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Clone Club Catch-Up: Clutch of Greed

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Okay, a lot of things happened in last weekend’s episode!  We start with Sarah, finally waking up in Rachel‘s clutches.  She speaks with both Alison (and Art, both obviously pretending things are more okay than they are) and Cosima who both seem to indicate that things are different now.

Rachel makes a deal with Sarah saying she can go home with S and Kira if they can study Kira moving forward.  Sarah reluctantly takes said deal, knowing all along she’s going to run.  MK is hiding out at Felix’s loft.  Sarah plans to run with S, Kira, Fe, and MK and never return.  By disguising herself as Rachel, she goes to pick Kira up from school.  Rachel had arranged to pick Kira up for her first medical appointment.  Of course, Ferdinand follows her.

MK declares she’s tired of running and tries not to accompany Sarah & company.  When Sarah goes to get her at Felix’s loft, MK stands firm that she will not run anymore.  MK takes on the Sarah-as-Rachel disguise so Sarah can escape.  When Ferdinand catches up to her, he brutally kills her.  It’s a sad ending for such a cool character, and I can’t help but feel that MK deserved more.  We’ll have to see what becomes of her death.

Kira doesn’t want to run either.  She tells her mother that MK is dead; she can’t feel her anymore.  She wants to stay with Rachel and find out why she’s like this.  S encourages Sarah to listen to her daughter.

Meanwhile, Helena’s doctor is clearly on the side of neolution.  Things start getting dire when they discover one twin healed itself.  Helena escapes the hospital in a gruesome/awesome moment.

Cosima finally meets P.T. Westmoreland and he’s creepier than I’d anticipated.  I’m SO interested in what happens here.

We end with Delphine coming to see S, but Sarah can’t know why she’s there.

I’m hoping the storylines start converging sooner rather than later!  Thoughts?!

Clone Club Catch-Up: The Few Who Dare

In a show that’s already hard to keep track of, the season premiere of the final season of Orphan Black feels disorienting.  You may vaguely remember an island, a violent fight between Sarah & Rachel, and a roughly 170-year-old Westmorland.  That’s about as far as I got.

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So, welcome to Revival, the village of the cherry-picked genetically superior.  Cosima is stranded here, her reunion with Delphine cut short, greeted instead by a girl named Mud.  Sarah painstakingly made her way to Cosima to rescue her, but Cosima’s interest in science keeps her here.  Rachel has found a role with Westmoreland and the village.  She is just as invested as Cosima, she says, as she offers to give her the treatment she fought for.  Charlotte is here too.  Sarah tries to leave, finally, but is captured.

Meanwhile, the Hendrixes and Helene are living the trapping life in the woods.  Art is assigned a new partner, Engers, who knows what he’s up to… neolution has infiltrated the police.  Engers & co. captures Alison, though Donnie makes it away.  Helena comes to his rescue and comes away with an arrow sticking out of her stomach.  I hope her babies are okay!

There’s also Mr. Frontenac, who tells Felix there are no factions anymore.  I’m really not so sure of that, and we have no idea who he is.  All I know is:

  • the Clone Club is better together, and they’re very far apart at this moment
  • Kira is still spooky, and we should finally be getting answers to that

Hopefully next week will feel more familiar!  Thoughts as we start the final season?

June TV

It took 6 months this year, but finally I’ve got a bunch of TV premieres I’m really excited about!  Here’s what I’m looking forward to this month.

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Who else got this little surprise from Dr. Morello?!  image via Netflix

Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Every summer I binge this newest season.  I’m really sad that we won’t have Samira Wiley this season, but the cliffhanger we ended on last year!!  I actually remember where we left off this time.  From what I’ve read so far, the entire season takes place over 3 days as the prison riot unfolds.  I’m not sure how I feel about this, but I do love OITNB and I’m excited to see where they go with this!  We don’t have to wait long!  This will be available for binging June 9th.

Orphan Black (BBC America)

I’ve been waiting for what feel like forever for the final season of Orphan Black.  I started watching this show kind of randomly after a friend made an off-handed recommendation praising Tatiana Maslany.  I have been a loyal fan throughout and I’m dying to see how everything ends!  I actually don’t want it to end, but I’ll be glad to have it back in my life on June 10th!

90 Day Fiancé: Happily Ever After? (TLC)

Wow am I glad I chose to go with PS Vue to keep this channel!  I just love 90 Day Fiancé, but if Happy Ever After? is all I can get, I’ll take it!  Most of my favorites from this show seem to be happily married, and this spinoff deals with the drama.  Of the returning group, I’m particularly excited to see Jorge & Anfisa again.  I’m not a fan of this Danielle and Mohammed drama, though.  Still, I’ll be watching and waiting for this to start on June 25th!

Counting On (TLC)

Seriously, all I watch is guilty-pleasure TLC.  I kind of got sucked into this 19 Kids and Counting spinoff last season because Jinger’s relationship was just so engrossing!  She just seemed so daring by comparison to her sisters and it was interesting to watch.  I guess it’s inherently interesting that she’s the daring one.  Now with 19-year-old Joy’s wedding kicking off the season… I’ll be back for more on June 12th.

