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Orphan Black Post-Game: Variation Under Nature

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Orphan BlackPreface: Last week I flubbed up and put the location of the show in Britain instead of Toronto. Or rather, my clone made the error. Our apologies.

When we last left Orphan Black’s Sarah, her world was upended when the dread-headed Cosima was revealed. I hope this series continues its cliffhanger endings that continue through the following episode’s beginning; it just makes good dramatic sense. Not a lot of tact behind bitch soccer mom Allison’s admission to Sarah that they are clones, being killed off, presumably, by their mad scientist creator. But tact is best saved for non-clone-related conversations. Cosima says it best by saying they’re “related by nature, not by nurture.” Something tells me that was the line that immediately preceded this show’s conception.

So Allison and Cosima were working with cop Beth, using each of their assets to their advantage. Cosima is a PhD student in Minnesota, so she’s the “smart one.” As a cop, Beth had access to things the others didn’t, so she was the “information one.” And though it isn’t made clear immediately, Allison speaks privately with Sarah, allowing her into their trusted circle, and Allison confesses it’s actually her $75,000 that was in Beth’s account, and currently in Art’s possession. Allison understands that Sarah is a bit of a loose end and knows she might just take the money and run, but hopes the never-ending threat of the clone killer will keep her straight. Anyway, that makes Allison the “rich one.”

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Orphan Black Post-Game: Instinct

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Instinct

Last week, BBC America’s dramatic thriller Orphan Black premiered in full, throwing everything at viewers, from suicide by train to mysterious clones of differing nationalities to mourning drug dealers, and had it all draped beneath a mysterious veil of sex and black comedy. Looking back, the intrigue and excitement rallied high throughout, but there wasn’t necessarily loads of substance behind the flash and the flashed derrieres. A troubled woman, Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), unwittingly assumes the life of a police officer that looks just like her, an American named Beth, so that she can assume parental duties for a daughter she’d previously abandoned. It’s a plot with a lot of places to go, and it seems as if it’ll get to all of them in the next nine episodes. The premiere ended on a high note, with Katja, a German version of Sarah, popping up in the backseat of her car, only to immediately get shot. Through the head! And then Sarah’s phone rings! Mystery!

Luckily, “Instinct” picks up immediately where the first episode left off, and Sarah’s mysterious phone caller, who thinks she’s talking with Beth (the woman who jumped in front of the train), reveals that someone is killing the clones – when they aren’t killing themselves, apparently. Since there’s no reason for us to dance circles around the plot like the show does to reveal things to Sarah and the audience, let’s just lay it all out there.

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Orphan Black Preview: Check Out The First Three Minutes Of BBC America’s Clone Thriller

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How would you react if you were walking down the street and encountered an exact replica of yourself? That’s the exact scenario in BBC America’s new conspiracy thriller Orphan Black. Below you can check out the first three minutes of the series, which premieres Saturday, March 30th as part of “Supernatural Saturday.”

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Orphan Black Featurette Introduces BBC America’s New Sci-fi Clone Thriller

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Doctor Who will return with new episodes on March 30th, but the Doctor isn’t the only one bringing sci-fi adventures to BBC America at the end of the month. The long-running British science fiction series will have a new cloning thriller clinging to its coattails, and hopefully it’ll live up to that pairing. Now the BBC has released a new behind-the-scenes look at Orphan Black.

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BBC America’s Orphan Black Is Your Guide To Identity Theft For Clones

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BBC America has been delivering some solid shows since getting into the original programming game. But while BBCA is Doctor Who’s home on this side of the Pond, they haven’t really dipped into the original science fiction pot much yet. That’s set to change on March 30th, when their sci-fi thriller series, Orphan Black, introduces us to a woman who keeps running across women who look just like her. Here’s the latest trailer.

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Trailer For BBC America’s Orphan Black Sends In The Clones

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We first heard about — and were intrigued by — BBC America’s original “clone-based sci-fi adventure” Orphan Black this past June, and now we finally get to feast our peepers on the first footage for the show, courtesy of the below trailer. If you watched the Doctor Who Christmas special earlier this week and didn’t fast-forward through all the commercials, it may have caught your eye like it did ours.