Orphan Black, Season 3, Episode 8, “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method”
Written by Graeme Manson and Chris Roberts
Directed by Aaron Morton
Airs Saturdays at 9pm (Et) on BBC America
The events of the past few weeks, particularly Paul blowing up the Castor laboratory and Cosima relapsing, brought the focus of the Clone Club back to Project Leda and Dyad. There was an added ray of hope with Scott’s discovery that Rachel is familiar with the symbols in Duncan’s copy of The Island of Dr. Moreau. This week’s episode sees Sarah try to execute a risky maneuver to try and gain Rachel’s cooperation, while details of another clone are revealed, in a strong episode that introduces some new character dynamics.
It’s interesting to hear Sarah invoke Beth in her desire to get ahead of Castor and Leda. Sarah’s not wrong in her