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This recap of Amazon’s Upload season 2, episode 2, “Dinner Party,” contains spoilers.
Upload season 2, episode 2 recap
Matteo (Royal Pains’ Paulo Costanzo) attempts to get Nora’s (Andy Allo) attention by cutting some timber in a blue flannel shirt and a pair of sunglasses. Nora catches her attention by unleashing a few buttons on her blouse while drinking some cold water and making flirtatious noises. As they laugh and then kiss, some ominous music plays as a group of the commune members watch them from a distance.
Please take a picture. It will last longer, guys.
Nathan (Robbie Amell) and Ingrid (Allegra Edwards) negotiate who should come to their dinner party. She wants to invite that old billionaire guy across the way because he is, you know, a billionaire. Also, a few discriminating people she met at the complaint desk. He wants to invite Luke (Kevin Bigley) over Ingrid’s objections because he is doing to Ingrid’s grandmother. And Yang, the girl Nathan met in 2gig.
Mr. Choak (The X-File’s Cigarette Man, William B. Davis) brings a guest. He brings a live-action sex doll that is programmed to look like his ex-wife but pays attention to his preferences—for instance, a bloody Mary and the rollback of environmental laws. Luke shows up with Mildred and with a keg. But there is romance in the air, as Mr. Choak and Mildred reminisce over the Amos and Andy and how funny and racist it used to be. You can’t buy memories like that.
As the dinner party gets going, things go wrong. The bisque smells like low tide fish in Nantucket, so she fires the A.I. Guy (Owen Daniels). Aleesha and her intern have to fill in. The new girl is very new to her job and doesn’t have her own AI yet, and uses Nora’s without Aleesha being aware. This has Nathan’s jaw hitting the floor.
Meanwhile, Luke has begun to piece things together over beers over the keg for Nathan. Not that he is listening, because he is staring at Nora. Luke thinks Ingrid’s father and the LUDDS were possibly working together. Could they have been responsible for attempting to kill Nathan?
Back in the Poconos, pastor Rob, the leader of the LUDDS, is berating Nora for making the dip and playing grab-a*s with Matteo. To make it up to her, Matteo locates Boris, in the Netherlands. An unemployed actor paid $1,200 to use his likeness as the A.I. Guy. Matteo will make an avatar out of him to sneak into a Lake View.
As Nora finishes the avatar, she and Matteo enjoy a dance on the dock. Matteo and the LUDDS are so impressed with her work they want her to return to Horizon as an undercover agent. He assures her that they can protect her, and even set her up with a “handler” who is a secret agent at her old work, Agent Cheeto.
The agent is Ivan (The Big Bang Theory’s Josh Banday), Nora’s shift replacement who works the overnight shift.
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