Orphan Black
Orphan Black: Season 2, Episode 7 Recap

Heather Barefoot | 1 Jun 2014 20:35
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Loose ends are tied up as we head towards the Orphan Black Season 2 finale.

Editor's Note: There be spoilers afoot!

Last episode left us with a few solid plot twists and a couple of big questions. Firstly, Helena voluntarily left her sestra road trip to rejoin the Proletheans on their creepy farm thanks to Gracie's quick thinking. However, returning to the farm and actually going through with the Proletheans' plan are two very different things and I'm actually torn on what I want to happen. Helena is so headstrong that it's hard to believe that she'll adopt the modern Prolethan ways of life and fit in successfully with the rest of Henrick's devotees, despite the fact that she was raised in the old-school Prolethean ways.

On the other hand, Helena's need for family has been her driving force for much of her time onscreen in the first season and all throughout this season, so it would make sense for her to choose to become the center of attention in this big, extended family. I struggle with wanting Helena to belong and knowing that it's possible she never will. As sympathetic as her desire for family is, it's hard to cheer for her to become a full-time mother. In any case, I'm still holding out hope for some ass-kicking scenes on this Prolethean farm, though they may come from Sarah rather than Helena.

Speaking of Sarah, she successfully managed to find both Mrs. S and Swan Man, a.k.a. Andrew Peckham, a.k.a. Ethan Duncan, and some solid intel along the way. Leekie, Rachel Duncan's mentor and the man who raised her, was actually behind the murder of her mother all along. It's pretty screwed up and I have a good feeling that while she's the most self-aware clone, Rachel has zero idea that her closest cohort was actually her mother's murderer. I wouldn't be surprised if Rachel found out and decided to settle the score once and for all when it comes to Leekie.

And then there was that vague stem cell treatment discovery by Scott back in the Dyad labs with Delphine. I'm hoping we get confirmation of the mysterious source of the stem cells this episode. Since the only known relative of any clone is Kira, it's not looking good for the magic child and definitely kicks up some concern regarding Cal's involvement in this whole thing again. Purely just a father-figure? I think not.

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Episode seven starts with Alison and Vic in rehab. Vic convinces her to trust him enough that Alison informs him of her involvement in neighbor Aynsley's untimely death. She overhears Vic on the phone with DeAngelis discussing the trade of Alison's dirt for Vic's freedom and decides to take matters into her own hands.

Back at the Duncan residence, Sarah considers siding with Rachel after learning of the dark spot on Leekie's personal record. With all the information they have and Rachel's collection of old home movies, Sarah believes that Rachel may be more inclined to align herself with the clones instead of Leekie or the Dyad Institute.

While Sarah is with Duncan and Mrs. S, Cal and Kira are still traveling in Cal's camper-van. He discovers that his laptop has been hacked and someone has been monitoring his time with Kira through the computer's video capabilities. With Dyad written all over that, Cal calls Sarah to inform her of the hack, ditches the laptop, and forges a new trail with Kira still in tow. Parting ways, Sarah leaves her foster mother to meet up with Cal and her daughter.

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At the Dyad, Cosima begins an invasive stem cell treatment of the polyps on her uterus. Delphine tries to calm Cosima's worries by walking her through the treatment's process, but instead of heartwarming, the scene feels like Delphine is whispering sweet nothings to Cosima while another doctor injects our scientist with this magical medicine to begin treating Cosima's ailments. Did I mention this happens with Cosima in gynecologist stirrups? The scene is darkly lit and despite the attempt at hopeful music playing in the background, just feels off-putting.

Even more off-putting are Delphine's consistent attempts to keep the source of these stem cells from Cosima, who just so happens to come upon Scott and Delphine in an argument about this very information. With confirmation that these stem cells do belong to Kira, Cosima unleashes hell on Delphine. Cosima is understandably pissed that this information has been kept from her, since that's one of the major clauses in her contract with Dyad and her relationship with Delphine. Next in the line of questions and answers is how the Dyad procured Kira's stem cells at all. Remember way back in season one when Kira was hit by that car? She lost a tooth in that accident and Leekie took it from the hospital, which means that their source of Kira's stem cells is finite and in order for the treatment to continue, more of Kira's stem cells are needed.

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