Orphan Black Season 1 Review “Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner”

Orphan Black is taking me to a dark place that I thought I’d left behind after my freshman year of college – biology (shudder). Between Neolutionists, The Dyad Institute, and transgeneticism, this week’s episode packed a scientific punch. The premise of the show is genetic clones, so it makes sense that we’d have to get down to the "how" sooner or later. We’re still not there, but we’re starting to get clues. Sarah knows now that Paul is her monitor, but doesn’t know what exactly that means. She worries that she still can’t trust him, which leads to her following him to a meeting with Olivier. Along with Felix, Sarah waits in the parking lot, clueless about what is going on inside. Olivier summoned Paul to the meeting to ask him questions about Beth. When he asks for explicit information on their sex life, Paul balks. This is a concrete indication that Paul has feelings for Sarah and is on her side. Having Paul side with Sarah is a good decision. Because there are so many female characters, Paul’s presence adds a helpful spoonful of testosterone to the mix. What’s more, he’s easy on the eyes. READ MORE...

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