We have now truly understood Rachel Duncan- why she is what she is… Heartbreaking.
1 "779H41... "That's how you can tell that I'm Rachel Duncan, and not Lisa Glynn, 415K98, or Cosima Niehaus, 324B21." - young Rachel
I love that young Rachel can recite the names and tag numbers of clones. It adds to her sense of power as an adult-- that growing up she was privy to information the others didn't know existed.
2 "I have a present for you. It's a friendship bracelet." - Kira Manning
This is actually something I knew a bit about. I didn't know how they would be incorporated into the episode, when it would happen, or that it would be so important to the episode but back in March I was asked to make a bracelet, something that Kira could "make". I was honored that they would ask, and started work on it immediately. You'll see a theme of bracelet featured moments throughout this post.
3 Not a quote but I really love that young Rachel and Kira are wearing the same scrub top.
The moment of Rachel talking to Kira and seeing herself is one of the strongest images in the episode.
4 "Her name was Miriam Johnson." "She was creative, a musician." - Dr. Aldous Leekie
People keep asking if the dead clone this week was named after me and I don't know the answer to that. But as someone who can't ever find my name on a keychain (not even in Disneyland World!), this is quite the honor anyway.
5 Rachel realizing that she does not have nearly as much control as she believes she does.
6 Rachel's Deterioration
Rachel is so wasted that she pokes her own eye out! It is also the first episode since Season 2 finale (when the pencil came out of her brain) that Rachel doesn't have a cane. I love Tatiana's physicality for Rachel in this episode. There's the strength and confidence of season 2 Rachel, with the hint of the limp made more pronounced by the alcohol.
7 Eye eye Rachel...
Eye patch wearing, friendship bracelet wearing, Rachel bloody Duncan is NOT what eye had expected from Orphan Black but I'm so game.
8 "Liver Deep" - Donnie Hendrix
Oh Alison, I don't buy that it's you. The hair, clothes, tattoo it all seems wrong.
9 "I am done with crafts. The point of art is to lose control, Donnie. To reveal your inner chaos. I'm uncovering my shadow self." -Alison Hendrix
Not the craft room!! Someone protect the craft room!
10 "Cosima... You're home." - Scott
- SCIENCE BROS REUNION
To see Cosima and Scotty reunited felt so good!!
11 She's still wearing the bracelet!
12 "Thank you" - Mrs S
Mrs. S mouthing "thank you to Rachel as the doors close.
13 I'm trying to avoid the icky gross eye gore because holy shite!!
CloneClubGlobal Team Note:
We are delighted to have Miriam Salzman as guest writer this week! Neither of us knew that THE bracelet would be featured on this episode and in a HUGE way! We are grateful that she's shared her time with us for one special episode.