Orphan Black (2013–2017)
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While Sarah and Kira spend time at home bonding, Cosima unlocks the island's biggest secret, discovering a link between the village's so-called creature and the science around Kira.

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Helen Shaver

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Graeme Manson (created by), John Fawcett (created by) | 13 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Cosima Niehaus / Rachel Duncan
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins (credit only)
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell (credit only)
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix (credit only)
Ari Millen ... Ira Blair
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
Evelyne Brochu ... Delphine Cormier
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Professor Susan Duncan
Stephen McHattie ... P.T. Westmorland
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... The Messenger (as Geza Kovacs)
Jenessa Grant ... Mud
Calwyn Shurgold ... Hell Wizard
Stuart Hughes ... Cooper
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As Mrs. S continues to find out more about Westmorland and Neolutionists with Scott and Hell Wizard doing most of the academic research, Sarah reaches a new agreement with Kira not only as mother and daughter, but concerning the tie to their heritage within Leda. Meanwhile, Cosima continues her leads trying to get information from Aisha as to what she is going through at Camp Revival, and trying to discover who the being in the forest is, she, with its tooth in hand, knowing that it is human despite what Mud or anyone else on the island may say. Cosima may have to work fast with the latter as the creature has killed yet again and the islanders want the matter dealt with before it kills again. And Delphine returns to the island. Cosima and Delphine's relationship continues its emotional course, where Cosima has to decide if she can trust Delphine in her keeping Cosima in the dark about certain issues. One of the issues about which Delphine is a bit more forthcoming is Kira and the fact... Written by Huggo

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Felix does not appear in this episode. See more »

Goofs

Cosima uses a hand-held mechanical pipette (the tan plastic device with a yellow plunger) as part of the DNA extraction from the tooth but does not have a plastic tip on the pipette. See more »

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An atmospheric Cosima-centric episode that clears some things up but continues the slowing of the plot.

I honestly think that they should have actually killed off Delphine. The reveal was obvious and drawn out and until this episode, she didn't really do anything to make her dramatic exit from and return to the series worthwhile. At least in this episode we got to take a deeper dive into her character and spend some time with her. But I've still yet to be convinced that there was any good reason to bring her back. She had some pretty good moments with Cosima in the episode, but it also feels like that arc reached its natural conclusion a couple years ago. And as for the plot, she has had some small role to play, but I could easily see it being tweaked and given to any other character. All in all, I think it would have been more honest, efficient, and clean to just kill her off at the end of season 3.

I'm also somewhat disappointed at the pace this season has moved at. The excellent second episode aside, this season has not felt remotely like the thrilling final season promised, and we're already halfway through the season. There's a lot of ground to cover, and the time to cover it is shrinking rapidly. It is starting to seem that Orphan Black will never be able to top the phenomenal second season, which managed to make every second count and maintain a near-constant level of tension and suspense.

However, despite all of this, I did quite enjoy the episode. It dealt with some interesting ethical questions, developed Cosima's character, and began tying together some of the season's outstanding mysteries. I loved the juxtaposition of the fancy over-the-top dinner (a fantastic sequence) with the hunt for the "bear," and the way that it exposed the irony and hypocrisy in P.T. Westmoreland's words. He too was fantastic in the episode, and I loved seeing more of him than we ever had before. And most of all, I was happy to see the demise of the "bear," as I always found that plot line to be clichéd, unbelievable, cheesy, corny, and unrealistic. He also reminded me of the Thenns from Game of Thrones, so that didn't help.

In summary, the episode had some pretty strong scenes, but also had quite a few things reminding me of some things that are beginning to really bug me about the show overall.


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English

Release Date:

8 July 2017 (USA) See more »

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