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Endless Forms Most Beautiful 

Dr. Leekie offers deals to both Alison and Cosima. Sarah meets Rachel Duncan. Delphine tries to make amends. Alison tries to get her life back together. Helena escapes.

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With the revelation about her special connection to Helena, Sarah wants to make sure Helena understands she is not the original. Sarah is soon arrested however as Art has finally figured out it was Beth who killed herself by jumping in front of the train. Dr. Leekie visits Alison and offers her a deal. He does the same with Cosima who has just arrived in town. Sarah meets another version of herself, Rachel Duncan, who offers to explain all if only she signs an agreement. The three orphans agree to do what is best for each of them individually. Alison just wants her life back and seizes an opportunity to take revenge on the person she thinks is her watcher. Cosima and Delphine mend fences but find something startling. Sarah returns home only to find something very wrong. Written by garykmcd

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The title is a quote from the final chapter of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" (1859), which ends, "There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being, evolved." It is also the title of a 2005 book about evolutionary developmental biology, a topic featured on the show. See more »

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Casima discovered that they have been patented. Even if this was possible, the patent would end after 15 years like all patents in biology/chemistry. Since they are all over 15 years old, they are also patent free. See more »

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[first lines]
Sarah Manning: [Sarah prepares to introduce Amelia to Helena] Ready?
Amelia: Yes. I carried you both. I need to see her.
Mrs. S: I don't think that nine months of gestation entitles her to risk us all.
Sarah Manning: Hey, look, Helena's my twin sister. She has a right to know.
Mrs. S: Because you shared a womb? Helena. Is. Dangerous.
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Blame Fiction
Written by John Raham and The Belle Game Band
Performed by The Belle Game Band
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Plot twists and character deaths make a top notch finale.
24 June 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Where to begin? I suppose at the beginning. Right at the start of the episode, the police raid Mrs. S' house, arresting Sarah. However, the organization behind the cloning gets Sarah out, and brings her to a meeting with another clone. She tries to make a deal with Sarah. Throughout the episode, doctor Leke also tries to strike a bargain with the clones. This is the catalyst for one of the twists towards the end of the episode. Delphine reconciles with Cosima, and the two investigate the DNA. The police talk to Vic, who leads them to Alison, showing them that there is definitely something very strange going on. Speaking of Alison, she had a scene straight out of Breaking Bad. It was really very brutal, made even more so by a twist. The war between Helena and Sarah reaches a brutal conclusion. The very final twist leaves us on a cliffhanger. Very strong finale, look forward to season 2.


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