First of all, let’s get this out of the way: this season’s titles come from the fiery-badass poem “Protest” by Etta Wheeler Wilcox, which y’all should read. Really, it’s short.
Done? Cool, let’s get on with the show. This week’s premiere picked up pretty much right where the Season 4 finale left off: Sarah injured, Cosima reunited with Delphine, and everything happening so much with Alison, Donnie, and Helena.
I always feel guilty getting behind on Orphan Black, because the show always delivers such quality content that I feel like I owe them my regular viewership. Unfortunately, my busy schedule of con-attending (and then con-recovering) left me yet again an episode behind this week. It’s always fun to do a bit of a mini binge-watch, though, and this episode pulled a lot of our disparate plot strings back toward the center of our clonetastic Gordian knot.
Spoilers—and probably more mixed metaphors—after the jump.
Sooo. 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.