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From Instinct to Rational Control 

While Cosima examines Leekie's body, Felix and Donnie pose as a couple to learn more about a fertility clinic. Sarah discovers M.K. has her own agenda.


Peter Stebbings


Graeme Manson (created by), John Fawcett (created by) | 12 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena / Rachel Duncan / MK
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell (credit only)
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Ari Millen ... Ira Blair
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
James Frain ... Ferdinand Chevalier
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Professor Susan Duncan
Joel Thomas Hynes ... Dizzy
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Evie Cho
Julian Richings ... Benjamin Kertland
Terra Hazelton Terra Hazelton ... Sarah Stubbs
Cynthia Galant ... Charlotte
Allie MacDonald ... Trina


Although she doesn't trust him, Sarah knows that Ferdinand now is her strongest lead in getting the bot removed in that he knows the one person who can remove it: Susan Duncan. In return, Ferdinand also wants access to Susan as he knows that she has Rachel, who he wants to save. MK is the person who has the skill set to locate Susan. As Sarah will not divulge MK as her source to him and as Sarah does not want to tell MK that Ferdinand is the person that has been helping her, Sarah needs to act as the go-between. Either finding out the identity of the other could have major repercussions, especially concerning MK's past. While out for coffee, Alison is accosted by Trina believing her to be Beth. Trina's accusations lead to Alison needing to follow another path to a fertility clinic to find the link back to Neolutionists. As she knows that one of her sisters has been to the clinic, Alison needs to enlist the help of others to infiltrate the clinic. This includes Felix, who has reemerged... Written by Huggo

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Did You Know?


Although cut from scenes, creator Graeme Manson shared through his blog that "Corncob" which is Ferdinand's (James Frain) Swiss bank account password in this episode, is also Ferdinand and Rachel's (Tatiana Maslany) BDSM safeword. See more »


During the slideshow that MK gives to Ferdinand Chevalier she shows him a picture of a car accident. Ferdinand connects this incidence to the purge in Helsinki, Finland, but on the picture we see newspaper article in dutch about a deadly highway accident near Amsterdam, Holland, involving a mother and her twin daughters. See more »


Ferdinand Chevalier: Hello, Vera Suominen.
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Smash It Up
Written by Dennis Lyxzén, Inge Johansson, Lars Strömberg, Ludwig Dahlberg, and Sara Almgren
Performed by The International Noise Conspiracy
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Another solid episode with drama and comedy in equal measure
6 February 2019 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

There's a wonderful balance between suspenseful drama and light comedy in this episode.

Felix and Donnie pose as a couple to infiltrate the mysterious fertility clinic operation and Alison gives Donnie a helping hand when it comes to inspiration.

Meanwhile, we discover the tragic backstory of MK.

10 out of 10.

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5 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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