They speak to Costas who maintains his innocence – before he was on medication he used to have blackouts so he doesn’t remember the crimes; and is sure that he didn’t do them. Apparently John’s dad, Edward, actually believed in his innocence and that he was framed; though there’s no log of him visiting (but one of the people who did visit John recognises as his dad’s alias). But Costas claims Edward was tracking down crooked cops and was worried about trusting anyone – right before he died. Coasts didn’t tell anyone because who would listen to a paranoid schizophrenic?
So the season finale is here, time to have a review. On the plus side, I think the world and technology was well developed (even if it had some deep shaky moments, especially whenever the writers come close to anything resembling the internet or social media) and very believable as a modern world without devoling every episode to “look at the shinies”. While I think the show needs to develop some aspects – like the humanity of the androids and the many places this world edges towards dystopian, as well as the class elements that are pervasive: I think we are seeing hints of that. Should this show get a second season I think we will develop these further – I feel this season was just too timid to develop any of the big issues they raised and promised to deal with in more depth
We do have some touching on mental illness and physical disability (beyond this episode) but both kind of fall flat. John is disabled - but the super tech of the future have rendered his missing leg something of a moot point on the show. We have no super tech to justify his recovery from PTSD, but it just disappears after one episode, to briefly reappear once for story reasons before flying away again.