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Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14




A CASE FROM THE PAST INFORMS A HEINOUS CRIME FROM THE FUTURE IN THE SEASON ONE FINALE OF "ALMOST HUMAN" MONDAY, MARCH 3 ON FOX

Det. Kennex (Karl Urban) and Dorian (Michael Ealy) investigate a string of murders by a copycat of a serial killer whom Kennex's father (guest star John Diehl) put in jail. As the investigation unfolds, biotechnology from the future sheds light on crimes of the past. Meanwhile, Dorian receives his performance evaluation since being reactivated in the all-new "Straw Man" Season One finale episode of ALMOST HUMAN airing Monday, March 3 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (HU-113) (TV-14 L, V)

Cast: Karl Urban as John Kennex; Michael Ealy as Dorian; Minka Kelly as Detective Valerie Stahl; Mackenzie Crook as Rudy Lom; Michael Irby as Detective Richard Paul; Lili Taylor as Captain Sandra Maldonado.


Read more: Listings - ALMOST HUMAN on FOX | TheFutonCritic.com http://www.thefutoncritic.com/listin...#ixzz2uw2uOgAE



Episode 13 of 13


Last episode of the season. Hopefully not forever.


To try to make a positive spin on Almost Human's future. Here are the Live + 7 DVR ratings. If you don't get what that means. These are the ratings with people who DVR the show and watch it within 7 days with commercials. People who fast forward commercials aren't included in this. I know it defeats the purpose of a DVR, but that's how it works.

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...eek-21/241452/

Almost Human jumps 75% in the demo from 1.6 to 2.8.

Total viewers jumps from 5.5 to 8.3M viewers for a 52% increase.

It shows that more people are DVRing the show than watching it live, but people are watching. I can't predict what FOX thinks or expects, so we'll see.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Let's hope it gets a renewal.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Hopefully it gets renewed, I've really enjoyed it.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

I've really dug it as well. Wish they would've included more of the mythology angle but hopefully it doesn't get the infamous Fox ax.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Being more of a science fiction cop procedural will probably help it. People can jump in anytime without feeling hesitation of not seeing previous episodes.

The thing that really makes the show fun is the banter between Dorian and Kennex. They really got that right.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

who would DVR a show, watch it later, while still watching the commercials?
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

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who would DVR a show, watch it later, while still watching the commercials?
old people.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

I'm hoping for another season. I think they've been fairly creative with the sci-fi aspects, usually without being too over-the-top. They've kept it grounded and consistent with the theme of the show--many of the crimes and conflicts we've seen have to do with the blurring of the lines between humanity and technology. Nanobots, cyborgs, genetic engineering, etc.
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old people.


Haven't seen this episode yet (working through free On Demand) but hope it gets renewed.
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I'm not too confidant about a renewal. In hind site the season didn't play out like a limited short season series the way Sleepy Hollow, the Following or Under the Dome did. I think they were hoping to get an order for addition episodes. There are too many loose ends - Kennex's girlfriend and her group, who's planting memories into Dorian, the stolen synthetic souls, etc... I think they are all linked but we might never know. Fox has surprised me in the past with renewals to Sarah Connors and Dollhouse so there is hope.
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I have my fingers crossed that this gets renewed but since we're talking about FOX, I'm not too hopeful. The season ended on a good note though.
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I just got a Fox questionnaire about the show. Hopefully they are getting feedback about the show on whether to bring it back. Pretty much said what most are saying here. Great balance of ski fi without being over the top, love the dynamic of the 2 leads, but was hoping for a bigger over arching plot that never materialized. Each time I though one would be introduced it would just be non existent the next. Really hope it comes back. The final scene with the outside noodle joint and the music last night really had the Blade Runner vibe.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Detective Richard Paul: "What, no fanfare for my return, Kennex"?
Kennex: "Detective Paul, great to see ya" ... "hey, ah, they want ya outside"
Detective Richard Paul: "Oh yeah, who"?
Kennex: "Everyone in here"




This better get a second season. We need to know what the visions are and what they mean. We also need to know what the deal is behind Kennex GF betrayal.
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"Everyone in here". I'm definitely keeping that one in my pocket.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Just like some of you guys I find it odd how little the follow up on some of the bigger stories and issues the show brings up. I think it make sense to limit more serialized stories if they want this to be procedural/sci-fi, but they should pick one or the other.

Earlier in the season they had women getting skinned to create realistic sexbots, now we find out they have the technology to print organic objects, including skin, that fool medical examiners.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Great episode! I'll be sad if this doesn't get renewed.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

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Earlier in the season they had women getting skinned to create realistic sexbots, now we find out they have the technology to print organic objects, including skin, that fool medical examiners.
Yeah, that was completely ridiculous. Besides, if a body's being printed from the bottom up, the lack of a circulatory system would cause cells to start dying as soon as they were printed.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

For some reason I was behind in the last two episodes of the season. I guess there are no news about the future of the show.

I really was expecting more mythology in the finale. Something big like Fringe season one finale. More about the wall (?), and of course the girlfriend.

I guess I'll watch either way, if they go procedural, or mythology. The thing is, if it's procedural, I'll save episodes in my DVR, or watch in OnDemand. No pressure. Mythology series, I watch them right away, even live.
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Yeah, that was completely ridiculous. Besides, if a body's being printed from the bottom up, the lack of a circulatory system would cause cells to start dying as soon as they were printed.
Considering the guy was printing corpses, the fact that the cells started dying as soon as they were printed wasn't really an issue.

In fact, that might explain the disparity between the two episodes regarding human skin. It could be that printing living skin wasn't possible, so the criminals in the other method had to resort to harvesting it from real people.

I agree with Kdogg that this episode felt like the creative team had been hoping that FOX would extend the first season by picking up a "back nine." Even though FOX didn't do that, I'm hoping it did well enough to get picked up for a 2nd season.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

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who would DVR a show, watch it later, while still watching the commercials?
Likely people that watch television as background noise. I know some people will watch a program while doing something else, such as cooking or even reading. It's questionable how much value those people bring to advertisers.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

According to Deadline, this show won't be getting a second season.

http://www.deadline.com/2014/04/fox-...man-cancelled/
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Unfortunately, I saw this coming. With Fox renewing The Following and picking up Gotham, there was no way they would keep 3 shows produced by Warner Brothers. Plus, the heavy special effects costs probably played a huge factor.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Hmm. I still have the last five episodes on DVR. Not sure if I should delete them or at least watch the final episodes.
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Re: Almost Human -- Season Finale -- "Straw Man" -- 3/03/14

Originally Posted by robin2099 View Post
Hmm. I still have the last five episodes on DVR. Not sure if I should delete them or at least watch the final episodes.
The show is very procedural as you probably know. Episode 13 was a self contained episode. No cliffhangers. It's still worth watching.

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