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The Weight of this Combination

Orphan Black, Season 3, Episode 1

Orphan Black | Season 3 | Episode 1 | The Weight of this Combination

First aired on 18-04-2015

Episode Synopsis

Sarah pursues the missing Helena who is held in a faraway compound. Sarah must use her wiles —and acting chops — to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters’ lives. Meanwhile, Cosima appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison and Donnie face newfound financial woes. But when the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive.

Episode Recap

Sarah has a slight respite now that she is able to get Kira out of Dyad. But that respite is short lived when she learns that Mrs. S traded Helena for Kira, Helena who is now in the hands of those working on Project Castor. In addition, Delphine has taken over the reigns at Dyad, she who knows that whatever the end goal of Project Castor threatens Project Leda. While protection of Leda is Delphine’s primary objective, Sarah’s is protection of her sisters, which now means rescuing Helena. In her new role, Delphine has to project an outward perception that all is still all right at Dyad in a meeting with Ferdinand, a Topside representative, which means not letting Ferdinand know about what happened to Rachel. The meeting with Ferdinand not only threatens Leda, but provides some illuminating information, which Sarah needs to use to save another of her sisters. Meanwhile, Alison and Donnie are trying to move on with their lives following Alison’s rehab. Each unilaterally makes a decision which takes them in a different direction as a couple.


Director:David Frazee
Writer:Graeme Manson
Starring:Tatiana Maslany
Starring:Jordan Gavaris
Starring:Dylan Bruce
Starring:Evelyne Brochu
Starring:Ari Millen
Starring:Kristian Bruun
Starring:Maria Doyle Kennedy
Starring:James Frain
Starring:Tom McCamus
Starring:Skyler Wexler
Starring:Josh Vokey
Starring:Kyra Harper
Starring:Amanda Brugel
Starring:Millie Davis
Starring:Earl Pastko
Starring:Monica Dottor
Starring:Trenna Keating
Starring:Desmond Campbell
Starring:Chris Gallinger