Sense8: All I Want Right Now Is One More Bullet
May 7, 2017 9:16 AM - Season 2, Episode 8 - Subscribe

A familiar face comes back from the dead, a depressed Lito turns to Sun for comfort, and Lila lures Wolfgang into a trap.

*Jonas is not dead after all - the cluster believes 'The Chairman' stopped the zombie-surgery, so he can use him to keep Whispers in control, and continue using Whispers' zombies for political assassinations like the Taylor mass-shooting.
*BPO evacuates Whispers and his family before Will can move in for the kill. Will/Wolfgang go in and crack the safe looking for new clues, find several passports.
*At the KDR office, Capheus and Jela are shown the latest attack ads.
*Lito is depression-eating, to Hernando and Dani's dismay. Sun finds him sprawled on the street, then he follows her to the 'love motel' to weep on her bed. When she points out that she has it worse than him and isn't crying, he points out that may be why he's there. They hug the hotel plushies together.
*Capheus and Jela find pro-Van Damn graffiti has sprung up in the neighborhood.
*In Chicago, Diego brings Riley/Will to the precinct, to search for 'The Assistant' (the woman Riley met at the church).
*At the bar, Felix tells Wolfgang he wants to get away from Fuchs and go back to running the key shop, but Wolfgang says to wait.
*Kala wakes from a dreamy Wolfgang embrace to find Rajan arriving home with a bloody nose which he says was just an accident, but Lito says he's lying.
*Lito continues the despair-wallow by watching "From Here to Eternity", his mother's favorite movie.
*Nomi tells Sun that the Bak Gala is back on, and will be her best chance at getting to Joong-ki in spite of all the security. She can get her in with a fake ID as a bartender, which Sun has no experience with, but Lito can do with flair, having practiced for months for a movie.
*Sebastian joins Wolfgang in the sauna. Tells him that he's learned from an NSA transcript that his competitor, Khalial, called Lila to negotiate a contract on his life, but then Lila calls and tells him about it, claiming that she was just playing along and that Wolfgang is behind it all.
*The crimelord Superpower walks Capheus out of his home at gunpoint, but then tells him he should watch out for the bossman, and that he's got his vote if he survives.
*Will visits Whispers as his wife argues with him over their indefinite life in hiding.
*Wolfgang works out in the gym, gets a phone call from Sebastian and another visit from Lila.
*Kala wakes at hearing Rajan yelling on phone, telling someone to stay away from his family, that it's over, he's done, but pretends to Kala that it's nothing important.
*Wolfgang silently visits all of the cluster on his walk through the night streets - Nomi dressing for the rehearsal dinner, Sun doing tai chi, Riley at the precinct, Capheus in the market, Lito at home, Will at home. When they ask what's wrong Wolfgang says he'll handle it alone, but Will says he's meeting Lila and thinks it's a trap, and they all visit-follow him to the restaurant.
*Nomi manages to concuss herself while rushing to the computer in her party heels; Bug and Amanita facetime Riley and Diego to take over hacking duties, and identify Sebastian's hitmen at the restaurant.
*Lila tells Wolfgang she wants to take control of the city for homo sensorium, asks him to join her in ruling Sensate Berlin, but he turns her down.
*Two-cluster gunfight ensues, and ends with Lila playing bystander as the police enter and Wolfgang flees.
posted by oh yeah! (7 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I really enjoyed that cluster fight, with both sides rising up like angry cobras. Really fun.
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 6:01 AM on May 8, 2017 [3 favorites]

Except - what's with the flammable champagne?
posted by His thoughts were red thoughts at 10:49 PM on May 8, 2017 [1 favorite]

I was wondering that too.
posted by Coaticass at 6:05 AM on May 14, 2017

Nice John Woo style double guns from Wolfgang - all that was missing was a dive over the bar.
posted by kokaku at 7:04 PM on May 19, 2017

I really enjoyed that cluster fight, with both sides rising up like angry cobras.

Yes I loved the hell out of that.

I often feel annoyed the show doesn't explore some of the interesting ways a cluster might not get along with each other, and what steps they might have to take.

On the other hand I also like how they just set up problems, but doesn't realllly let them gestate and create huge stress like normal narratives... because sensate love and togetherness will just bulldoze the shit out of them.
posted by fleacircus at 10:36 PM on May 21, 2017 [1 favorite]

That cluster fight was coooooool.
Did Kala Molotov cocktail that or what?

Lito's emo moping in his long underwear was a hoot. Especially when he's with Sun, who doesn't quite roll her eyes the entire time but clearly wants to. Hey, remember who went to jail a while back? Ahem?
Also, Lito's bartending. Hee.
posted by jenfullmoon at 8:00 PM on August 17, 2017 [3 favorites]

omg Lito/Sun hugging plushies. super adorable and full of compassion. sometimes you just need to grieve for yourself, and Sun barely has had time to do that.

i was under the impression she was checking into the love motel for a stakeout or to lure somebody connected to her brother. but i remembered that it's a common trope that it's easy to crash there without drawing attention to yourself because those places value privacy.

That cluster fight was phenomenal. I want so many more.
posted by numaner at 4:26 PM on July 19, 2018

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