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Obligate Mutualisms 

The Sensates make contact with a key figure in BPO. Ripped from her prison cell, Sun sends out a plea for help. Wolfgang meets an intriguing stranger.

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Lana Wachowski

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Lilly Wachowski (created by) (as The Wachowskis), Lana Wachowski (created by) (as The Wachowskis) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Doona Bae ... Sun Bak
Jamie Clayton ... Nomi Marks
Tina Desai ... Kala Dandekar
Tuppence Middleton ... Riley Blue
Toby Onwumere ... Capheus
Max Riemelt ... Wolfgang Bogdanow
Miguel Ángel Silvestre ... Lito Rodriguez
Brian J. Smith ... Will Gorski
Freema Agyeman ... Amanita Caplan
Terrence Mann ... Mr. Whispers
Naveen Andrews ... Jonas Maliki
Daryl Hannah ... Angelica Turing
Alfonso Herrera ... Hernando
Eréndira Ibarra ... Daniela
Max Mauff ... Felix
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The Sensates make contact with a key figure in BPO. Ripped from her prison cell, Sun sends out a plea for help. Wolfgang meets an intriguing stranger.

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5 May 2017 (USA) See more »

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The title of the episode, "Obligate Mutualisms" is described by Crooms as a concept by the founder of BPO, Dr. Ruth El-Sadaawi. He says that she "believed sapians and sensorium to be obligate mutualisms, dependent on one another for their survival." Sapians, as described in this show, are the regular human beings, the sensoriums are people like the sensates, ones that can sense others like them. See more »

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Croome: How much do you know about BPO?
Nomi Marks: Biologic Preservation Organization. Began in the early '60s by...
Will Gorski: ...Ruth El-Saadawi.
Croome: An incredible woman. One of the great scientific minds of our time. She believed sapiens and sensorium to be obligate mutualisms, dependent on one another for survival. BPO was founded by her and dedicated to her vision of natural and ethical balance.
Riley Blue: That doesn't sound like the same organization we know from Iceland.
Croome: No.
Will Gorski: So what changed?
Croome: The same thing that changed for the rest...
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All My Days
Written and Performed by Alexi Murdoch
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Outstanding opus of humanism
26 May 2017 | by kams120See all my reviews

Fantastic end. Mozart's requiem in D Minor (K626) always adds flavor. Love the cultural references instilled in Sense8 episodes. The Wachowskis make each episode a unique peace of art, linked to the others in an intriguing, deep and n-dimensional canvas.

Also, there's a "bigger picture" that can be fathomed when watching Sense8 through a comparative lens with the Watchowskis' other movies, esp. Matrix and Cloud Atlas. Recurring themes show a genuine ambition of the Directors to convey a message :

1. The leitmotiv of the benevolent underdogs fighting an almighty and obscure Big Brother (BPO in Sense8).

2. The somewhat federation/unity of humanity, beyond and independently of races, countries, religions, sexes or even economical motivation (e.g. : Capheus with Amondi Kabaka)

3. The courage it takes to fall 100 times and to rise 101. The fact that although life is absurd and often full of cruelties, one can build his own meaning, making life an aesthetic magnum opus, if and only if one keeps the ability of amazement in front of the beauty of the universe (e.g. : Capheus' history and kindheartedness, epitomized in the speech and conversation scenes in this episode)

Conclusion : I'm eager to watch the next episodes, yet I want to be patient, because each one requires time and focus in order to be not consumed, but fully reveled in.


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