Clone Club Season 4 Wrap-Up

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I only saw this poster like 2 weeks ago, and I really love it.

 

As expected, Orphan Black’s finale left us with more questions than answers.  So, what have we learned?

  • Evie Cho was replaceable.
  • Neulution’s founder, Percival Westmoreland, is still alive and kickin’, albeit very old.  He apparently has some sort of “Others” in Lost-esque camp on the Isle of Doctor Moreau and that’s where Delphine is.
  • Rachel is a cut-throat bitch after all.  I so wanted her to join the Clone Club, but even Susan Duncan is all set with her.  How about Susan stitching herself up?
  • Cosima finds the cure, and finds her way into the arms of Delphine once again!
  • Krystal is not buying the clone thing, due to the fact that she believes Sarah looks nothing like her.

I was pretty sad that Alison wasn’t in the episode at all, save for the “extended scene” playing during BBC America’s airing.  I’m dying to know what the deal with Rachel’s eye was– obviously, it’s a message from Westmoreland, but what does he want?  That really is the question, isn’t it?  I’m guessing we’ll learn a lot more about him in season 5, which is sadly the final season.

Thoughts?!

Clone Club Catch-Up: Helena’s Hunt

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Ugh, we’re quickly approaching the end, aren’t we?  Well, before tonight’s finale, let’s go clone by clone:

Sarah has teamed up with Art to investigate BrightBorn.  Two women manage to escape BrightBorn and Sarah and Art want to intercept them to bring the organization down.

Rachel is actually kind of the hero of the episode.  Though she maybe doesn’t exactly play nice with Sarah, she is able to take the incriminating video of Evie Cho and effectively shut down BrightBorn’s gene therapy plan.

Helena has hilariously built herself a hut in the woods and is hunting.  She speaks with Sarah and realizes her sisters need her.  She drops in on Fe and completely freaks out Adele who isn’t buying that Sarah, Alison, and Helena and triplets… from different regions.

Alison might have her husband out on bail, but things aren’t exactly easier for her.  That creepy BrightBorn cheek-implanter man comes calling for her, but Helena is there with her signature assassin music to take him down!  Sistras reunited!

Cosima is on the isle of Doctor Moreau researching with Susan Duncan, reading up on neolution, and hanging out with Charlotte.  Speaking of reunited, HEY WAS THE DELPHINE?

Looks like we’re getting more Krystal tonight, and hopefully some more answers!  But this is Orphan Black… something tells me we’ll only get more questions.  Thoughts?!

Clone Club Catch-Up: Jesus Christ Superstar

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If you’ve been reading my Orphan Black posts for a while, you know Alison is my girl.  While last season she was a TOTAL boss, this season has been so rough for her.  I honestly forget/don’t know how her world keeps on turning.  It does, and we find her in a church rendition of Jesus Christ Superstar with Sarah Stubbs last week.  With Donnie, her support system, in prison and threatened by a rough Neulutionist, she has an even harder job of keeping it together.  It’s nice to see Fe there, laughing in relief along with her once we know Donnie is safe.  It’s nice to know the allegiances between the sisters are as strong as ever.

See, Duko was threatening her to give up Sarah‘s location. Now, I believe in Alison… but I was nervous.  Thankfully the Clone Club was one step ahead.  Sarah, S, and Art trap Duko in the comic book shop and S puts an end to him, for her Ma.

MK is back in the mix.  She is thankful to Sarah for letting her back in.  She is also sick.

A new alliance is formed as well.  With Cosima off to collaborate with Susan Duncan on a new idea– Castor DNA fertilizing Leda egg in order to recreate the genetics of Kendall Malone– and Rachel on her feet again, these former enemies are uniting against Evie Cho.  I can’t WAIT to see Sarah and Rachel work together!  Guys, Rachel is finally joining the Clone Club!

Yo, but what’s up with Rachel’s swan visions?  It’s a very obvious tie to the Leda myth, but what does it mean for the Clone Club?  Thoughts?!

Clone Club Catch-Up: Not the Way

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What was Dizzy’s deal in this episode, anyway?

To be perfectly honest, last week’s episode of Orphan Black was not my favorite.  It was a sort of transitional episode where the Clone Club sort of copes with failure.  Sarah and Cosima are both desperate.

Sarah goes on a major bender, loses control entirely, and nearly follows a vision of Beth right over a bridge.  Cosima doesn’t have as outlandish a reaction, but somehow just as extreme.  She and Scott have nothing to go on research wise.  What they do have is the bot removed from Sarah’s cheek.  Cosima is ready to implant it in herself, feeling her time is almost done.

It’s Fe who comes to the rescue for both of them.  He’s convinced that Sarah is not the person who runs away anymore.  S and Kira may not have believed that, but Fe convinces Sarah of it and she comes home.  Likewise, it’s Fe who calls Cosima just in time to let her know that Krystal saw Delphine alive and there could be hope.

Of course, there’s another clone having a tough time in this episode– our dear Alison.  Donnie is doing his best to help her.  The ending scene is intense, as Donnie, forever a good guy, gets arrested right in the middle of Gemma’s birthday party.  Oh dear, Hendricks family…

Looking forward to some better news tonight!  Thoughts?!