Type
Scripted
Premiered
Nov. 04, 2013
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
FOX TV Network
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Almost Human

The year is 2048. Meet John Kennex, a cop who survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner was killed; his girlfriend left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.


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John Kennex

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John Kennex - "Don’t scan my testicles...ever again".

John Reginald Kennex is a Detective with the Detectives and Investigation division, Delta section of the City. He has a hard-nosed whatever-it-takes personality, and isn't afraid to bend the rules (or break them) if it means putting the "bad guys" behind bars.


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John survived one of the most catastrophic attacks ever made against the police department. After waking up from a 17-month coma, he can’t remember much – except that his partner, Detective Martin Pelham, was killed; his girlfriend, Anna Moore, left him after the attack; and he lost one of his legs and is now outfitted with a highly sophisticated synthetic appendage.

Suffering from depression, mental atrophy, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and the “psychological rejection of his synthetic body part", John returns to work at the behest of longtime ally Captain Sandra Maldonado. By mandate, every cop must partner with a robot. And despite his passionate aversion to androids, John is paired up with a battle-ready MX-43. He abruptly terminates the partnership, however, after the robot discovers incriminating information about him. So technician Rudy Lom introduces John to Dorian, a discontinued android with unexpected emotional responses. Although such responses were deemed flaws, it is in these “flaws” that John relates to Dorian most. After all, John is part-machine now, and Dorian is part-human. John and Dorian’s understanding of each other not only complements them, it connects them.

As he adjusts to working with his new partner, John also must learn to get along with his new colleagues, including the eager and somewhat starstruck Detective Valerie Stahl and the distrustful Detective Richard Paul, who does not welcome John back with open arms.

John Kennex and Sandra Maldonado have a prior personal history. He is the only person in their division who will call her Sandra. There is a considerable amount of mutual respect with them both and while he might not always agree with all her decisions, he does respect her, but will also call her out on decisions he disagrees with. She is like a big sister to John.

Richard Paul is not pleased to see John's return to active duty. Richard had become the Captains go-to-detective in the division while Kennex was on indefinite medical leave. John's return brings out the envy and distrust in their relationship, which is not assisted by the botched raid Case #34P-C91244 led by John which resulted in the deaths of people Richard knew.

John has an 'interesting' and slightly fractious relationship with Rudy. They went through some things prior to John's accident and their interactions are colored with a friendly sparring banter.

John had been involved in a romantic relationship with Anna Moore. When John awoke from his coma, 17 months after the ambush, Anna had disappeared. He discovered that she was the one to set off the parabolic pulse charge that nearly took his life. He had not known of her part in the ambush until he visited the Recollectionist to unearth his memories from the raid. While he had kept a message saved from her from 738 (2 years and 8 days) days prior to his return to work, where Anna was apparently overseas on a holiday and would not be back to see John for another week. He deleted the message after discovering that she was the one to inform inSyndicate of the police raid and had partaken in the ambush.

John Kennex and Valerie Stahl seem to have a mutual respect for one another as they also share love for Bourbon and Soccer.

John Kennex was personally investigating Anna Moore, the ambush and inSyndicate. He had a series of electronic sticky notes up on the glass divider walls in his apartment. The order that Kennex looks at the notes is listed below, as well as the color of the notes.

* Anna gave me something? (yellow)

* inSyndicate strikes Precinct. No Anna. (yellow)

* What is Goshen? (green)

* Find Anna looking through files. She claims looking for photos. (yellow)

* Recollectionist: Anna cluster triggered. Mistake? Maybe not. Begin Membliss. (yellow)

* Anna brings up inSyndicate. I say too much. (blue)

* First trip to Recollectionist. Anna cluster triggered incomplete. (yellow)

* myklon Red. (blue)

* Parisian underground protests. (green)

* Parisian underground protests. (blue)

* Anna disappears, then returns. (green)

* Anna arrives in Rome (blue)

* "Anna Moore" (purple)

* St. Christopher (orange)

* Where's Anna? (yellow)

* Anna disappears, then returns. (blue)

* Keynote at Oxford? (green)

* Investigate Anna. All returns clean. (yellow)

* 032302081405 (yellow)

* Anna brings up inSyndicate. I say too much. (green)

* inSyndicate raid scheduled (blue)

* inSyndicate strikes Precinct. No Anna. (blue)

* inSyndicate Raid. Where is Anna? (orange)

* Assassination of Italian Prime Minister. (purple)

* When did she give me the doll? (green)


Awards, Commendations, Citations
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* Medal for Valor
* Purple Shield
* Police Life-Saving Medal
* Excellent Police Duty
* Marksmanship: Expert


Personnel Notes (For eyes only - Clearance D5 and above)

*** Det. Kennex has served with distinction and high honors in the department. Often characterized as an “unconventional thinker” and “driven” in annual performance evaluations. Led investigation and tactical raid of Case #34P-C91244 last year. Kennex’s team was ambushed. KIA: Tactical squad Bravo One-Seven and Kennex’s partner (Martin Pelham, Det.).

*** Kennex has returned to active duty after an 18-month medical leave. (MedFile #19FFPD, See SubSection: AMPUTATION, See SubSection: COMA) Initial PolPsych eval suggests Kennex may suffer from depression, trauma-onset OCD, PTSD and psychological rejection of his prosthetic limb. (Eval by Tilden, File #TF102-KJ).



Episode Screenshots

01x11 - Disrupt
Season 1, Episode 11
01x02 - Skin
Season 1, Episode 02
01x03 - Are You Receiving?
Season 1, Episode 03
01x10 - Perception
Season 1, Episode 10
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