Orphan Black (2013–2017)
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Sarah's fate hangs in the balance as she tries to save her sister.


Chris Grismer


John Fawcett (created by), Graeme Manson (created by) | 13 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Dylan Bruce ... Paul Dierden (credit only)
Ari Millen ... Mark Rollins / Miller / Rudy / Parsons
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler (credit only)
Justin Chatwin ... Jason Kellerman
Kristin Booth ... Bonnie Johanssen
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Gracie Johanssen (as Zoé de Grand'Maison)
David Fox ... Jonah Appleyard
Kyra Harper ... Dr. Virginia Coady
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Kathryn Alexandre ... Alexis
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio ... Dr. Silva
Diana Salvatore Diana Salvatore ... Bobby


Bonnie has shot Mark and has left him for dead. Sarah is able to find and help him, doing so because she knows that the Castor clones are the Leda clones siblings, and that Mark seemingly is trying to get away from the project. In helping Mark, Sarah hopes to get some information from him about the Castor headquarters and Helena's situation. Also finding out from Mark about the tissue samples that Henrik stole, Sarah wants to find the box that Mark retrieved from Finch to see if there is indeed any useful materials in it. In Bonnie's ambush, she is able to convince Gracie to return home with her. Gracie's sense of comfort at home is short lived. Alison and Donnie's new illicit drug business hits a potential snag when Donnie believes he is being followed by who he thinks is the police. His tail does eventually reveal himself, he who surprises Alison. Cosima follows two research leads, the most immediate being Duncan's book, the notes which she and Scott try to decipher. But she also ... Written by Huggo

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Release Date:

9 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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As Sarah leaves the motel room bathroom, the accompanying sound is of her pistol being cocked, but the hammer is shown in the uncocked position when she walks through the door. See more »


Dr. Virginia Coady: You know how this goes. Keep still if you don't want it to hurt.
[she injects a sedative into Helena's arm]
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References Breaking Bad (2008) See more »


Orphan Black End Credits Theme
Written by Trevor Yuile
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Getting better, but I'm still not entirely sold on the new season.

It turns out they didn't kill Mark. That's good, because when I thought they had killed him, it felt like it was purely for shock value. Not only would it have accomplished nothing, but it would have undone everything Sarah has done this season. Luckily, it didn't come to that, so he and Sarah search for the Castor original tissue.

Breaking Bad has been my touchstone to explain the Hendrix story, but this episode, Donnie actually mentions Breaking Bad. The irony is, I thought this episode was actually starting to lean more towards Fargo.

Helena escapes her cell, but ruins her chance of escape when she does something else. Gracie has a miscarriage. Her mother says it was because the lord is angry, but I think it has more to do with the fact that they tried to GROW A BABY IN A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. Seriously, these proletheans have got another thing coming.

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