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Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method 

Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Rachel bargains for her freedom with decoding Duncan's Moreau book.


Aaron Morton


John Fawcett (created by), Graeme Manson (created by) | 14 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena / Rachel Duncan / Krystal Goderitch
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Ari Millen ... Rudy
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Evelyne Brochu ... Delphine Cormier
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
Ksenia Solo ... Shay Davydov
Justin Chatwin ... Jason Kellerman
Tom McCamus ... Dr. Nealon
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Gracie Johanssen (as Zoé de Grand'Maison)
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Kyra Harper ... Dr. Virginia Coady
Tom Barnett ... David Benchman
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Professor Susan Duncan
Michelle Arvizu ... La Camarera


The clone club have made the decision that Helena and Gracie should now be the responsibility of the Hendrixes, which does not sit well with Donnie. Both Alison and Donnie believe they have to address the issue of Jason, and his romantic interest in Alison, although they take different approaches in dealing with the situation. Cosima continues to have problems in what seems like her love/hate relationship with Delphine, who she no longer trusts. Cosima and Sarah have not divulged to Delphine that Scott has been talking to Rachel about deciphering Duncan's code in the book. Rachel wants to make a deal with Sarah, which involves her, Felix and another sister who Sarah wants to remain outside the fold of knowledge about the clones, while various sides have differing opinions about what to do with and about Rachel. Castor may play a factor in the equation about Duncan's code, which may also affect "Denise's" well being. Written by Huggo

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi


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Justin Chatwin (Jason Kellerman) played Grant/The Ghost in the 2016 Christmas episode of Doctor Who (2005) called Doctor Who: The Return of Doctor Mysterio (2016), starring Peter Capaldi. In the character Scott's apartment (Josh Vokey) a Doctor Who poster can be seen in the background, also featuring Capaldi. See more »


[first lines]
[camera tight on Krystal giving someone a manicure, showing only their hands]
Krystal Goderich: So this guy, he had, like, a wicked scar, which I was into for some reason. It was kind of dark and mysterious, and my relationship with Hector was open, so I thought whatever, like, this guy's hot. Nobody dies.
[camera pans, revealing that Krystal is one of the Leda clones]
Krystal Goderich: I was like so wrong.
[camera pans to reveal Dephine's her customer]
Delphine Cormier: That's terrible.
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Written by Maria Doyle Kennedy
Performed by Maria Doyle Kennedy
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Continues to benefit from half a season of set up.

I wasn't a big fan of the first half of the season; it felt like nothing was happening compared to last season's constant pace. Now, they're reaping the benefits of it. There was so much going on in this episode that it is hard to keep track of.

Rachel agrees to decode the book on the condition that the clone club smuggles her out of the country, as Delphine eyes her up for the kill. So, Sarah and Felix are forced to steal the identity of Krystal Goderitch for Rachel. This lead to the most shocking part of the episode; Felix acting straight! The actor played that so wonderfully.

But, things get crazy when Rudy shows up at Scotty's house for the book. This was a really scary scene. Then, they initiate the plan. This activates a whole series of betrayals, twists, and turns that ramp up the intrigue. In the end, they get a clue where to find the Castor original, and head off to do so.

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6 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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