Devs: Episode 3
March 13, 2020 6:53 PM - Season 1, Episode 3 - Subscribe

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.
posted by octothorpe (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm glad that the crazy was an act; I got really upset until I realized what was going on.

Why do they need a rule about not looking forward? In order to do so, they would need access to information from outside of our light cone, which would imply another incredible scientific break through. (I'm prepared to be disappointed on this point, but I can hope)

If they haven't looked forward, then Forest's fatalism is especially naïve since a unique past wouldn't imply a unique future.
posted by thedward at 10:19 PM on March 13, 2020 [3 favorites]

I really disliked this episoded for 4/5s of it until the reveal in the car. I hate the "is she crazy and this is all a hallucination" trope and was so happy to see that it was a misdirection.
posted by octothorpe at 6:45 AM on March 14, 2020 [6 favorites]

A little disappointed... an entire episode just so Lily can get her hands on the video which we as the viewer know was faked already. Plus an unconvincing intro "boys will be boys with toys" scene. It feels a little like narrative cheating to tease the most significant invention in history in the opening scene and then imply that it is mostly used for Rule 34. Still, I'm certainly going to watch this thing to the end, and Ex Machina is on Netflix, so watching bits of that while waiting for the next episode.

I have become obsessed with the song that plays during the end credits though...

I also enjoyed this recent AI Podcast episode with Alex Garland
posted by gwint at 7:48 PM on March 14, 2020

Heh, the JFK question was one I almost brought up last ep as “why wouldn’t you look at this before scoping out Jesus?!”
posted by Pronoiac at 2:03 PM on March 26, 2020 [1 favorite]

The opening quantum cloud stuff included an obvious cut of Joan of Arc. When Lily first enters the campus, the soundtrack samples an audio clip from the Joan of Arc sequence.

My wife pointed this out. She’s solved the show, I think.

The emblem of France is the fleur-de-lis, a lily. We’ll keep watching. But we know how it ends, I think.
posted by mwhybark at 6:27 PM on April 20, 2020 [2 favorites]

mwhybark, so he burnt in the first episode, and she will at the last one?...
posted by growabrain at 12:55 PM on May 19, 2020

now that would be telling
posted by mwhybark at 5:29 PM on May 19, 2020

mwhybark, my guess would be that the sculpture does
posted by growabrain at 2:23 AM on May 20, 2020

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