Spoiler warning: Do not read this article until you have seen Orphan Black Episode 502, “Clutch of Greed.” “I want to know why I’m like this.” —Kira The Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) we met back in Orphan Black ‘s first season was a neglectful mother who disappeared for months at a time, leaving Kira (Skyler Wexler) in the care of Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy). However, the Sarah we see in Season 5 is completely changed: devoted, fiercely protective and determined to protect her daughter from Neolution at any cost. That’s why this week’s episode, “Clutch of Greed” — which sees Kira willingly choose to spend time in the care of Rachel (Maslany) — is such a kick in the gut. Sarah’s time of influence over Kira, already cut short by her previous selfishness, may now be over, handed over to the person she trusts the least. And just as Kira turns to Rachel in hopes of learning more about herself, Cosima turns to Neolution founder P.T. Westmoreland (Stephen McHattie) — whom we finally lay eyes on — to understand more about the science behind her and her sisters. For a series Big Bad, who is also supposedly 170 […]

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