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Orphan Black "Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion" Recap and Discussion

Alison and Donnie (Tatiana Masiany and Kristian Bruun) attend Aynsley's funeral. (Courtesy BBC America)

Orphan Black really is coming out swinging on the second episode of its second season. Lots of revelations in the mouthful of a titled "Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion", Helena is still alive, saved by a mysterious group calling themselves the Prolethians. The mysterious zealot group apparently also has Sarah's daughter though through some keen detective work between Sarah and Art a very different scenario reveals itself involving Mrs. S. Alison comes clean about Aynsley to Felix and believes her husband to be her monitor. The two have an incredible scene together that makes you wish that an Alison/Felix Dynasty-type spin-off was on the horizon.

In the episode it's revealed Mrs. S knows about the mysterious Project LEDA. What's her involvement in the project? And while we're asking questions, just what's Art's partner's deal? 

Join us in the discussion after the jump, won't you?

Also for those interested, Visual Effects giant Cinefex has posted an excellent blog on the history of "Twinning" in the movies and how the effect is achieved in Orphan Black. Check it out here.

Orphan Black "Nature Under Constraint and Vexed" Discussion Thread

Tatiana Maslany stars as multiple clone characters in BBC's "Orphan Black" (Photo Courtesy BBC America)

The biggest surprise for me over the past year was just how much I dug Orphan Black. On the surface level, the show could just as easily have been one of the Sci-Fi (SyFy for those that insist on using the branding) series that gains a cult following, but it's far more than that. Tatiana Maslany is fantastic throughout the show, the way that she's able to seamlessly create multiple versions of the same character - exuding their personalities (and even having to portray one clone pretending to be another) is incredible to watch.

Another draw to the series is that I absolutely have no idea where things are going from episode to episode. There's no predictability to the plot which is refreshing. There are handlers? There's a big-bad corporation involved? Wait... did they seriously just kill that character? 

The first episode of the second season airs this Saturday on BBC America - make sure to watch or DVR then come back to SPT to discuss!

Posted on April 18, 2014 and filed under Discussion Threads, TV.