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The Stigmata of Progress

Orphan Black, Season 4, Episode 3

Orphan Black | Season 4 | Episode 3 | The Stigmata of Progress

First aired on 28-04-2016

Episode Synopsis

As Sarah reels from the shocking discovery of Neolution’s biotech, she’s desperate to find answers. Always impulsive, she follows a lead into a harrowing encounter that requires the help of a reluctant new player. Eager to assist, Mrs. S. strikes an alliance with an old nemesis. Rachel receives a visit from her keeper and takes a fraught step forward towards recovery. Meanwhile, Helena is mistaken for “Mrs. Hendrix” when she answers a visit from suspicious visitors.

Episode Recap

Having seen what it did to the man on the video, a scared Sarah is determined to have the bot, which she learns from Cosima and Josh has some inorganic elements (i.e. that it is not a live organism), removed from her cheek. She figures that MK may have some answers, MK who is nowhere to be found, or that Dizzy may provide some clues as to the nature of the bot or how to get it removed safely. Sarah turns to among others: Felix, who is too preoccupied with what he believes is a significant step in locating his biological family; Mrs. S., who believes that Benjamin may be able to assist; and Art, who is still looking for answers in Beth’s surveillance tapes. Learning what Sarah is going through from Cosima, Alison and Donnie believe they may be able to help in providing a Neolutionist who would also have the implanted bot, namely Aldous Leekie whose dead body is buried under the cement in their garage. Getting Aldous out may be more difficult than they want, especially as the police come by questioning people in the neighborhood about the Portuguese gang slaying. Elsewhere, Rachel is going through her physical therapy, which reunites her with someone who she believes has never looked out for her best interest. Rachel turns to the one person within her team who she believes she can trust.


Director:Ken Girotti
Writer:Aubrey Nealon
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