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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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion – Orphan Black Episode Summary 2.2

Sarah Manning meets Siobhan
Orphan Black Episode 2 Season 2 Synopsis: A call from Kira leads Sarah Manning to her daughter and Siobhan only to learn that betrayal is afoot.  Alison Hendrix stumbles upon text messages on her husband’s phone leading her to believe that he is truly her monitor.  Detective Angela DeAngelis learns of a Jane Doe at the hospital that resembles Sarah Manning among others and sets out to speak to her, but the Proletheans have gotten to her before she did.

Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion Episode Summary: Felix Dawkins receives a call from Kira just as Sarah Manning and Detective Art Bell are discussing the Proletheans, the people who abducted the child.  Regrettably, the man at her charge catches her on the phone before she could provide clues to her whereabouts.  Fortunately, the caller ID revealed the telephone number of a motel in Bridgeleigh County.  Felix supposes the phone call to be a trap and argues against Sarah and Detective Bell rushing to the motel to retrieve the kidnapped child.  Sarah could not bear not to take the chance, and Detective Bell is confident in the protection he can provide her.  Felix acquiesces to their plan, but gives Sarah one of the new clone phones that they may communicate without fear of being tracked.  Sarah is grateful to her best friend, and promises to leave for Costa Rica as soon as she is reunited with Kira.  Felix, however, has grown tired of the empty promises of a peaceful life in Costa Rica.  He expresses his frustration, but Sarah begs him to keep their dream alive.Continue reading...

Sarah and Detective Bell arrive at the Green Acres Motel, but they are an hour too late.  The information Detective Bell received from the hotel clerk did not mention Siobhan for Kira was only in the company of a man.  They enter their motel room and Sarah finds Kira’s drawing under a blanket confirming her presence at the motel.  It seems that they are not the only ones looking for the child, because Daniel Rosen has arrived as well.  Detective Bell risks his job to prevent him from seeing Sarah.  With Daniel’s back turned, Sarah manages to follow the trail of clothes Kira left for her.  The trail led to the laundry room whose backdoor led to a garage where a car with the trunk open and the engine running sits.  The man who was with Kira forces Sarah into the trunk of the car with a promise of bringing her to the child.  The man stops at a road surrounded by woodland and helps Sarah out of the trunk, but she attacks him.  Imagine her surprise when Mrs. S arrives to placate her.  Siobhan had set up an airlock after learning that Kira had contacted her mother knowing very well that Sarah would come to the child’s rescue bringing all her troubles with her.  The deception through the orchestrated kidnapping causes Sarah to suspect Mrs. S, but the woman asserts that she has always been on her side.  On the long hike to her hideout, Mrs. S confesses to have feigned the abduction to confuse those involved that she may bring Kira to safety.  They arrive at the hideout of the Birdwatchers, a place Sarah remembers from her childhood.  She soon is reunited with Kira.  Mrs. S reminds her that they landed at this hideout following their escape from the UK, and that the Birdwatchers is one again helping them disappear.  Sarah remembers the woman who received them as Brenda, but only vaguely recalls her son, Barry.  After spending some time reminiscing childhood memories of her stay at the Birdwatchers, Sarah confronts Mrs. S of her plans for Kira.  Mrs. S has set in motion an escape that will bring her and Kira to London.  However, Sarah and Fee are not part of that escape.  They are to stay with the Birdwatchers until Mrs. S has guaranteed the child’s safety.  Sarah is livid at Mrs. S’ plan that will keep her away from her child, but the woman argues that her care of Kira has always been bulletproof.  Moreover, Sarah’s lack of a plan only endangers the child.  Sarah shows Mrs. S a picture of the two scientists of Project LEDA as a means to oppose her claim, but Mrs. S feigns ignorance.  Sarah’s suspicion stems from Amelia’s warning regarding Mrs. S.  She also confides the manner by which and by whose hands it is that took Amelia’s life.  In her dying moment, Amelia associated Mrs. S with Project LEDA.  Mrs. S stands by her claim of ignorance of Project LEDA.  Later that night, Brenda prepares a nice meal for them and a conversation that revealed some of Siobhan’s past.  Siobhan used to run weapons to finance freedom.  They were all involved in a cause so dangerous.  In fact, their cause cost the life of Brenda’s husband, Jamie.  Siobhan has full understanding of the price of a desire to right some wrongs.  A call from their next driver interrupts their conversation; one Barry needs to take away from their earshot.  Siobhan and Brenda explain that the process ensures that none of them knows the details should their enemies find and coerce them to divulge the escapee’s whereabouts.  Sarah brings Kira to her room that she may extract some information from the child.  Kira asks about the picture she showed to Mrs. S and reveals that the woman has seen it when she snooped at Amelia’s things.  Mother and daughter agree that the two of them must escape the Birdwatchers including Mrs. S.  Barry returns to the dinner table and informs them that their departure is postponed, but says nothing of the reason behind the delay.  Mrs. S becomes suspicious of her friends.  She is, however, unaware that Sarah and Kira have snuck out of the house, while she is persuading her friends to allow her to speak to the driver.  Barry rejects her request despite the valid concerns she presented.  Brenda offers to make the call, but Mrs. S insists on making the call herself.  The sound of a struggling engine interrupts their argument and causes Barry to reach for his shotgun.  Barry rushes out the door and Siobhan prepares to follow, but Brenda points a gun at her.  Brenda makes the mistake of coming too close to Siobhan allowing her to attack and to restrain her with a steak fork and knife through her hands.  Meanwhile, Barry points his shotgun at Sarah demanding that she alight the vehicle with threats to Kira’s safety if she refuses his command.  Sarah refuses causing Barry to break the driver door’s window and to attack her, but Siobhan arrives and shoots him in the head with her rifle.  Mrs. S allows Sarah to escape with Kira.  Siobhan returns to the dining room to make sense of her friends’ betrayal.  Money from the Prolethean’s spurred Brenda’s betrayal.  The woman has no sympathy for the cursed children that Siobhan reveals to have come from Project LEDA, a project of which Brenda has no knowledge.  This relieves Siobhan who then shoots her pointblank.

