Top 50 Orphan Black Episodes (Series Episode Ranking)

by rafaelnogueira-86848 | created - 10 Dec 2017 | updated - 10 Dec 2017 | Public

My ranking of every Orphan Black episode ever made. My ranking of the seasons from best to worst: 4>5>2>3>1

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1. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: To Right the Wrongs of Many (2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Now in labor, Helena is forced to hunker down in the basement of Old Dyad for the delivery. It's a cage match for survival as Sarah and Art struggle to protect her in a desperate last stand against Neolution.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 1,094

2. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Scandal of Altruism (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Seeing that it is the best overall solution yet not perfect by any means, Sarah and Cosima decide with Kendall's OK to set up an agreement with Susan Duncan, which they will not divulge to ... See full summary »

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 1,440

3. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Guillotines Decide (2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Now that Sarah and Mrs. S have Kira back, they need to get her into a safe place. The activity around their house is remarkably quiet which Sarah believes is not a good sign. However, Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Morton | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 860

4. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Certain Agony of the Battlefield (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Paul learns the truth about Coady's plans for Castor and has no choice but to make a dangerous play.

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 1,645

5. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: History Yet to Be Written (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Kendall may be the key to stop Castor; the sisters appear to be thwarting their most dangerous foe.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Ari Millen

Votes: 1,192

6. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths (2016)

TV-14 | 46 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

When communication with Cosima is cut off and Neolution appears to be within striking distance, Sarah's alliance with Rachel goes out the window. Sarah lures a high-level Neolutionist into ... See full summary »

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 991

7. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Gag or Throttle (2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

As Westmoreland demands a more aggressive approach with Kira, and Sarah fights to save her daughter, Rachel discovers a dark secret that makes her question her place within Neolution.

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 837

8. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After the successful abduction of Kira, Sarah prepares to surrender to Rachel and the Dyad Group; but the Clone Club has other ideas as they band together to pull off the ultimate rescue.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,484

9. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: One Fettered Slave (2017)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah, Felix and Kira mourning the death of S coincides with they and the other sisters learning from Sister Irina that Helena has been kidnapped. The sisters' first thought is that she has... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 733

10. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Collapse of Nature (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A flashback to Beth Childs' final investigation, days before her suicide.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,145

11. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2013)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Dr. Leekie offers deals to both Alison and Cosima. Sarah meets Rachel Duncan. Delphine tries to make amends. Alison tries to get her life back together. Helena escapes.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,694

12. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Mitigation of Competition (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

The formal alliance between the sisters on one side Susan/Rachel/Ira on the other side begins in earnest. Cosima has arrived on the island where she and Susan will begin the process of ... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 844

13. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Governed as It Were by Chance (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah survives the car crash, is quickly reunited with Kira and sets off with Cal in his camper. She decides to head back to the city to find out from Mrs. S just what is going on. She also... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,276

14. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Cosima takes a turn for the worse, forcing Sarah to take desperate action - with tragic consequences for those she loves. The Proletheans set their ultimate plan in motion. Alison and Donnie tangle with the law.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,156

15. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Clone Club heads to London to track down the Castor Original, but their enemies follow closely.

Director: Vincenzo Natali | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 967

16. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Human Raw Material (2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A risky cover mission at Brightborn yields several big surprises. The rift between Sarah and Felix grows as she checks up on Adele.

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 841

17. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

When a rehab confidante betrays Alison and threatens to expose the truth about Aynsley's death, she goes into free fall on the eve of Family Day. With Donnie and the kids set to visit, it's all clones on deck to contain the fallout.

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,242

18. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Unconscious Selection (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After Kira's life is threatened, Sarah is on the warpath, but Dr. Leekie makes her think twice about her plans for revenge. Meanwhile, Cosima faces the truth about Delphine, forcing her to choose sides. Now, it's up to Sarah to decide the killer's fate, but the truth about where Sarah came from changes everything.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,482

19. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Nature Under Constraint and Vexed (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Rachel has kidnapped Kira and Mrs. S. While trying to elude Rachel's thugs herself, Sarah has to decide whether to trust Paul as the person who has the best access to Rachel of those she ... See full summary »

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,499

20. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Entangled Bank (2013)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Art and Angela investigate Sarah's life. Alison has an affair with her best friend's husband. Paul ties up a loose end. Helena finds Sarah's weak spot.

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,503

21. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Transgressive Border Crossing (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

After fleeing Iceland, Sarah begins searching for M.K. and uncovers new clues to Beth's breakdown. Scott learns Kendall Malone is hiding something.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 898

22. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Rachel bargains for her freedom with decoding Duncan's Moreau book.

Director: Aaron Morton | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 990

23. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Redesign of Natural Objects (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Siobhan wants vengeance for her mother. Cosima and Susan Duncan try to come together to try to finally find the cure. Neolution continues with their threats causing Alison to be terrified, and Mrs. To question her loyalty to her sestras.

