During last week’s episode “Conditions of Existence” everyone began to get suspicious of just about everyone else. The clones found out that some of the people closest to them weren’t who they thought they were and Vic found out that not only was his girlfriend Sarah, alive, but that she’s got a double in the form of Alison.
Things just couldn’t get much crazier than that. Or could they? Oh, they can. They really, really can.
If you think the crap hit the fan last week, then this weeks “Variations Under Domestication” is going to show you just how far and wide it flies. Nobody will come away untouched.
Succinct Synoptic Summation:
Sarah’s hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison’s paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth’s worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.
So Alison’s “nanny cam” catches Donnie sleuthing around in a slithery way…without damned pants! Donnie!! Put on some damned pants! Maybe he burned them in the woods last week when he was burning all those mysterious papers.
Paul may have been tasked to keep an eye on Beth, but now that he knows there are more identicals I think he may be doing more investigating than his employers tasked him with. I’m not sure Paul’s a “bad guy” in the long run and think once he (and we) learn more about what’s really going on he’ll turn out to be more of an ally to the clones than an enemy.
For reasons that aren’t made clear in the preview clip, Alison is relying on Sarah to return the favor and stand in for her. Probably so she can spy on Drawers-Be-Gone Donnie, or maybe so she can go buy the man some damned pants.
Then there’s Vic the Dick. Ever the turd in the punch bowl he shows up at the worst time, when Sarah’s standing in for Alison, to cause trouble. Vic’s just doing what he does best, being a dick, and he’s damned good at it, too.
I’ll keep on saying it because it’s true: This show continues to improve week after week and has fast become one of the best shows on TV.
Orphan Black airs on BBC America Saturday nights at 9/8c right after Doctor Who and just before The Nerdist.
If you’ve been watching Orphan Black, good on you! If you haven’t been watching Orphan Black, what the hell’s wrong with you? You can catch the series premiere online for free on BBC America’s website.