Sunday, July 5, 2015

Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est – Orphan Black Episode Summary 2.5

Sarah Manning stands in front of Helena's sniper rifle
Orphan Black Episode 5 Season 2 Synopsis:  Rachel Duncan reacts to the murder of Daniel Rosen with a blackmail that puts Felix Dawkins in danger of incarceration and prevents Cosima Niehaus from receiving treatment for her fatal illness.  Helena conveys vital yet vague information to Detective Art Bell, but leaves enough clues for Sarah and Art to uncover their meaning.

Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est Episode Summary: Rachel Duncan arrives at her apartment demanding to see the corpse of her loyal monitor, Daniel Rosen.  They recognize Helena’s handiwork in the slaying, but Dr. Aldous Leekie notes the security camera footage that shows the twins leaving the apartment together.  He attributes the vicious murder to Rachel’s heavy-handed tactics and urges the shift to a gentler way of handling the clones.  Rachel, however, assures him that the nefarious murder of her monitor does not dissuade her from pursuing equally wicked schemes against the clones.Continue reading...

Rachel answers the slaying of her monitor with the shutting down of the stem cell line research meant to treat the unknown illness that clones including Cosima Niehaus suffer.  It is a tactic meant to force Sarah Manning to agree to Dyad’s wishes.  Meanwhile, Cosima continues to look into the synthetic DNA of the clones and learns from her friend, Scott, that geneticists placed provisional patents on everything given the absence of laws on genetics.  It is Scott’s belief that science as radical as synthetic DNA in the 1970s would have a military patent.  Despite Cosima’s reliance on Scott’s knowledge, the young scientist is discouraged at the Dyad Institute’s refusal to employ him.  His disappointment is not of great concern to Delphine Cormier for she fortuitously received tissue test results from a stem cell line that are a match to Cosima.  The test results were meant for Dr. Leekie, but were accidentally sent to Dr. Cormier.  They become suspicious of Dr. Leekie for keeping from them the cultures.  With Dr. Cormier’s suggestion, they sneak into Dr. Leekie’s office to find the cultures compatible with Cosima, and find themselves caught red-handed.  Dr. Cormier takes a defensive stance and accuses Dr. Leekie of withholding a stem cell line from them, an accusation the Dyad director denies.  Dr. Leekie explains that Rachel has obstructed further testing of the pluripotent stem cell line from baby teeth that he had discussed with Cosima and Dr. Cormier in an attempt to coerce Sarah’s cooperation.  Furthermore, he imparts the story of the lab fire that cost the lives of several scientists and destroyed reams of data including the original genome.  In other words, the project is entirely an orphan with all record of several synthetic sequences that make the existence of the clones viable gone.  He asks Cosima to relay to him any information Sarah may have uncovered, but Cosima is adamant in her ignorance of such information.  Dr. Leekie remains suspicious, but expresses his willingness to disobey Rachel’s order and resumes Cosima’s treatment.

With Daniel dead, Rachel is in need of a new monitor, and she sets her eyes on Paul Dierden.  The knowledge that Rachel has a monitor despite her self-awareness and privilege surprises Paul.  She explains that she merely enjoys a unique vantage compared to the other clones, but reports to Dr. Leekie about her health and wellbeing are still required.  Paul agrees to become Rachel’s monitor where he is to report to Dr. Leekie about her health, while remaining loyal to her.  She explains that Dr. Leekie had become her guardian after being orphaned, but despite this, Rachel’s position outranks Dr. Leekie’s Dyad directorship.  She finds that Dr. Leekie has the propensity to become attached to his subjects and therefore compromising his decisions.  She watches the home video from her childhood delighting in the good memories while disliking the fact that Sarah has been studying her background.  Rachel begins investigating Cal Morrison and learns from Paul that the anti-corporate lover of Sarah made his money from micro-optics.  More importantly, there is a high probability that he is the father of Sarah’s child, Kira.  Aware of Paul’s attachment to Sarah, Rachel taunts him of the fact that Sarah has reunited with the father of her child.  She also tests his loyalty by giving him a task that involves the Daniel’s gun that was used in the murder of a police officer.

