Orphan Black: From Instinct To Rational Control
May 5, 2016 3:58 PM - Season 4, Episode 4 - Subscribe

Sarah forms an alliance with a former enemy in hopes of getting to the head of Neolution.
posted by Pendragon (18 comments total)
 
OH DONNIE!
posted by prismatic7 at 4:44 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who's the science now, bitch?! I love Cosima this season, even if she seems to be getting the short end of the stick when it comes to screen time. (When TM was talking about having to handle the gross head during the "closer look" thing, I had to actually remember that she plays Cosima too)
posted by hobgadling at 5:50 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


"He never gave me a raise."
There seems to be a whole lot more dark humor this season. I approve.

Donny and Felix as a couple. Good lord, that was funny. Still, they sure are writing Felix with a huge attitude this season. Methinks, we are seeing him being set-up to betray the Clone Club (or, maybe just one member?)

And, once again, we have Helena off in the wind. Burying her bottle of bebbis was kind of poignant, and weird. So, now the question is when/where she reappear? Will we have a deus ex Helena, saving the day again. Or, will she have her twins under the care of Neolution? Or, in the forest like a wild animal?

I hope we haven't seen the last of MK. Though, with three million in the bank now, she can probably disappear for a good long time.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:01 AM on May 6, 2016 [1 favorite]


Who's the science now, bitch?! I

That was, basically, a giffable moment right?
I kinda hope it was an ad lib,

Still, they sure are writing Felix with a huge attitude this season.

He's always had it, but now, like all the random strangers, he's just tired of being used by Sarah.
Because Sarah is rapidly becoming the worst.

Donny and Felix as a couple. Good lord, that was funny.

Indeed. I loved his *mincing hand* (and the fact he kinda sorta was channelling the guy from Modern Family was extra hilarious. Plus, were those the same underpants? Because, if so: of course Alison would buy that.

Interesting this season we haven't seen many of the clones sharing shots. I'm not surprised, it's got to be taxing on Tatiana and the budgets, and now they have such an amazing extended cast, Scott and Bucky Height et al deserve more screen time.

I love the fact the smarted (this) and the dumbest (Legends of Tomorrow) shows I watch are on the same night. It balances.
posted by Mezentian at 6:30 AM on May 6, 2016


the smarted (this)

Oh, I weep for me.
posted by Mezentian at 8:24 AM on May 6, 2016 [8 favorites]


If they're setting up Felix's healthy boundary-setting to actually be a prelude to betraying the group I'm going to be really mad. Felix has every right to his own family and his own life. I loved that shot of his face when Donnie was trying to act gay. Now that was a giffable moment. Then I continued to love how he called him out.
posted by bleep at 3:25 PM on May 6, 2016 [3 favorites]


Donnie and Allison were so sweet in this episode. From Donnie trying to ask Helena to be sensitive about Allison's infertility (and her emotions in the car!), to their incredibly strange phone sex. They were just adorable and supportive and loving. I'm here for that.
posted by bluloo at 4:19 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


oh. my. god. Air Italia is possibly my favorite scene of this show so far. It really came out of nowhere, even given everything we've known about Alison and Donnie, and I laughed and laaauuughed, and my heart went "aww" because they're just so great.

Poor Ferdinand! He might be a sociopath cleaner with a soft spot for another sociopath, but it's that little soft spot that seems so relatable to me when he's sitting on a bomb doused in gasoline watching his millions disappear.

I'm super excited for next week to learn what this gene editing is doing to Sarah.
posted by numaner at 5:28 PM on May 6, 2016


Oh, and that cut from Donnie splooging in a cup to the shot of the bot polyp... not ok.
posted by bluloo at 6:32 PM on May 6, 2016 [2 favorites]


If they're setting up Felix's healthy boundary-setting to actually be a prelude to betraying the group I'm going to be really mad.

I just can't think of a better reason for the sudden appearance of this supposed bio sister of his, though. I hope I'm wrong, but the character practically screams "interloper destined to tear the team apart" in that tv-trope sort of way.
posted by Thorzdad at 6:36 PM on May 6, 2016


Yeah I mean she is most likely trouble but that doesn't mean he has to contribute to it. Just because he's trying to live his life doesn't have to mean he's therefore going to sell out the group.
posted by bleep at 6:39 PM on May 6, 2016


Not intentionally, no.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:12 PM on May 6, 2016


Won't the bio babies be the cure for Cosima and Charlotte?
posted by CMcG at 7:46 PM on May 6, 2016


In Kira's vision last week, the sestras were setting Sarah on fire because she was "changing." Now we find out in what way Sarah's changing. I wonder what the significance of the rest of the vision is. Some kind of attempted treatment? Are they going to try to burn the thing?

Because Sarah is rapidly becoming the worst.
Is this part of her "changing"? Because yeah, she's awful so far this season! OTOH she has very good reason personally to be panicked. Felix, bless him, offered help as soon as he knew what was going on. Which he would have from the start if Sarah had taken the time to talk to him instead of just ordering him to jump. (Bless Mrs S too, she's got a lot of cats to herd and is so great at getting it done.)
posted by torticat at 10:23 AM on May 7, 2016 [1 favorite]


Am I the only one bugged by MKs accent, because it's just so close to a muddled Helena?
posted by SeanMac at 9:00 AM on May 8, 2016


Scott's bitching about a raise thing seemed weird to me. How long had they been working for Dyad? (Or do science people get raises all the damn time? weeps for my pisspoor salary)

Poor Helena! Her burying the canister was so sad. :(

But I loved Allison's color coded folders with info. That must've been one fast Kinkos!
posted by sperose at 5:42 PM on May 11, 2016


Does anyone think we may eventually get to see karma being a bitch to Susan Duncan — that she may wind up in a position where people can either help her, or let things take their course in the interests of science?
posted by ubiquity at 9:17 AM on May 12, 2016


Allison obviously has "a guy" at Kinkos who she definitely does not slip a 20 and/or free drugs to.
posted by bleep at 10:20 AM on May 12, 2016 [1 favorite]


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