Of course, with such a photogenic cast some sexy is bound to happen, but while the second half of the season gets less naked, it gets a lot more interesting. With all that exposition out of the way, the action can start and if there's one thing the Wachowskis know how to do it's film a goddamn action sequence.
Badass car chases, kickass fight scenes, tons of guns and shit being blown up. Season two could really be awesome.
But let's not forget the bread and butter of Sense8: the hotness. For the love of god, the hotness.
Lito and Hernando are still going strong and are still the air I breathe. With Lito still clinging to that closet door like a Velcro shoe rack, Hernando is willing to masquerade as his bodyguard in public.
[Ed. note: May she rest.] And then the proverbial shit hits the fan.
Daniela -- Lito's beard, a real trashbag and my secrect favorite character -- has inadvertently jeopardized whatever it is the three of them are doing when her jealous, abusive ex-boyfriend steals her phone and threatens to expose Lito.
There's not much sexy to report here, except Riley and Will smooch it out telepathically -- making for a strange scene to a non-Sensate.
A little Lito and Hernando lounging in bed. Oh, and we also get to meet Riley's viking of a childhood friend, Sven (Eythor Gunnarsson) --
-- who will eventually prove super important.
By epsiode nine, Lito and Hernando have broken up and Lito is a hot mess about it. He goes to the place where he and Hernando first met, the Diego Rivera Museum, and commiserates psychically with Nomi, who's been separated from Amanita by some dark, government-related forces. Lito then recounts his and Hernando's first kiss.
In episode 10, Lito and Hernando finally make up, but not before Nomi and Amanita scissor the ribbon on their own reunion.
To the tune of some fireworks because I guess a train going into a tunnel just doesn't work in a lesbian sex scene. Or does it? I'm not too familiar.
So back to Lito and Hernando. A depressed Lito turned down the advances of a bearded bartender in episode nine, feigning disgust at being mistaken for a gay.
Now having grown a pair of balls, he goes back to apologize with a "stolen kiss."
Stolen because it belongs to "the love of his life." That's right, cue the Diana Ross 'cause Lito's coming out!
He wants the world to know, he's got to let it show.
I mean, shoot me in the face already. Lito and Hernando are basically gay relationship porn. I'm watching their scenes in my room with the lights off, furiously picking out fabric swatches and planning out trips to the farmer's market. Daniela knows what I'm talking about.
I mean, can you blame the girl?
Episodes 11 and 12 are all action, though we do get Lito doing what every gay man has had to do at one point in his life, reminding Will how they know each other.
Don't worry, Will baby, it was special for all of us.
Here's to season two of Sense8, to more polysexual orgies and to exploring the obvious sexual tension between Lito and Will.
And for the record, Brian J. Smith does a great double take.