Much to Felix Dawkin’s dismay, Sarah brings Helena to his apartment and asks him to chaperone her while she works on straightening her own troubles beginning with the abandonment of Kira to the child’s father.  In fact, Kira has expressed her disappointment with the lack of affection towards her mother in the last Skype conversation they had.  Moreover, she has begun to refer to Cal as daddy.  Later, Cal’s RV parked in the woods catches the attention of a police officer who has become suspicious of its presence.  Precocious Kira shrewdly senses the trouble it will cause them should the police officer snoop inside the RV and happen to find the gun of which Cal is in possession.  Kira makes an appearance thus appeasing the police officer of his suspicion and intentionally mentions the burning dinner on the stove thus prompting the police officer to forego his investigation.

Felix brings Helena to the apartment of Detective Art Bell and receives treatment fit for a vicious criminal, which she is, but in spite of this Helena is to stay there for her own protection.  Detective Bell begins inquiring about the deceased Prolethean, Maggie Chen, whom Helena was working with before.  Witnessing her escape from Johanssen’s followers while wearing a wedding dress makes him wonder about the events that transpired in the Prolethean’s ranch, but Helena is uncooperative.  Detective Bell follows Felix’s advice and lures Helena with food.  The strategy worked and Helena becomes forthcoming about the information she holds.  She speaks of her childhood at a convent in Ukraine where she at an early age committed murderous acts.  She also speaks of Swan Man, information she came to know from Maggie Chen’s locker.

The Proletheans learn of Gracie Johanssen’s guilt at Helena’s escape causing her mother to punish her severely by sewing her mouth shut and imprisoning her.  Henrik Johanssen takes pity on his daughter, and gives her a chance for reconciliation if she decides to tell them the events that led to Helena’s escape.  Regrettably, Gracie refuses to agree to her parents’ demands causing them to leave her imprisoned.  Mark Rollins takes pity on Gracie and apologizes for his inability to help her out of her situation. Unlike her parents, Mark does not think less of her for what she did, and he expresses his love for her with a soft kiss on the cheek giving Gracie delight in spite of her unfortunate situation.  He, however, recommends that she confess her transgression.  Gracie accepts Mark’s advice and confesses of the attempted murder of Helena, an individual she believed to be an animal.  Her penance is to bring Helena back to the ranch and failure to do so will result in her carrying Helena’s child.

