And just like that Season 3 of Orphan Black came to an end. Sure it aired on Saturday night, sure it’s Tuesday now. The Film Festival I was at kept me busy, but when free time allowed, I was wondering whether or not to watch it right away… I mean now that I have, I have to wait months upon months upon months for season 4. GAH!!!
The themes of the show, not to mention some old enemies are all present in this episode, which wraps up the storylines of the season perfectly, while laying groundwork for next year.
Connecting with family resonates through the entire episode, whether it’s the family we are given, or the family we choose. And it seems that everyone gets a beat to share, to connect, or to help someone connect to someone else.
Revelations are made, and some characters meet their end. I’m assuming if you’re reading this, then you’ve watched the episode by now, I mean it was three days ago…
Rachel (Tatiana Maslany) finds herself in the hands of neolutionists, who apparently are playing the long game, posing as Topside, and have people everywhere, but who those people at the very top are, her jailers it would seem, was a stunning revelation, and what that could mean for the Leda clones…
Siobhan (Maria Doyle Kennedy) brings Kendall (Alison Steadman) to see Scott (Josh Vokey). She’s accompanied by Sarah (also Maslany), Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and eventually Cosima (absolutely Maslany). Watching Sarah, Mrs. S and Kendall all connect with one another, as they open up just enough to let each other in, is really nice.
But things aren’t going smoothly for everyone, when Dr. Coady (Kyra Harper), learns that Sarah has the original, Kendall, she sends Rudy (Ari Millen) after the clone’s weakest flank, in this case the most public flank… Alison (yup, Maslany), who is in the midst of some last-minute campaigning for her election, with Donnie (Kristian Bruun) at her side.
Helena (Maslany!!!!) gets a number of nice moments, and her connection is brilliant, well-earned, and leads to a joyous, and even tender moment, that is played perfectly. She also gets to kick some Castor ass, in a great fight that ends in an unexpected way, but perfectly ties in with the idea of the characters connecting.
Ferdinand (James Frain) proves himself very well in this episode, as he and Sarah come to a deal, in a meeting orchestrated by Delphine (Evelyne Brochu), and then when circumstances force the deal to be changed, he shows which side he’s on.
And speaking of Delphine, she makes good with Shay (Ksenia Solo), has a very nice moment with Cosima towards the episode’s end, and then in the final few minutes of the episode, well… we have a new mystery on our hands, and I’m sure the answer will stun us.
And while we don’t get to see the seestras dance this time, there is a nice, well-earned family and friends dinner held at Bubbles to celebrate their victory, mourn their losses, and cheer Alison’s victory.
But now we know the neolutionists are still out there…