Orphan Black S02E02 – Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion

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Season 2 continues to rock on Space this evening as we learn who kidnapped Kira (Skyler Wexler) as Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) and the Clone Club find themselves delving deeper and deeper into the threats that seem to be rising on all sides.

Written by Graeme Manson and Karen Walton, this week we get to see some familiar faces from last season, even as we get introduced to some truly nefarious characters this season, including the leader of the Prolethean group that sees the clones, and everything about them as a religious abomination. These charming folks are led by Johanssen (Peter Outerbridge), and he brings a real sense of danger to the series.

Allison is still dealing with her part in Aynsley’s (Natalie Lisinska) death, and also begins to realize that perhaps her nosy neighbor wasn’t her monitor, maybe her suspicions about Donnie (Kristian Bruun) were right all the time!

Cosima, who may be growing more ill, and Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) take the first steps at establishing their lab at Dyad, while Leekie (Matt Frewer) reminds Delphine whose team she’s on.

Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) makes her return in this episode, and we also get to learn a little bit about her history, as well as seeing her kick some ass, though it becomes apparent that she may not be completely trusted by Sarah anymore, especially after Amelia’s (Melanie Nicholls-King) dying warning. With the lab picture from 1977 in hand, Sarah is a whirlwind intent on getting her, Kira and Felix (Jordan Gavaris) out and away from all this once and for all.

But, we know that’s not going to happen.

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As the Proletheans mass on one side, and Rachel and Leekie on the other, not to mention Art (Kevin Hanchard) and Angela (Inga Cadranel) still snooping around the edges of the mystery, things are going to get really bad for Clone Club very soon, and in a series like this, you know someone is going to get caught in the crossfire.

There were, once again, a few jaw-dropping moments (Sarah and Paul (Dylan Bruce) give some folks a nice runaround), especially as this episode raced to its climax, and I have to say, watching this show, I would love to be in the writers’ room to hear how they break down their seasons, and plot each episode. Of course, then I would know all manner of spoilers, and I’m not sure I would enjoy that.

Still, the writing on this series continues to be top-notch, it never talks down to its audience, and it also expects you to pay attention. I love that in a series!

I can’t wait to see how things start working out with the Proletheans, I mean the last scene in the episode featuring Johanssen and his right hand man, Mark (Ari Millen), shows you how cold-blooded and singular in their goals they can be. Putting them up against Rachel and Leekie as they all go after Sarah and company… Can’t wait to see what happens!!!

Sadly, it’s a whole week until a new episode! GAH!! It would be so much easier if all the shows I wanted to watch would send me whole seasons to watch and work through at my own pace instead of this drip-feed!!

It drives me crazy with this show, but that must be because I love the show as much as I do.

Orphan Black airs tonight on Space – what are you watching?

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