As the blade is about to drop on this show, the Neolutionists’ crimes are downloaded, and three significant characters are down for good.
Title: “Guillotines Decide”
Cast and Crew
Director: Aaron Morton
Writers: Aisha Porter-Christie and Graeme Manson
Tatiana Maslany as Sarah Manning/ Cosima Niehaus / Rachel Duncan / Alison Hendrix / Helena
Jordan Gavaris as Felix Dawkins
Maria Doyle Kennedy as Siobhan Sadler
Kevin Hanchard as Art Bell
Lauren Hammersley as Adele
Kristian Bruun as Donnie Hendrix
Evelyne Brochu as Delphine Cormier
James Frain as Ferdinand Chevalier
Zoé De Grand Maison as Grace Johanssen
Skyler Wexler as Kira
Cynthia Galant as Charlotte
Nicholas Rose as Colin
Ari Milen as Mark
Calwyn Shurgold as Hell Wizard
Josh Vokey as Scott
Scott Wentworth as Dr. Ian Van Lier
Diana Salvatore as Bobby
Suresh John as Krishna
Earl ‘Bubba’ McLean Jr. as Teddy
Kent Staines as Ezra Lue
Leslie McBay as Bev
Craig Henry as Steve
The clones dump the secret data online, Siobhan forges a dangerous alliance, Felix hosts an art show, Kira and Charlotte have a sleepover, Art Bell gets something important to do, and some characters make their reluctant final exits.
The episode’s deaths—not all of them expected—provide a strong punch, contrasted with Felix’s return and showing.
I wasn’t expecting the clones’ appearances at the art show to work as well as it did. In real life, surely, someone would figure out those are three completely different women. ;-)
As I’ve mentioned before, I think Orphan Black has done a pretty good job of making the conspiracy seem plausible. Obviously, technology exists in the show we don’t have, but that’s essential to the premise. Occasionally, the size and specifics of the conspiracy stretch credulity a little too far, and here, it feels too vast and too unwieldy to have remained hidden.
Originality: 4/6 They get a point for the use of the clones at the art show.
Story: 5/6 The story must be viewed in the context of a much larger arc.
Emotional Response: 6/6
Overall: 5/6 Last year they finally confirmed the city was Toronto through visuals; this week they finally said, “Canada.”
In total, “Guillotines Decide” receives 38/42