Three Robots is a much-needed palette cleanser after the nihilistic first episode from the season: Sonnie’s Edge. It’s filled to the brim with questions about humanities fate, civilisation as a whole and a mysterious group of cats that appear to be top of the food chain.
Throughout this, I’ll be breaking down everything that you need to know from the episode as well as giving my thoughts on it.
This is full spoilers ahead, so if you haven’t seen the episode yet then I highly recommend that you go give it a watch and come back to this video when you’re in the know.
For everyone else, thanks for clicking this video and let’s dive into Love, Death and Robots: Three Robots.
Three Robots Plot Summary
Three Robots as you might have guessed follows Three Robots as they navigate the landscape of an apocalyptic future where humanity seemingly was wiped out due to nuclear war.
The ground is littered with human skulls, blood pits and skeletal robots that roam the landscape that seems like they were ripped straight out of Sarah Connor’s worst nightmare.
Don’t worry though, this is a pretty clear comedy piece in which we shadow the robots as they try to understand human culture. They try and understand why basketball was so popular which….I still don’t know myself…haha just kidding guys….but not really and eventually they make their way to an abandoned military base, running into a cute cat along the way.
Upon arriving at the military base they find a nuclear warhead and whilst it’s initially implied that humans destroyed themselves the Alexa of the group actually informs us that humans poisoned the water, killed the land and choked the sky.
Of course, this is saying that basically global warming wiped us out and it was infact our own ignorance and disregard for the planet that we live on.
Three Robots: The Big Twist
However, there is another when we discover that it wasn’t war or the environment that wiped us out but rather something far far more evil.
That is, cats!
It turns out after humans genetically engineered the animals to have opposable thumbs, they slowly rose to the prominence of the food chain. Enslaving humanity in the process. These hostile cats just want to be stroked and are willing to destroy those who do not meet their needs which is the predicament that we leave our three robots in.
They want to be petted forever and if that sounds like a fate worse than death then you’d be right.
Sorry, I’m more of a dog man myself.
Anyway, it’s heavily implied that the cats have been searching for others to enslave in order to make sure that they are petted and that the three Robots will now be repurposed for this. It’s a sad way to go but I’m just glad that humanity was ended before it got too bad.
The Robot’s Backgrounds
Unfortunately we never learn where the Robots are actually from. After learning that Xbot 4000 is originally from a games console its a safe assumption to make that the other two are descendants as well. Most likely the female sounding bot is an Alexa and the little bot is a toy.
I really hope Xbox do kinda move over into robots cos man their current console is terrrrrible….don’t at me.
Anyway, Three Robots is a really fun episode that contains phenomenal animation and whilst it didn’t crack my top 5 favourite episodes, it’s certainly up there.
Obviously, I’d love to hear your thoughts on Three Robots and if you enjoyed the episode. If you had fun this video then make sure to give it a thumbs up and check out my ending explained breakdown of Love, Death and Robots: The Witness which will be linked at the end of this video.