Paul arrives with a few corrupt police officers at Felix’s apartment, while he is in a compromising position with his date, Colin.  He pulls out the gun Daniel used to shoot a police officer and forces Felix to hold it thereby getting the poor man’s fingerprints all over the gun.  Sarah returns to Felix’s apartment only to find it surrounded by police cars.  She receives a call from Paul through Felix’s cellphone extorting her agreement to Rachel’s demand with a threat of a murder charge on Felix should she reject it.  Sarah reaches out to Detective Bell conveying the extortion and the legitimate threat of charging Felix for the murder of Officer Tom Bowman.  In the few minutes that he was on the phone, Helena managed to free herself from the handcuffs with the sardine can opener.  Sarah arrives too late for Helena had escaped and had left Art handcuffed to a column.  Helena did leave them coordinates through a paper fortuneteller helping Sarah and Art find Maggie Chen’s storage locker and allowing them to find a current picture of Swan Man, the adoptive father of Rachel Duncan thought to be deceased.  Sarah believes she can use this information to trade for Felix, who waits in terrifying anticipation of his possible incarceration.  The discovery of Helena’s missing sniper rifle from Maggie Chen’s locker and a beheaded Barbie doll of Rachel Duncan sidetracks their rescue of Felix.  Helena stations herself at an abandoned building across Rachel’s apartment and watches her seduce Paul.  Paul does everything Rachel commands and they have sexual intercourse on a chair, while Helena watches them waiting, biding her time before pulling the trigger.  Sarah and Art find her motorcycle in front of an abandoned building and easily find Helena in position for the kill.  Sarah dissuades her from taking down Rachel due to the hold they have over Felix, but Helena tries to convince Sarah of her good intentions by having her witness Paul’s infidelity.  Sarah could not care less about Paul, but Helena is adamant in killing both Paul and Rachel, causing Sarah to stand in the line of fire to prevent her twin from pulling the trigger.  Sarah appeals to Helena giving her the feeling of importance given her need for Helena’s help in searching for Swan Man, but Helena senses that Sarah only wants to use her.  Sarah, in tears, appeals to Helena’s sisterly love, and successfully manages to dissuade her from killing Rachel and Paul.  With the murder of Rachel Duncan averted and Dr. Leekie’s willingness to work with them, the clones agree to share some information with the Dyad director.  Sarah meets him at a bar and shows him a current picture of Professor Ethan Duncan therefore annulling the belief of his death from the lab fire and suggesting that knowledge of the original genome is not all lost.  Sarah is willing to share his whereabouts, but only after all charges against Felix are dropped.  Dr. Leekie offers to counterman Rachel’s orders that would cause her to drop the charges against Felix and to allow Cosima’s treatment.  Sarah is unaware that Cosima is suffering from the same illness that afflicted Katja Obinger, and her ignorance of it seems to have given Dr. Leekie advantage he might be able to use in the future.  Nonetheless, Sarah feels that she has the advantage and she threatens Dr. Leekie of death at the hands of Helena should he send an envoy to follow her in her search for Professor Duncan.  Paul arrives soon after Sarah leaves to speak to Dr. Leekie of Rachel’s concern given her knowledge of his meeting with Sarah.  Dr. Leekie explains that the information Sarah will uncover could hurt them all, and instructs Paul to come to him first instead of Rachel.  Sarah and Helena begin their search of Swan Man and immediately make their way to Cold River.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Governed as It Were by Chance – Orphan Black Episode Summary 2.4

Helena and Sarah Manning in shower
Orphan Black Episode 4 Season 2 Synopsis: Sarah Manning escapes Daniel Rosen and reunites with Kira with the help of Cal Morison.  She has come to believe that Mrs. S is the key to uncovering the truth about Project LEDA, and has decided to leave Kira to Cal while she searches for Mrs. S.  Alison Hendrix resurfaces from her heavy inebriation and she finds herself in rehab, while Helena remembers glimpses of the violation done to her and escapes from the Proletheans.

Governed as It Were by Chance Episode Summary: Cal Morrison was driving the truck that hit the car Daniel Rosen forced Sarah Manning to drive.  The incident was no accident for Cal had intentionally hit the car in an attempt to rescue Sarah from her kidnapper.  Cal declares calling the cops to report the events that transpired in his farm that led to the death of his friend, Police Officer Tom Bowman.  Sarah refuses to involve the police and panics when she sees a police car approaching them.  She readies the gun Daniel Rosen had used to murder Officer Bowman, and is relieved when the police car zips past them.  Cal is in disbelief after observing Sarah’s reaction and planned action had the police confronted them.  Nonetheless, he helps Sarah hide the wrecked car that holds Daniel.Continue reading...

