Orphan Black: “Gag or Throttle” Review

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Now that’s what I call good backstory! This week’s episode of Orphan Black was the first episode that really showed Rachel’s youth and inner thoughts. Though we’ve gotten hints at how this clone was raised in the past, none of those hints painted as clear a picture of Rachel’s life as “Gag or Throttle” did. We know that Rachel was torn from her parents, Susan and Ethan Duncan, at a young age, and then grew up under the thumb of Dyad and Neolution. She seemed to miss her family and to want a child of her own, but we only ever saw her and her emotions from the outside—until now.

Spoilers for the episode after the jump! In a very Orphan Black move, this episode has gore, extreme eye violence, and nonconsensual body modification, so please consider yourself warned for that as well.

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Orphan Black: “Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things” Review

orphan black season 2Sooo. With Alison in rehab, Cosima dying, Sarah on the run, and Helena recaptured by the Proletheans, the stakes are higher than ever for our clones. And yet this episode of Orphan Black managed to combine high-flying plot with some real laughs. “Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things” was a sadly Helena-less episode that Alison more than made up for in clone fun and games. First rule of Clone Club: pretend to be your fellow clones for instant hilarity.

Spoilers after the jump.

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