Mark Rollins is back at the farm of the Proletheans and receives approbation for saving Helena.  He learns from Pastor Henrik Johanssen that Helena is the twin sister of the one that could bear a child.  Pastor Johanssen wants Mark’s help to get Helena out of the hospital.  Meanwhile, Detective Angela DeAngelis arrives at Detective Art Bell’s apartment to speak to him about the rumors of his impending suspension.  Art remains reticent, but finally reveals the encounter with Daniel Rosen, the man lobbying for his suspension.  Angela feels sympathy for Art and shares with him the information from Carp, the patrol person.  Carp had informed Angela of the weirdest Jane Doe in the hospital and sent her a photo of a woman that resembled their former colleague, the late Detective Beth Childs.  Angie finds that this young woman must be the fifth of these women.  Art urges Angie to drop the matter entirely, but the woman is determined to seek justice for Beth.  Detective DeAngelis arrives at the hospital looking for Helena, but she is no longer there.  Mark has beaten her to Helena and has managed to sneak her out of the hospital.  Pastor Johanssen’s daughter, Gracie, disapproves of Helena, but she hides her discontentment from her family and goes about her duty of feeding the clone.  She arrives at her room and finds Tomas in an act of self-flagellation.  Tomas is grateful to Pastor Johanssen’s family for his and Helena’s rescue, but his adoration of Helena has disappeared.  He now finds her an abomination, and the pastor’s exultation at learning of the abnormality that saved her life only added to his disgust.  Helena was shot through the chest, but lived only because her heart rests behind her right breastbone instead of her left.  In fact, all her internal organs are reversed.  Tomas is now certain that her abnormalities are the mark of corruption, an affront on creation, but Pastor Johanssen disagrees with him.  The pastor believes that Helena is God’s work.  Nonetheless, he offers him a place in his ranch.  Later, he speaks to Tomas once again to ascertain his estimation of Helena and learns that he is resolute in his belief that the clone is an abomination.  Moreover, he finds that any child of hers would be a monster.  Pastor Johanssen with the help of Mark kills Tomas.

