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It's been approximately 17 years since Orphan Black last graced us with its twisty, complicated, wonderful presence. At least, that's what it feels like; in reality, it's only been 10 months since Kira and Mrs. S disappeared, and since we last saw Hot Paul. But those 10 months without Sarah, Cosima, and Alison were cold and harsh. My heart turned to stone in the absence of Felix's companionship. I was forced to watch TV shows where actresses only played one character—ONE. Can you believe that? For awhile there, I was just waiting for a clone to pop out of a closet and yell, "Woohoo! Look at me!" but it never happened. Basically, it was the toughest 10 months of my life. But mercifully, the Season 2 premiere is finally upon us! The Clone Club is back in session as of this Saturday, April 19! So, to celebrate the return of happiness and sunshine to the world as I know it, I've decided to revisit the best moments from Season 1. Here are my seven favorites—share your own in the comments!


7. Donnie really IS Alison's monitor


Episode: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

Why: Because Donnie is a lying little shit. Alison was convinced he was her monitor (and he even tried to throw her off the scent by stashing Big Boob Blowies porn in his lockbox in the garage). Then Alison let Aynsley die because she thought Aynsley was her monitor. And then it turned out it WAS Donnie all along. Like I said, he's a lying little shit.


6. Sarah meets Beth 


Episode: "Natural Selection"

Why: This was the moment where it all began. Sarah witnessed Beth jumping in front of an oncoming train in the series' opening scene—and unlike that train, the series never stopped. It just kept barreling toward the next mind-blowing discovery until our brains were a collective puddle of gray blobs on the floor. 


5. Cosima discovers the clones have been patented 


Episode: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

Why: It's a good thing the clones have a big science nerd for all their science-ing needs, but this reveal was huge, and its effect on future storylines remains to be seen. The most important implication right now is that DYAD could claim Kira as its own if the clones don't cooperate. For all the brave talk about being unique individuals who act for themselves, it was a quite a punch in the gut.


4. Sarah's email to Rachel


Episode: "Endless Forms Most Beautiful"

Why: I really think Sarah's email says it all.


3. Felix the gay bartender


Episode: "Variations Under Domestication"

Why: Felix is the constant light shining through Orphan Black's murky, morally complicated darkness. He's loyal, he's funny, and perhaps most importantly, he's reliable. You need a bartender for a cookout full of boring suburbanites? He'll do it! He'll also be sassy about it, and it will be delightful with a capital D.


2. Helena and the tail


Episode: "Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner"

Why: It was one thing for Olivier to be all about his tail—he talked about it like it was the greatest thing in the world—but it was another to watch Helena cut it off. And then, when I thought the scene couldn't get any better, that lovable psycho went upstairs to the club and danced around with the dismembered appendage before THROWING IT IN THE AIR. God help the person it landed on.


1. Alison's interrogation of Donnie


Episode: "Variations Under Domestication"

Why: Do you really need me to explain why Alison torturing Donnie with a hot glue gun in her craft room is on this list? This scene should be included in a reel of best moments in television history. It's just so Alison. It was over-the-top, it was funny, she made scrapbooking scissors look threatening, and she did it all while in her pajamas. Alison is the best.


What makes YOUR list of the best Orphan Black moments?


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AIRED ON 6/16/2016

Season 4 : Episode 10

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Can't wait to see Orphan Black back - I enjoyed all scenes with Felix A LOT... A bit less the scenes with the duplicitous weepy French blonde that Cosima is hooking up with. She is just annoying and doesn't seem neither a credible threat nor a trustworthy ally so kind of pointless as a character. The Neolutionist big guy doctor is more compelling and seems like
a proper threat. I am excited to learn more about Mrs. S and her full background...
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Alison telling Sarah the first time they met "Don't show your ugly face around here again!" or something along those lines.
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GREAT SHOW! a shame that for many people it gets so difficult to see past the first episode, see the amazing acting skills of Tatiana Maslany and understand the layer of messages of the story behind Orphan Black.
But for us lucky ones who followed, "17 years later" we can watch the 2nd season :)
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Oh no! I don't remember all of this!! There go my plans for this weekend. Now I need to rerun season 1 before I can do anything else, don't I?!
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Remember that bit where Tatiana Maslany was hot? It was a long bit...
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My personal favorite is when alison and aynsley have the cat fight in the middle of the road
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In a perfect show, every moment is perfect. The Top 7 moments of Orphan Black:

1. All of episodes 1-10
2. All of episodes 1-10
3. All of episodes 1-10
4. All of episodes 1-10
5. All of episodes 1-10
6. All of episodes 1-10
7. Everything involving Felix and all of the clones. Also all of episodes 1-10.


Best show on TV.
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Kira getting hit by the car was crazy. Fell out of my chair when it happened.
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I did not really like Helena so I am glad she is gone. However I do like her scenes with Sarah almost everyone of them.

"The clones have been patented" thing had me confused till today. Why is it such a big deal? How is it legal too patent a human being so how it would affect anything? How would any real country law allow a corporation to claim a human being even if it is a clone? I maybe wrong but really do not understand how that will work.

Expectation for season one was low so this was a surprise hit. I mean it was in many ways a good series.

