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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 »

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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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6 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


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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The plot threads continue to intertwine in a most satisfying manner
30 January 2019 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Ruthless" is a great episode containing the customary twists and turns that we've come to expect and love from this series.

The opening scene introduces to the lovely Krystal Goderitch, the show's latest Orphan. She's a genuinely delightful character and it will be interesting to follow her arc.

Rachel continues to be an intriguing and threatening presence, even when wheelchair bound.

I'm genuinely excited to see where the series goes next.

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