TV Show: Orphan Black
Episode Title: The Few Who Dare
Original Air Date: June 10, 2017
Episode Number: 5×01
As the fifth and final season opens, Sarah is deeply wounded and struggling to stay alive on the Island. Driven deep into its forest by Neolutionists and worse, she strives to make it far enough to rescue Cosima. Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine, but there’s way more going on this Island than Cosima imagined and Delphine can’t give her all the answers she needs. What is clear is that Rachel is now firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, PT Westmorland. Back home, Neolution puts the screws to Alison and Donnie in their hunt for Helena. The sestras couldn’t be further apart when they need most to be together.
And we’re off. It’s the final season of this show which started off blowing everyone’s minds in large part to Tatiana Maslany’s acting and also the twists and turns of the plot, although I have to admit that the story did get a bit too convoluted during the third and fourth seasons. Nevertheless, I’m here to see how this story ends hoping that the sestras have a happy ending and that the villains get their comeuppance. Not sure who’s a villain now because it seems like all Rachel wants to do is find a cure which would help her sestras. It would be interesting if all this fighting is for naught and they really are only after the same thing.
Sarah trudging through the woods to get Cosima only to be told that she prefers to stay to find out what the hell is going on and because she thinks that she could genuinely be a better asset if she learns more about PT Westmorland and what the hell Revival is about. It’s too bad that all that hard work didn’t pay off and to top it all off, she gets tranquilized in the end and hauled back into Rachel’s mansion. Girl just can’t catch a break.
I really hope Helena’s baby is okay. That stick through her stomach did not look good. It was great that she was there to save Donnie’s ass again and I just continue to enjoy their dynamic together and how much they care for each other. I was getting a kick out of their loon calls.
Alison getting kidnapped and taken to Art who’s also held under duress by his new “partner” could be an interesting pair. I wouldn’t be against this team. So who exactly is Matty working for? Did Rachel hire a bunch of new people upon taking over Susan’s position or she just gave out new orders to take in as many clones as possible together with their friends?
Is it possible that the people who took Alison, Art, and Felix are working for someone else? Is there another faction behind this move or they’re all working for Rachel/Neolution? One can never be too sure these days as to who is working for whom.
Delphine going off to Sardinia…for what exactly? And is PT Westmorland really still alive at 170 years old or was Susan and now Rachel just pulling the old Wizard of Oz trick on those gullible Revival citizens? I understand (sort of) what Neolutionists are about, but the way they’re going about it just seems so inhumane. They’re using humans as test subjects and if it doesn’t work out, they see it as an experiment and move on to the next subject. Or are these Revival citizens the survivors who were successfully healed by PT Westmorland’s science and this is why they are so loyal and have no desire to leave the island? I have so many questions.
This is off to a very good start, but I hope that the show starts answering questions in each episode and not wait until the very last episode to do so (I’m looking at you, Pretty Little Liars).