Tuesday, June 9, 2015

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black

Orphan Black: Season 3, Episode 8 “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” (B+)

It’s always a treat to meet a new clone, and though we saw a bit of Krystal via video footage when we found out that she was abducted by two Castor twins. Krystal is very much unlike the other clones, but she’s just as fascinating, talking to Delphine about how she sees her line of work, doing manicures, as a form of healing. It was fun to see Felix come by with a headset and an American accent to steal her wallet, and it’s a shame that she got caught up in this triple-cross which has resulted in Rachel returning to power while everyone else thinks that she’s dead. Delphine playing Cosima while she thought she was playing her is an unfortunate development, mainly because it’s near impossible to trust anyone now given the amount of deception going on recently. On a more positive note, it’s sweet to see Helena and Gracie adjusting to their new circumstances, the unlikely first two employees of the new Bubbles. Donnie’s slap fight with Jason was entertaining but also worrisome, since them fighting over Allison could make her whole operation infinitely messier and less secretive than it needs to be. I was sad to realize that there are only two episodes left in this season, and therefore the hunt for the Castor original does seem like a pressing matter of importance. I’m not sure where that will leave things, but I’m definitely eager to see more of the clones working together to achieve a common goal.

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