Leo and Max meet Hester, a newly conscious synth, and introduce her to Ten. The authorities arrive.
Dr. Athena Morrow meets Milo Khoury and argues with him about the future of AI tech research.
Niska and Astrid, a German woman, form a relationship. Niska decides to upload the code to make synths conscious.
Hester and Max discuss Hester's violence against their prisoner. While Max scolds her, she explains that she was acting to defend other synths and has been tortured by humans in the past.
Laura explains that she is making a formal inquiry to find out if synthetics can think and feel like humans. She hopes to prove their consciousness to defend Niska in trial.
Hester interrogates the man working with the authorities to find out why they hurt synthetics.