'Raised by Wolves' Episode 6 Preview: The Mithraic are closing in on Mother and her family

While Mother is distracted by her newly discovered feelings, Marcus and Sue are in the perfect position to strike

                            'Raised by Wolves' Episode 6 Preview: The Mithraic are closing in on Mother and her family
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"This strange mimicry of human love. It makes us less safe. Not more." These are the words spoken by Mother (Amanda Collin) to Father (Abubakar Salim) not so long ago, as the androids found themselves learning how to feel while raising a litter of humans with complex emotions of their own. As vigilant as Mother is, her words may prove to be prophetic, as her recently discovered feelings for her creator, Campion Sturges (Cosmo Jarvis), may have her too distracted to keep the Mithraic children being rescued from their kidnapping.

In the last episode, we saw Mother learn about her origins, reawakening lost memories about the man who programmed compassion into her and her first taste of human connection. Her feelings for him might just overwhelm all else, and it's hard to know what effect the simulator machine has had on her, especially as it specifically warned her that it was not meant for androids. Though Mother has, up until now, denied that feelings were things that she and Father (Abubakar Salim) were supposed to feel, she can bury her own no longer and that might be the very thing that makes her vulnerable.

The Mithraic are no longer just looking for her and the kidnapped children. The last episode ended with them getting their first actual glimpse of the children since they were abducted. Marcus (Travis Fimmel) and Sue (Niamh Algar), as the new leaders of the Mithraic, have more than a few tricks up their sleeves. They have both the cunning and the determination to bring their children back from Mother's possessive embrace, and with Mother so distracted by her new feelings, there has never been a better time to strike.

Will Mother learn to handle her complicated emotions in time to foil Mithraic plans? Or will they prove to be the very thing that ends her, Father, and their ill-fated attempt at creating a true atheistic society? The official synopsis for the episode, entitled 'Lost Paradise,' reads: "After rekindling her connection to her creator, Mother (Amanda Collin) finds herself by intense feelings she didn't know she was capable of having, unaware that Marcus (Travis Fimmel), Sue (Niamh Algar) and the Mithraic are closing in on the settlement."

Episode 8 of 'Raised by Wolves' airs on September 23 on HBO Max.

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