I liked this episode more than the previous two. I agree with everyone who said there was finally a little chemistry between Molly and John. The show is getting more interesting so I'll hang on for now. And, yes, Halle running seems distractingly awkward. At least give her a sport's bra.
I'm liking Sam, I love the idea of Molly having a real friend in her corner, and I hope Sam stays that way instead of becoming just another fake thing in Molly's life. Also, I don't have an issue with Julie, I feel sort of bad for her. It seems, to me at least, that she has a genuine attachment to Ethan and he seems more animated with her than with Molly. I think if circumstances let Molly give Ethan to Julie without John throwing a fit, she would do it in a heartbeat. I feel like Molly is doing her best with Ethan more to placate John than out of a real feeling of being his mother.
What bugged me most about this episode was John's barely restrained pissy attitude towards the parents at the school, as if they are "discriminating" against his toaster. It felt a little heavy-handed to me, as if the show is saying aren't these people such close-minded yokels who are not compassionate enough to accept this toaster among them? All I could think, (after wondering why all the complaining parents were white -- you'd think the future U.S. would be more ethnically diverse), is that they had a valid concern, and that "Oh, we sent you a letter explaining this" is a ridiculous response. Sure, it might be good for John's experiment, but how is that a concern/priority of the school? And why is helping John's experiment so important that even parents who have reservations about this are forced to go along? For what benefit? To help John become a millionaire? Plus, going to school all day seems like overkill, you'd think Ethan could socialize with other kids in a lab sponsored day care. Are all similar developing AI's also going to need to take up space and resources in what I assume is a public school? And all this is for what? So childless parents can have fake kids that perhaps won't even age? When the parents die of old age what happens to the "kids." And wouldn't these probably cost millions of dollars each or are they just going to develop a handful and then duplicate them?