Mired in Sarah’s troubles, Cal demands to know the truth, but the mother of his child refuses to divulge it to him.  He brings her to a deserted farm where he hid Kira, and reunites mother and daughter.  He shows them the camper he had prepared for their escape, and Sarah goes with him without protest.  Cal continues to extract information from Sarah and receives one that vaguely revealed the antagonists.  Shortly after the revelation, Sarah receives a text message from Rachel Duncan on Daniel’s phone asking for an update.  She replies to Rachel with news of returning to the institute with Sarah Manning.  She later contacts Cosima Niehaus to update her of her troubles, and shares with her the photo of Project LEDA.  Cosima relates the name with the Greek mythology where Zeus turns himself into a swan in order to seduce the mortal queen, Leda.  Their encounter bore fruit twins, the immortal demigod Pollux, the son of Zeus, and the mortal Castor, the son of her husband, King Tyndareus of Sparta.  Cosima figures that the choice of the name sounds military and the presence of a soldier in the picture adds validation to her assumption.  Sarah begins to believe that Mrs. S is the key to unlocking the mystery surrounding Project LEDA, and persuades Cal of her return home despite their fugitive status.  She speaks to Kira of leaving her to Cal while she searches for Mrs. S.  Cal, at last, manages to extract a bit of information about the people after Sarah.  He has come to learn that she is on the run from Dyad.

Benjamin Kertland enters his car only to find Siobhan in the backseat waiting for him.  The man’s concern for her seems genuine especially since he has no knowledge of her hand at the demise of the Birdwatchers.  Siobhan, however, already knew that Benjamin is innocent of the betrayal done to her.  She has come to him to ask for new papers that would allow her entry to London for she is in search of someone.  Benjamin, however, correctly guesses the person she wants to contact, and informs her that Carlton is in town.  Siobhan arrives at a bar, finds Carlton, and rekindles the passion they have for each other.  Later, she learns that the man had come after hearing of Brenda’s betrayal.  Mrs. S wants information from Carlton, but all he can provide is Kassov, the ferryman.  Mrs. S tells him of her knowledge of the true nature of the orphan he had asked her to put in the black in the hope that Carlton would divulge more information, but the man swears to know nothing else.

Detective Art Bell continues his surveillance of the Proletheans unaware of their cognizance of his lurking.  Henrik Johanssen assures his wife, Bonnie, of their safety, since the woman has become on edge after the arrival of Helena.  Helena wakes without a recollection of what had been done to her other than remembering being surrounded by people.  Gracie later arrives with a fresh replacement of linen and pillow, and attacks Helena in her sleep.  The vicious clone struggles and protests, but Gracie continues to suffocate her with the pillow.  Soon, Helena’s resistance dies down and she lays motionless on her bed.  Gracie makes her way to the door triumphant at eradicating the clone only to learn that it was all an act.  Helena attacks her from behind and makes her escape.  She stumbles into a lab and begins to remember bits and pieces of what had transpired in it.  She remembers lying on a table where an instrument is inserted in her sexual organ.  The memory of her violation fills her with rage, but she escapes instead of attacking her violators.  She comes across Det. Bell, who remains at the periphery of the ranch, startling the detective who encounters her for the first time.  News of her escape ring after Bonnie finds her daughter lying unconscious on the floor.  Prolethean men with their shotguns hasten to catch the escaped clone, but Det. Bell stalls them and forces the men to leave their shotguns.

Alison Hendrix wakes and finds herself retching in an unfamiliar bathroom with one arm in a sling.  She confronts the woman who delivered her luggage for unlawfully detaining her at the Dyad Institute only to learn that she is in rehab.  The arrival of Felix Dawkins relieves her, believing that he has come to take her home.  Alison is surprised to learn that rehab requires consent from the patient, and that her stay at the New Path Wellness Center was her idea.  Alison becomes aware that her memory lapse is the consequence of her heavy inebriation.  Felix talks her into the benefits of staying in rehab, and she agrees to participate in the program.  She returns to her room and finds the last person she wants to see, her husband, Donnie.  She is upset with him for putting her in rehab, and becomes even more upset after learning that Donnie had enlisted the services of a lawyer who had advised that he take full custody of the children should Alison prematurely leave the program.

