Monday, June 19, 2017

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black (Season Premiere)

Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 1 “The Few Who Dare” (B)

Here we are, arrived sadly at the final season of this extremely unique and appealing show. I’ll admit that I’m not quite clear on where things are at this point and where they’re headed, but I do know that we have Delphine back, which is great, and all of our clones hard at work doing whatever it is they’re doing, mainly trying to stay alive and out of harm’s way from those who would pursue them. Art finally got himself a new partner, one who’s well aware of the existence of the clones and, despite orders not to hurt any of the clones, had no problem threatening his life so that she could compel one of them to answer her questions. Donnie’s decision not to be spotted when Allison got taken was far nobler than it appeared in the moment, though she’s also not in as much danger as he thinks. Sarah is in bad shape and can use all the help she can get right now. Rachel has clearly become an evil mastermind and this season is going to focus on taking her down because she’s worse than all of the others who supervised and monitored the creation of the clones, acting apart from them despite her really being of the same fabric (if I understand correctly, which I’m not 100% sure I do). As long as we’re treated to a good deal of Helena eating and showing up to kick ass when she’s needed most, I think that we and all of the sestras are going to be in pretty good shape.

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