Tuesday, May 28, 2013

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black

Orphan Black: Season 1, Episode 9 “Unconscious Selection” (B+)

Another fantastic installment of this show sadly means we’re one step closer to the end of its first season. This episode was not short on bombshells, and it’s impossible to figure out where season two will go given some of things that our characters have just learned. Sarah didn’t decide to trust Art when he approached her to give her one last chance, and he managed to put the pieces together and realize that Beth is actually dead and Sarah is the one posing as her. I thought that he would confront her, but it looks like he’s lost patience with her lies and instead took what he found out straight to his coworkers. Sarah’s discovery that she and Helena were born as twins is extremely important since they may in fact be the originals, which makes Helena’s fate up in the air at this point. There’s something about this DNA that seems to make monitors fall for their subjects, as Delphine admitted to being enchanted by Cosima, who is not interested in giving her a second chance despite the fact that they were both lying to each other. I love that Alison dealt with her intervention by revealing even more destructive things about those sitting around her, and that Felix was there to share her prescriptions and support her efforts to make the lives of those around her miserable rather than her own. I think one of the show’s best couplings is that of Alison and Felix, who initially despised each other and now are almost best of friends.

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