Orphan Black: Season 5 – A Review

Hey Guys!
I just realized that I have so far completely neglected to write a review on season 5 of Orphan Black. It was the final season of this phenomenal show and aired in 2017. So let’s see whether it was a worthy end!


The Plot:
Cosima finds herself on a weird island, run by the ominous PT Westmoreland. Is that man really immortal? But far more important: what is he up to?
But Cosima isn’t the only one facing difficulties. Helena is pregnant and it gets harder to protect her unborn babies from Dyad.
In the mean time Sarah and Rachel battle over Kyra, the former trying to protect her, while the latter wants to use the girl for experiments.
But the big fight is yet to come…


The Rating:
They certainly ended the show not with a fizzle but with a bang.
The plot was beyond intriguing. It was impossible to figure out what would happen next or even predict the ending. In this season, a few things felt a bit far-fetched, but I’m more than prepared to overlook that little flaw. The atmosphere is giving you goosebumps, you will be holding your breath many times throughout this season. With every episode I was even more impressed by the writers to come up with something this intricate.
Of course, the biggest ace this show has to offer is Tatiana Maslany. She portraits all the clones that popped up during five season. I can’t help but marvel at how she does it. Playing one role with intensity and making it feel convincing can be enough of a challenge, but Maslany excelled in all her roles. Each clone has a unique personality and it feels almost impossible that they are played by the same person. I can’t think of any other actresses who would have been able to pull this off!
But Tatiana Maslany is not the only brilliant cast member here. For the final season it felt like everybody stepped up their game even a bit more. As usual Maria Doyle Kennedy is a force of nature but also Jordan Gavaris really moved me.

Season 5 was certainly a worthy end to the intense story about our most beloved clone club. It’s one of the rare shows that provides you with food for thought and leaves an impact long after you finished watching.


Did you watch the show? Let me know in the comments what you think!

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