Devs, Episode 1.3

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18th April 2020

Janet Mock (“Daytime Divas (TV)”, “2 Dope Queens (TV)”) turns up at Devs. She’s a Senator with oversight over all of the technology companies in the country and she knows something is going on at Amaya and wants to know what’s going on in Devs.

Forrest (Offerman) isn’t interested, he’s bored with it, he doesn’t want his machine falling into the hands of the CIA or FBI to be used for bad.

Stewart (Henderson), Lyndon (Spaeny) and Katie (Pill) are testing the Devs system when Katie has to intervene, she reminds them of the rules when using the system: only look back, never look forward and do not invade privacy.

Lily decides to confide in Anya, Aimee Mullins (“Stranger Things (TV)”, “Drunk Parents”), at work, who advises her to seek help, professional help. Jen, Linnea Berthelsen (“Stranger Things (TV)”, “The Desrt (TV)”), on the other hand, presses her to see Kenton (Grenier), telling Anya Lily has had ‘episodes’ before, schizophrenia.

The conversation with Kenton is…weird. Lily has been through this before, in Brooklyn, but none of that makes a whole lot of sense. Both Jen and Kenton look stunned as she hyperventilates and leaves.

Kenton finds Lily stood on the edge of the building, three floors up, outside his window. He comes out to talk her down and, as he does so, Jen steals something from his computer.

That something turns out to be the CCTV from the night Sergei killed himself and Lily goes to Jamie’s (Ha) to watch it to see if they can find what’s amiss.

They notice that the flames on the suicide are fake, VFX – which seems surprising for someone who has more money than god yet can’t get that right? But then at the end, we see a rewind from the scene in which they did set the body on fire…so…

Devs continues to be gripping, Garland is a brilliant writer and his directing is beautiful as is the eerie music, mixed with fairly upbeat tracks, that sets the scenes wonderfully.

Lily returns to work at Amaya and explains her suspicions to Jen and Anya. Forest is visited by Laine, a powerful senator asking questions about the Devs project.

22nd April 2020

Alex Garland

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