Sense8 Recap: Limbic Resonance

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago
Sense8 Recap: Limbic Resonance

Sense8” Season 1 Episode 1 “Limbic Resonance” aired last Friday, June 5, 2015 on Netflix. In this episode, all of the eight “sensates” begin hearing sounds and begin having visions of each other that they cannot explain after witnessing the death of a woman in white after she appeared to each of them. Each of the sensates are introduced, and the focus is turned more on Wolfgang Bogdanow (Max Riemelt), Will Gorski (Brian J. Smith) and Riley Blue (Tuppence Middleton), and Kala Dandekar (Tina Desai). Read on to learn more about this episode.

The episode began with Angelica “Angel” Turing (Daryl Hannah), who lay convulsing on a mattress in an abandoned church. Jonas (Naveen Andrews) then came to comfort her, even if he wasn’t really there. He told her that it was time, and that she was the only one strong enough to give the others a “fighting chance.” She then stopped convulsing and told him that she could see them. Meanwhile, in different parts of the world, eight different people saw her standing still or seated in the middle of the road. Afterwards, Whispers (Terrence Mann) appeared. He told her that he could feel her “giving birth” to the new “sensates,” and offered her drugs. She then bid Jonas good bye, made him promise to protect the new sensates. She refused to go with the real version of Whispers and killed herself with her gun.


In Chicago, Officer Will Gosrki (Brian J. Smith) dreamt that a little girl, who turned into the woman in white, Angel, leading him to where she lay on the mattress and witnessed her kill herself. He then woke up and wondered why he could hear clubbing music, but discovered that he had no neighbors at all.

Meanwhile, in London, Riley Blue (Tuppence Middleton), after her set as a DJ, went to her boyfriend. He told her that he had hooked them up with a new drug that was being supplied by a dealer named Nyx (Joseph Mawle), whose new drug would be able to allow her to see that vision again.

Meanwhile, in Mexico, actor Lito Rodriguez (Miguel Angel Silvestre) was having a hard time keeping to his script. It was because of all the visions of the woman in white. Later, in his trailer, he became restless and frustrated. His girlfriend tried to resolve, but he stopped her after telling her that he liked someone else.

In Seoul, South Korea, Sun Bak (Doona Bae), who was entertaining a Chinese businessman who wanted to partner up with their company, became distracted after seeing a vision of Angel in the mattress, with a gun in her hand. During her vision, she discovered that she was no longer in the office, but in the abandoned church.

In Mumbai, Kala Rasal (Tina Desai), before going to work, head the rain outside, but upon going outside, discovered that it wasn’t raining at all there. Later, she made an offering to Ganesha. She revealed that she wasn’t in love with the man that she was supposed to be marrying that weekend.

However, it was raining in Berlin. Wolfgang Bogdanow (Max Riemelt) and his best friend, Felix Bernner (Max Mauff) accompanied his cousin, Steiner (Christian Oliver), who bragged about an upcoming big heist that he would be pulling off soon, at Steiner’s father’s funeral. Later, Felix discovered that they were going to pull off the heist before Steiner did.

In Nairobi, Capheus van Dammne (Aml Ameen) got ready for work, and became disheartened as the Bat Van, a rival bus, had more customers than him. Another customer then came in, and decided to pay them with a chicken, which Sun saw on her table.

Meanwhile, Riley, who had decided to go with her boyfriend, saw herself in San Francisco, where Nomi Marks (Jamie Clayton), a transvestite “hacktivist” and her girlfriend, Amanita (Freema Agyeman), ate a brownie together.  Later, during a friend’s performance, Nomi saw Angel in the middle of the stage.

A little bit later, Riley, who was inside her flat, alone, discovered that she could hear Wolfgang cracking open the vault. He later managed to open it, which had diamonds inside; and later on heard sirens, as Will and his partner had responded to a shooting, and ended up rescuing a teenager who had been shot.


On the way back, Riley, who had taken the drug that Nyx had been offering them, found herself in Chicago. After Will discovered the church and the mattress where Angel had been on, managed to converse with her. He then also witnessed as Riley’s boyfriend, in London, tried to overpower Nyx in order to steal his stash. However, Nyx and a partner of his ended up dying after they killed Riley’s boyfriend and his friend.

And that was all for the recap on “Sense8” Season 1 Episode 1 “Limbic Resonance”. For more news, updates and recaps on “Sense8”  and other television shows, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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