Thursday, April 7, 2016

Orphan Black Season 3 recap – “Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow”

“Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow”


Virginia is giving Rudy their test, but he’s starting to glitch.  He doesn’t seem to have much longer.

Cosima looks at the file Delphine had on Shay and discovers that she was in the military.  She goes and talks with Scott and figures that Castor will also be after the original, so they need to figure out who slipped the information about the book to Castor to help Sarah.  She goes to Delphine with the possibility that Shay is the mole.  Delphine goes to Shay and creepily threatens her, but Shay insists that she doesn’t know anything about Castor or anything.

It turns out the mole is actually Gracie, who was contacted by Castor.  They wanted information so that she can be with Mark again.  She calls Cosima to ask them to forgive her.  Cosima calls Delphine and gets her to let up on Shay.

Alison is out campaigning.  Donnie stayed at Bubbles so that she wouldn’t know he and Jason fought.  Pouchy’s enforcer shows up saying that Jason no longer vouches for them.  Pouchy wants his pills back.  Donnie tells him that they aren’t at the store.  The enforcer knocks things over and finds Helena’s baby tank and takes it as collateral because it looks important.

Donnie goes home and Helena sees him.  He tells her about the drug business, and she patches him up and tells him about her babies.  They go to Pouchy with the pills and Donnie gets the tank back.  He asks about the money they owe him, and they just laugh.  Helena comes in – pretending to be Alison – and they talk about things.  But when the niece threatens Alison and Donnie’s children, Helena gives the tank to Donnie and pushes him outside.  She then kills them and grabs all their money.  She gives it to Donnie and he’s putting it in the freezer in the garage when Alison comes home.

Mrs. S., Sarah, and Felix arrive in London.  S. had called ahead and one of her people is holding a gun for her.  He points out that the number from the code was an old prisoner number.  He leaves to look into it.  Mrs. S’s old band comes in and Sarah and Felix get some more info into her past.

Her contact calls with some information.  He goes home and finds Ferdinand and his goon waiting for him, wondering why he didn’t call them when Mrs. S. showed up.  They torture him, but he doesn’t tell them anything.  The three show up just before he dies.  He whispers something to S., and she tells Sarah and Felix to leave, that their mission is over.

Sarah grabs the gun and the guy’s phone from the floor, and calls one of his contacts, pretending to be Mrs. S.  She sets up a meeting to find out what information he had.  He explains that the prisoner was a Kendall Malone in for killing someone and was released a few years ago.  They go to the house and Sarah breaks in.

She’s jumped by an older woman, and when Sarah explains that she’s looking for Kendall, the woman replies that’s who she is.  And then Mrs. S. shows up, and calls Kendall mother.  She was the one who had killed Mr. S. in a drunken fight.

Kendall explains that Ethan came to the prison looking for suitable donors, male and female.  And he found them in Kendall.  She apparently absorbed a twin brother in the womb, so she has two genetic lines.  Mrs. S. is ready to kill Kendall and burn down her house to destroy the Castor original so that Virginia can’t weaponize the Castor illness.  But Sarah talks her out of it because she is also the Leda original, which could help Cosima.

Ferdinand is watching them, even killing the second contact.  He calls Delphine wondering why Sarah – who was supposed to be locked up in Dyad – is out in London.  They start working on a deal.


The idea that the Leda and Castor originals are the same person is … interesting.  I’m not a biologist, but I know that weird things can happen in biology, so that’s weird but I’m okay with it.  But that she is also Mrs. S.’s mom, I’m not sure what to make of that.  I think it was sometime during the second season that I started wondering if Mrs. S had a closer link to Leda than she was letting on.  But that she is the daughter of the original, is part of this secret group that can shuffle people around, and foster mother to one of two only known fertile clones is just … too coincidental.  It’s answered a bit in the next episode, but it does feel almost like they weren’t sure where they were going with things and just happened to be able to cram stuff together.

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