Orphan Black

Season 1 Episode 2

Instinct

38
Aired Saturday 9:00 PM Apr 06, 2013 on BBC America
8.8
out of 10
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Sarah must continue posing as Beth when she has nowhere to turn and a dead body in her car. With a killer after her and needing answers, Sarah must find another apparent identical named Alison.

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • The German is Dead!

    10
    Sarah playing the dead German was brilliant! One of my favorite episodes. Each scene is a short story within the overall drama. Everything is coming together and falling apart simultaneously. Felix and Sarah are emotionally bonded by history while the bonds with Sarah and her 'sisters' are mere genetics. The writing in this episode is exceptionally well done. Not to mention the acting and directing. Sarah walking down the street to "These Boots are Made for Walking" sung in German is one of my favorite scene from a TV show. ever. Solid 10 from me all around!moreless
  • Be the detective

    7.5
    There are some gaps into Sarah's character, I wonder? It might be just me, too!

    At first, she doesn't want to have anything to do with the 'clones' (well she doesn't know yet and even I'm not supposed to know but I went ahead and read the synopsis (spoilers)! XD But then she still goes and finds the briefcase. Like us, her curiosity is piqued and she wishes to know why this is happening and how it is happening.



    The situations that she's being thrown into... Boy oh boy! I'm so scared for her that I'm sitting on the edge of my seat. I don't want her to get caught as Sarah posing as Beth!



    Frankly, I cannot wait to find out what's happening next!moreless
  • Memorization

    7.5
    This episode was really all over the place. It had a solid plotline it was following, but it introduced new characters very roughly and threw Sarah into situations that weren't explained enough to make them believable (especially that she made it through said situations). I'm really not caring for Alison (who would possibly think they could kill someone in a sports shack and get away with it) and we didn't get enough of Katya to know anything about her. I understand that the premise of this series is to figure out what's going on, for the audience to be as confused as Sarah, but they have to start giving a little more and slow down the expansion of the universe for it to work.moreless
Tatiana Maslany

Tatiana Maslany

Sarah Manning/Beth Childs/Katja Obinger/Alison Hendrix/Cosima Niehaus

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

Elizabeth Saunders

Elizabeth Saunders

Dr. Anita Bowers

Guest Star

Dom Fiore

Dom Fiore

Police Captain

Guest Star

Ivan Sherry

Ivan Sherry

Internal Affairs Suit

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

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Alison: (while holding a gun) Be quiet, my kids are sleeping.
      Sarah: You're gonna shoot me while your kids are sleeping?
      Alison: You wake them or show your face, yes, I will shoot you.
      Sarah: Well, I've never known a blood relation, but being your twin certainly sucks.
      Alison: You really have no idea, do you?
      (another girl who looks like Sarah walks into the room)
      Cosima: Hey. I'm Cosima.
      Sarah: Bloody hell.
      Cosima: We talked on the phone.
      Sarah: How many of us are there?

  • NOTES (2)

  • ALLUSIONS (1)

    • Allison Hendrix lives in Bailey Downs, named in tribute to the same fictional suburb where co-creator John Fawcett's 2000 horror film Ginger Snaps takes place. Unintentionally, the scenes shot for Orphan Black are in the same real-life town used 13 years before.

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