As far as "Escape Clause" is concerned, as lackluster as this episode is i do believe it gave me my favorite one-liner of The TZ thus far delivered by out protagonist Walter.
"Go drown yourself in the tub Ethyl"
In fact all of his insults towards his wife had me chuckle a bit. Other than that... MEH.
I really wish the relationship between man and machine was explored a bit more in "The Lonely . John, I have to agree that being given your own personal asteroid as a "punishment"...... doesn't seem to bad considering the alternative of federal "pound-me-in-the-ass" prisons.
Since i am being crass, if this episode was made by today's standards, the issue of of sex would have been front and center. If a man exiled for years on a lonely asteroid was given an attractive android woman, the first damn thing he would do when the patrol rocket filled with the only humans for millions of miles blasted off into the sky would be to check if his new "playmate" was a "pleasure bot" model.
He sure as hell wouldnt do this........
Which of course leads to...
But somehow we managed to make nice and do
Which ultimately led to
Bring on episode 8 tomorrow and hopefully we have better things to discuss.