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 (14 comments total)
Well, that was a real eye opener.
posted by plastic_animals at 7:10 AM on July 23, 2017 [8 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, 2017 [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, 2017

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, 2017 [3 favorites]

Liver deep, ha.

Well, that was some kind of ending. Yikes.
posted by minsies at 12:02 PM on July 23, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017

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, 2017 [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, 2017

Man, that preview for the next episode was hells of cringeworthy.
posted by grumpybear69 at 4:00 PM on July 29, 2017

So what's the situation back on Fantasy Island? The inhabitants rebelled, fake old dude is holed up in his beaux arts mansion and what? Armed stand off? Desertion? Partying down the other end at the home of the late Susan?

Also seems like the end game is naming and shaming the Dyad board and bringing down the corporation but since we don't know them, it's hard to get excited about that. With Kira back, they've blocked Coady. I just want to be sure that Cosina is cured and getting it to the rest of Clone Club.
posted by TWinbrook8 at 7:25 PM on June 18, 2018

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