This week, Orphan Black finally reintegrates Alison and Donny’s sitcom with the rest of the plot — sure, that doesn’t seem like major news in the face of Crystal, the latest Leda clone, or that oh-my-god-are-you-serious Ocean’s 11 ending, but it is kind of a big deal. So far this season, Alison and Donny have remained on a suburban island, and if not for the two of them giving us pretty much the best, most insane Orphan Black scene of all time, I’d want to vote them off.
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There is so, so much going on in this week’s Orphan Black. So much much-ness. “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” is not only the most eventful episode of Season 3 thus far, but it’s an important episode which marks a turning point, as sides are chosen and Dr. Virginia Cody’s real aims are finally revealed.
Orphan Black has afforded us some magnanimous moments and GIFs across its three seasons, but tonight’s “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” took the clone dance party up a few notches. Like, hundreds of notches. As of this moment, you are hereby #blessed with every GIF you could ever need of Alison and Donnie Hendrix twerking in their underwear. Oh my, yes.
Reunited and it feels so…well, it should feel good. Sarah and Helena are finally reunited, but not under the best circumstances. This week’s Orphan Black is tighter and more driven than the first four episodes, as “Scarred by Many Frustrations” sees Mrs. S. and Felix taking on a fragile new ward, while Sarah tries to convince Helena (and her scorpion friend, I guess) to help her break out of the Castor base, and Cosima makes a fun new sexy time friend.
Orphan Black kind of has an Ari Millen problem. These Castor clones are dropping dead left and right, and it seems to indicate that Millen isn’t quite up to the challenge of portraying so many different characters like Tatiana Maslany can. “Newer Elements of Our Defense” introduces yet another Castor clone as the literal brains behind the operation, giving Helena a chance to really shine in an episode that otherwise spends too much time spinning its wheels.
That’s the great thing about clones. No matter how many we meet, you know you’ve never really seen the last of them. Hence, no matter what happens to Sarah, Allison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel or the rest, Orphan Black will officially return for Season 4 in 2016.
Well that was kind of predictable, right? This week, Orphan Black made a connection between the Leda and Castor clones that you could sort of see coming, but that didn’t make “Formalized, Complex, and Costly” any less riveting — the real twist, though, came at the end of the hour. That death wasn’t one I saw coming.
Orphan Black Season 3 has almost reached fever pitch in advance of Saturday’s premiere, but who couldn’t use one last cloned trailer? The latest look drops much more than dubstep by showing the spoilerly fate of a major character, plus find out how you can stream Season 1 for free and catch up on Season 2 before Saturday’s premiere!
Orphan Black Season 3 seems the furthest away of every upcoming premiere at only April 18, but the BBC-A breakout drama cloned plenty of new goodies to keep us invested. Meet the “Wolf Pack” and preview the new season with fresh trailers for Season 3 and the full set of photos from Orphan Black’s 2015 episodes!
Not that it needed another, but Orphan Black Season 3 has made a strong selling point of its male clones, each promising as much character diversity as Tatiana Maslany‘s many roles. We’ve seen plenty of footage and teasers, but watch Sarah officially meet her male counterpart in a new clip from the April 18 Orphan Black Season 3 premiere!