Sarah Manning sneaks inside the house of Mrs. S only to find Felix already there; she gets an update regarding her fellow clones.  Together they scour through Mrs. S’ documents hoping to find information about her old network.  Felix comes across a picture of Carlton Redding, the man who brought Sarah to Mrs. S.  The man spent fifteen years in prison for smuggling humans when he, in reality, was helping them to go in hiding.  Sarah comes across an old newspaper clipping in Mrs. S’ files that reported the death of six scientists in a lab explosion.  The scientists were working on a project spearheaded by Professors Susan and Ethan Duncan, the adoptive parents of Rachel Duncan.  Sarah recognized the pictures of the professors as those on the Project LEDA photograph she received from her surrogate mother, Amelia.  The discovery reveals that Mrs. S knew of their identities the entire time.  Sarah receives a text message from Rachel informing Daniel of the arrival of her flight in the morning.  She decides to visit the woman’s apartment at the Cameron Arms before returning to Cal and Kira.  Fee volunteers to go with Sarah, but she asks him to bring the news clippings they uncovered to Cosima instead.  They leave the house of Mrs. S unaware that someone else has been hiding in there and listening in to their conversation.  Sarah arrives at the Cameron Arms and calls the concierge on the phone with instructions of preparing the suite to her requirements in order to determine the location and allow her entry to Rachel’s suite.  Sarah sneaks inside Rachel’s urbane suite at Cameron Arms and soon receives a phone call from Felix.  Cosima is with him and she updates her with information she unearthed about the deceased professors.  She learned that they are British geneticists with a molecular biology degree from Cambridge receiving acclaim for the paper they wrote on recombinant DNA and several others until the year 1976 when they disappeared given their highly confidential work on Project LEDA.  Their names only resurfaced after the fatal lab explosion.  Cosima confirms that they were the adoptive parents of Rachel.  Moreover, she learns that it was the professors who had asked Amelia to carry her for them.  In other words, they were supposed to be Sarah’s adoptive parents.  She adds that Rachel was raised self-aware of her nature.  The knowledge of being the only self-aware clone must have given her a profound sense of narcissism.  She supposes that Rachel was raised without any emotional attachments as part of their plan to groom her into the perfect, corporate leader of the Dyad Group, conjecture Sarah rejects after seeing the home video she has of Rachel and her affectionate adoptive parents.

Sarah surveys the apartment and finds men’s clothing in Rachel’s closet, and soon becomes aware of its owner after a bloody, Daniel Rosen, arrives at the apartment.  Daniel calls Dr. Leekie on the phone and informs him that their secret is safe.  He vows to find Sarah and extract from her what she knows.  Sarah makes her way out of the apartment, but Daniel is one-step ahead of her.  He confronts her with his gun aimed at her, but Sarah is aware of her value to the Dyad preventing Daniel from shooting her.  Sarah makes her way to the door without restraint from Daniel when he suddenly knocks her out unconscious.  Cal and Kira wait at the camper for Sarah and resigns to the fact that she will not be coming back that night.  Cal appeases the child only to learn that Kira is not worried about her mother, because she believes that a guardian angel is watching over her.  They are unaware that Daniel has tied her to the shower with plans of torturing her for information.  Though conscious of Daniel’s plan, Sarah continues to antagonize him with her actions and declaration of her knowledge of his status of monitor to Rachel Duncan and his allegiance with Dr. Leekie.  Daniel remains unperturbed causing Sarah to lose courage and to resort to begging, but Daniel is now acting of his own accord spiteful for the pain she caused him.  Daniel cuts through Sarah’s ear causing her to scream in pain when music suddenly plays; he leaves to check what had caused it. Sarah soon hears struggling in the living room and sees Daniel choking on his own blood with a bloody Helena standing over him.  Helena approaches her slowly and shushes her frightened twin sister whom she followed from Mrs. S’ house.  Sarah’s terror comes from the existence of Helena despite the knowledge of having shot her dead.  Helena, however, has not come to harm Sarah.  In fact, she has come to save her and to seek her help.  She informs Sarah of her marriage and her belief that the Proletheans had taken something inside of her.  Helena is right for Henrik Johanssen shows his wife and Mark Rollins the beginning of the mitotic cell division of Helena’s fertilized egg.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Mingling Its Own Nature With It – Orphan Black Episode Summary 2.3

