Orphan Black 502: Sarah defies Rachel in “Clutch of Greed”

While Orphan Black‘s Season 5 premiere ended with a supposedly kinder, gentler Rachel claiming it was a “new day” for the Leda clones, Episode 502 deals with the rippling effect her latest power play has on Sarah and the rest of her sisters.

Here is our spoiler-free peek at “Clutch of Greed,” written by Jeremy Boxen and directed by John Fawcett.

Mother/daughter tensions
Not buying Rachel’s new “velvet glove” promises, Sarah refuses to bend to the Neolution leader’s demands. However, Sarah’s decision provokes pushback from Kira, who is starting to assert her own autonomy.

Ferdinand’s not happy with Rachel’s post-P.T. attitude
No, seriously. He’s not. Always great to see James Frain, though.

Follow the crazy science
At the Revival camp, Cosima earns some face time with the mysterious P.T. Westmoreland. We won’t say much, other than Stephen McHattie is the perfect casting choice for the enigmatic founder of Neolution, and we hope Cosima and ole P.T. have more of these chats.

The return of a familiar face
Felix tracks down an old ally to help Sarah, and we were happy to see them pop up again.

A new level of clone magic
Be ready to feast your eyeballs on a clone scene that required jaw-dropping levels of technical wizardry to pull off. It’s not flashy. You may not even notice what’s happening at first—which makes it all the more impressive. Kudos to John Fawcett, Tatiana Maslany, Kathryn Alexandre and all the crew involved. Holy wow.

Orphan Black airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on Space.

Image courtesy of Bell Media.

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson

A.R. Wilson has been interviewing actors, writers and musicians for over 20 years. In addition to TV-Eh, her work has appeared in Curve, ROCKRGRL, Sound On Sight and Digital Journal. A native of Detroit, she grew up watching Mr. Dressup and The Friendly Giant on CBC, which led to a lifelong love of Canadian television. Her perpetual New Year's resolution is to become fluent in French.
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