Thursday, July 27, 2017

What I’m Watching: Orphan Black

Orphan Black: Season 5, Episode 6 “Manacled Slim Wrists” (B+)

Now we’re getting somewhere. This has an impactful episode on a number of fronts, with developments moving the plotline forward considerably. It was fun to open the episode with Krystal, who I’d say is probably this show’s most entertaining clone, even more so than Helena and all her insatiable hunger. The show seemed like it was going fine until Krystal’s friend was horrified to find her hair coming out, and of course she’d come to Art and Scott because they thought that they were being poisoned by big cosmetics. It turns out that she wasn’t all that far off, and even though her style was so different from how Sarah would have done it and was about to, it actually worked out okay. I also like that she had her friend distract Scott by flirting with him and then they managed to come up with a productive conclusion without much realization that Krystal had left. Cosima managed to get the message out about Westmoreland’s deception to the people in the camp, though it was a close call since they nearly jumped her and took out their anger towards him on her, unaware that she’s been the bastion of resistance against him. Susan and Ira tried to make their move against Virginia and Westmoreland, but unfortunately it seems that, even though public opinion has turned, they didn’t manage to have such success. At least Kira is great at faking being sick, even if that didn’t manage to fool Rachel for long.

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