Henrik Johanssen marries Helena
Orphan Black Episode 3 Season 2 Synopsis: Sarah Manning finds an empty cabin where she, Kira, and Felix Dawkins can stay the night.  Felix soon learns that the owner of the cabin is one of Sarah’s marks who also happens to be Kira’s father, because he finds himself an interloper, Fee decides to return to the city to help another friend in need, Alison Hendrix.  Alison’s recent discovery of her husband, Donnie, as her monitor, has brought her in a downward spiral towards alcoholism.  Meanwhile, Cosima Niehaus has learned the death of the first clone to suffer the same illness she has.

Mingling Its Own Nature with It Episode Summary: Daniel Rosen watches as the Proletheans burn to the ground the deceased Birdwatchers and their hideout.  Meanwhile, Sarah Manning and Felix Dawkins find a way to procure food for Kira.  It proved to be a challenge after Sarah threw away Felix’ visa card to prevent anyone from uncovering his or her whereabouts.  Kira pockets a snack in her coat distracting the polite owner of the convenience store from the real theft of goods by Felix. Continue reading...

Sarah finds an empty cabin in the woods and breaks inside that they may stay there for a while.  Unfortunately, a police officer has found the truck they abandoned on the road near the woods.  Although the plates have been removed, the police officer found the VIN to identify its owner.  Later that night, the owner of the cabin enters his house only to find intruders.  He prepares to attack Felix when Sarah calls the cabin owner by his name.  Cal, the owner of the cabin is the man from whom Sarah stole ten grand and a car, and he is livid at the sight of her.  He orders them to leave, but reconsiders when Kira appears and shrewdly identifies him as her father.  The question shocked everyone for no one knew the truth but Sarah.  Cal is indeed Kira’s father, and he hesitantly offers them a place to stay for the night.  He remains distrustful of Sarah.

Sarah apologizes to her daughter for her dishonesty and her decision to leave her to Mrs. S, while she struggles to find a better life for her and Kira.  She has come to realize that Kira does need to learn the identity of her father.  Cal is an engineer that designed the micro-optics for the mini drone pollinators for areas where bee populations have crashed.  He was a partner at a company that manufactured the pollinators until his partners forced him out after they sold the technology to the military, a decision he vehemently opposed for the technology is to going to be used to kill people.  Felix sees Cal as a moralist with money, which made him a perfect mark for Sarah.  Fee is livid with Sarah for her deception after realizing that his best friend had intended to bring them to the cabin of Kira’s father despite the pretense of finding a stranger’s empty cabin.  Felix finds himself the third wheel, one that does not belong with the reunited family.  He decides to leave and to help the other friend in need, Alison Hendrix.

Sarah and Kira stay with Cal at his cabin where Sarah confesses to have taken all his bank codes and passwords, and was planning to steal everything he had from the sale of his company, but decided against it.  She confesses that she is no longer the hustler she used to be, but admits that she continues to be in trouble probably in much more trouble than before. Tom, a friend of Cal’s, the local police officer who found the abandoned truck drops by his cabin to inform him of the shoplifting and the abandoned truck, and to ask him if he had seen any strangers as of late.  The owner of the convenience store identified the culprits as a new waver man and a woman with her young daughter.  The sight of a candy wrapper makes Tom suspicious of Cal, but their friendship made the police officer continue to trust him.  Sarah prepares to leave after the guilt of having put Cal in a position that forced him to lie to a police officer.  Cal convinces her to stay, and the two rekindles the passion they have for each other.  Unbeknownst to Sarah, Daniel has arrived in town, and has assumed the identity of a Detective Peter White looking for a little girl in a supposed custody case.  The convenience store owner relays the incident the previous day after identifying the picture the detective showed him of Kira.  Tom pulls over the supposed Det. White after learning that the man has been asking questions around town, and informs him that the police would already have the people he is looking for in custody if they are still in town.  Det. White informs the police officer of his intention to leave town, but goes to Cal’s cabin instead.  He finds Kira feeding the chicken, grabs her, and points a gun at Sarah as she comes to her rescue.  Daniel sees Cal and aims the gun at him, but Sarah manages to push Daniel’s hand away keeping him from being shot and giving Kira time to run towards Cal.  Tom arrives in his police car, but Daniel shoots him several times and kills him.  Cal manages to hide and to get a shotgun from his cabin, but Daniel uses Sarah as a human shield and forces her to drive away with him.  Daniel finds the picture of the two scientists from Project LEDA in Sarah’s person, but the young woman refuses to tell him where he got it.  He calls his superior to report having Sarah in his custody, but not Kira, and he reports the photo he found in Sarah’s possession.  Sarah threatens Daniel harm if he lays a hand on her daughter, but her threats have no effect on him.  They, however, meet an accident as a truck hits them on the side where Daniel sits.

