After the people check, they inform Ed and his buddy of the same.
Ed has no idea what's happened, but they leave Mia in the street, and take off. Good riddance to bad rubbish!
Dr. Athena Morrow is in her office when she gets a call from, I assume, her husband/ex-husband. It seems their daughter has died. Remember, she was in a coma after falling from a great height awhile back.
What's really strange, her "computer" daughter realizes she's the embodiment of Athena's real daughter. Another awakening!
Really touching when Athena tells her daughter's father to go ahead with the arrangements, she won't be attending the services. She's not willing to accept the girls death, because she's has her consciousness stored in a computer.
Strange portion of the episode was Toby going over to Renie's house. She invites him in, and they go up to her room. She gives him the code to her Administrative privileges.
Toby inputs the codes, then Renie tries to kiss him. Here's where the strange part comes in. Toby backs away from her. I always thought he was nothing more than hormones run amok, so what happened? His rejection infuriates Renie and she asks him to leave.