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Lister (Craig Charles), the last human alive, cruising the galaxy in his
giant spaceship Red Dwarf, tries to teach his android Kryten (Robert
Llewellyn) to lie & deceive in order to become an independent being
- with little success. When Kryten later goes asteroid-hoppping via
shuttle with annoying hologram Rimmer (Chris Barrie) & picks up a
distress call when doing so, he decides to rebel against Rimmer's
decision to ignore it, & aboard the ship that called for help he
finds Camille (Judy Pascoe, Robert Llewellyn's real life companion), a female android similar to himself & falls in love
with her. Problem is, everyone else on the ship - Rimmer, Lister &
Cat (Danny John-Jules) - falls in love with her, too, seeing in her his
ideal mate, Rimmer an uptight female hologram with an interest ionn
telegraph poles, Lister a slobby feelgood girl & Cat ... himself.
Soon it turns out Camille is a pleasure girl, a being programmed to
exactly fulfill each person's wishes. When she shows her true appearance
- that of an ugly green blob - everyone's enthusiasm wears off somewhat,
except for Kryten, who has felt love for the first time, & he
decides to stick with her, soon having a beautiful relationship - that
is until her fiancé Hugo, another green blob - comes to take her back.
Out of nobility, Kryten decides to step down & let her leave with
Hugo, quoting the famous parting lines from Casablanca, the movie that
Lister used to teach him to lie with - & he's feeling rotten, of
As usual, the gags of this episode are somewhat
hit-or-miss, however the concept that a robot needs to learn how to lie
& deceive in order to become human is somewhat endearing ( &
better than the usual - American - "... I only cannot understand
this sentiment called love").