Orphan Black (2013–2017)
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The Antisocialism of Sex 

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

Writers:

John Fawcett (created by), Graeme Manson (created by) | 13 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Rachel Duncan / Beth Childs / MK
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Kevin Hanchard ... Detective Art Bell
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Ari Millen ... Ira Blair
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
Rosemary Dunsmore ... Professor Susan Duncan
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
Alison Steadman ... Kendall Malone (credit only)
Peaches ... Peaches
Joel Thomas Hynes ... Dizzy
Gord Rand ... Detective Marty Duko
Jessalyn Wanlim ... Evie Cho
Joe Pingue ... Detective Troy Collier
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Storyline

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 vicious memories and news of Delphine, attempts a dangerous Hail Mary to find a cure. At the Hendrixes, Alison is more determined than ever to create normalcy for her kids. As she forges ahead with a birthday party, Donnie is caught in the Neolution crosshairs.

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 May 2016 (USA) See more »

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Color
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Clone count: 6 (Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Rachel, M.K., Beth). All played by Tatiana Maslany. See more »

Goofs

Felix puts down the tub of teabags next to the mug and kettle before talking to Siobhan and Kira, and it stays there for several shots. In the final shot of his leaving the room, the tub has gone. See more »

Quotes

Beth Childs: What are you doing?
Sarah Manning: I'm trying to buy a train ticket. I want out but I don't even have a credit card.
Beth Childs: Here, use mine.
[Beth briefly holds the card out but snatches it away before Sarah can touch it]
Beth Childs: Oh, wait. You maxed it out already.
Sarah Manning: Ha ha ha.
Beth Childs: It's OK, I didn't need it anymore.
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We Won't Give It Back
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Performed by Lesbians on Ecstasy
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A well-crafted intermediate episode.

This episode was very solid. It was pretty much all about the characters recovering from last week's shocking events. As a result, there isn't a whole lot of advancement of the plot in this episode until the last couple of minutes. In fact, there isn't a whole lot going on in general throughout most of this episode, and yet it is strangely watchable. The characters receive some additional depth, and it is very well structured so that it never becomes boring.

Sarah and Cosima blame themselves for the tragic events of last week, and so they lash out and do reckless things. Siobhan also blames them, which does not help the problem. These scenes comprise the majority of the episode, and serve as excellent character studies. The show has always been set in Toronto, but it's also always been shot so that it could be any urban city. But in this episode, for the first time, we are shown the Toronto skyline. It serves as a wonderful backdrop to a touching scene and confirms that it is canonically in Toronto.

Donnie and Alison host a birthday party for one of their adopted children. This sequence was okay. It showed Alison's way of grieving over last episode and provided some amusement. The very ending of the sequence makes me excited to see the next episode.

The episode does end with a couple of twists. There is one big one that people will be very excited about yet I am neutral towards. There are a couple of small ones that pose questions for future episodes.

This is a perfectly good episode of Orphan Black. It doesn't have much that will knock your socks off, but it provides some solid aftermath to last week's fantastic episode and sets up some gripping plot threads for future episodes.


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