Clone Catch-Up: Orphan Black SERIES FINALE

Welcome to the final installment of Clone Catch-Up. This has been one hell of a ride, and I appreciate everyone who has joined. I usually write notes for these recaps, but notes are for shows that don't end. Seriously, how did 10 episodes fly by so fast? How did five seasons come to an end so quickly? All good things must end, and I guess it's the same for great television. So buckle up Clone Club, one last time.


In "To Right the Wrongs of Many" we get the end of a truly fantastic era. In the old Dyad building Sarah and Helena hide in the basement trying to escape fake PT and Cody. Cody, who unfortunately didn't die last episode goes to look for Helena so she can get those babies for PT. That dude is super extra, and also a meth addict? I can't say I'm surprised, it does explain how a dude who is dying can rage so powerfully.

Art artfully (HAHA! Get it? It's the last recap I can do what I want!) takes out his former partner and grabs her radio to help figure out an escape. Unfortunately while Sarah is looking for supplies Cody finds Helena and also makes Art be the midwife. Also unfortunately while Sarah is searching fake PT goes down to confront Sarah. I know I've said this a million times, but this guy is the ultimate douche. Like, we get it asshole, the sestras were technically your creation. The entitlement emanating out of this dude makes me want to punch him in the throat. Luckily for us, we finally get the satisfaction of Sarah shooting the asshole and then while he's mid soliloquy she smashes an oxygen tank through his skull. So satisfying.

Another artful moment from Art the midwife. While Helena fakes a contraction, he fakes that Helena is bleeding, which makes Cody come closer. She was rightfully staying away from the two of them before, but she got distracted and Helena was able to take her out.

Sarah finds the two of them in the basement, and Helena is starting to give birth. In the midst of this we get flashbacks of her with S and her decision to keep Kira. It was a beautiful scene, even though I usually hate birthing scenes. Helena had two baby boys, yay! Everyone is crying, including me. I cried a lot this episode, you really shouldn't be surprised

Fast forward a little and Helena is living in Allison and Donnie's garage with "purple" and "orange." Cosima, Delphine, and Scott are working on finding the other Ledas, and so far had cured seven. Sarah is going to go get her GED, but walks away from the test at the last minute. Test anxiety, totally get it Sarah. She also wants to sell the house as she's starting to revert back to her old poor life decisions.

When she gets to the baby shower people are rightfully like "Hey Sarah maybe you shouldn't sell the house, your kid has friends and all of that good stuff." Sarah is pissy and heads out to the fire pit in the backyard. When the sestras surround the fire, it's probably my favorite moment of the entire series. Sarah feels like she's a terrible mother, and Allison and Helena tell her about their bad mother stories. Cosima talks about how she's awkward and terrible about holding babies, and how she doesn't think she wants kids. This scene is so beautiful because they finally just get to be four sisters discussing life and womanhood.

Felix meets Rachel outside in her Uber to say goodbye and to get the list of all of the Ledas! I honestly don't know how I feel about Rachel. I think that's the point. She did awful things, but with such strong motivation. And in the end, she made the right choices. Have a nice life, Rachel.

Helena starts reading from her journal to the sestras. “My story is an embroidery — many beginnings and no ends, but I will start with the thread of my sestra Sarah, who stepped off a train one day and met herself…”. Yep definitely crying again. I thought this was the end of the episode, but luckily we got to see a little bit more.

Delphine and Cosima go traveling the would inoculating all of the Ledas. The queer ladies survived the whole entire series. How about that! (side eyes The 100). See? It's not that difficult show writers. I was never entirely on board with this ship, but I am 1000 percent about neither of them dying.

Can I talk about how much I love Donnie and Allison together? I'm going to, because for some reason I find them absolutely adorable. Allison is writing her music and Donnie gives her a strip tease. Honestly, it's the perfect way to wrap up their story.

Helena finally names her babies after "real" men, Arthur and Donnie. Oops, there go my tears again. Those two guys, and Felix were so amazing in their supporting roles, and they never questioned being in the background.

And finally, we see Sarah, Felix, and Kira heading off for a trip, laughing and smiling. As we're left along looking at the house they were able to make a home. UGH MY TEARS PEOPLE. On a hilarious and true to the show note, after the credits rolled we got to see a montage of a cast and Clone Club dance party.

Well, with this last recap I want to thank everyone for tuning in. Sestras out mic drop

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on August 14, 2017

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