Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 3 “Beneath Her Heart” Review

“Consider Your Worth”

Alison has had the unfortunate position throughout the series of being the character most likely to be played for laughs. For that, perhaps unfairly, she has been underestimated and disrespected. The added quirks of her obsession with arts and crafts and her interest in suburban school politics make her even less of a threat despite her various criminal activities. Much of this episode deals with her attempt to come to terms with this perception. Starting with the flashback of her first meeting with Cosima, cementing the reality of the clonespiracy we get the best look at the inner workings of the beleaguered housewife and her struggles for identity. Ultimately, though, it is not the genius scientist, trained assassin or brave grifter that gets the upper hand, but the happy homemaker who prevails.

Sarah has her own regrets too. As brave and bold she has been throughout, she has been entirely unsuccessful. She has been thwarted at every turn, but she is in it for the long haul and knows know she would never have survived on her own.

It’s nice to see that Helena and her bebes are safe even if she had to go to a convent. The question is how Prolethean is it?

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Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 3 “Beneath Her Heart”
The Bottom Line
Everybody, including Alison’s own sestras dismissed her as nothing more than a soccer mom. True enough, maybe, but she is the first one to score a real win against the hateful Rachel.
Yes!
Donnie’s Highland Flail.
No...
Kira needs to communicate what she’s up to. Magical child is annoying unless there is context.