Good gods, the near future of Earth in this one is bleak. I mean, I know that's the genre, but everything about this just seems terrible even before you get to the matching white outfits and haircuts that all look like they were performed with kindergarten safety scissors.
The whole design of the necromancer androids doesn't seem very practical or well thought out, and I'm realizing part of my issue is probably that they're using "necromancer" in a whole different way than how I normally associate the word. I guess if you just want to kill scads of people without worrying too much about the details that's fine, but as the religious folks are seeing now, they can apparently be reprogrammed and turned back on you. Interesting that it was the religious side that came up with them in the first place.
At this point, I'm mostly interested in the complexity of the emotions that are at play here. Marcus and Sue 2.0 aren't actually Marcus and Sue, thus not Paul with the pocket mouse's parents, yet they seem to have embraced the role fairly quickly and enthusiastically. (And how great is Fimmel roughhousing with the kid and making stuff up on the fly in a way that makes me miss Ragnar Lothbrok all over again?) All the kids can agree that Mother is acting emotionally in a way they've never seen with androids and she's visibly relieved she's not inadvertently poisoning the kids. So is that really the extent of her motivation? She wants to be a good parent, which sorry Father, no she isn't or she would have shown some curiosity on the subject five dead kids ago.