An injured Sarah manages to make contact with Felix to tell them about Rachel’s betrayal and then tries to make her way to Cosima while evading potential captors and a mysterious something that lives in the woods. Reunited with Delphine, Cosima learns what she can about the village on the island and its purpose. Kris and Stephanie discuss the Season 5 premiere of Orphan Black, “The Few Who Dare.”
Season 5 Episode Titles
- Season 5 episode titles are coming from a poem by Ella Wheeler Wilcox titled “Protest.”
- We don't think it's much of a stretch to assume this choice is a nod to the current political climate in many countries.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox was a U.S. author and poet. She and her husband were very interested in new thought, spiritualism, and theosophy.
- Wilcox was known for her very positive, optimistic poetry (a good sign for our clones?), but she also seems to have spent a lot of time thinking about the afterlife (a bad sign for our clones?).
Cosima & Delphiiiiiiiiine!
- Once again infiltrating enemy territory, with the risk of drinking the kool-aid
- Stephanie was happy that Cosima got such a meaty plotline in the premiere!
- Their sweet reunion was so short-lived, but Cosima knows a little more about why Delphine disappeared. And there were some smoochies!
- Delphine tells Cosima that the science is real, so of course she wants to stay because Cosima is in it for the science.
- Delphine gives Cosima a breadcrumb about the Afghan girl who has cancer and has come to the island for treatment.
- Evelyne Brochu was listed as a guest star. Does that mean we won't see her much this season?
- Delphine left for Sardinia, an island off the coast of Italy where an unusually large number of people live over the age of 100.
- A self-sustaining, off-the-grid community that's a “decades-long prolongevity study”
- Delphine calls it “the heart of Neolution.”
- Her name is Mud? Really? (For folks unfamiliar with the expression, saying “my name is mud” is slang meaning that you have been socially disgraced or you're unpopular.)
- Why does Revival remind Kris of Carnivàle? Is it because of her recent P.T. Westmoreland theory?
- “We’re all his children here!” – creepy. It's also reminiscent of Henrik Johanssen's Prolethean community from Season 2.
- References to “the fountain,” which is likely the Fountain of Youth, right?
- That “Messenger” guy is such a pain! He's just everywhere all the time!
- Her day continues to be terrible, per ush.
- Survivor Sarah is doing her thing. She had matches, a picture of Kira, a receipt?, a pocket knife, and a tampon in her pockets.
- Who the hell is in the woods with Sarah?
Alison, Donnie & Helena
- Even though she was totally ignoring Felix's practical advice, Alison insisting on going to help bring back Cosima and Sarah was sweet.
- Donnie totally pulled a Mon-El (from Supergirl) – did nothing, then ran away. At least he seemed to feel bad about it.
- (Leave the suitcase, Donnie.)
- Kris doesn't know how to feel about the endangerment of Helena’s babies. Disappointed but not surprised.
Felix & Art
- Poor Art, getting coerced into working with the Neolutionists.
- Kris’s dad, having seen the entire episode, about Art’s new partner, Det. Enger: “I don't trust her.”
- Like Art, Felix did his best to help, contacting Alison and rallying Scott and Hell Wizard, but he was taken in by Mr. Frontenac, who is presumably a Neo but maybe not? He was dressed more like a Prolethean.
- Mr. Frontenac says there are no more factions.
Everyone Was Captured!
- OK, fine, not everyone. But Rachel took in Cosima, Alison, Sarah, and probably Felix.
- Art seemingly wasn't taken in with Alison, but he is under Neolution's thumb.
- Are Mrs. S and Kira in Neolution's custody? Or does the bloody corkscrew indicate that they were able to escape Ferdinand?
- Helena is still free, though she has an abdominal wound and is pregnant.
- Hell Wizard and Scott are trying to reach out to MK.
- Could Ira be helpful? He does know the island. Kinda.
- What is she up to? Of course, we don't trust her, but what are her motives now that she has talked to Westmoreland?
- If she helps Clone Club, it's likely in her best interest, but can she be counted on to at least give Cosima her treatment?
- She reiterates a frequently used expression on Orphan Black: she's “invested”
- What do we think of Rachel’s Effie Trinket moment?
- Rachel is wearing a pocket watch? stopwatch? as a necklace after her meeting with Westmoreland.
- Disemboweled wolf: a nod to Ginger Snaps?
- Reference to Susan Duncan “pulling through”
- What's the symbol on the necklace Mr. Frontenac was wearing?
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