Orphan Black

Season 1 Episode 4

Effects of External Conditions

26
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 20, 2013 on BBC America
8.9
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Sarah comes to the realization that the survival of the Orphans will take more than police work. Sarah's reunion with Kira is in jeopardy. Sarah may be getting closer to the killer but the killer could expose her cop con.

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  • The Bad Angel said You would come

    8.5
    Helena, aka the bad angel, warms the heart of a little boy as she tends to her wound. A wound Sarah, aka the good angel, caused when she impaled Helena with a piece of rebar. The little boy was a bit shaken for sure but more by his mother's hysteria. The boy, who bad angel Helena gives a vital clue to, could be harbinger. Or he could just be a cute little boy that was scared. By now, however, I am fairly certain he foreshadows some event; and that is why I am hooked on Orphan Black. The writers put the whole storyline into one short scene. Bravo! I so hope the writers do not veer away from their brilliant story telling!moreless
  • I don't know what to say!

    9.0
    The killer was abused, yes. She believes that she's the original one.

    But she also believes that there is a connection between her and Sarah. She believes, she somehow SEES that Sarah is different from the others that she's killed. Why? Why is that?

    Kira saw right through her aunt Allison's disguise. I don't get how. Children really do have a connection with their parents, huh? Would we all be able to see through our parents if they weren't our real parents but clones?

    For another matter completely, how did Katja find about Beth, Allison and Cosima but not about Sarah? How in the world could Sarah have just dropped out of the blue like that? Who's Danielle and do the other clones know?



    I saw the preview for the next episode. I knew that things were going to become like that... AH! I need to watch more! So many questions, they better get perfectly matched with good answers!moreless
  • Progress!

    8.5
    So we have a lead on who was creating the clones and, in theory, one less person attacking the girls. The show's keeping very nice pace, giving enough to answer a question or two here and there but not so much that the conclusion can be guessed at. I really want more Kira and Mrs. S; I feel like there has to be some sort of connection or super drama that will come out of them. Cosima has joined Felix at the top of my favorite characters, as well.moreless
Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Sarah Manning/Beth Childs/Alison Hendrix/Cosima Niehaus/Helena

Dylan Bruce

Dylan Bruce

Paul Dierden

Jordan Gavaris

Jordan Gavaris

Felix Dawkins

Kevin Hanchard

Kevin Hanchard

Detective Art Bell

Michael Mando

Michael Mando

Vic

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Maria Doyle Kennedy

Mrs. S

Raymond Ablack

Raymond Ablack

Raj

Guest Star

Jean Yoon

Jean Yoon

Janis Beckwith

Guest Star

Jack Fulton

Jack Fulton

Trevor

Guest Star

Inga Cadranel

Inga Cadranel

Detective Angela Deangelis

Recurring Role

Ron Lea

Ron Lea

Lieutenant Gavin Hardcastle

Recurring Role

Skyler Wexler

Skyler Wexler

Kira

Recurring Role

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    • Alison: Why would one of us be killing us? What is wrong with her?
      Sarah: Bad breath, bat shit crazy.

    • (Sarah confronting Helena with a gun in Maggie Chen's hotel room)
      Helena: Where did you come from?
      Sarah: I came out the woodwork. Where did you come from?
      Helena: God sent me.
      Sarah: Right. So you don't know either.

    • Cosima: (about Helena) To extreme creationist types, we would be abominations. Like not God's children, but, but Satan's.
      Sarah: So they hate us, and, and she's killing us even though she's identical to us.
      Cosima: Well, but if you were a messed-up, abused loner whose, um, faith compels you to belong and, and somebody that you trusted told you that this was the way to redeem yourself in, in the eyes of God, I mean...
      Sarah: Yeah, I might become an angry angel too.

    • Alison: Kira, your mother couldn't be here right now.
      Kira: Why?
      Alison: Because she is out there right now, doing something very brave. She's making sure everything is safe, so you two can be together.

    • Felix: You're not going back to being Beth. Impersonating a dead officer, that's like a whole new crime.
      Sarah: I think I'm safest with the cops, to be honest with you.
      Felix: Did that actually just come out of your mouth?
      Sarah: Look, Art's already looking for the killer. I shadow him as Beth, I let them figure out what's happened to her and when I find that out, I can jump off and deal.
      Felix: Deal? I'm beginning to realize crazy is genetic.
      Cosima: Well, yeah, bad brain chemistry can be genetic. Um, but environment, that's individual, right? I mean, that's the whole nature-nurture question right there.
      Felix: Okay, let's talk nature. Out of nine so far, one's a psycho who killed four others. One committed suicide, one is a bloody soccer mum, and then there's you. My crazy sister is sane by comparison.
      Sarah: Thanks, Fe.

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