Orphan Black (2013–2017)
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The Few Who Dare 

Desperate to get off the island and reunite with her family, a wounded Sarah journeys into the island's interior, only to discover a mysterious village - the beating heart of the Neolution agenda.

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John Fawcett

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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 / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena / Rachel Duncan
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Ari Millen ... Ira Blair
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler (credit only)
Evelyne Brochu ... Delphine Cormier
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
Ron Lea ... Lieutenant Gavin Hardcastle
Jenessa Grant ... Mud
Elyse Levesque ... Detective Maddy Enger
Géza Kovács Géza Kovács ... The Messenger (as Geza Kovacs)
Andrew Moodie ... Simon Frontenac
Cynthia Galant ... Charlotte
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After killing her mother, Rachel is able to abscond with the cure to lead the project. Elsewhere, Ferdinand has kidnapped Mrs. S and Kira, their whereabouts unknown. Sarah, who is still on the island, is injured, but is determined not to leave without Cosima. Sarah, while nursing her injury, has to evade the Neolutionists, who she knows are after her. She also discovers that there is someone, or something else out in the forest that may provide an added threat. Cosima learns from others around her where she is being held, it a "camp" called Revival where Charlotte is also being held. With Delphine also there providing clandestine support, Cosima may have other thoughts as to her situation than Sarah. Alison and Donnie, hiding in the woods with Helena, discover the situation from Felix, they only being told that they should lay low and stay out of sight. They feel somewhat like open targets as they know the Neolutionists are after them while they have no idea as to what is being done ... Written by Huggo

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English | Pushto

Release Date:

10 June 2017 (USA) See more »

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All season 5 titles are quotes from the poem "1695" by Ella Wheeler Wilcox. See more »

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References Jeremiah Johnson (1972) See more »

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A lot of action without much actually happening
10 June 2017 | by Guy2026See all my reviews

Orphan Black is back for one final season, and the premiere is mostly solid but has some faults that will hopefully be resolved as the season progresses. As an episode, it is solid but forgettable, as there is a lot of action and moving around but not many events of actual, lasting significance to the plot. I would have appreciated a little bit less running around in the woods and a little bit more development of the relationships between the many new characters and organizations that showed up out of the blue in the last couple of episodes. The show-runners are holding back any and all information about these people, presumably to hook the viewer until a later date when it will be revealed. The problem is, we have not yet been given any reason to care about who and what they are, so the ploy does not work. One character claims that they hold all the answers, but the first three seasons already gave us almost all the answers, which means that these new story lines can't help but feel tacked on. I sincerely hope that the show proves me wrong by developing the relationships between these groups and tying them in to the history we already know in a natural, seamless way. Until Orphan Black does these things, this will continue to be the weakest string of episodes in the show's history. I have a moderate degree of faith that it will happen, but I hope it's soon.

So did I hate this episode? No. Was I a bit underwhelmed by it? Yeah, that would be fair to say. But, I'm still looking forward to the rest.


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