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Orphan Black: Season Three - TV Series Review

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by TheOnlyFiona (subscribe)
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Published June 7th 2015
Spoilers for Season Two
Just when the end of season two seemed to prematurely climax, the last 2 minutes gives us a whole new twist! A male clone army. The Clone Club are up against a fierce new enemy. Expect more game changers, new foes and new alliances. Once you think you've finally got your head around it, we learn something new about the clones' biology.

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The Clone Club continues its 'keep its friend close and its enemies closer' relationship with Dyad. Rachel is in rehab and Delphine takes over. Dyad may be under control for now but its still a threat. The season hits off with wonderful this clone is pretending to be this clone moments. Again Tatiana Maslany is in her element and continuing to provide stellar nuanced performances.

The Proletheans are no longer a major threat thanks to Helena. However we learn more about their connections to Professor Duncan's research. Henrik Johanssen not only dabbled in Project Leda (female clones) but also in Project Castor (male clones). Posthumously Professor Duncan also becomes a more complex character.

If Project Leda are defined by their different experiences and upbringing, how do we define Project Castor? Newcomer Ari Millen, who plays the male clones, has the task of playing clones who grew up together in the army. It's sometimes hard to tell the male clones apart as they all have the same haircut and hair colour. Scars and facial hair are so far what I'm relying on to tell them apart as we are still being introduced to them. 'Mother' or Professor Coady is the brains behind the army research project and her control of them has some frightening possibilities.

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Project Leda versus Project Castor, fro

Our Clone Club & co. has some interesting developments of their own. Sarah and Helena are always neck deep in the thick of it. Poor Cosima's love life is in tatters but her health is improving. Felix takes a more nurturing and diplomatic role. Conversely Alison and Donnie have become the comic relief of the show. Paul and Cal also become more important characters.

Season three has strong arcs as well as strong links to season two. Many previous threads are built upon and used in new ways. This season is more focused on all characters as everyone becomes more important threads of the overarching arcs. Here's to season four!
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Where: SBS2 is currently playing season three at 9:30pm on Tuesday
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