Tuesday, May 27, 2014

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black

Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 6 “To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings” (B+)

I’m so astounded and impressed by how this show has managed to completely redefine one of its characters, even giving her a first-time-ever romantic subplot in this episode and allowing her to seem, for once, like a normal human being. After telling Sarah that she was very good with children, saying she didn’t want to be left behind, making dog shadows, and singing along to the radio, she got seduced by a nice guy at the bar where she was sitting with her numerous drinks. I didn’t even recognize Patrick J. Adams from “Suits” as the man flirting with and making out with her. Unfortunately, her bliss couldn’t last forever, and she even agreed to go with Gracie of her own volition. I love that Paul and Mark got into a friendly conversation and made a deal while watching Helena, and that neither got what he wanted because the situation took an unexpected turn. This episode also featured the return of a character I forgot about long ago and didn’t even recognize at first – Vic – who was seemingly back in Allison’s life coincidentally, though that’s never the case in this paranoid universe. Angie’s extracurricular activities are far less productive than Art’s, and I’m greatly enjoying his interactions with Felix. It wasn’t too surprising that Sarah’s search for the scientist who helped to engineer her resulted in her crossing paths with Mrs. S again, who once again knows more than she initially shared. Her conversation with Paul in the car was indicative of the person she really is, and I hope that we’ll see more of that going forward. For now, we’ll have to contend with the news that Dr. Leekie may not be a good guy after all.

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