Orphan Black: Instinct   First Watch 
August 1, 2014 6:40 AM - Season 1, Episode 2 - Subscribe

Sarah must pose as Katja to find a mysterious suitcase. As Sarah delves further into the mystery of her lookalikes, she meets Alison - another lookalike who may provide her with the answers she needs.
posted by mathowie (12 comments total)
My god this show got really good, really fast.

No spoilers for future episodes, but there are so many things happening at once, I have to list them all:

- Still have no idea why "The German" had blood samples of all the clones?
- Soccer mom is a clone, but has another clone in her basement but is somehow at the center and is super paranoid?
- Foster mom knows about the clone program?
- Who the hell is shooting them and why?

I am kind of glad I can catch up on the whole season as fast as I want on Amazon Prime Video, I love how the story is being revealed in very tiny chunks along the way.
posted by mathowie at 9:46 AM on August 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I love this show so much. The way Tatiana Maslany can simultaneously play street urchin Sarah and tight-lipped soccer mom Alison to the point where you totally buy them as two completely different people is amazing. Also, I love the way the characters in this show ACTUALLY TALK TO EACH OTHER; there's been more discussion and shared knowledge by episode 2 of this show than there was in the first two seasons of LOST.
posted by KathrynT at 10:18 AM on August 1, 2014 [4 favorites]

It's been said that the best performance in any given episode of Orphan Black is when Maslany plays one of the clones portraying another of the clones. It is remarkable how subtly distinctive -- for example -- Alison, Sarah, Alison-as-Sarah, and Sarah-as-Alison are.

In a perfect world, Tatiana Maslany would have wound up with the Eliza Dushku role in Dollhouse.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:40 PM on August 1, 2014 [5 favorites]

I still think how disturbing it must have been to see yourself killed twice!! In front of you so fast, Beth and the German. Just a mindf**k of suicide-death.
posted by viggorlijah at 10:30 PM on August 2, 2014 [1 favorite]

I really like this show! I decided to watch this based on the Fanfare posts. Tatiana Maslany is really good!! I hope there is a dutch clone :-)
posted by Pendragon at 2:33 PM on August 3, 2014

In a perfect world, Tatiana Maslany would have wound up with the Eliza Dushku role in Dollhouse.

Remake, as wrong and creepy as that show got, it could have been incredibly topical and fun.

Is there an equivalent to the Bechdel test for clone SF? First production that would pass!
posted by sammyo at 3:21 PM on August 5, 2014

I can't slow down. Yesterday I watched the first season for a THIRD time this week, now together with my parents. They loved the show. It was midnight when we watched the last episode of season 1. Tommorow we start with season 2. I can't wait...
posted by Pendragon at 2:13 AM on August 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Foster mom knows about the clone program?

I didn't pick up on this. Was it hinted at in this episode?
posted by TwoWordReview at 9:20 AM on August 11, 2014 [1 favorite]

Also it's great to see Maria Doyle Kennedy in another great show! Amazed I never knew she grew up in the same part of Dublin as I did.
posted by TwoWordReview at 9:23 AM on August 11, 2014

I didn't pick up on Mrs. S knowing about anything either. I also didn't see any clear statements about a clone program until the preview for the next episode. I mean that's pretty much the only thing I had heard about the show.

The bit with Paul was a little awkward, but then again so was what we had in the first episode.

That being said I'd love to watch more of the Sarah+ and Felix show and am starting the third episode now.
posted by mountmccabe at 9:12 PM on August 11, 2014

German version of These Boots Are Made For Walking. OMG.
posted by We had a deal, Kyle at 10:50 PM on March 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

I wish Sarah would disclose a bit more to Felix - she obviously trusts him with her daughter, but why not trust him with the crazy rabbit hole stuff she just found herself in?
posted by jillithd at 6:49 AM on February 15, 2016

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