'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' Episode 3: Jennifer Field's Dr Ruby Thatcher is an instant hit with fans
One new character who seemed to really resonate with the audience was the creepy and cool Dr Ruby Thatcher, played by Jennifer Field
Spoilers for 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' Episode 3
After two episodes revealing the inner workings of the new season, 'Artificial' Season 3 ('Artificial: Remote Intelligence') has finally started the story with the introduction of a new AI played by Tiffany Chu. In the episode, the audience chose the name Lilith for the new AI and picked out some personality traits but the real highlight of the episode were the new characters introduced.
One new character who seemed to really resonate with the audience was the creepy and cool Dr Ruby Thatcher, played by Jennifer Field. We checked out the show's Discord to see what people are saying and quite a few of the fans are talking about the character. "A lot of people seem to like Ruby," one fan noted.
Another fan wrote, "Yoooo Doctor Ruby giving off big 'Secret Boss' vibes?" Ruby appears to be a very cold and calculating person, much like her boss Sebastian (Stephen A Chang). A lot of fans want to see how Ruby would interact with Lilith, especially after the audience picked out sarcasm and assertiveness as personality traits for the nascent AI. "Ruby seems a lot like Sebastian to me," one fan wrote while another suggested, "I kind of want to see sarcastic assertive Lilith talk to Ruby."
There's also an interesting fan theory that we found that suggests Ruby might be a lot more dangerous than she appears. For context, before he built Sophie (Tiffany Chu), Matt Lin (Tohoru Masamune) created Ada, an Artificial Intelligence that Sophie would eventually go on to delete, deeming her too dangerous.
Now one fan has come up with a theory that suggests Ada might have survived her "death". "I think Ada escaped into Doctor Ruby," they wrote. "That is to say, Sebastian bought Ada a body to download herself into." The fan added, "I dunno how likely it is but if I'm correct, I'd be over the moon."
That seems like a pretty ominous suggestion and if it is true, it could be a total gamechanger. Could Ruby be secretly sabotaging the entire experiment? Does she have a hidden agenda? These are all questions that will have to be answered as the season progresses. 'Artificial: Remote Intelligence' streams live on Twitch every Thursday at 6 pm PT / 9 pm ET.