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Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion 

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 »


John Fawcett


Graeme Manson (created by), John Fawcett (created by) | 16 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Rachel Duncan / Helena
Dylan Bruce ... Paul Dierden (credit only)
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell
Evelyne Brochu ... Delphine Cormier
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
Matt Frewer ... Dr. Aldous Leekie
Peter Outerbridge ... Henrik Johanssen
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Kristin Booth ... Bonnie Johanssen
Ari Millen ... Mark Rollins
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Gracie Johanssen (as Zoé de Grand'Maison)
Inga Cadranel ... Detective Angela DeAngelis
Julian Richings ... Benjamin Kertland


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 whatsoever about Mrs. S, who she believes must have also been abducted along with Kira, which is only of little concern to her based on what her birth mother told her before her death. Regardless, Sarah decides to trust Art so that he can help her locate Kira. What Sarah discovers in the matter is not quite what she expects, which results in her not knowing who to trust. Art also tries to convince Angela to leave matters alone as he is not prepared to tell her everything that Sarah has told him. The Prolethians are also able to recapture Helena. Cosima tries to convince Leakie that she is not working with Sarah - that Sarah is indeed the enemy - and thus had nothing to do with Sarah infiltrating the event at Dyad using her identity. Cosima runs into a roadblock in taking over the research into her own ... Written by Huggo

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26 April 2014 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Even though episode 1.10 (Orphan Black: Endless Forms Most Beautiful (2013)) was set in December 2012, Aynsley's grave lists her year of death as 2014. See more »


Season 1 finale, two episodes back, (Orphan Black: Endless Forms Most Beautiful, and from which events have been progressing more or less as if no time has passed between seasons 1 and 2, was set in December 2012; here we see Donnie's phone with a message dated 2013, and Aynsley's grave stone shows 2014, the year in which season 2 was broadcast. See more »


Helena: Who are you?
Mark: Family.
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Orphan Black End Credits Theme
Composed by Trevor Yuile
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This episode moves at a cracking pace with plenty of developments
2 December 2018 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

"Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion" must be one of the best titles for an episode of a television series. Brilliant.

And what an episode! The instalment moves at a blistering pace, there are surprises aplenty and more than a few unexpected turns.

Just what when you think you know who you can trust, the rug's pulled from under you. And then replaced. And pulled again.

9 out of 10.

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