The Best Episodes of Almost Human

Last Updated: Dec 5, 2018

In the year 2048 the police have a new tool in their arsenal- Synthetics, robots who are tasked with assuring the safety of the humans who created them. Not everyone is pleased with the changes. Detective John Kennex, who has been wounded in action, returns to the force and learns that his new partner is a Synthetic named Dorian. Dorian's programming is very different than that of the normal Synthetic, with a capability to experience emotions making him seem almost human, but John still mistrusts the machine at his side. Can they work together as a team?

Straw Man

#1 - Straw Man

Season 1 - Episode 13

Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate a string of murders by a copycat of a serial killer whom Kennex’s father put in jail. As the investigation unfolds, biotechnology from the future sheds light on crimes of the past. Meanwhile, Dorian receives his performance evaluation since being reactivated.

star 8.20
1,549 votes
Directors: Sam Hill
Writers: Alison Schapker, Graham Roland
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Pilot

#2 - Pilot

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the year 2048, an unprecedented increase in the crime rate has made being a cop only more dangerous than it is today, necessitating that every police officer partner with an android. John Kennex, a detective and sole survivor of a devastating police ambush, and his robot partner, Dorian, solve cases and fight to keep the lid on dangerously evolved criminals in this futuristic landscape.

star 8.17
2,541 votes
Directors: Brad Anderson
Writers: J.H. Wyman
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Unbound

#3 - Unbound

Season 1 - Episode 9

There are consequences and casualties when Danica, an advanced DRN that operates more like a soldier than a cop, is rebuilt and on a rampage. With few clues about her mission, location and innocent lives being lost, Kennex and Dorian look to Nigel, a genius roboticist and DRN creator, in attempt to track her down.

star 8.17
1,707 votes
Writers: Graham Roland
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Are You Receiving?

#4 - Are You Receiving?

Season 1 - Episode 3

Detective Kennex and Dorian battle an intense and futuristic hostage situation, while Captain Maldonado attempts to meet the terrorist’s demands, hoping to protect innocent people.

star 8.13
2,098 votes
Directors: Larry Teng
Writers: Justin Doble
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Simon Says

#5 - Simon Says

Season 1 - Episode 7

Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate Simon, a psychopathic killer who is strapping bombs to his victims' neck and broadcasting their final moments over the internet. When Simon targets Kennex, the team is in a nail-biting race against time to save his life. Meanwhile, a power deficiency affects Dorian's energy level, causing him to have unexpected outbursts.

star 8.11
1,744 votes
Directors: Jeannot Szwarc
Writers: Alison Schapker
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Blood Brothers

#6 - Blood Brothers

Season 1 - Episode 5

Detective John Kennex and Dorian are tasked with protecting the only remaining witness in a major murder trial, while Captain Maldonado faces off with the defendant.

star 8.08
1,855 votes
Directors: Omar Madha
Writers: Cole Maliska
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Skin

#7 - Skin

Season 1 - Episode 2

Detective John Kennex and Dorian are dispatched to investigate a murder and high-profile missing persons case that lead them into the highly profitable world of IRCs – Intimate Robot Companions – also known as sexbots. Meanwhile, Kennex looks to reconcile a part of his troubled past.

star 8.06
2,197 votes
Directors: Michael Offer
Writers: Cheo Hodari Coker
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Arrhythmia

#8 - Arrhythmia

Season 1 - Episode 6

Detective John Kennex and Dorian respond to a suspicious death at a hospital where – before having a fatal cardiac arrest – a man claimed someone was trying to kill him, and inexplicably knew his exact time of death. As the investigation unfolds, a black market for vital organs is uncovered in which bio-mechanical hearts can be resold and remotely "shut off." As the team fights to find the pulse of this 2048 tech-centric crime, Dorian reconnects with a decommissioned DRN.

star 8.04
1,795 votes
Directors: Jeff T. Thomas
Writers: Alison Schapker
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Beholder

#9 - Beholder

Season 1 - Episode 12

When Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate the murder of a "chrome," there are no signs of trauma, other than a very small pinprick on the back of his neck. As the investigation unfolds, it’s revealed that the murder suspect is tapping into the DNA of his victims in pursuit of perfection.

star 8.03
1,552 votes
Directors: Fred Toye
Writers: Chris Downey, Joe Henderson
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Disrupt

#10 - Disrupt

Season 1 - Episode 11

A deadly crime from the future occurs when a "smart home" goes terribly bad and turns on its occupants. Detective Kennex and Dorian lead the investigation that forces them to interface with a house that is represented by a mysterious hologram character.

star 8.01
1,566 votes
Directors: Thomas Yatsko
Writers: Sarah Goldfinger
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Perception

#11 - Perception

Season 1 - Episode 10

When Det. Kennex and Dorian investigate the simultaneous and sudden deaths of two genetically-enhanced - or "chrome" - children, a fatal dose of the perfect designer drug appears to be the cause. As the investigation unfolds and a recent drowning victim is mysteriously connected, the case takes an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Kennex endures painful flashes from the past and pays a visit to the recollectionist.

star 7.96
1,602 votes
Directors: Mimi Leder
Writers: Sarah Goldfinger
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The Bends

#12 - The Bends

Season 1 - Episode 4

An old cop friend of Detective Kennex's goes undercover, posing as a "cook" of a highly addictive street drug called "The Bends." But his cover is blown. As the scope of the intense drug investigation unfolds, a determined Kennex and Dorian call on Rudy Lom for assistance.

star 7.95
1,961 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Daniel Grindlinger
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You Are Here

#13 - You Are Here

Season 1 - Episode 8

Detective Kennex and Dorian investigate a crime scene involving a self-guided bullet that can track, target and kill specific people at any moment. Also, Kennex makes a mockery of his anger management classes.

star 7.87
1,710 votes
Directors: Sam Hill
Writers: J.H. Wyman, Naren Shankar
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