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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

  • Season 3, Ep. 10 : History Yet to Be Written Jun 20, 2015

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    Clone Club races toward the truth; Sarah is forced to make uneasy alliances; Donnie gives Helena an unexpected gift; the candidacy results are in.

  • Season 3, Ep. 9 : Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow Jun 13, 2015

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    Clone Club heads to London to track down the Castor Original, but their enemies are not too far behind.

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Jun 6, 2015

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    Rachel bargains for her freedom with decoding Duncan's Moreau book; Sarah must pursue the Original Castor.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate May 30, 2015

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    Alison must secure a storefront to take her business to the next level; Cosima faces health issues and asks for a favor.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Certain Agony of the Battlefield May 23, 2015

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    Paul learns the truth about Coady's plans for Castor and has no choice but to make a dangerous play.

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

Posted by
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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