Orphan Black 1×02 Photo Recap: “Instinct”
Not too long ago, I asked the internet if I should write Orphan Black photo recaps, because that’s what I always do when I have to make important life altering decisions. I ask the internet. And the response was yes. I can’t promise you these will be as funny as Louise’s Fringe recaps, but I will do my best. Here we go!
“Instinct” picked up exactly where the first episode left off. Sarah was looking at a dead body that looked just like her, and reacting VERY WELL. If I was in her boots and stylish leather jacket, I would’ve been freaking out and calling Tom Cruise to protect me from the pod people invading Earth. Sarah went a slightly different route and buried Katja Obinger, following the advice of a stranger calling the pink phone. The whole situation is like a frightening TomTom commercial. Drive 5 miles to escape the shooter. Turn right. Drive 10 miles until the paved road ends. Turn left into woods. Drive 100 feet. You have reached your destination to bury Katja.
Special thank you to kissthemgoodbye.net for the screencaps.
After meeting with Fe and trying to figure out what was happening, Sarah just wanted to return to Beth’s apartment and
decompress search for answers. Her plans were foiled when Paul appeared. Silly Paul was clearly more worried with his emotions than Sarah’s visible distress. Paul tried to come off as the worried boyfriend but he just looked like a Backstreet Boy with an injured ego. Go to your corner Paul and sing “Quit Playing Games” repeatedly.
Anyone else think Ms. S came off as a bit heartless when she wasn’t relieved Sarah was still alive? Clearly, she is still furious at her for abandoning Kira, but wishing her dead is going a bit too far. She only wants what is best for Kira, which is great, but I would hope she would have that same passion for her own foster daughter. Time will tell.
Once again, Sarah followed the disembodied voice’s instructions and retrieved one of the silver briefcases from the set of Deal or No Deal. Surprisingly, Sarah did not how to pick the lock which I actually thought was a smart choice made by the writers. You would think picking locks is covered in ‘Street Smarts 101’ but Sarah doesn’t have that skill. That makes her more real, in my eyes, because she won’t be equipped with all the tools to overcome her obstacles. In sci-fi, it is so easy to create the panacea but falling back on it cheapens the story and the characters. That doesn’t happen here so Sarah pummels that briefcase.
The contents in the briefcase led Sarah to the suburbs where she hoped to find some answers, but what she finds is her worst nightmare, a very uptight, soccer mom lookalike. I love Alison Hendrix! She is the perfect foil and she converted me to become a Tatiana Maslany believer. Several friends who watched the show told me that Maslany was incredible but I didn’t join the fan cult until this scene. Sure, her accent to become Beth was good but others have done it. It wasn’t until she appeared as Alison that I reacted like this:
True story. Maslany not only talked differently but walked and carried every limb differently as Alison. Job well done girl!
Back in Beth’s life, Sarah had to talk to a psychiatrist. It didn’t go well.
ANOTHER ONE?! WHAT THE WHAT! If there was a ‘Most Confusing Week’ award, Sarah would win it hands down.
I hope you enjoyed my first photo recap of Orphan Black. I would love to read your comments (good or bad) and check back next week for episode 3. Thanks for reading!