Clone Club Catch-Up: Orphan Black is Back

Orphan Black season 2 kicked off last weekend! I’ve said before that I’ve been eagerly awaiting this show. BBC America did an adorable little countdown, and I happened to be in a cable-ready location so I could catch the premier! Here’s what went down in “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed.”

After discovering Kira and Mrs. S missing, Sarah runs through the streets distraught, not knowing what to do next. She runs through her phone for help— Felix doesn’t pick up. She enters a diner to get out of the rain and make more calls. Alison and Cosima’s phones are disconnected, but she leaves a message for Paul. Paul rings back, but it’s Rachel on the other end who says she can reunite with Kira if Sarah surrenders. Two men enter the diner— a cowboy and a preacher. They approach Sarah, take her gun, and try to make her leave with them. “I think we’ll let the lady leave on her own,” says the cook who had given soggy Sarah a free cup of tea and now has a shotgun focused on the cowboy. “You sure, Sarah?” asks the preacher, “We’ve come to take you to Kira.” The preacher shoots the cook, the shotgun fires and hits the cowboy, and Sarah is off and running. She boards herself into the bathroom, but the preacher is behind her and she is trapped. She kicks her way out through the bathroom wall. She’s off to find Fee and formulate a plan, which involves getting a new gun from Alison.

Cosima is sick. Delphine is urging her to take the job offer from Dr. Leekie in order to figure out the respiratory illness. She puts Cosima on the list for the big Dyad party that evening. Cosima, however, wants to do her biological research on her own. Unfortunately for her, Delphine steals a vial of her blood and brings in to Leekie.

Alison is looking to turn over a new leaf— no more alcohol, no more “mommy’s little helpers.” She uses her drug hook-up, Ramon, to secure an unregistered gun for Sarah. She’s in a musical… a really bizarre one. Since Ainsley’s death, she’s the lead.

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The supporting cast helps her “clean up after the unfortunate death.” Well, that’s dark!

Art and Angie and tailing Alison in hopes to discover what her connection is to their former colleague Beth and their suspect, Sarah. They catch Sarah on her way to meet Alison and question her about the diner incident. Art wants to check out her story. While Angie goes into the diner, Art and Sarah chat. She spills that they’ve got her daughter, and Art reminds her that she was about to tell him everything. Upon Angie’s return, Art tells her the case doesn’t exist and makes her let Sarah go. “She almost trusts me, Angie.”

Sarah sets a lose plan into action—

She makes a deal with Daniel for her surrender, but gives Alison’s details to create a diversion.

Alison’s pepper spray and rape whistle combo was hilarious. She’s still my favorite clone.

Alison’s pepper spray and rape whistle combo was hilarious. She’s still my favorite clone.

Despite doing a flawless Beth, a woman she had never met before, Sarah does a very poor Cosima impersonation. With the exception of Delpine, it fools people at the Dyad party, and she’s able to sneak in with no problem and confront Rachel.

Rachel reveals she lied and they don’t have Kira. Sarah pulls the gun, but Paul steps in with a gun of his own and tells her to put it down. She does, but not before knocking Rachel out. Paul decides to let her go. Who’s side is he on?

Sarah shows up at Art’s, not knowing anywhere else to go. The time has come to tell him everything. He lets her know that the men in the diner were not Dyad people, but religious zealots— Helena’s people, Proletheans.

That horrifying Helena theme music plays, and we see her bloody footprints track down the hall of a hospital before she collapses. “My sister shot me,” she says before going down.

Thoughts?

  • I wanted Helena to be dead so badly. Based on the preview for next week, doctors are confused as to how she survived a gunshot to the chest too. I really can’t see her ever joining the Clone Club.
  • I don’t trust anybody. I don’t trust Donnie, I don’t trust Paul, and I don’t trust Delphine. I do, however, want to trust Art. I’m glad Sarah is telling him the truth. I think this can only help her.
  • Rachel really seems to be running the show at the Dyad. Even Leekie doesn’t know what she’s up to.  There are just so many questions here.  I can’t see her joining the Clone Club either!

There are a lot of threats, a lot of layers, and of course, so much we don’t know yet. Any theories? What did you guys think of the season two premier?

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2 comments

  1. This episode was so good. Alison was hilarious, Sarah was a badass. Though I myself was really happy when Helena was alive. I like what she adds to the show. So happy this show is back on.

    1. I’m so happy it’s back too! I can’t stand Helena, but she does add something important to the show. It’ll be interesting to see what complications she causes this season.

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