Black is back!
Thank goodness, because that wait seemed interminable. And it leaps right back into things in this episode penned by Graeme Manson. Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) is desperate to find Kira (Skyler Wexler) and take on whomever abducted her little girl.
Fleeing Mrs. S’s (Maria Doyle Kennedy) home, it’s not long before trouble finds Sarah again, and she has to turn to Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and her fellow clones, Cosima (who’s having some medical issues, and wrestling with the idea of joining Dyad), Allison (who’s dealing with the fact that she let Aynsley (Natalie Lisinska) die) to help her try to get her daughter back.
We get to learn more about pro-clone, Rachel (and watch her go head to head with Sarah – AWESOME!), and things get set up for season 2 pretty quickly.
The opener also makes sure that we get to see and spend time with each of the characters and story threads – it’s a really dense, but completely enthralling episode.
Donnie (Kristian Bruun), Art (Kevin Hanchard), Deangelis (Inga Cadranel), Delphine (Evelyne Brochu), Leekie (Matt Frewer) are all touched upon in this episode, letting us know where they are and positioning them for what’s to come.
There are also tons of those brilliant character moments we’ve come to know and love, Felix simply being Felix. In fact his first scene of the season is brilliant, clones pretending to be other clones, and of course those fantastic character and plot moments that make your jaw just drop.
It’s very apparent that no one has been resting on their laurels between seasons, and everyone is at the top of their game, each actor is note perfect, including some new actors joining the cast.
Our recent interview with Alex Ozerov hinted at his interactions with one of the clones, and seeing him in action in this episode was a lot of fun, he fits in nicely, and it will be interesting to see if he recurs or not.
For those who live in Toronto, the show is equally enjoyable to pick out locations, and I recognized almost all of them this time around, and that just grounds the show in a deeper reality for me. I imagine that I could wander around a corner, and bump into Sarah or Cosima…
The wait between seasons was way too long, but now that it’s back for another ten episodes, I am so ready to see what Sarah and Clone Club get up to this year, what discoveries, betrayals, troubles and terrors await our heroes this year as they fight simply to survive.
I could continue to rave about Tatiana, but any words I use to describe her have already been cited, and still pale next to her talent and abilities, but not just her’s everyone on this show is constantly bringing their A game, and it shows.
This is quality television that continues to be addictive, and entertaining, with great locations, amazing characters, and a fantastic story filled with twists and turns.
I so love this show!
Welcome back Sarah, I missed you.
Orphan Black’s season 2 begins tonight on Space – are you watching?