TBH, I don’t even want to talk about episode two of Upload, because it made me sick. Like I grew up around cows and on a farm and like I never in my life will look at a cow the same again. It was definitely a whole thing that just no… never want to see or deal with again.
So instead of focusing on that time on the farm, lets talk about how Nathan and Nora being alive together and out in the world. The two are on a mission to return the souls that they have from Freeyond, but that’s made difficult. It’s made difficult because in the middle of the country people are believing that the Ludds have killed their loved ones.
No one really knows who the Ludds are.
When the two go to return one of the people that have downloaded, they are met with a shotgun and some resistance. They go from meaning to drop off a download to ending up spending the night.
The importance of Nathan and Nora’s time in this episode is that the two of them are learning how to be around each other and learning about each other. When Nathan was at Lakeview, he wasn’t human. She fell in love with his soul and I can appreciate that about her. Being around him in the real world means that she’s going to have to learn about everything. His bodily functions, the way he sleeps, the things that he says and does that can and will annoy her. Relationships are hard.
And Nathan is used to being in relationships where people want to do everything for him. He’s not responsible for taking care of things. Ingrid has always worshiped at his feet and made sure that he was doted on. So it’s no surprise that Nathan thinks that some things are below him, but also he needs to get over being a prima donna. It’s annoying.
Look, I know that change takes time and I get that. Nathan is adjusting, but he’s being an idiot. He’s also being dishonest, because he isn’t telling Nora everything – like how being alive again is affecting him.
The two need to learn to communicate and being as there is a long road ahead for the two. But if they want to be together, for however long they can be together, they need to be up front with each other.
Yes, they eventually talk and they agree to let things go, but I don’t know if actually not getting to the root of the issue will work.
Back at Lakeview, Ingrid is enjoying her time with the Nathan clone. They are screwing like bunny rabbits and Ingrid is well, herself. She’s mean and vindictive and treats the Angel like shit. Ingrid has been able to figure out that this is a copy of Nathan and so she feels like she owns the Angel. She’s made her start to show up as a troll with like 12 boobs and finds humor in that.
It doesn’t matter what Ingrid does, I don’t find her redeemable. She’s like one of those reminders that if you don’t love yourself, no one else can love you. And she doesn’t seem to love herself at all. She finds no solace in just being herself and that’s sad.
I will say that I was impressed with Ingrid when she was finally honest with Nathan, even though it was not the real Nathan. Yes, he wasn’t mad, which was a good thing. But does she get that she’s settling for a Nathan that isn’t really, well… Nathan?
I do hope that at some point Ingrid finally comes to terms with who she is and accepts who she is. She and Nathan don’t belong together, especially if she feels she has to change to be with someone. Think higher of yourself.
Aleesha has been given a promotion and she’s in charge of now training the AI’s to have human emotions. Or you know how to deal with feelings. She’s having a hard time with it, just like Luke is having a hard time moving forward without Nathan.
Luke and Aleesha may be having a hard time with moving forward, but that’s why we love it when they come back together. The two of them need each other, even if they don’t like to admit that they do. I love them around each other. I love the way bicker.
I admit that this episode wasn’t my favorite, but I am here for the ride.