The laws governing androids dictate owners must deactivate unwanted Simulates (SIMS). But since FAYE already pulled the plug on her late husband, she can’t bring herself to do the same to EVAN, his android counterpart – even after she realizes her relationship with him is only prolonging her grief.
Instead of deactivating Evan, Faye sets him up in an apartment to live illegally on his own. While there he meets Casey, a brilliant programmer who helps him become more human in order to win Faye back. Unbeknownst to Evan, his new friend is wanted for questioning by a determined Artificial Intelligence Compliance Enforcement (AICE) agent. Evan has to win over Faye’s heart before they are both discovered, and he loses everything.