Director: Aaron Morton | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 798

24. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah and Helena have managed to escape from the Castor compound, and arranging with Mrs. S are awaiting Benjamin's arrival in the Mexican desert to retrieve them. However, they are ... See full summary »

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Ari Millen, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 1,019

25. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Variations Under Domestication (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah's hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison's paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth's worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,587

26. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: From Instinct to Rational Control (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

While Cosima examines Leekie's body, Felix and Donnie pose as a couple to learn more about a fertility clinic. Sarah discovers M.K. has her own agenda.

Director: Peter Stebbings | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 810

27. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Manacled Slim Wrists (2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Cosima is forced into an alliance with Susan Duncan when an old enemy returns to the Island. Meanwhile, on the mainland, Krystal stumbles onto a vital clue to the Neolution endgame.

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 699

28. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Conditions of Existence (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Both Sarah and Alison believe that their lovers are actually monitoring them. Vic finds out that Sarah's alive.

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,548

29. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Effects of External Conditions (2013)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

While Sarah tries to track down her mysterious blonde clone, Alison fills in for Sarah on a visit to see her daughter.

Director: Grant Harvey | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,590

30. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Antisocialism of Sex (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah regresses to old habits while struggling to cope with the consequences of her decisions - reconnecting with Beth on a dark night of the soul. Back at the lab, Cosima, haunted by ... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 847

31. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Natural Selection (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah Manning witnesses the death of a woman who looks exactly like her. She decides to escape her dramatic life and take the woman's identity for her own. But converting to a new life is harder than she expected.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 2,206

32. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah and Helena are traveling together to Cold River to find out more about their clone past and specifically the person who Helena refers to as the Swan Man. This trip marks the first ... See full summary »

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,179

33. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Rachel returns home to find Rosen dead, which she takes out on Sarah and Cosima. She also makes Paul an offer he can't refuse, even if he wanted to. In this new position, Paul decides to ... See full summary »

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,207

34. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion (2014)

TV-14 | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

On information from Art, Sarah learns that it is not Rachel who abducted Kira, but rather the Prolethians, the reasons she does not know behind the abduction. However, there is no news ... See full summary »

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,302

35. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Beneath Her Heart (2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

As Clone Club reels from the loss of one of their own, Sarah gnaws at the shackles Rachel has firmly placed around her family. Alison struggles to find her place in the sisterhood.

Director: David Wellington | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 716

36. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Variation Under Nature (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah has reinstated Beth into the detective force just as law enforcement finds Katja Obinger's body.

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,678

37. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Clutch of Greed (2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Dragged home from the Island by Neolution, Sarah refuses to follow Rachel's new regime. Sarah sets a plan in motion to get her and her daughter out of Neolution's reach for good.

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 731

38. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Stigmata of Progress (2016)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

As Sarah scrambles to learn more about her implant, Alison and Donnie take a drastic step to help. Meanwhile, Kira has a disturbing vision.

Director: Ken Girotti | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 819

39. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: The Weight of This Combination (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah pursues the missing Helena who is held in a faraway compound. Sarah must use her wiles - and acting chops - to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters' lives. ... See full summary »

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 1,208

40. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner (2013)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

With Paul missing, Sarah is forced to confront the conspiracy head on. But when Paul learns Sarah has kept essential information from him, the fragile trust between them threatens to shatter. Meanwhile, Cosima grows closer to Delphine and the dangerously fascinating Dr. Leekie.

Director: Brett Sullivan | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,489

41. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Mingling Its Own Nature with It (2014)

TV-14 | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah is able to escape with Kira from the bird watchers and Mrs. S, and now, along with Felix, are on the run with no money. They decide to take refuge at a secluded house where the owner ... See full summary »

Director: T.J. Scott | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 1,254

42. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Scarred by Many Past Frustrations (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah and Helena suffer a strained reunion; the Leda family worries about Sarah's absence.

Director: David Frazee | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 982

43. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Formalized, Complex, and Costly (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Leda and Castor are both on the hunt for original clone DNA. On-the-lam, Mark and Gracie pursue new leads to find the samples that might set them free, while Art and Sarah reunite to track ... See full summary »

Director: John Fawcett | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 983

44. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Ease for Idle Millionaires (2017)

TV-MA | 42 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

While Sarah and Kira spend time at home bonding, Cosima unlocks the island's biggest secret, discovering a link between the village's so-called creature and the science around Kira.

Director: Helen Shaver | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard, Kristian Bruun

Votes: 697

45. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Newer Elements of Our Defense (2015)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

Sarah's fate hangs in the balance as she tries to save her sister.

Director: Chris Grismer | Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Ari Millen

Votes: 969

46. Orphan Black (2013–2017)
Episode: Instinct (2013)

TV-MA | 45 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi