Orphan Black S02E06 – To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings

This week’s episode of Orphan Black continued to up the ante, and still leaves me reeling as to how this show can continue to be amazing week to week, and not falter once…

It was a lot of fun this week to be able to spend more time with Helena (Tatiana Maslany) again this week. And to see her in a social environment, and loosening up with Sarah as well… the song Sugar, Sugar always makes me smile, and now doubly so, because I’ll imagine Helena’s caterwauling every time I hear it now!

Things get interesting for Allison in rehab when she bumps into Vic (Michael Mando), who seems to have gotten a bit of zen and acceptance in his life, but of course, we learn towards the end of the episode, that it might not necessarily be that way…

Wheels within wheels seems to be the modus operandi for this show, as Cosima and Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) test Leekie’s (Matt Frewer) therapy out on the poor clone in hopes that it will reverse her illness, and we learn more and more about the original project.

Sarah discovers the locations of the Swan Man, in the eerily named Cold River, and the institute where he and his wife started their early programs, initially working with the government and the military.


Some of the photos, and hints of things seen are really disturbing, and you have to wonder if the Swan Man, or Ethan Duncan (Andrew Gillies) by name is a bit of  Mengele. Whatever, he is, his discovery by Sarah expands the mythology of the series tenfold.

While Sarah is learning about her past, Helena is worried about her future, and the possibility of children. When the Prolethians, come back into her life, via Gracie (Zoe De Grand Maison), they reveal the fact that they removed some of her eggs, and that even now, they are being fertilized… Helena heads off with them, because she wants to see her babies…  And for the first time, I’m legitimately worried about where she’s going to end up.

Her character arc so far this season has changed her from the Helena we knew last season, and now, while still a little afraid of her, the series has put a more human face on her, so it’ll bother us more when terrible things happen to her, no doubt. Sneaky writers.

Amazingly enough, all the story threads are still being managed wonderfully, I loved the little aside with Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and Art (Kevin Hanchard), and the story despite the level of complexity and conspiracy growing, almost weekly, seems in no danger of toppling under its own weight. And that provides amazing relief for me, as I am loving this series so very much!

What did you think of this week’s episode?

Orphan Black airs Saturdays on Space.


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