Detective Angela DeAngelis arrives at suspended Detective Art Bell’s apartment to inform him of the disappearance of Sarah Manning’s Shakira-haired look alike.  The news of Det. DeAngelis pursuing the case infuriates Det. Bell that he threatens to inform her superior, but his threat is weaker than the detective’s resolve to bring justice to their deceased colleague, Detective Beth Childs.  She is unaware that the look alike is Helena, and that the Proletheans had taken her, but Det. Bell is fully aware.  He makes his way to the ranch of the Proletheans, and begins surreptitiously taking pictures of the cult members.  He sees Henrik Johanssen speaking with his daughter, Gracie, unaware of their conversation.  Henrik speaks to his daughter about her aversion to Helena, and sees her dislike of the clone as the result of fear.  He believes that Gracie is having doubts about her faith, but the young woman disagrees of her father’s assessment of her disapproval.  Henrik insists that Helena does have a soul, and that she is going to be part of their family.  The following day, Helena wakes to find herself in a white wedding dress surrounded by Proletheans in wedding attire.  Henrik speaks to his congregation about God’s love toward Helena despite her being created by men who created things in the name of science instead of God.  Henrik’s wife binds her husband and Helena in matrimony, and Henrik prays to God to reclaim Helena from eternal damnation.  He declares the Proletheans as God’s instruments in the war for creation.  The Proletheans applaud the newlyweds and Henrik carries Helena to the barn soon after.

Delphine Cormier shows a video diary from Jennifer Fitzsimmons, another clone suffering from the same illness that Cosima Niehaus has.  According to Delphine, Jennifer is the first to show symptoms, six months before Katja Obinger.  The young woman had recently died from the disease Cosima is trying to cure.  She watches hours and hours of the video and sees Jennifer’s disease eat away the vibrant, young swim coach despite treatments from the Dyad Institute.  Cosima and Delphine perform an autopsy on the corpse of Jennifer Fitzsimmons.  Cosima supposes that the disease might be autoimmune, and Delphine observes that the cancer cells are more pronounced and more mature on the uterine wall indicating that the cancer originated in the uterus.  Moreover, it may be the cause of the deceased clone’s infertility.  A call from a distressed Alison interrupts the autopsy.  Alison informs her that another monitor has approached her and she speculates that the institute has uncovered her knowledge of the identity of her monitor; she warns her about trusting Delphine.  Cosima advises Alison to continue with the pretense of ignorance with Donnie, and wishes her luck on her play.

Alison is in need of support for her preoccupation affects her performance at the dress rehearsal, and the appearance of Det. DeAngelis pretending to be a ditsy suburban housewife adds to her anxiety.  She makes her way to the theater where Angie once again pretends to bump into her, but soon learns that Angie is a police officer and not a monitor.  The detective tries to extract information from Alison about the other clones, but gets nothing from Alison other than an order to stay away from her.  Alison takes medication with copious amounts of alcohol in order to suppress her anxiety making her heavily intoxicated and unfocused.  She tries to stay on her feet, but the alcohol has overcome her enough that she falls off the stage.

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