Orphan Black blew us away last year (you may have seen our Season 1 recaps during the hiatus?) with its riveting performances (led by Tatiana Maslany), brilliant storytelling, and intriguing romances (like Sarah/Paul and Cosima/Delphine). Now it's back for Season 2, and so are our weekly episode recaps. Buckle up—we have a feeling it's going to be quite the ride.
This post contains SPOILERS for all aired episodes of Orphan Black, including last night’s Season 2, episode 5, “Ipsa Scientia Potestas.” Enjoy!
Doctor Leekie supervises the apartment clean up and sighs over the carnage. The PROJECT LEDA photo is in his hand and Sarah is too smart to leave that behind accidentally. Rachel arrives, Paul in tow. Despite Leekie’s objections, Rachel demands to see Daniel’s body. She slowly approaches the body. She’s incredibly upset – well, for Rachel, that is, but when she looks at Daniels body, her jaw clenches. Leekie and Paul flank her on either side at her back. She stops at Daniel’s feet and waits and blinks and then waits a moment more. Finally, when neither man anticipates her need, she rolls her eyes. “I’d like to see him please.” Honestly, the eye-roll ‘bout killed me. So much aggrieved annoyance there. Men. Paul does her bidding and whips the plastic back. Rachel crouches by Daniel’s body. With halting movements, she lays her fingers over his eyes. Leekie offers his sympathies, adding that Daniel was a very loyal man. “To you,” Rachel notes bloodlessly. Unable to help himself, Paul asserts this wasn’t done by Sarah. “No,” Rachel allows as she rises to stroll into the bathroom. “I believe we all recognize the handiwork.” As she moves, Helena’s clone-stick-figures-drawn-in-the-blood-of-her-victims calling card is revealed to be on the wall. This time, it depicts two clones, Sarah and Helena, with Kira swinging from their hands in between them. What was Sarah doing while Helena finger painted the walls?
[That's an excellent question...]