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The Collapse of Nature 

A flashback to Beth Childs' final investigation, days before her suicide.


John Fawcett


John Fawcett (created by), Graeme Manson (created by) | 10 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Beth Childs / MK
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Dylan Bruce ... Paul Dierden
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix (credit only)
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler (credit only)
Matt Frewer ... Dr. Aldous Leekie
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
David Richmond-Peck ... Olivier Duval
Sarain Boylan ... Astrid
Inga Cadranel ... Detective Angela DeAngelis
Ron Lea ... Lieutenant Gavin Hardcastle
Ian Matthews ... Frank
Miranda Edwards ... Roxie
Allie MacDonald ... Trina


A flashback into the last several days in Beth's life acts as an extended prologue to the current day goings-on of the sisters. Beth has a source who she has not mentioned to anyone, including Art, which leads her and Art to their next case, what Art sees as just the homicide of a man named Edward Capra, but which Beth knows is part of what her source tells her is about the Neolutionists, who are all around her according to the source. As such, the source tells her not to trust anyone, even those closest to her. Two issues of interest concerning Capra are a square piece of his right cheek which has been removed, and reconstruction of his sex organ into two. Beth has to figure out how these two items relate to the Neolutionists. Beth has also just started managing the fund for her, Alison and Cosima, bankrolled by Alison for them to live while Beth largely shoulders the legwork on figuring out what is going on with them. She is dealing with all the stress in her life, which includes a ... Written by Huggo

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Urinalysis drug testing is much more strictly monitored than just peeing in a cup and handing it to someone. In addition to chain of custody, one monitors the temperature of the sample to ensure that it's body temp to prevent using a fake sample, which is what Beth (Tatiana Maslany) did. See more »


Beth Childs: [on her mobile] Is everything else OK?
Cosima Niehaus: Not really, you ever heard the one about the lesbian and the U-Haul?
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Prelude, Op. 28: No. 15, Raindrops
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Stanislav Bunin
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The final days of Beth Childs
3 February 2019 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

The first episode of Season 4 is a surprising flashback to the final days of Beth Childs. This is a genuine delight as we're reacquainted with characters who we never imagined would reappear. In addition, we revisit some old locations.

This is an imaginative way to kick off the fourth season. Now a Netflix production, the quality of the show seems a notch higher.

10 out of 10.

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14 April 2016 (USA) See more »

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