Post by EGK
I confess I didn't always follow what was going on in Orphan Black. I think
it got too convoluted and the writers didn't seem like they knew where it
was going either. This series finale brought it all home.
I often feel TV shows and movies tend to end too abruptly once the
denouement happens. I really appreciated seeing more of the aftermath. Most
shows would have ended with the bad guy dispatched and a fade to black.
Orphan black didn't stop there. Watching the rest put a huge punctuation
on Maslany's performance. Great finale.
I thought that season 5 was mostly good, actually greatly improved over
previous seasons in which the Neolutionists were fighting the religious
idiots and I neither understood nor cared what their connection was with
whoever it was behind the scenes.
I'm sorry, but I found the idea that P.T. Westmorland could put together
a vast conspiracy just based on anyone else wanting to die so that
Westmorland's life could be extended to be ridiculous. He was a very
disappointing villain. Way back in season 1 I thought it was going to be
a pharmecuitical experimentation into creating genetic anomolies that
could be managed as chronic conditions but never cured, but that really
ended up not being the case. I thought that sterile Ledas and Cosima's
cancer were means to controlling the genetic future of humanity, but
they were unintended side effects.
That aside, I enjoyed most everything else.
I really felt for Sarah. She's so very lost. She's really not going to
change, but she still has the ability to draw from an amazing source
of strength to fight for her sestras and her daughter. Her ending showed
a real strength of writing, perfectly in character that she couldn't
go into the classroom to take her G.E.D. (or whatever it's called in Canada).
I'm glad she and Felix decided to stay in Mrs. S's house (or does Felix
still have the loft).
Helena showed the most growth among the sestras. That was fine. They
didn't all have to "grow" according to a tv schedule. I could have sworn
the she was implanted with more than two embryos, so twin boys surprised me.
Delphine almost cheated on Cosima with another sestra, hahahaha.
Thank goodness that evil Beth was not brought into the fold. There's
no way to forgive most of what she was responsible for. Good writing
on that as well.
I'll miss my weekly appointment with multiple Tatiana Maslany's. She
entirely carried the show with her acting tour de force. These were all
separate fully developed characters. There won't be anything like this
on television ever again. Best Canadian drama ever.