Alison Hendrix is perturbed at the funeral of Aynsley Norris as some of the deceased friends cause her discomfiture with their gossiping.  News of her affair with Aynsley’s husband, Chad, has spread like wildfire resulting in the community’s unwelcome reception of her.  Fortunately, she has the support of her husband, Donnie Hendrix, and Sarah Stubbs, her friend at the community theater.  A text message on Donnie’s cellphone, however, revealed that her husband is truly her monitor.  The message orders Donnie to placate her wife.  Alison says nothing of the discovery, but it did change her mood and it preoccupied her so that it began to affect her performance during rehearsals.  Alexander, the director, takes the opportunity to make a pass at Alison, but Felix arrives fortuitously.  Alison introduces him as her acting coach and speaks to him privately about the discovery she unearthed.  Felix refuses to believe Alison’s inference from the vague text messages on Donnie’s phone, but Alison is certain of her belief.  Alison confides to him the details of Aynsley’s death including her involvement.  Therefore, it is revealed that her concern that consumed her thoughts is her guilt on the senseless death of Aynsley for it has surfaced that she was not her monitor after all.  Felix suggests confirming Donnie as her monitor.  They set out a plan to feed Donnie information that would trigger him to act as a monitor should.  Alison speaks on the phone with Felix feigning a conversation where she vehemently refuses to meet with Sarah, but ends up yielding to the request.  She leaves for the cemetery and stands by the grave of Aynsley Norris.  Donnie follows her and speaks to Dr. Leekie on the phone after the doctor instructed him to call if Alison meets Sarah.  Sarah Stubbs arrives and soon notices Donnie hiding behind a tree.  Donnie ducks behind a tombstone making Sarah and Alison more suspicious of his actions.  Dr. Leekie knows very well that Donnie has been set up, but leaves the poor man to his own devices.  Alison confronts her husband and allows him to fumble for an excuse, but seeing him spy on her already confirmed her suspicion.  She calls Felix to inform him that Donnie took their bait inadvertently revealing himself as her monitor.  She has called to ask him to rescue her from her deceitful husband before she snaps, but Felix is already ready to leave town with Sarah and Kira to an undetermined destination.  Sarah arrives with Kira prompting Felix to end his phone conversation with the troubled Alison Hendrix.  His parting advice is for Alison to call Cosima and to continue to feign ignorance of her discovery.  With no one to turn to, Alison resorts to pills and alcohol.

Cosima Niehaus faces Dr. Aldous Leekie for accusations of colluding with Sarah that resulted in the battery of Rachel Duncan.  Delphine Cormier comes to her defense with a contention that Dr. Leekie was fooled as well; it was his pass card that Sarah used to enter his office.  However, Dr. Leekie has not called Cosima to admonish her.  He had summoned Cosima to persuade her into working at Dyad with the notion that her joining the institute might benefit Sarah.  In fact, Dr. Leekie has agreed to Sarah’s request to establish a lab for Cosima.  He brings her to the old wing where she is to work and he does not deny the fact that the organizational structure of the Dyad Institute promotes compartmentalization of departments to ensure that employees do not exactly know the nature of the their projects.   He, however, claims that this will not be the case for Cosima for she will be working on herself.  The lab is not what she expected for it currently is nothing but a storage room for old equipment.  Dr. Leekie and Delphine persuade her to look past the room’s current incarnation and tell her one of the progressive projects they have just accomplished.  Dr. Leekie encourages her to make a list of the things she would need for her lab.  Cosima agrees to join Dyad, and soon comes face-to-face with Rachel Duncan.  Rachel shares with her the results of blood tests she does not recall taking, and also some of Katja Obinger’s data.  The cause of Katja’s death remains undiagnosed.  Cosima’s task is to help Dyad eliminate genetic predisposition through her research of the fatal condition she shares with Katja.  Cosima asks for the original genome, but Rachel refuses to submit to her request.  She only provides her with an assertion of the robustness of the original genome and maintains the belief that the issues stem from the cloning procedure.  Rachel also tasks Cosima to review Sarah Manning’s genome to determine the reason for her ability to bear child.


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