Orphan Black S01E05 – Conditions of Existence

Oh what a tangled web!

I finally got a chance to catch up on last week’s Orphan Black (sometimes there are just not enough hours in the day!) and this show gets better and better each episode! I’m so glad they are coming back for a second season!

This episode marks the halfway point of the season, and nothing like making things even tougher for Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and all of her other selves!

Both Sarah and Allison begin to suspect their significant others of ulterior motives and spying, especially after Sarah has a night-time abduction which sees her strapped down in a laboratory and examined. What could have been passed off as a dream or memory is confirmed as a reality when Sarah spits up part of an electrode she swallowed.

This puts suspicion directly on Paul (Dylan Bruce), he may not know what is going on, but he’s complicit in it.

Allison, meanwhile, is going all out, investigating her house, checking everywhere for evidence that her husband, Donnie (Kristian Bruun)  is somehow monitoring her. He goes so far as to replant some previously discovered porn to keep secrets safe.

?????????????????It seems both men may be involved some how, especially Paul, overseen by the newly introduced and rather mysterious Olivier (David Richmond-Peck), who asks after Beth. Paul waves off any concern, but is that because he’s falling for Sarah’s version of Beth, or does he have some other game plan?

Things get even more complicated when Vic (Michael Mando) sees Allison, and consequently learns Sarah is still alive, storming into Felix’s (Jordan Gavaris) to find Sarah there, and demanding the money for the missing coke from episode 1.

The hits just keep on coming!!!

Sarah learns Paul has been following her and has pics of her with her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) which leads right into the climax of the episode as Paul and Sarah confront one another about who each of them really is!


beimageWe get a brief glance of Helena being tended to after her encounter with Sarah in the previous episode, but she’s sadly missing from the rest of it. Not that there wasn’t enough to keep the mind reeling and engaged!

Tatiana continues to wow and impress with every scene, she brings each of the clones to life in a unique way, and it was fun this week to see her Kasima have a bit of a flirt with the lovely Delphine (Evelyne Brochu).

The show continues to wow, proving itself to be one of the smartest and provoking programs currently on the air, and it makes me giddily happy to know it was filmed here in Toronto, and features the work of friends of mine.

Now that I know a Season 2 is coming, I am settling in for the long haul on this one, because I cannot wait to see what they have for us next!!

Orphan Black airs Saturdays on Space! (Which means I should have another review up in a couple of days or two!!!)

What do you think of the show?


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