Clone swaps galore. Orphan Black season 3 premiered tonight and it brought us new clones, new drama, and a clone swap to compete with all clone swaps. The Story Begins. Sarah, Felix and Kira are back at the beach that first started it all, where Sarah’s memorial was held in season 1. They send Kira off to find monkey fish while Felix and Sarah start discussing what to do next when Delphine pulls up in a brand new car looking sexy as all heck.
Delphine takes Sarah to the DYAD where they’re holding one of the boy clones, Rudy. They caught him when he and his brother were forcing themselves on a new clone: Crystal.
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Luckily they intercepted before Crystal was killed, but when they took him in he demanded that he only speaks to Sarah Manning. So, naturally, Sarah goes to talk to Rudy and he knows all about her life.
He knows which clones she’s met, how many “sisters” she has, and everything else in her life, including Kira. Sarah threatens him and Delphine tells the guards to remove her from the room, but it’s then that Rudy tells Sarah to count her sisters, and she calls everyone to make sure they’re all okay. That’s when she realizes Helena is missing and she goes to meet Felix at Mrs. S. ’ place. But then Delphine reveals that Topside is sending a cleaner to DYAD to make sure everything is going okay, and no one can know about what happened to Rachel, so she requests that Sarah play Rachel when the guy comes. Sarah eventually agrees later in the episode, much to Felix’s dismay.
Mrs. S. gets home to find a boy clone has sneaked his way in, and she gets attacked. This one isn’t Rudy, though, because he has a creeper ‘stache (and we know his name is Seth from promos). Seth wants to know more information about Ethan Duncan and his research, demanding to know where the research is.
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Because Mrs. S. doesn’t know where it is, Seth knocks her out and leaves.
Felix and Sarah come to the house to find Mrs. S in a terrible condition and she tells them about the boy clone who visited her and wanted Duncan’s research. It’s also then that Mrs. S. decides to reveal to Sarah that she’s the one who traded Helena for Sarah’s safety, and Sarah is pissed. She walks out, leaving Felix to care for her foster mother.
Rachel Duncan: Conspirator. Rachel has survived the incredible pencil impaling of 2014, but is still healing. You know, because in their timeline that happened not so long ago. Her doctor meets with Delphine, who tells him that Topside is sending a man named Ferdinand, the cleaner, to make sure everything is okay. The doctor says that there was an incident in Helsinki in 2006, and Delphine tells him that Marion informed her about it and she’s there to make sure it doesn’t happen again. What is it, though. We don’t find out then, but that’s when they both agree that they need to prioritize Project Leda over the individuals, whatever that means.
Sarah meets with Delphine at Rachel’s place to figure out how to play the part of Rachel Duncan. They make an agreement that as long as Sarah does this Delphine will help her get Helena back from Project Castor. Sarah goes to make an appearance as Rachel in Delphine and Ferdinand’s meeting, because that was the expectation, but Ferdinand requests she stay for the entirety of it. When Sarah tells Ferdinand that Castor has her twin, Helena, he demands to speak with Sarah Manning… bringing Sarah along with him. They go down into the holding area where Sarah (aka Alison) is, and Ferdinand puts on gloves for a reason unknown to us…and then starts fondling her, expecting scars from Sarah’s ovariectomy. Alison starts reacting toward the unwanted touching and Sarah slaps her into silence, which works. Delphine tells Ferdinand they need to talk and they leave the holding room so she can explain that they had to postpone Sarah’s ovariectomy, and Ferdinand accepts this as fact and tells them to return Sarah to her cell.
Meanwhile, he tells Rachel they need to discuss Helsinki so he will come to her place that night. After their visit with fake Rachel, Delphine visits the very real Rachel in her hospital bed. Still healing, she’s awake, but she’s clearly had some brain damage from the incident. Delphine asks her a few questions like what’s her name, but when Rachel answers too slowly for her, Delphine forces her thumb on Rachel’s missing eye, torturing the answer out of her. She uses this technique to find out what Ferdinand and Rachel really have planned, and apparently Rachel knows about Helsinki despite the fact that she is not supposed to know about it.
Ferdinand does arrive at Rachel’s place, where Sarah is ready and expecting to discuss Helena and Helsinki. But she gets a lot more than she bargained for: Ferdinand is in heat, wanting hot kinky boot sex, 50 Shades of Clones style. However, she won’t give him what he wants. She demands to talk about Helena and Helsinki and he says that Helsinki was her decision because if the sisters keep going at it they could expose Topside. What exactly is Helsinki? Ferdinand explains that they terminated six clones in Helsinki within 24 hours with “only” 32 collateral. As soon as Sarah’s ovaries are gone, they will terminate her, and Cosima is planned for tomorrow. As for Alison? That’s already on the way.
Sarah excuses herself to go to the bathroom and warn Alison, but she’s working out and doesn’t pick up. Ferdinand walks in and gets all flirty with her, saying he knows that Rachel wants kids, and he doesn’t recognize who she is right now. So Sarah takes matters into her own hands, takes his belt off him and starts to choke him on the bed because he likes it raw like that. She starts going too tight, though, but luckily Delphine interrupts and stops her from killing him. Delphine tells Ferdinand that he was supposed to do a security review of self-aware clones, not screw them, and that Topside will definitely kill him for this. So she tells him to call off Helsinki just in time for Alison to not get killed by the creepy man who almost chloroformed her in her garage.
Alison is at her kids’ soccer practice when Marcy the neighbor mom comes over to convince her to vote for her for school trustee. But if Marcy gets the job, then she’s going to change the electoral boundaries and take Alison’s neighborhood out of the school district, which would force her kids to change schools. So instead Alison tells Marcy she’s going to run against her. Then Donnie shows up and tells Alison that he got fired, so they have to go over all of their financials to see how they’re doing to make it through it. Donny doesn’t want to take from their retirement fund, and suggests Alison goes back to work at her mother’s store, Bubbles. And they agree that Marcy has to go — you know, for the kids.
Then Alison gets a call from Delphine. Why? Well, apparently it was to play Sarah in case the man from Topside decides to talk to her — and it’s a good thing she does because he totally did. Science & Broken Love.
Cosima is feeling way better and living with Felix. While talking with Kira, Cosima answers the door and Delphine is there! Only she’s looking for Sarah, not her. Cosima wants to know what’s going on, and Delphine tells her that since she’s taking over Rachel’s position she won’t be working with her and Scott for a while. She also tells Cosima that she’s keeping her promise to love all her sisters equally, but to do that she can’t be in a relationship with Cosima. It’s the most heartbreaking scene of the episode, and our hearts are still broken when Delphine leaves after Cosima tells her she loves her. Scott arrives to help Cosima with her checkup and she tells him about Delphine’s new role.
She also shares the book that Duncan wrote his key in but tells him she doesn’t want to share it with anyone else — not even her sisters — until they solve it. Helena & Her New Friend. Helena ‘s story is at the beginning of the episode.
She’s dreaming about the perfect life with her sisters — she’s in Alison’s backyard and they’re holding a baby shower for her. Everyone looks adorable and everything is perfect…until the dream ends and Helena wakes up in a crate, with a scorpion trapped with her. She’s hearing things and thinks the scorpion is talking to her, and it’s kind of hysterical, actually. The scorpion tells Helena to imagine herself inside a box, inside a box, inside another box, and that just so happens to be when the woman in charge of Helena’s holding cell tells one of the boy clones to remove her from it.
And that’s all we get for Helena’s story this week. But she’s finally out. ‘Orphan Black’ returns next Saturday, April 25.