Orphan Black (2013–2017)
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Sarah's fate hangs in the balance as she tries to save her sister.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Dierden (credit only)
Siobhan Sadler (credit only)
Jason Kellerman
Bonnie Johanssen
Gracie Johanssen (as Zoé de Grand'Maison)
David Fox ...
Jonah Appleyard
Dr. Silva
Diana Salvatore ...


Bonnie has shot Mark and has left him for dead. Sarah is able to find and help him, doing so because she knows that the Castor clones are the Leda clones siblings, and that Mark seemingly is trying to get away from the project. In helping Mark, Sarah hopes to get some information from him about the Castor headquarters and Helena's situation. Also finding out from Mark about the tissue samples that Henrik stole, Sarah wants to find the box that Mark retrieved from Finch to see if there is indeed any useful materials in it. In Bonnie's ambush, she is able to convince Gracie to return home with her. Gracie's sense of comfort at home is short lived. Alison and Donnie's new illicit drug business hits a potential snag when Donnie believes he is being followed by who he thinks is the police. His tail does eventually reveal himself, he who surprises Alison. Cosima follows two research leads, the most immediate being Duncan's book, the notes which she and Scott try to decipher. But she also ... Written by Huggo

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9 May 2015 (USA)  »

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As Sarah leaves the motel room bathroom, her pistol is uncocked. When she spins round to confront Mark, the pistol is cocked. When Mark disarms Sarah and points the pistol back at her, it's uncocked again. See more »


Felix Dawkins: Cosima, this jumper absolutely reeks of pining.
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References Breaking Bad: Ozymandias (2013) See more »


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Getting better, but I'm still not entirely sold on the new season.
19 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

It turns out they didn't kill Mark. That's good, because when I thought they had killed him, it felt like it was purely for shock value. Not only would it have accomplished nothing, but it would have undone everything Sarah has done this season. Luckily, it didn't come to that, so he and Sarah search for the Castor original tissue.

Breaking Bad has been my touchstone to explain the Hendrix story, but this episode, Donnie actually mentions Breaking Bad. The irony is, I thought this episode was actually starting to lean more towards Fargo.

Helena escapes her cell, but ruins her chance of escape when she does something else. Gracie has a miscarriage. Her mother says it was because the lord is angry, but I think it has more to do with the fact that they tried to GROW A BABY IN A FIFTEEN YEAR OLD GIRL. Seriously, these proletheans have got another thing coming.

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