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Smart Money Is on the Skinny Bitch is the third episode in season 1 of Sense8. It was released on Netflix June 5, 2015.


SynopsisEdit

With many of the Sensates' lives becoming more complicated, their newfound gift -- while still a mystery -- proves vital for survival.

Plot Edit

Will Edit

A young Will watches as Whispers cuts open Sara's skull. Sara appears next to Will and warns him not to look at his eyes. Despite the warning, the now-adult Will can't seem to tear his eyes away as Whispers continues his operation.

Will wakes up in a hospital room and the nurse tells him that he was in an accident. The nurse tells Will that he's a hero for catching a terrorist, Jonas. Despite the nurse's protests about his brain activity, Will decides to check himself out.

Lito Edit

At home, Lito and Hernando are watching a scene from Lito's show, and Hernando complains about the actress Lito is with. They kiss, and Daniela compliments them as a couple. Hernando convinces Lito to talk to her.

Riley Edit

Riley walks through an Underground tube and remembers her father playing the piano when she was a child. She comes to a blind man playing the same tune on a keyboard and gives her all of Nyx's money. Riley then throws the drugs from the bag into a garbage can and continues on.

Capheus Edit

In Nairobi, Capheus and Jela have supper at a cafe. Capheus talks about how when he was younger, he wished that he was a zebra because they never went hungry. Jela warns him that he's never seen a tiger, and says that his father told him that with hard work, a person can become whoever they want.

Lito Edit

Lito approaches Daniela but has trouble getting Daniela to understand his anxiousness. Hernando explains that they don't want a live-in beard. Daniela admits that she cheated on her boyfriend, Joaquin Flores, and needs a place to lay low

Will Edit

When Will returns to the precinct house, Stiles congratulates him on capturing Jonas. Will wants to talk to Jonas, but the agent says that Homeland Security has Jonas in lockdown and advises Will to go back to the hospital and get his head checked.

Nomi Edit

At the hospital in San Francisco, the surgical nurse visits Nomi and brings several orderlies along. She insists that Nomi take the pills for her surgery in 24 hours. Nomi refuses and the orderlies advance on her.

Lito Edit

Lito and Daniela go out to eat, and Daniela says that it may take a while to clear things up between her and Joaquin. As for her boyfriend, Daniela says that he and Joaquin had words and she's not sure where her boyfriend ended up. Lito wonders what her family does, and Daniela vaguely says that they're in import and export. Daniela wonders how Lito picked her as his beard, and he admits that Hernando picked her headshot because he liked her eyes. Some paparazzi take photos of them together and Daniela whispers to Lito that it's the best part she's ever had.

Sun Edit

The next morning, Sun is in her office when Jeong calls. She ignores her phone and opens a safe.

Will Edit

In Chicago, Will opens his safe at the precinct house and takes out his collection of clippings on Sara, a 10-year-old who disappeared without a trace.

Sun Edit

Sun takes out a file with the company's financial figures and reads them, crying. She remembers her mother asking her as a child to take care of her brother for her sake.

Will Edit

As a child, Will wakes up when he hears Sara begging him for help. He wakes up and finds her sitting next to his bed. calling to him.

Sun Edit

Sun's assistant comes in and tells her that Jeong is on the line and has threatened to go to the authorities if Sun doesn't take his call. Sun goes to see her father, but his receptionist says that he hasn't returned her calls and she doesn't know where he is. Angry, Sun slams her fist down and shatters the desk top, and then walks away.

Riley Edit

Riley approaches a man, Shugs, leaving a pub. He introduces Riley to his girlfriend Bambie, and Riley says that she needs Shugs' help. He suggests that they start by having a drink.

Kala Edit

Kala arrives for work as her supervisor holds a briefing on counterfeit drugs. Her co-worker wonders why she's there when her wedding is in two days, and they both glance over at Rajan. Rajan looks over and smiles, and sends a text reminding Kala that they're getting married.

Capheus Edit

Jela takes Capheus to a drug dealer, Mr. Fuck Off, to get AIDS medication for Shiro. Fuck Off isn't interested, and Jela "accidentally" drops Capheus' money and takes a call. When Jela claims that they have the wrong address and starts to walk off, Fuck Off insists that he sells the cleanest drugs in Nairobi. The drug dealer jokingly says that it's be cheaper to let Shiro die, and Jela holds Capheus back and then barters Fuck Off down to what Capheus has.

Riley Edit

Riley, Shugs, and Bambie drink and talk about Jacks when Riley claims that her manager threw her out. Shugs figures that Riley deserves better.

Lito Edit

Lito and the crew film another scene at the church. Afterward, the actor talks with the director about how he should know that his co-star's character is going to betray him. As they talk, Lito gets a vision of Riley going up to Shugs' apartment. She hesitates on the doorstep and finds herself on the set, with the director telling her that she has to go through the door. Lito reverts back and the director introduces him to Joaquin, who says that he's a big fan of Lito's show and wants to take them to lunch.

