Hi Clone Clubbers! This is it, the last episode and I didn’t want to watch it because I didn’t want this amazing journey to end. But I had to find out what happened, so here we go, down the rabbit hole.
This episode starts with a bang, right where we left off last week. Helena’s water has broken and she and Sarah are trapped trying to figure out what to do or how to escape. Sarah gets Helena to a side room and gives her a screwdriver to protect herself while she goes out to find water for her. Sarah is sneaking around and Art finds her so she sends him back to Helena. Dr. Coady is still not dead and comes looking for them, she finds some blood on the ground that leads her to Helena and Art. It seems the Dr. Coady has kind of learned her lesson about getting close to Helena and tells Art that he is delivering the babies. He starts to help Helena and they are both able to trick Dr. Coady into coming closer by saying that Helena is hemorrhaging. When Dr. Coady comes closer, Art is able to get her gun and he and Helena are finally able to kill her.
While Helena and Art are occupied with Dr. Coady, Sarah has the final showdown with PT Westmoreland. They yell at eachother and she listens for him and correctly guesses where he is and shoots. He jumps her through the curtain and tries to smother her with plastic. She gets him off her and kills him in the middle of a speech. At this point, all the villains are dead and there’s still forty minutes left. Sarah goes back to Art and Helena and finds Dr. Coady dead and helps Helena give birth. During Sarah helping Helena, we get to see flashbacks of Sarah deciding what to do with Kira when she found out she was pregnant and the birth of Kira with Mrs. S helping her through it. It was beautifully cut together.
The show jumps to a couple months in the future, we see Helena living with the twins in Donnie and Alison’s garage, Sarah is getting math help from Cosima over Skype, the seestras are all moving on with their lives, this freedom is what they had been fighting for. We learn that Sarah was preparing to take her GED. Sarah shows up at the high school and can’t go take the test, she walks away from it. Sarah shows up to Alison’s for the baby shower and everyone asks her how it went and she lies and avoids telling them that she didn’t take it. Helena can sense that something is off with Sarah, that she isn’t healing through this trauma the way the rest of the seestras are.
The seestras sit by the fire in Alison’s backyard and Sarah breaks down with the truth, that she didn’t take her test and she doesn’t know how to be happy or how to be a good mom. All of the seestras tell her their own stories of losing their patience with their children and feeling like they were failing as parents. You can tell that by hearing those stories, Sarah realizes that she isn’t alone and that it’s okay to not be okay. Felix contacts Rachel on the sly and gets a full list of all the Leda clones and gives it to them. There are 274 Leda clones, Cosima and Delphine set about traveling and inoculating the rest of clones. Helena decides to name her twin boys Arthur and Donnie. Sarah decides not to sell the house and to focus on being a family mistakes and all.
This was the happy ending that I wanted. I was really excited that the drama ended and got wrapped up early because the show was able to end on what it was really good at and what I love about it so much. Orphan Black is about family and finding yourself and figuring out where you fit. The fighting for their right to survive and not be science experiments anymore is exciting and necessary to the show, but it’s at its strongest when its the seestras hanging out by the fire confiding, struggling with life and being there for each other. As far as finales go, I’m very content with this one because I can see them all in my head getting together for barbeques and living their quiet lives. On a final note, I will say again the Tatiana Maslany is amazing and super nice and if you ever do get the chance to meet her, you should.
Thanks for coming with me on the journey Clone Clubbers, it’s been a great trip.
Orphan Black Airs Saturday nights on BBCA or you can stream it on Amazon Here.