Expectation for season two is sky high so I am keep my fingers cross it will live up to the hype !
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I agree. It wasn't a good twist for me. 1) Patents have to be filed and approved you can't just brand it yours 2) Can't patent something illegal and their cloning trials were completely illegal 3) they are human being with all the rights and freedoms of other humans beings and even if by some crazy reason that failed with the courts Kira has half her DNA from someone they didn't engineer.
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In the real world it wouldn't stand up to legal scrutiny and even if it did there be retroactive legistration put through congress/parliament to make it illegal pretty quickly, at least I hope so.
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That is why I find that "discovery" quite meaningless and do not understand why it is such a big deal.

So I am patented? what are you going to do about it? I guess the technology could be patented but definitely not the clones.
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That why I said the real world, obviously there must be things in Orphan Black world that make them think that the patent would stand up and the parliaments/congress around the world not immediately change the law. Hopefully this will be explored in the second season.
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It should be every scene of Allison actually...
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and Cosima
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and Helena
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And Sarah
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And Felix
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I'm so excited!! I just recently checked out this gem of a show on Amazon prime and was hooked!!!! Just finished the first season and was thrilled to discover season 2 starts now!!!! Everyone should be watching this!!!
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Even though there's only ONE of him, Felix is one of the best things about the entire show. He just makes every scene better.

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OMG - Felix discovering a straight-laced version of Felix ie an Allison-like Felix would be incredible...
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So excited it's finally coming back!
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ONE MORE DAY!! I'm so excited.

Alison torturing Donnie with the hot glue gun is probably my favorite moment... but there are so many and they're all so good.
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All the ALison scenes were awesome, don't mess with the Soccer Mum
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Anything with Helena and Alison in it were absolutely golden, likewise with Felix. Felix and Alison together is amazing!
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Helena and the tail, hands down is the number one moment from season one. The way she twerked it, along with the music and slow mo, (and the eventual toss) was pure awesomeness.
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1. The scene where Sarah as Beth awkwardly chases a hooded assassin through the streets.
Sarah gets knocked down by the assassin and she saves herself by admitting she's not Beth.
Helena reveals herself with the immortal line Dirty little copy cop. Who are you.

2. Sarah evading a hearing by making herself sick by drinking liquid soap.
3. The intervention at Alisons
4. Helena and Sarah in the diner
5. Any scene with a drunk or high Alison
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I loved that whole chase sequence. The actress really sold the genuine fear and uncertainty of being asked to go run after a dangerous assailant. There's just so much "WTF am I doing?!" written on her face, it's a great moment :)
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Nice choices =)
I think I'm gonna watch the 1st season again tonight. A few favs off the top of my head:

Helena & Sarah in the café.
Helena as Beth.
Alison cleaning Felix's apartment.
Alison as Sarah.
The shock of Kira getting hit by the car.

Can't wait for Season 2 - in a perfect world I would actually love to wait until the Season has finished & binge it all in one go (& then a couple more times!) but I don't think I'll be able to resist it!
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Yes to waiting, but No I cannot wait. I thought I could do it with other shows, but I watch a marathon then get caught up and it is back to week to week watching. Oh well.
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Any scenes involving Helena and food were pretty entertaining.
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What, no Paul? My favorite moment: when he coolly deals with Vic during Allison's party. It was both sexy and creepy at the same time and brought home the point that you shouldn't disregard Paul.
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I'm with you I forgot to add my fav Paul moments there were so many
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I am sooooooo excited it felt like 3 years to me ... oh and of course
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Pretty much all of Allison's scenes were brilliant and memoriable, Felix is just a character and always provides things to remember, this show has so many big moments and even little moments that stay with you. I love this show.
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Definitely Allison singing along to "Bitch" driving home before getting in a knock down brawl with her friend whose husband she'd just shagged.
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I can't believe I forgot about that one!
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It's easy to forget great moments when 95% of the show is great moments
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I think just Alison's relationships with everyone, she's amazing. And Felix meeting Cosima for the first time, that was funny, and a bunch of othetr little moments too. I'm so excited it's finally back.
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god i love this show!!!
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One thing that confused me was the patenting thing. What exactly has been patented? Also, to patent something, don't you have to go through the courts? Isn't cloning illegal? I'm sure I'm missing something here. Anyone care to explain?
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Also, while I'm not a patent lawyer, I know to trademark or copyright something it is usually a matter of filling out a lot of paperwork, answering some questions and paying a fee. I'm not sure its much different for a patent (I know there is a lot more independent testing). Then to factor all this other stuff in, I don't know if things are different in that arena in Canada than in the U.S.
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Um I can probably do this more coherently tomorrow as it is after midnight but DYAD claimed the genetic material that makes up the clones as intellectual property which means basically no one can appropriate the materials for their own financial benefit. Cosima's likely first concern is through some kind of right to the genetic material Kira could belong to DYAD. That she is a person makes this impossible. However Cosima is likely aware that they could tie up the issue of their personhood up for awhile but most concerning is if any of the clones agreed to anything then they could maybe be signing their power of attorney and assent to DYAD's guardianship. That is what I'm concerned Alison did. Cloning of humans and human DNA is illegal but it doesn't mean DYAD didn't say screw you law in the name of science. Even if cloning has some validity now thirty years ago it was illegal which is when the cloning took place.
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I wonder whether it was illegal back in 1984 when they did the experiment.
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I think it was because it was so out of the blue, but from the outside it probably just looked like test tube babies, which was perfectly legal. In fact, I think we know that is exactly what they did.
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- Alison singing "I'm a Bitch" in the car
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Nice list! 8. the reveal the Helena and Sarah were twins.
9. Katja getting shot in the head.
10. Alison gets "bounced."
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Alisons Intervention. Enough Said. Too Damn Funny.
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