Black is Back: Weekly Recaps of “Orphan Black” by Janna Jeffrey

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Orphan Black is the critically acclaimed science fiction series from BBC America featuring human clones, with a focus on Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) who assumes the identity of one of her clones, Elizabeth Childs after witnessing Childs’ suicide. Its first two seasons garnered rave reviews, and its third season which debuted this past April, airs Saturday nights at 9/8c on BBC America and SPACE. Our writer, Janna Jeffrey, recaps every episode of the third season here on The Hudsucker.

Read our exclusive Season 3 interviews with Kevin Hanchard, Ari Millen, and Kristian Bruun.

April 19 – The Weight of this Combinationorphan-black-season-3-premiere-1600Orphan Black is always a thrill ride, and the eagerly awaited premiere of Season 3 is no exception. The show picks up practically right where the Season 2 finale ended, and our favorite clones are left to deal with all the remnants… CONTINUE READING…

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April 26 – Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis: We’re reminded that the facial scarred, Mohawk-sporting clone that was kept trapped in Marian Bowles’ basement has escaped, and then we dive right into the story. CONTINUE READING…

OB3_EP303_D11_OCT28_SW_0165May 3 – Formalized, Complex, & Costly: In the previous episode of Orphan Black, we saw Kira being sent away to keep her safe, one Castor clone killing another, Helena being treated invasively, and a nice heap of double clone sexual assault. CONTINUE READING…

2tEDnTMMay 10 – Newer Elements of Our Defense: In the previous episode, we followed Art and Sarah on their search for Mark, watched Mark try and track down stolen Castor tissue samples, and learned that the Castor and Leda clones are biological siblings. CONTINUE READING…

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May 17 – Scarred by Many Past Frustrations: Last episode, the Castor clones got their hands on some of their original DNA—and they got their hands on Sarah, too. This episode opens not long after that: we’re in the Castor compound, with Helena cuffed and beaten in her cell. CONTINUE READING…

1HOiJpIMay 24 – Certain Agony of the Battlefield: All right, Clone Club, I’m just going to lay this out for you right now: this episode was awesome. I am hyped! I’m practically buzzing just typing this recap out. We know where we left off last episode, with Helena’s escape from the Castor camp… CONTINUE READING…

Alison (TATIANA MASLANY)May 31 – Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate: With last week’s episode of Orphan Black being a wildly intense ride, the creators of the show have mentioned their desire to put together a lighter episode for Episode 7 of this season. CONTINUE READING…

Cosima (TATIANA MASLANY) and Delphine (EVELYNE BROCHU)June 7 – Ruthless in Purpose and Insidious in Method: In last week’s episode of Orphan Black, Alison bought her mother’s store, Donnie almost had his nose chopped off, Sarah and Helena were on their way home, and Cosima had a health scare. CONTINUE READING…

June 14 – Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow: Last week on Orphan Black, we were introduced to a new Leda clone, Helena moved in with Donnie and Alison to help with their business, and Rachel decoded some of Professor Duncan’s notes about the original genome. CONTINUE READING…

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