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Orphan Black

Series Summary
Sarah is a street-wise woman with a troubled past as an English orphan who bounced around foster homes before being taken in by Mrs. S, who uprooted her and her foster brother, Felix, to North America. She has made bad decisions in her life but always strives to do right by daughter Kira. When Sarah witnesses the suicide of a woman, Beth (who looks like her) she decides to steal Beth's identity -- boyfriend and money included -- in an attempt to begin a new life for herself and Kira, with whom Sarah hopes to reunite. But assuming Beth's life -- Sarah eventually learns that Beth was her clone -- doesn't go as smoothly as she anticipates because Beth was a cop caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, making Sarah the new target. Sarah must fight to stay alive while trying to escape from the complex web. As more threads appear, Sarah is pulled deeper, and Felix becomes her one true confidant.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Science fiction, Drama

Network: BBCA

Next Episode:

Season 3, Ep. 2 : Orphan Black Apr 25, 2015

Castor pursues the clones in order to obtain original tissue samples; Helena is examined by a new villain.

  • Season 3, Ep. 1 : The Weight of This Combination Apr 18, 2015

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    Sarah pursues Helena, who is being held in a compound far away; Sarah must deter a Topside investigator.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried Jun 21, 2014

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    Rachel's latest ploy forces Sarah to concede; the Clone Club unites to save Sarah and gain freedom; Sarah finds a new ally.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done Jun 14, 2014

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    Cosima takes a bad turn; Sarah takes action with tragic consequences; the Proletheans set their plan in motion; Alison and Donnie have a run-in with the law.

  • Season 2, Ep. 8 : Variable and Full of Perturbation Jun 7, 2014

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    A new player arrives on Felix's doorstep; Cosima nearly runs out of options; Sarah must decide whether to surrender a piece of leverage and make a deal.

  • Season 2, Ep. 7 : Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things May 31, 2014

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    A rehab confidante betrays Alison, threatening to expose the truth; Donnie and the kids prepare to visit on Family Day.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • The beginnings of answers do appear by the end of the episode, and they are definitely compelling enough to encourage continued viewing. show more

  • It takes a bit longer than it should for the viewer to assemble a working knowledge of the show's core mystery, and there are some tonal issues (some attempts at jokey moments are a bit jarring), but overall, Orphan Black is a quite watchable thriller that plunges its heroine into a murky world that almost seems designed to drive her mad. show more

  • As Sarah makes one shocking discovery after another, Orphan Black weaves an increasingly intricate, suspenseful tale. show more

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'Orphan Black' Season 2 Premiere Breaks DVR Record

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Kelly Woo on Apr 25th, 2014 5:30PM

"Orphan Black" is cloning viewers like no show has ever done before. When the acclaimed BBC America drama premiered its second season last Saturday, its ratings improved slightly from season 1 wi...

The New 'Orphan Black' Season 2 Trailer Promises Suffering (VIDEO)

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Apr 4th, 2014 7:00PM

Get ready for an attack of the clones when "Orphan Black" returns in two weeks! A tantalizing new trailer provides some glimpses at season 2: It opens with shots of various clones -- Beth Childs,...

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