ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 1

ORPHAN BLACK - SEASON 1 - Episode Guide, Recaps, and Reviews


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Episode 1 - Natural Selection

Director:  John Fawcett
Writer:  Graeme Manson

Summary:  After witnessing the suicide of a stranger who looks exactly like her, Sarah Manning becomes tangled in a deepening mystery when she assumes the other woman¡¯s identity. 

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Episode 2 - Instinct

Director:  John Fawcett
Writer:  Graeme Manson

Summary:  Sarah finds answers regarding the details of Beth¡¯s police shooting, but more questions after the discovery of additional clones.

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Episode 3 - Variation Under Nature

Director:  David Frazee
Writer:  Graeme Manson

Summary:  Compelled to take her impersonation of Beth to the next level, Sarah lands directly in the path of the assassin targeting the clones.

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Episode 4 - Effects of External Conditions

Director:  Grant Harvey
Writer:  Karen Walton

Summary:  The clones uncover the identity and the motive of their assassin, as well as the reason why Beth shot Maggie Chen. 

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Episode 5 - Conditions of Existence

Director:  TJ Scott
Writer:  Alex Levine

Summary:  The clones suspect that people close to them may actually be monitors assigned by their creator.

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Episode 6 - Variations Under Domestication

Director:  John Fawcett
Writer:  Will Pascoe

Summary:  Alison and Cosima try learning more about their monitors while Paul digs into the true connection between Beth and Sarah.

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Episode 7 - Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner

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Director:  Brett Sullivan
Writer:  Tony Elliott

Summary:  Sarah¡¯s true identity comes into the open, leading to extreme consequences for Paul as well as the other clones.

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Episode 8 - Entangled Bank

Director:  Ken Girotti
Writer:  Karen Walton

Summary:  Kira becomes an integral figure in the clone conspiracy as Art and Angela draw closer to exposing Sarah.

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Episode 9 - Unconscious Selection

Director:  TJ Scott
Writer:  Alex Levine

Summary:  Art uncovers the truth about Beth¡¯s suicide and Sarah discovers that she has a unique connection to Helena.

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Episode 10 - Endless Forms Most Beautiful

Director:  John Fawcett
Writer:  Graeme Manson

Summary:  The clones must choose between aligning themselves with the Dyad Institute and continuing their lives underground.

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