A streetwise hustler witnesses the suicide of a girl who looks just like her and falls headlong into a deadly mystery.
So here we go, another discussion post about Orphan Black! This post will be covering episodes 4 – 6 of Series 3. I admit, this post is going to be on the short side as I’ve been busy the last few weeks and haven’t had a proper time to watch through the episode fully and collect my thoughts as well as I want to *gasp* *the shock of it all!* Contains major spoilers, of course! 😉
(gif source; an apt thing to do while watching Orphan Black)
I thought this episode was rather interesting with Sarah and Mark interacting (especially considering their first interaction back in series 2) and another one of those examples of how far Sarah’s gone since the beginning of the whole show. Yes, she’s reaching out to Mark because she needs information about the Castor project and where they’re keeping Helena, but it’s also interesting to see how she assimilates this new information that the Castor clones are their brothers. This episode was also interesting because it felt like we were getting some movement/progress/information about what’s going on and what the Castor clones are up to and how their genetics all fit in.
Gracie’s storyline was really creepy, the way she ended up back with the Proletean community, but it was especially sad how she was cast out afterwards after suffering the miscarriage. On a related note, kudos to the OB crew for this thematic episode airing the day before Mother’s Day because wow, talk about bad mothers all around (?): Johannsen’s wife (can’t bother to remember her name–was it Bobbie?), Dr. Coady…But anyway 😛
Other storylines this evening was all right. Yay for the Felix/Cosima friendship and his attempts to get her to move on from Delphine (I honestly don’t remember the fuzzy sweater Felix was making fun off, I’m going to have to look back). I’m glad there was that phone convo between Alison and Cosima because Alison’s storyline continues to be rather disengaged from the rest of the happenings of the show…though omg I do love that little bit where she meets her ex-boyfriend in the form of Justin Chatwin 😛 Now I’m going to need details on how they were back in high school! Helena’s interaction with the other Castor clone was also pretty interesting to watch and is just such a contrast to what we know about her, not to mention her energy to escape.
The last scene was so harrowing, omg!
Ugh, I should’ve known this would happen but the Sarah/Helena reunion breaks my heart ;_; How will Sarah get out of this now? I looooved her scene with Paul…and then with Helena chiming in as well, haha.
I love the Art/Gracie/Felix storyline, it felt like such a flip from last series when Felix sent Helena to stay with Art. Art and Mrs. S needs to interact more, I love that they were pretty concerned that Sarah hasn’t phoned in or anything and are on to the fact that things are weird right now. I’m kind of scared for Art though, I know he’s such a big help to everyone with his connections but if the military faction gets a whiff that he’s on to them, I don’t think they’ll respond any kinder than the Proleteans from last season…I’m beginning to really warm up to Gracie’s character. I felt bad for her last series (even though she was pretty horrible to Helena), and now that she’s finally on her own she gets hit with this weird, genetic, clone-related STD/whatever it is. This new development is creepy, and I reckon it’ll just get creepier in the next episode.
Again, apologies for the brief and incoherent thoughts of this post but
Not my gifs
I had a feeling someone was going to die in this episode with all of the hype about it but I was NOT expecting it to be Paul. Sarah, yes (which I would’ve rioted if it did happen, she’s my favourite clone), especially after all of those weird dreams/hallucinations/visions, and Art based on him going through files in search for Sarah and whatever the military is up to. But Paul? Yeah, no T__T He was pretty sketchy for a lot of the time–whose side is he on? Why is he doing what he’s doing?–but I never had any doubt that he cared for Sarah and wanted to protect her as much as he could from the larger machinations happening around the clones. It’s heartbreaking to see him go but he went out like a boss.
Other random comments about the episode:
- Felix was so fierce this episode! Omg, that Rachel/Felix scene was heartbreaking
- As was that scene between Sarah and Beth
- Ugh, Delphine, you don’t just say that as Cosima is finally getting over you O_o
- LMAO at the Hendrixes. And aww, Donnie’s jealous
- Helena coming back for Sarah *tears of joy*
Yeah, I’m still reeling from this episode. Maybe I’ll talk more about this episode in the next post, maybe not. Curious to see how the revelations and events from this episode affect the rest of the series…
What did you think of episodes 4 – 6 of Orphan Black? Still recovering? Let’s chat!