Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 2 “Clutch of Greed” | Review

“Who Are You Now?”

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I have to admit I was disappointed that P.T. Westmoreland (Stephen McHattie) was revealed to be an actual person and not a head in a jar. I may still hold out hope as I am not convinced that the dapper man who claims to have known Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is who he claims to be. One thing we’ve learned from this episode is that no one can be trusted. Even the sestras are at odds with each other. They are all compromised and in peril in one way or another. Manipulation by the Neos threatens their solidarity as well.

The tension is palpable. Far more questions have been raised than answered. The most interesting is what is Ferdinand going to do next? He is a loose cannon now an enemy of everyone and clearly meant to be the embodiment of all that is evil. Any support he might have garnered with his charisma and charm are wiped away and can never be recovered. One thing we do know is that Helena’s bebes have the same healing properties as Kira (Skyler Wexler). (Which is a surprise to no one).

The team up of Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) and Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) looks promising. There has always been more to them than we have be allowed to see.

 

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The Bottom Line
The threads of this twisted tapestry have been knotted in such a way that the truth is more obscured than ever and I suspect that the body count has only just begun.
Yes!Kira has agency. In many ways it has all been about her from the beginning and it is nice to see the focus returned.
No...MK deserved much better.