TV Show: Orphan Black
Episode Title: Clutch of Greed
Original Air Date: June 17, 2017
Episode Number: 5×02
Captured by Neolution, Sarah receives a damning ultimatum from Rachel: come into the fold, or lose your family. Her decision causes a clash with Kira who begins exploring her own maturity. Meanwhile, Ferdinand struggles to get a handle on Rachel’s new velvet glove mandate in pursuit of the clones. With Neolutionists and Ferdinand watching their every move, Felix brings an old ally into the mix to help his family get Kira to safety. On the Island, Cosima struggles to comprehend the reality of the Neolution myth made real.
Damn, MK died and I’m pretty gutted about it. We didn’t really know her that well, but from the few times that she was onscreen, she was nothing but helpful towards her fellow sestras. Seeing Ferdinand kill her in such a brutal manner was disturbing and heartbreaking. If only Sarah wasn’t so protective and have this need to save everyone, MK would still be alive. I’m in no way blaming Sarah; it’s just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. How will this affect Sarah, I wonder.
I don’t blame Kira for not wanting to run away AGAIN. Look, I don’t trust Rachel as far as I can throw her, but why don’t Sarah and company try to figure out what Rachel’s endgame really is before hatching a plan to hide and run away from her? It’s honestly getting a bit repetitive and I’m bored of the cat and mouse game. They’re better off working with Rachel for now and cooperating with her and once they have a plan, they can extract their revenge on Rachel, if they still need to once they learn her motives.
Helena stabbing that poor doctor with the big-ass needle was totally uncalled for and was gross as hell. The needle actually went through one cheek, through her tongue, and out the other cheek. Aaack. I’m not sure where Helena and Donnie are planning on going next, but if they keep on trying to avoid the Neos, maybe they’ll be the wild cards in this story if/when Sarah and company need help.
What’s up with Delphine conspiring with Siobhan and why can’t Sarah know? Is this another experiment? Is Delphine really working with Cosima and her sestras or is she working under PT’s commands? When she said that the others can’t know what she was going to tell Siobhan, my mind immediately jumped to the conclusion that this is some kind of experiment.
Well, color me surprised that PT is actually real and really is 170 years old. That is some freaky-ass shit. He looked damn good for his age, too. Everything that he was saying was definitely to keep Cosima interested once she comes up with a cure for her sestras and to have her continue to stay in Revival. Yeah, I don’t trust this guy either.
Other random observations:
– I hope that’s the end we’ll see of Ferdinand because his relationship with Rachel creeps me the fuck out.
– I really liked the contrast with all-black room that Sarah was kept in and with Rachel’s all-white office. Their black and white outfits also didn’t go unnoticed.
– Siobhan and Sarah sassing up a storm with Ferdinand and Rachel’s goons was very funny. Like mother, like daughter.