BWW Spoiler Alert!: 5 Major Takeaways from this Week's ORPHAN BLACK
Welcome to BWW Spoiler Alert! In this new column, I am going to share five questions and takeaways from the most buzzworthy television episodes of the week (i.e. whatever shows I watch). By definition, these columns will contain SPOILERS if you have yet to see the episode in question, so don't say that I didn't warn you!
On Saturday night, BBC America aired the third episode of ORPHAN BLACK's second season, "Mingling Its Own Nature with It." As always, the show provided plenty of twists, surprises, and award-worthy performances. Here are my five biggest takeaways from the episode.
SPOILER ALERT! I will be discussing things that actually happen on this episode, so if you haven't gotten around to watching it yet, click on another one of my interesting articles instead; like this, this, or this.
1) I love that the writers are taking their time in revealing that Kira is a freaking genius. It would have been really easy to beat us over the head with it from Day One, which they haven't done. One of the central mysteries of Orphan Black is, why is Sarah able to give birth while all the other Clone Club members are sterile? Is she the original? Is she from a different test-tube? And perhaps more importantly, what results have her mother's unusual origin had on Kira?
Since the first time we heard her speak, we knew she was special. From calmly telling Auntie Allison that she knew she wasn't her mum to asking Cal if he was her father, Kira has had an other-worldly intuition. While this could just be lazy writing disguised as a precocious 8-year-old, nothing on Orphan Black has ever been lazy or cliche, so I'm guessing Kira has a bit of Claire Bennet in her.