Orphan Black 508: Felix throws a party as Neolution reels

There’s no denying it; this week’s new episode of Orphan Black is huge. In fact, BBC America chose not to run a normal promo after last week’s episode ended with Rachel betraying P.T. Westmorland and plucking her eye out. Instead, the network ran a clipless teaser that told viewers the new instalment is “so hard-hitting, so intense, so shocking, so electrifying, so transfixing, so thrilling, so riveting, so suspenseful, so astonishing, so agonizing . . . we can’t show you anything.” Luckily, Space wasn’t quite so stingy and ran a trailer that showed (among other things) Felix having an art show and Rachel receiving medical care.

Here’s what Bell Media teased about “Guillotines Decide,” written by Aisha Porter-Christie and Graeme Manson and directed by Aaron Morton:

Mrs. S orders the sisters to take a night off from their sleuthing to celebrate Felix’s art opening. Wounded and desperate, Rachel reunites with an old ally, but their plans for revenge on Neolution put Clone Club in the line of fire.

And here are some carefully selected morsels from the screener.

Major fallout from Rachel’s eye-gouging betrayal of Neolution
Who can she trust? And, more importantly, who can trust her?

Felix is back
We’ve been suffering from Felix withdrawal the last few episodes, so it’s great to see him return from Switzerland with Adele and throw a big shindig that includes most of our beloved Clone Club family members as guests. Speaking of Adele, a tip of the hat to the wonderful Lauren Hammersley for her warm, funny performance as Felix’s tipple-loving half-sister. We wish she would have pub-crawled into more episodes over the years.

Was that Felix’s morgue attendant ex-beau Colin in the Space promo?
What? Could Orphan Black end up with two happy and remarkably alive LGBT couples by the time the final curtain drops? We’ve got our fingers crossed.

Cophine forecast
Clear skies and calm waters with a 100% chance of the feels. But what is Delphine up to with Mrs. S?

Wait, what about Helena, Mark, Gracie and Coady?
Gulp.

Four hanky alert
Remember that BBC America promo? Yeah, they weren’t lying. Stock up on tissues, booze, chocolate, cat videos—whatever you need.

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