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‘Orphan Black’ Closes With a Reaffirmation of the Power of Sisterhood

The way Orphan Black always put women at the center of its story, never shortchanging their complexity for likability or easy solutions, is what will be most remembered and missed.

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‘Orphan Black’: Helena’s Past and Present Are the Fulcrum of “One Fettered Slave”

Absent for much of the season, Helena (Tatiana Maslany) is front and center in "One Fettered Slave".

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‘Orphan Black’: The Importance of Family and Sacrifice Are the Heart of “Guillotines Decide”

Art and death go hand in hand in one of Orphan Black's final episodes.

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‘Orphan Black’: Rachel Makes a Brutal Choice in “Gag or Throttle”

"Gag or Throttle" exemplifies how well the series combines plot, character payoff, and great pacing with the consistently outstanding acting of Maslany and company.

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‘Orphan Black’: Krystal Is the Amusing Delight of a Serious Story

The islanders rebel, Cosima escapes, and everything is coming to a head in "Manacled Slim Wrists".

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‘Orphan Black’: “Ease for Idle Millionaires” Allows Maslany’s Portrayal of Cosima to Shine

"Ease for the Idle Millionaires" pulls at the complex and interconnected plot threads, while giving Maslany endless opportunities to showcase her talent.

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‘Orphan Black’ - ‘Let the Children and the Childbearers Toil’ Tackles Mothers and Daughters

Almost halfway through the final season, Orphan Black continues to showcase the complex relationships of the sisters and those closest to them.

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‘Orphan Black’: Alison’s Journey Is the Focus of “Beneath Her Heart”

"Beneath Her Heart" is an excellent character study of Alison (Tatiana Maslany) that not only delves into her past, but also clearly marks her future.

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‘Orphan Black’: The Frenetic “The Clutch of Greed” Features Impersonations, Violence, and Loss

There’s a lot to unpack, but the show deftly moves things toward a quickly approaching finalé with its signature fast pace.

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‘Orphan Black’s The Crowded “Few Who Dare” Sets Up for the Final Season

"The Few Who Dare" continues to keep the clones separate, for the most part, as they each pull on a different thread in the Neolution plot.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 10 - “From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths”

With one season to go, the series has a great deal to wrap up; this season proves it's undoubtedly up to the task.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 9 - “The Mitigation of Competition”

In many ways, this episode belongs to the two clones that’ve been most isolated this season: Rachel and Helena.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 8 - “The Redesign of Natural Objects”

Orphan Black continues to nimbly balance a great deal without ever feeling bogged down or overstuffed.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 7 - “The Antisocialism of Sex”

Three episodes to go and endless possibilities for how the season will end; the only sure thing's that Orphan Black is having an excellent season.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 6 - “The Scandal of Altruism”

"The Scandal of Altruism" is one of the season’s best episodes, because it so perfectly combines the show's strengths.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 5 - “Human Raw Material”

“Human Raw Material” wasn’t a perfect episode, but it continues to build on the momentum from the season's excellent first episode.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 4 - “From Instinct to Rational Control”

The clones may be connected in purpose, but they’re dangerously unconnected to each other.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 3 - “The Stigmata of Progress”

There aren't any huge developments, but there are enough details simmering below the surface to make clear that much is still to be revealed

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 2 - “Transgressive Border Crossing”

"Transgressive Border Crossing" jumps between the various characters and their individual issues, yet it also manages to frame their connectedness effortlessly.

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Orphan Black: Season 4, Episode 1 - “The Collapse of Nature”

The fourth season of Orphan Black seems poised to go back to its roots with “The Collapse of Nature”; that's a good thing.

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