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Variable And Full Of Perturbation

Orphan Black, Season 2, Episode 8

Orphan Black | Season 2 | Episode 8 | Variable And Full Of Perturbation

First aired on 07-06-2014

Episode Synopsis

A new player in the clone conspiracy turns up at Felix’s door, sending him into crisis mode. With Cosima running out of options, Sarah struggles with the decision to surrender a crucial piece of leverage and make a deal with Dyad.

Episode Recap

Art receives a call on Beth’s old cell phone from Tony, a transgender clone who promises his dying friend, Sammy, that he will deliver a message to Beth. Tony stays at Felix’s apartment until Sarah arrives to tell him that Beth is dead, and reveals his origin. Tony delivers the message; “Tell Beth to keep the faith. Paul’s like me. He’s on it. He’s a ghost.” Alison learns Donnie intends to leave, prompting her to admit to being responsible for Aynsley’s death. There, Donnie confesses to killing Leekie, and the two begin work to cover up. Sarah and Mrs. S agree to transport Ethan Duncan to the Dyad to start work on a synthetic therapy that may cure Cosima of her illness. Ethan reveals to Rachel that the clones were always intended to be infertile, and views Sarah as a “failure”. Before leaving, he hands Kira the book The Island of Doctor Moreau, which houses all of his secrets in its margins. As Ethan and Cosima begin to work, Cosima collapses and goes into violent convulsions.


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