Orphan Black: Gag or Throttle
July 23, 2017 1:08 AM - Season 5, Episode 7 - Subscribe

With hours to go before Kira's procedure, Cosima races to expose the truth about P.T., and an unsettling discovery sends Rachel into a tailspin.
posted by Pendragon (17 comments total)
 
Well, that was a real eye opener.
posted by plastic_animals at 7:10 AM on July 23 [9 favorites]


WTF, Alison? That change-up has to pay-off somehow in the story, right?

Are we to assume we're done with Rachel? I have this nagging thought in the back of my head about how many clones are actually going to survive.

Also...That "We can't show you anything" sign-off (instead of previews for next week) was kind of cheap. Still in the editing bay?
posted by Thorzdad at 7:11 AM on July 23 [1 favorite]


The non-preview preview was only on BBC America. I watch on iTunes and they showed a preview, without an interstitial "next week", which was confusing because the tone was so wildly different from the rest of the episode.
posted by plastic_animals at 7:33 AM on July 23


HOLY SHIT
posted by sperose at 7:42 AM on July 23


There was definitely a small preview on the Amazon video version (not sure where it comes from originally). Here's a imgur link to a rot13 of what I saw in the preview on Amazon in case people really don't want to be spoiled: link.
posted by sperose at 7:53 AM on July 23


And I finally have some sympathy for Rachel. Some.
posted by sperose at 8:39 AM on July 23


Scott's reunion with Cosima really worked for me. I'm happy with their relationship. No scenes in Geneva with Felix and Adele doesn't work for me. We didn't need location shoots, come on. Although I guess scenes of Felix scamming Swiss hotties while Adele drinks and clicks a mouse wouldn't attract many viewers. I do wonder what happened to Art's new partner. The infinite regress tablet view when Rachel looked into it made me certain she'd choose Odin's sacrifice for wisdom and boy howdy did she. So now will Clone Club head to Wonderland to pull back the curtain on the Island of Dr. Fauxreau? Or do they draw Westmoreland out somehow? I still have almost no sense of how they're going to end things, and I'm still excited to find out.
posted by cgc373 at 10:01 AM on July 23 [3 favorites]


Liver deep, ha.

Well, that was some kind of ending. Yikes.
posted by minsies at 12:02 PM on July 23


Interesting for Gracie to show-up out of nowhere at the convent where Helena is living. Is she working for Mark, and how the heck did they find Helena?
posted by Thorzdad at 5:27 PM on July 23


It hasn't been made explicit yet but there have been a couple of hints dropped that explain how Gracie found Helena.
posted by plastic_animals at 6:47 PM on July 23


Are there any other Proletheans still out there, or just Gracie? At points this season feels like they felt obligated to tie everything off rather than just let some of the plot lines stay finished.
posted by Kyol at 8:00 AM on July 25


I thought Helena took care of most of the Proletheans, but I don't quite remember how the body count shook out. I guess Mark counts as one?
posted by minsies at 12:57 PM on July 25


Oh, Bonnie's still alive, at least. There were a ton of kids at the farm, too, so I'd assume that maybe a few made it out of there alive. (I don't think they'd be important to the plot at this point.)
posted by minsies at 12:59 PM on July 25


With Helena you can be damn sure ALL the kids made it out of there alive.
posted by Pendragon at 3:24 PM on July 25 [1 favorite]


Poor Ira. If it wasn't clear last episode that he died, this one confirmed it. I sort of don't believe that Coady has the cure for Mark, but I'm hoping she does. It'd be nice for at least one of the Castors to survive.
posted by vibratory manner of working at 1:40 AM on July 26


In 3x4, it appears that a lot of the folks from the burned down fish people's ranch wound up with a Mr. Appleyard (right after the credits of that episode). Definitely some children are seen in that house.
posted by sperose at 5:09 PM on July 26


Man, that preview for the next episode was hells of cringeworthy.
posted by grumpybear69 at 4:00 PM on July 29


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