Friday, April 8, 2016

Orphan Black Season 3 recap – “History Yet to Be Written”

“History Yet to Be Written”


Rachel wakes up alone in a locked room.  She removes the bandage from her eye to find she now has a bionic eye and can see.  She calls out, but nobody answers.

Art finds an abandoned building they can use.  Scott sets up a clean room and Mrs. S. brings her mother in.  Kendall isn’t all that happy.  It doesn’t help that Mrs. S. is preparing an acid bath to destroy her body if Castor comes close.

Cosima talks to Shay and tries to apologies, but Shay doesn’t want to hear it.

Ferdinand and his goon show up and talk to Delphine, but Sarah is there.  She reveals that she was Rachel before and they make a deal.  Topside will get an original Leda sample as long as Castor is gone.

Virginia meets with her higher ups.  The Director sends Rudy to find the original.  But all the clones have gone to ground, except Alison.

The good guys find Jesse, the tow truck driver Helena had fallen for in the second season, and bring him in so the two can reconnect.  But they are interrupted because they need her skills.

Alison is campaigning because it’s Election Day.  They’re busing around to the polling stations, and notice that Rudy is tailing them.  They make a stop at home and Alison gets out.  Rudy goes into the garage only to find Helena duct taping screwdrivers to her hands.  They fight and between him glitching and her being a badass, she wins.

Art finds Mark and Gracie are holed up in a hotel.  Sarah and Felix show up and demand to know what Virginia’s next plan is.  They beat up Mark and bloody his face.  He calls Virginia, as Rudy, saying he’s found the original and sends Virginia the address.  Virginia and her team shows up, but Ferdinand is waiting for them.

Kendall explains that Ethan came back to her some five years later and told her that the neolutionists had polluted everything, even corrupting his wife.  But he had hidden everything pointing to Kendall.  Also, he told her there was a wild clone.  She told him about her “daughter the rebel” who could get people – like Ethan – away, and Ethan steered Sarah to Mrs. S.  Kendall did it so her daughter could have some part of her.

Delphine wants to hide “Rachel” from Ferdinand.  Nealon is making arrangements when Krystal wakes up.  Delphine is later talking to Nealon in a cell, when he has her turn on a screen to see Rachel locked in her room.  He offers her a job, but she declines.  He tells her that they – the neolutionists – have been there from the beginning running both programs and that the science is beyond what she knows.  He attacks her and tries to give her some kind of worm or something from his mouth, but she shoots him.  He dies saying she won’t survive the night.

Ferdinand and his goon show up to take a blood sample from Kendall.  Delphine calls and tells Sarah about the neolutionists.  She explains to Ferdinand that Rachel is alive and held by the neolutionists.  Ferdinand takes a bat to his goon who admits he’s one and states that neolutionists are “everywhere.” Ferdinand hates the neolutionists.  He’s now joined with the sisters and wants them to hide Kendall and keep her DNA from Topside.  He then makes use of the acid bath to take care of the goon.

Delphine visits Shay and tells her to give Cosima another chance.  And to tell Cosima that she should tell Shay everything, if she wants to.

There is a dinner at Bubbles with Sarah, Helena, Cosima, Alison, Donnie, Mrs. S., Felix, Scott, and Art.  Alison gets the call that she has won the election.  Cosima gets a call and goes out to see Delphine.  They share a kiss, and then Delphine goes to a parking garage.  Someone she apparently knows comes up and shoots her.

Charlotte walks into see Rachel and says that she will be her new mum.  And then Susan Duncan – the mystery older woman – comes in.

Sarah, Mrs. S., and Kendall arrive in Iceland and Kira is happy to see them.


I can’t really say, don’t worry, Delphine will be okay.  After the season ended there was a confirmation that she really was dead.  However, a few weeks ago I saw a post leading up to Season Four that talked about Delphine’s “death.” So who knows?

I was worried about how convenient it was for Sarah to be a clone of Mrs. S’s mother.  I needed some guiding hand for that to not be stupid.  That that hand turned out to be Ethan’s is … okay.  I guess.  I’m not super thrilled with that, but it’s fine.

What happened to Marion that Charlotte needs a new mom?  I’m a bit worried there.

When we found out that Ethan had faked his death, I did start wondering if Susan had also faked hers.  When we first saw Virginia – who wasn’t named that first episode – I thought she might be Susan.  It wasn’t.  And when the older mystery woman showed up watching over Rachel, I figured she either had to be the Leda original or Susan.  And I was right.

I’ll have my overall thoughts on this season up tomorrow.  And if I can think of anything, I may do a predictions for the fourth season, which I’ll put up before the first episode.

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