TV Alert: Gearing up for Season 2 of “Orphan Black”



EW talked to Orphan Black co-creator John Fawcett about Proletheans and Neolutionists and now no one can be trusted and no one is safe. He also talks about Cosima and Delphine, saying, “Now, Delphine and Cosima are in love, but Delphine’s kind of trapped in the middle. She does some bad things. But she does good things. She’s in love, but she’s still doing bad things. And trying to discover if there is a cure for Cosima is a big plot issue with Season 2.”


Space, the channel that airs Orphan Black in Canada, also released a “CloneRecap” profile of Cosima, in which they show a clip of Cosima and Felix in Season 2. Felix says, “I smell lesbians in my bed last night” and Cosima responds, “I’m not going to apologize for my heart, okay?”

Because Cosima is all heart. Well, no: She’s heart and she’s brain. But the two forget to talk to each other sometimes. Which is, for me, the most relatable thing about Cosima. Being able to give really great advice but then not be able to follow it. To know something might not be the best idea but be unable to stop yourself from doing it anyway.

So, to recap one last time before Season 2 officially begins, let’s look at where we left all of our clones.


Helena: Shot in the chest. Sarah’s to blame. (Helena gave love a bad name.) Fallen angry angel. Poor seestra.

Clone Status 1

Alison: Killed Aynsley. Well, passively. Let her die, because she thought she was her monitor. Patched things up with her sneaky husband, because she thought he was not her monitor. Both of these thoughts were incorrect. Signed her life away to Leekie in order to protect her family and her suburban life she likes to keep wrapped up like one of the ribbons in her craft room of torture.

Clone Status 2

Sarah: KIIIIIRAAAAA! On the heels of finding out that her body is patented, that she has been manipulated by someone who shares her face, she comes home to find her foster mother and her daughter missing. She is a mama bear without her cub. Everyone involved better watch out.

Clone Status 3

Cosima: Unsure if she can trust Delphine, but sure she can help her, Cosima and Delphine make crazy science together to learn about clone biology. Together, they learn about the patents, which is good news because they learned something, but bad news because their bodies are not their own. Also, Delphine’s duplicitousness seems less important now that Cosima knows she’s sick. She just wants her science girlfriend to heal and comfort her.

Clone Status 4

Everything is insane, everything is stressful, and everything is awesome.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:

1. Watch Season 2 of Orphan Black tomorrow night at 9 p.m. on BBC America.

Clone Status 5

2. Tweet along using the hashtag #clonesbians to find your fellow AfterEllen readers. (Also use #CloneClub so the Orphan Black official folks can find you.)

3. Check back here on Monday for our Orphan Black recap and tweet roundup.

4. Check back here next week for my writeup on the amazing Orphan Black fan screening event I attended last night. I talked to Evelyne Brochu and Jordan Gavaris, and they had some really excellent things to say about Delphine and Felix (respectively), playing gay characters, and the fan response to those characters.

Get it? Got it? Good.

Adios, dragsters!

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