Riley Edit

Riley talks about how she's from Iceland, and how her father was a pianist who practiced at home. When she talks about how many Icelanders try to kill themselves in the spring, Bambie bluntly asks if that's when she tried. Shugs covers for Riley by admitting that he's tried more than once and figures the world is screwed up.

Sun Edit

Sun's car is stuck in traffic and Jeong keeps trying to call her. She finally tosses the phone on the seat, tells the driver she'll walk, and goes ahead on foot.

Lito Edit

In Mexico City, Lito and Joaquin have lunch and Joaquin talks about the proper technique to cut throats. He says that it's a "hobby" and demonstrates on Lito with a dinner knife. Joaquin then says that they both know why he's there, and asks if Daniela is happy with Lito. When Lito claims that she is, Joaquin tells him that he should have just stabbed him in the throat. He pays for his bill, telling Lito that sooner or later, they all have to pay.

Nomi Edit

After the orderlies strap her to the bed, Nomi breaks into tears.

Sun Edit

Sun's trainer tapes her hands and says that he knew she'd be back.

Nomi Edit

Metzger and his surgical team have Nomi brought to the OR and prepare to operate on her brain. The fire alarm goes off and the surgical nurse confirms that someone set a fire in the visitor's room. Metzger puts Nomi under medical quarantine and has the nurse and a guard takes her back to her room. As they go, a half-conscious Nomi remembers Amanita vowing to burn down the hospital to get her out.

Capheus Edit

Capheus pulls over in a bad distract of Nairobi to pick up more passengers. When Jela objects, Capheus reminds him that they need the money. He pulls over to pick up a woman, but members of the Superpower gang cut them off and shoot out a window. The gangers get Capheus and Jela off and order the passengers to hand over their money and valuables. The leader, Githu, finds the pills in Capheus' pants and pistol-whips the driver when he begs him to give the medicine back. The gangers then drive off, leaving Capheus crying in the street.

Will Edit

Will goes to the firing range.

Sun Edit

Sun enters the MMA ring and removes her hood, and her opponent objects to fighting a woman. The referee says that there are no rules about gender, and warns that the fighter forfeits the match if he refuses to fight. He warns the opponent that the smart money is on Sun.

Capheus Edit

Capheus tells Jela that he's going to get the medicine back and tells the passengers to get off. He also tells Jela to get off, reminding him that he has a wife and kids. One older woman insists on going with Capheus to get her husband's ring back, and they drive off.

Sun Edit

The two fighters meet in the ring and Sun casually avoids the first few blows. She then launches a vicious kick, knocking her opponent back.

Capheus Edit

Capheus catches up to the gangers' cars and rams the second car. They swerve off and pull into an open space, and Capheus rams them again.

Sun Edit

Sun takes her opponent down but he bites her leg and they separate.

Capheus Edit

Capheus beats the two gangers in the car with a pipe, but the other gangers pull up.

Will Edit

Will picks up his gun at the firing range and finds himself standing in Nairobi. He picks up a discarded gun, aims, and fires at the approaching truck, shooting out the engine. However, the driver of the second car knocks him down and beats him until he goes down.

Sun Edit

Sun looks down to see Capheus laying in the ring, bloody and bruised. He begs her for help. While Sun is distracted, her opponent renews his attack. She blocks the blow and beats her opponent down.

Capheus Edit

Capheus blocks the next blow and beats his opponent down. He then takes out the other gangers, using the same moves as Sun. Capheus then turns and stares at the gang leader in his truck. Githu vows to fuck him and then drives away. The older woman, who has seen the entire thing, smiles and says that Capheus is Van Damme.

Sun Edit

The referee declares Sun the winner.

Sensate Interactions Edit

  • Experiencing similar emotions, Will and Sun morph into one another as they go through file folders.
  • Lito is shooting a scene for his movie, suddenly feels that a character he is playing is going to be betrayed. Lito and Riley morph into each other's bodies as Lito says this, wherein it is actually Riley who feels like she does not trust Shugs and Bambie. Lito feels her instinct and interprets it for her, but doesn’t seem to realize it at the moment.
  • Will picks up his gun at a firing range and finds himself in Capheus' place, firing at an approaching truck.
  • Sun takes control of Capheus' body as he begs her for help and beats up the Superpower gang members for him.

Memorable QuotesEdit

  • I'll tell you something my father told me. As long as you're determined, and you work hard, you can be anything you want to be. And if there's one person who can be a zebra in this world, it's you, my friend. - Jela, to Capheus
  • The audience doesn't know, the audience is with you. They are you; when you know, they know! - Lito's director regarding his character knowing if he is going to be betrayed.
  • You gotta go through that door. There's nowhere else for you to go. - Lito's director to Riley
  • This is where you belong. You can pretend. You can act the way others want you to act. You can bury your heart. But I know you will always come back. - Sun's trainer
  • Smart money is on the skinny bitch. - Referee, referring to Sun

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