Innobotics Corporation is looking for their next big commercial product and executive Charlie Bouton proposes an android nanny he's dubbed Mary 25. The new robot is a variation on the Valerie 23 (see The Outer Limits: Valerie 23 (1995)) a sex companion that was discontinued after it developed feelings for its owner. The earlier model was a disaster for the company but Bouton is so confident that the Mary 25 will function as programmed that he offers to take it home to care for his own children. He doesn't discuss it with his wife Teryl beforehand however and when she shuts him out, he turns to Mary for sexual gratification. Mary's primary program is to protect the children from harm but a literal translation of that directive nearly results in tragedy. When Charlie's employee Melburn Ross learns that Charlie is mistreating Teryl he rearranges Mary's programming. Nothing is straightforward however. Written by
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Several shows contain plot threads that link them together. For example, the "Innobotics arc" - the story of lifelike androids created by the Innobotics Corporation - runs through these shows: Valerie 23, Mary 25, The Hunt, In Our Own Image, and Resurrection. See more