Natasha and Owen watch Orphan Black, both completely unspoiled, and discuss it one episode at a time!
Orphan Black S05E10- To Right The Wrongs Of Many
It's been a long time since starting this series and there have been a lot of ups and downs with it, but I am still kind of in shock that it's over now. I wasn't sure how the show could possibly finish the series in a satisfying way when there were so many balls in the air for the second-to-last episode, but I'm actually pleasantly surprised at how it handled everything. There was one major, glaring thing that in my opinion didn't make a lot of sense, but honestly I'm still kind of okay with the fact that they decided not to deal with that.
And yeah, I totally cried during the birth scene, and that's not really my thing at all, so good job, show.
Thank you all for sticking with us and listening, and I hope you enjoyed everything. Hopefully you follow Maggie and I to our next UNspoiled! show together, covering Discworld, which we will be starting in about a month! Or of course you could check out Legion, which we're doing right now!
Lots of love to our brothers and sestras out there. We'll be seeing you.
Orphan Black, S05E09- One Fettered Slave
Welp, listeners, I'm a little bit baffled that the writers made the choices they did for this, the penultimate episode of the entire show. I really can't understand choosing to depict Helena with a child actor who is NOT Charlotte, I can't understand Helena's hair being eternally bleached forever after, and I can't understand the reason they decided to tell Helena's story NOW after all the time they've had along the way.
That's not to say I hated this episode from beginning to end. Far from it, actually, because there are some majorly satisfying moments like when Helena bashes in Dr. Coady's face like a rotten pumpkin. Or like when Art shoots Simon in the Sinister Boardroom. Or even the weird one where Uncle Andrew pulls off his wig, which made me LOL.
But if you'd shown me this episode and told me it was the second-to-last of the entire series I would have called b******t. There's SO much left to wrap up, and I can't imagine that they're going to be able to manage it in just one more episode. I guess we will just have to wait and see!
Orphan Black, S05E08- Guillotines Decide
Oh, listeners, I don't want to believe it's true. But I suspect it is.
This damn woman Siobhan won't quit playing games with my heart. She makes me love her, then does underhanded shit behind Sarah's back time and time again, then does something totally badass and amazing and makes me love her again. This is her way. And this is just what she does in this episode.
And then, she maybe dies.
It's hard to know at the end of this episode. The camera makes it look like she's dead, but perhaps they get home just in time? Maybe she called the cops before getting inside? Maybe there's some other magical way she gets through this? *prays silently* Because I don't want to be around for Sarah and Fe finding out that S is gone, I really don't. That is going to be a shit show, all the more because Ferdinand is already dead so there's nobody to go after in revenge.
Unless they decide to go after Rachel?
Oh yeah, and Gracie dies. Bad luck, Gracie.
Orphan Black, S05E07- Gag Or Throttle
Listeners! It's time for what might be my favorite episode of the season thus far: the one where Rachel gets a fucking clue.
It has certainly taken long enough for her to catch up with the rest of us in terms of understanding her place in this pyramid. And as a writer, when you wait this long to have a character to see the truth, you really run the risk of undercutting the level of satisfaction a viewer has when it finally happens. Thankfully, that's not the case here. I think part of that is due to us finally seeing what happened when she met up with Uncle Andrew, and part of it is that her turnaround is so severe and complete that you don't feel you've been ripped off.
There are some other plot threads that I had believed dropped from the show that resurface in this episode, much to my surprise. Turns out that Mark is still alive, and he's still with Gracie, although the potential for him to glitch is hanging over them and putting a huge strain on their relationship. He's there to make a deal with Dr. Coady in exchange for some treatment, and it turns out that she wants some sperm to inseminate some of Kira's eggs in those 1,300 hopeful expectant moms who are standing by. YIKES.
I hope you enjoy the show, and thanks so much for listening! See you next week!
Orphan Black- S05E06- Manacled Slim Wrists
Y'all, why os Krystal my soul sister? I love her and her ridiculousness so much, and I want to be her bestie and go to spin class with her and have her do my nails. Like, that sounds like the best weekend.
This episode certainly had its flaws, but overall I really enjoyed this one and it was so good to have a bunch of the plot finally start moving along. We find out what has actually been going on with Uncle Andrew (HINT: he's not 120 years old but he IS basically a vampire) and we get a bit of a showdown with Dr. Coady and Susan. The one mercy in this episode is that Susan doesn't have to watch Ira glitch out and die, but poor Ira though.
Meanwhile our other buddies (namely, Cosima and Charlotte) make it off the island in a boat, and Uncle Andrew watches the whole place burn down while Mud discovers the truth about him and gets quite a murderous look in her eye. I really hope Mud kills him. I suspect she's going to die instead, though.
Thanks so much for listening, and I will see you next week!
Orphan Black, S05E05- Ease For Idle Millionaires
Hey everyone! I'm back with the next Orphan Black episode and I have to report that it's one of the creepiest so far, mostly thanks to an insane formal dinner scene.
This episode was a little heavier on the good than the bad versus some of the others this season. I really did enjoy the dinner scene and everything going on with Cosima, plus I am just so curious about what the hell Delphine is up to and how it ties into things with Felix and his sister. What the hell are they up to over there?
I'm less fond of the whole "escaped science experiment" plotline, because it's just so sensational and over-the-top, plus the show didn't give me much of a reason to sympathize with the creature dude and even when they did, it was almost immediately undercut by some violence on his part. Thankfully, it seems that plot thread is over and done with, and at least they made me feel something in his final moments, even though that had more to do with Cosima's proximity than the dude himself.
Thanks for listening, and I will see you next week!
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