Orphan Black

2013 • BBC America
4.7
5.93K reviews
TV-MA
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Season 1 episodes (10)

1 Natural Selection
3/30/13
Sarah, a streetwise hustler on the run from a lifetime of bad decisions, witnesses the suicide of a stranger who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, hoping that cleaning out the dead woman’s bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. After taking on the new identity, Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy and must race to find answers.
2 Instinct
4/6/13
With a body in her car and nowhere to turn, Sarah is forced to continue her con and earn "Beth" a second chance on the force. But with a killer on her tail, her only hope of finding answers lies with another apparent 'identical,' Alison.
3 Variation Under Nature
4/13/13
Rocked by the revelation that she and her fellow "Orphans" are clones, Sarah just wants to get her hands on the money and skip town. But Sarah's fake detective ruse stretches thin when the cops find the body she buried and assign "Beth" to the case. As Sarah closes in on the killer, the hunter becomes the hunted.
4 Effects Of External Conditions
4/20/13
Sarah realizes that the Orphans' survival is going to take more than police work. But tracking the killer threatens Sarah's long awaited reunion with her daughter, Kira. As Sarah gets closer to the killer, the killer gets closer to the truth - the ensuing showdown threatens to expose her ruse as a cop.
5 Conditions Of Existence
4/27/13
When terrifying evidence suggests the Orphans are part of a sinister ongoing experiment, Sarah’s suspicions turn to Paul, Beth’s boyfriend.  But her probing inadvertently triggers Paul’s own investigation, bringing him dangerously close to the truth. Meanwhile, paranoid Alison piles on a whole new level of complication.
6 Variations Under Domestication
5/4/13
Sarah's hunt for answers is interrupted by a trip to the suburbs. Alison's paranoia has boiled over, putting all the Orphans at risk. But when Sarah, Alison and Beth's worlds dangerously collide, Sarah must decide who to trust with her secret.
7 Parts Developed In An Unusual Manner
5/11/13
With Paul missing, Sarah is forced to confront the conspiracy head on. But when Paul learns Sarah has kept essential information from him, the fragile trust between them threatens to shatter. Meanwhile, Cosima grows closer to Delphine and the dangerously fascinating Dr. Leekie.
8 Entangled Bank
5/18/13
Sarah's actions pit the Orphans against each other as she tries to plan her next move. As Paul tries desperately to cover up Sarah's existence, Alison takes vengeance on her suspected monitor, which could cost her everything she holds dear.
9 Unconscious Selection
5/25/13
After Kira's life is threatened, Sarah is on the warpath, but Dr. Leekie makes her think twice about her plans for revenge. Meanwhile, Cosima faces the truth about Delphine, forcing her to choose sides. Now, it's up to Sarah to decide the killer's fate, but the truth about where Sarah came from changes everything.
10 Endless Forms Most Beautiful
6/1/13
Sarah's last chance to bring her nemesis back to sanity slips away as Art intervenes to get answers of his own. Meanwhile, the Orphans must decide whether to make peace with their creators, as Sarah is forced into a deadly confrontation with their enemy.

About this show

Sarah hopes that cleaning out a dead woman's bank account will solve all of her problems. Instead, her problems multiply - and so does she. Starring Tatiana Maslany in the lead role of Sarah, an outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman who looks just like her. Sarah assumes her identity, her boyfriend and her bank account. But instead of solving her problems, the street smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones...but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.
4.7
5.93K reviews
Cathy Nguyen
June 16, 2014
This show is an amazing, fast paced action drama. Tatiana Maslany effortlessly plays at least seven clones, each with their different personalities and mannerisms. She plays each character so well that you sometimes forget that it's actually just her playing all of these clones. John and Graeme and also magnificent writers, they have done a fantastic service to all of their female characters and the plot gets better with every episode/season. I seriously cannot fully express my love for this show in words.
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Michael Bristow
June 7, 2013
Extremely well done, the lead actress is amazing. In my head, each of her characters are acted by different people. Every episode has something surprising, but in hindsight makes total sense. The only thing that disappoints, is having to wait until Spring for the next season...
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Zyra L. F.
June 9, 2017
Ignore the haters, 1st season is the weakest (focus on selfish deadbeat mom-brat Sarah) but hang in, only gets better from there when Helena is finally included with sestras. Deserves and needs a much better recap than measly 2 minute 'previously on' to summarise intricacies of conspiracies involved. 4 seasons on amazon prime
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