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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