Orphan Black 506: Krystal returns with a vital clue

Revelations have been coming fast and furious the last few episodes of Orphan Black, with Sarah and Mrs. S piecing together Susan Duncan’s dark history with Virginia Coady and Cosima uncovering P.T. Westmorland’s plan to harvest Kira’s eggs–a discovery that got her locked up in P.T.’s basement. This week, things heat up even more as Cosima tries to find a way out of her prison cell, and Krystal returns with vital information about Neolution’s endgame.

Here is our spoiler-free preview of “Manacled Slim Wrists,” written by David Bezmozgis and directed by Grant Harvey.

Cage-free Cosima
Cosima needs help to get out of P.T. Westmorland’s basement–but who can she convince to turn against P.T. and free her?

Krystal is back
And her ongoing battle against “big cosmetics” provides plenty of laughs and a major clue about Neolution’s ultimate goal. After this episode, I’ve got my fingers crossed for an Orphan Black spin-off featuring Krystal and her vlog partner Brie (played by the wonderful Cara Ricketts).

Yes, you really did see Tom Cullen in the promo
The talented Welsh actor–and Tatiana Maslany’s long-time partner–guests as an acquaintance of Krystal’s. Cullen and Maslany clearly had a blast filming their scenes together, and their chemistry adds another layer of fun to the episode.

It’s not all laughs
There is a very somber side to this episode, and it ends on a real gut-punch–which is accentuated by the beautiful direction of Grant Harvey.

Orphan Black airs Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT on Space.

Image courtesy of Bell Media.