HUMANS: Season 2 (2016)

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Season 2
HUMANS

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Humans continues to quietly distinguish itself in the sci-fi drama category -- and prove better than most of its flashier AI competition.

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Critic Ratings: 17

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User Ratings: 270

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Episodes

Air date: Feb 13, 2017

In the second-season premiere, Niska faces a critical decision, while Mia, Leo and Max remain in hiding. Meanwhile, the Hawkins struggle to move on; and Dr. Athena Morrow gets a surprise visitor.

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Air date: Feb 20, 2017

Laura decides whether to help Niska; Karen and Pete learn about a synth sold on the black market; Leo faces a new mission; and Mia takes a risk for Ed.

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Air date: Feb 27, 2017

Athena's secret is revealed; Niska's consciousness assessments begin; and when the Synths are forced to leave their hideout, Mia makes a huge decision.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2017

Mia and Ed grow closer; Milo confronts a worried Athena; Karen and Pete delve deeper into the Seraphim investigation; and Hester exerts power over Leo.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2017

Mia risks falling into the wrong hands; Odi struggles to find purpose in life; and Hester and Leo stake out the Silo, but with a fatal outcome.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2017

Athena discovers Milo's real plan; Mia's return has ramifications for the Hawkins; Mattie reconnects with Leo; and Max begins a new community of synths.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2017

Mattie reveals the synths' agenda and seeks out Max's help. Elsewhere, Karen makes a life-altering decision, while Mia and Hester break into the Silo.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2017

In the Season 2 finale, Karen realizes she and Sam have no future. Meanwhile, Niska and Astrid prepare to return to Berlin; Joe leaves Laura shell-shocked; and Hester craves revenge.

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In Season 2 of "HUMANS," Niska (Emily Berrington) releases the consciousness code but it doesn't work as she expected; newly conscious Hester (Sonya Cassidy) causes concern for Max (Ivanno Jeremiah) as her violent tendencies start to turn Leo's (Colin Morgan) head; and Mattie (Lucy Careless) salvages Odi (Will Tudor) to test a theory. Meanwhile, Mia (Gemma Chan) forms a relationship with a human against her family's advice; Pete (Neil Maskell) tries to find a way for Karen (Ruth Bradley) and he to be a true family; and as Synths begin to disappear, Leo becomes obsessed with saving them. Elsewhere, scientist Athena (Carrie-Anne Moss) pushes her research to the limits, but when she suspects her sponsor Milo (Marshall Allman) of having darker reasons for funding her dream she must make a tough decision; and Laura (Katherine Parkinson) agrees to take on an impossible case.

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Critic Reviews for HUMANS Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (6)

Humans, which is plate-spinning a number of compelling character-development stories in addition to the big-picture themes, is a series that is primed for a larger audience as it improves on its already impressively complex and nuanced story.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Niska's the star of the show, and now the writers have a much firmer grip on her.

Feb 14, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

Humans... is a less ambitious production than Westworld. But its more pedestrian nature - it's domestic drama merged with a sci-fi thriller - also makes it more emotionally effective.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Forget Westworld. Humans is the most compelling, emotionally resonant robot-centric show on television.

Feb 13, 2017 | Full Review…

This sets up what should be a very good season, with lots of issues on the table. Much better so far than the previous season IMO.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Humans, at times, may feel slight, soapy and overcrowded, but when it works, and everything gels, it can really touch your heart while also touching on a topic that you may not have considered.

Mar 6, 2019 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Those actors playing AIs were incredible at it and almost terrifying in their portrayal.

Aug 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Even when it becomes too complicated or repetitive...Humans is still thought-provoking and enjoyable.

Mar 27, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It's the second series where high-concept shows like this so often come undone.

Dec 13, 2017 | Full Review…

Humans offers so much future-horror as subtle remarks or background details it's worth paying close attention.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

The series' willingness to dig deeper into the singularity and attempt to demonstrate the slow blow by blow account of humankind being surpassed and replaced by its own novel creation is ultimately what sets Humans apart from the other contenders.

Feb 14, 2017 | Full Review…

Humans can be intriguing, even enthralling. But it's always held back by its title.

Feb 13, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for HUMANS: Season 2

  • Aug 15, 2020
    The synths are simply too human, with very human idiosyncrasies, as if there is only one way to be conscious and self-aware. Explores multiple facets of its premise but is somewhat predictable.
  • Aug 04, 2019
    Great show with some short sighted inconsistencies/script stupidity. But still very enjoyable with a great setting and progression.
  • Nov 12, 2018
    Great from beginning to end and the progression from the previous season was interesting.
  • May 11, 2018
    Extremely thought provoking and makes me wonder what would happen when humans started falling in love with Synths
  • Mar 10, 2018
    i just love this show.
  • Jan 11, 2018
    The British television series Humans is an exquisite, intelligently written and splendidly acted exploration of what it means to be alive. In a near future where human-like androids have become ubiquitous, some androids attain consciousness. The series explores how they feel, how people treat them, and what rights they should have. The excellent second season further addresses how people change in reaction to their presence. All the while, fine writing and multiple plot lines keep the view glued to the screen. The British series is based on and surpasses the Swedish series Real Humans. Two seasons are now available on disk.
  • Aug 11, 2017
    Just finished Season 2. Way better than the Season 1, can't wait for Season 3
  • Mar 29, 2017
    This series goes above and beyond your typical science-fi "humans vs. robot themes, and truly makes you think about what the emotional and physical consequences would be if AI could reach sentience. The acting is both heartbreakingly tender and brutal, each character being developed as truly complex individual beings, and what that means to humanity. I am puzzled by the low ratings, and truly hope that this continues on into series 3.
  • Mar 21, 2017
    Fabulous series!!! Want more!!
  • Mar 13, 2017
    If I wanted to watch humans i'd go outside.

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