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‘To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings’

Two sisters go on a road trip and, for a moment, you forget how crazy the plot of this series has become. However worrying it was to hear Helena say she actually wanted children, it really is something that viewers want to see. Her playful personality and the shadow figures she was making in the tent would definitely please a young child.

That whole trip sequence was the comedy that Orphan Black is so good at. (Sugar Oh Honey Honey!) Helena’s potential boyfriend dancing with her was hard to watch because she’s so unpredictable, but for a moment I could imagine her having a normal life – she’d just seem like she was always high.
orphan-black-series-2-episode-6-01It was fantastic to see the return of Vick (the dick), who is working for Angie and has a hilarious religious gimmick. I never realised how much I missed him until Alison started glaring at him. I’m waiting for her to crack again, still in denial about her drinking problem and moving closer to the edge.

The scene between Cosima and Sarah over the phone was very touching and acted as a nice reminder of the friendship still blooming from series one.  The question raised in this week’s episode was: Can Gracey be forgiven now that she has persuaded Helena to go back and have the baby? I don’t think that she’s a bad person and secretly hope that she’ll work out that her faith isn’t worth the sacrifices, although her family might be.

Felix and Art proved once again that they work well together and it’s nice to see the character interaction, which hasn’t really been shown before. Scott finally gets to officially help out at the institute and it would be interesting to find out more about his background, although things seem a little crowded as it is.

A welcome new character, however, is Ethan Duncan, who can hopefully shed more light on the history of the clones. Mrs S teaming up with Paul makes for another cool duo and it all feels very climatic, with something shocking due to happen soon. Everyone’s getting together to cause an explosion. Dr Leekie Vs Duncan and the Clones, maybe? The aim – to seek revenge on Leekie for killing Rachel’s mother and creating a vision that’s about to kill Cosima….

Overall To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings was a well-rounded episode that felt as if it was leading up to a better, more plot-driven one next week.

★★★

Tune in next Wednesday at 10pm on BBC Three for the next episode of Orphan Black.

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