When Wisdom of the Crowd episode 4 airs on CBS in just one week’s time, you better be prepared for things to get somewhat topical. Politics are a huge part of our lives these days, and that goes for everything from in the police department to people in their everyday jobs. When something terrible happens everyone tries to attach a political motive to it; often it’s terrible, but it still happens and it only adds to some of the depression.
Here’s where Sophe comes into play within the world of Wisdom of the Crowd — the design here is without that bias and the purpose is simple: Trying to resolve problems via technology. It could be useful in a case, but the undertones around it could lead to plenty of conversation. What will the reaction be to Sophe’s involvement? That is one of many questions to wonder entering this hour.
“User Bias” – The San Francisco P.D. comes to Tanner to get Sophe’s help on a politically charged murder case following a rally in the city, on WISDOM OF THE CROWD, Sunday, Oct. 22 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network.
We would argue that this could be one of the most important episodes of the series to date just because of the ambition that the writers are showing in trying to take on this sort of material. This is a show designed for this current political climate — it never existed in an era where there wasn’t “fake news,” internet conspiracies, and people on both parties constantly hating each other. The issue that it runs into here is that it may struggle when it comes to taking a stand on its own, given that there are likely many Wisdom of the Crowd viewers who are both liberal and conservative. If you do something too bold you run the risk of alienating the audience.
In the end, we’ll see just what happens in this episode, but the title certainly references that while Sophe may not be political the user can still manipulate the results in whatever way that they ultimately see fit. That’s one of the other problems that could need resolution.
One thing we do know moving into episode 4 is that Jeffrey is probably going to need another lead in his efforts to final truth on what happened to Mia. Ryan Booth isn’t so much a suspect anymore.
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