Orphan Black is, inarguably, one of the smartest, most fascinating tv shows of our time. It started its journey in 2013, and sadly, this year is the last year we will spend with the clones.
Nonetheless, we shall be taking life lessons from each of the characters that we will carry with us long after the show is over.
Here are the top 5 things we learned, watching Orphan Black.
1 It's not easy being a mother.
Siobhan "Mrs. S" Sadler is one of the bravest characters on Orphan Black. She showed us that being a mom is a tough task. She had to handle Sarah and Felix's angst and often troubled teenage years, up to the present, take care of little Kira and fight the most dangerous people to protect not only the three of them, but also Sarah's sisters. And she’s still fighting on!
2 Love is love. No matter what.
Whether there are fans or skeptics of Delphine and Cosima's relationship, we cannot take what they share away from them. These two, along with Felix taught us, that love is love. No matter whom you choose to love. As long as you're faithful and good to each other, everything is right and don't let anybody tell you otherwise.
3 Women are strong.
Women in Orphan Black are badasses. We can't argue with that. Whether it's Cosima, Helena, Sarah, Delphine, Alison or Mrs. S-- heck, even Rachel, they all showed us, what women can accomplish. They empower female viewers in knowing that they can be women and they can be strong and independent and be so much more. They can be and do anything they wish for!
4 Power can blind common sense.
While watching Orphan Black, we can see how power works. Sometimes people gain too much power and they think they can do anything, even hurt or own other people. Good example is Rachel Duncan, the only self-aware clone. We’re in mid-season of Season 5, yet we still don’t know the scope and gravity of her plans, but throughout all four seasons, we saw what she's capable of to get power.
5 Family is not only our roots.
... And the sestras taught us that. Sometimes in life your friends can be your true family. When Alison gave her speech during school trustee elections, she said something beautiful: "Sometimes family is more than just the people under your roof. They're people who jump in head-first, who aren't afraid to make fool of themselves to help you, who don't hide their faces in shame if you fall down." And she is right, because family is just a noun - we pick our family.