Wednesday, May 27, 2015

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black

Orphan Black: Season 3, Episode 6 “Certain Agony of the Battlefield” (B+)

This was certainly an intense episode, one that shifts the landscape and changes things dramatically. It’s never been clear what we’re supposed to make of Paul, but this episode emphasized the fact that he has always been a good person caught in a bad situation. The home videos we saw in this episode clearly show that Art wasn’t the only one in love with Beth, a haunting character we barely got to know. Apparently, he has been spying to find something that Virginia was doing wrong, and as soon as he found it, he tried to take charge and imprison, only to be undone by his own superiors. Fortunately, he managed to take out his share as he died, though it may only be infrastructure as Mark and Virginia may well have survived just like Sarah did. Helena eating the talking scorpion was a triumphant victory for Helena’s return to relative sanity, and it was great to see her return to save the day just as Sarah could have been buried by the explosion behind her. Felix was in full revenge mode in this episode, ready to torture Rachel to get answers about Sarah, with Scott hopelessly standing by. It’s wonderful to see Cosima so happy, and Delphine’s return couldn’t have been any more poorly-timed. Alison and Donnie dancing in a pile of money was wholly ridiculous, and while I love the idea of them running a drug front, it’s painfully obvious that Donnie’s stupidity and jealousy are going to doom the entire operation from the start.

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