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The Control Voice: When we are able to instill a machine with human emotions, will we then instill it with a soul?

A female android assassin decides to escape her facility and be free, and befriends a cynical woman who has been separated from her daughter.

The Control Voice: When our machines are smart enough to be as destructive as a human, perhaps they will also love like one as well.

Mona Tropa:

  • Bittersweet Ending: Teddy manages to get her daughter back (with Al essentially deciding to let her take her back)... but Mona stays behind (hampered by the virus uploaded into her system), and kills herself via electrocution.
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  • Book-Ends: Of a sort: Just like in the first episode to involve a killer fembot, said robot is ultimately killed with a lamp.
  • Domestic Abuse: Teddy Madden was abused by her ex-husband Al during their marriage.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: The Agency, which is so secret that it does not have a name.
  • Grew Beyond Their Programming: The titular android, who was designed to be the perfect assassin, comes to realize that killing is wrong after her fail safes are deactivated.
  • High-Voltage Death: With her systems being severely damaged by the virus, and faced with the prospect of being taken back to the lab and being destroyed, Mona grabs a lamp in Al's trailer and squeezes the light bulb until it bursts, frying her systems.
  • Killer Robot: The titular android was created by Dr. Willard Haley at the request of a secret government organisation called the Agency to serve as an assassin. She was given the appearance of a 25-year-old woman so that she could better serve as an infiltrator and gain the confidence of her targets.
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  • Robocam: The titular android's perspective is seen as she searches every database to which she has access for any information concerning the whereabouts of Teddy Madden's ex-husband Al and daughter Amanda.
  • Technopath: The titular android is able to control any machine by remote. She uses this ability to hotwire a car and steal $100 from an ATM.
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