It’s good to see that Felix (Max Mauff) has been promoted from dead to on life-support. Then again we knew too much about him, for him to be just casually killed in the first few episodes. Kala’s (Tina Desai) to be father-in-law doesn’t have that protection however. As we barely knew anything about him his “plot-armour”, as I would put it, would be paper thin; certainly not enough to withstand all those knives.
The similarity to the end of Julius Caesar (the play), where he died by being stabbed by a lot of people, must have intentional. He was a powerful person after all, forced homage aside. What bothered me however, is the reason behind his death. Was he killed because he threatened the continued existence of the Temple of Ganesha? Or was he killed because the writers wanted to make a point about the character’s atheism? They are both true.
Kala, as both a scientist and a believer in Ganesha, is used a tool to discuss whether faith and science are incompatible with each other. It depends on how you define faith. If faith is the strict following of dogma and tradition without question, then yes they are incompatible. But if faith is the belief that you are a part of something almost impossibly large and incomprehensible, then they are compatible, or at least not as antagonistic to each other.
In conclusion, the episode was one of the best so far, as it felt that the characters were finally hitting their stride. The action was great and it has just enough twists and turns to prevent it from becoming too predictable. The pieces of the puzzle are finally falling into place. Sense8 is now available on Netflix.