It doesn’t all have to be so grave for the clones of Orphan Black.
On Tuesday, BBC America announced that the show’s panel at San Diego Comic-Con will be hosted by none other than Parks and Recreation star Retta, “treat yo self” expert, purveyor of fine leather goods, and a self-proclaimed “staunch member” of the Clone Club.
Ahh, we made it, Clone Club. After ten jam-packed episodes, some frustrating, some incredibly satisfying, we’ve reached the end of this long, convoluted journey. Were you satisfied? I know I was. Sure, there are mysteries that remain but it could be worse. We could be like Krystal—in the dark with no idea why weird things keep happening to us. Instead, we have some answers: Both Topside and the Castors are being manipulated by the Neolutionists. Drats! We thought they were just a front for the Leda Project but they are still real and still up to no good. Mrs.
Ari Millen’s first trip to the Big Apple wasn’t the typical high school field trip with museums, Central Park excursions, and a Broadway musical. Instead, the Orphan Black star discovered the joys of laser pointers – only the NYPD didn’t find them quite as amusing.
[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you’ve already watched Saturday’s season finale of Orphan Black, “History Yet To Be Written.”]
Woah, Orphan Black way to up the stakes. It’s the penultimate episode of Season 3 and things are getting real in Clone Country. Alliances of the club are being beaten to death in jolly old England, Helena is going all homicidal on the Portugese mafia, even Delphine is threatening an imminent demise for former military-current homeopath Shay in an effort to get her to talk. And the mole!!! Who would have thought that it was Gracie, not Shay, all along, the meek Prolethean willing to trade the kindness of Clone Club for a reunion with her one true love?
[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you’ve already watched Saturday’s episode of Orphan Black, “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow.”]
Orphan Black fans may want to start preparing themselves, because there could be a very real possibility that Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) might not survive another season finale of the BBC America drama.
Cosima has been living on borrowed time since season 1 after coming down with the same respiratory illness that now-dead clones Katja and Jennifer had. After Cosima’s near-death experience in the season 2 finale, it feels increasingly likely that the dreadlocked clone may not make it out of another finale alive.
Yikes! We are no longer in respite mode. Episode 8 made it very clear that the Ledas are up against some powerful enemies, including the government who has planted a mole inside their tightly knit group. And we are hurtling toward the finale as the episode aptly titled: “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” from Eisenhower’s farewell address showed us tonight. This high-stakes game has officially launched into overdrive. We finally got to meet Krystal Goderich, the clone from the season premiere who was almost kidnapped by Rudy and Seth.
[SPOILER ALERT: Read on only if you have already watched Saturday’s “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” episode of Orphan Black.]
There’s no rest for the wicked—literally—as Orphan Black sets the stage for the final two episodes of season three. While last week’s episode was a pleasantly fun respite from the lurking dangers of Project Castor, “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” reminded us exactly how high the stakes are in Clone Club world. And between that conversation with Cosima and Delphine, Felix going undercover, and a brewing connection between Helena and Donnie, it’s not surprising that Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett revealed this was his favorite episode of the season.
The family we create is so often far preferable to the one we are born into. While the title of this week’s Orphan Black is “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” from President Eisenhower’s farewell speech of 1961, this episode was clearly a chance for the sestras in two different countries to come together and realize that the family they have become is anything but a community of fear and hate.
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