General Season 5 spoilers ahead.
We’re a month out from the 5th and final season of Orphan Black, which will begin unspooling with the Emmy-award winning (woo and hoo!) Tatiana Maslany pulling (at least) sextuple duty as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel, Krystal, MK (assuming), and possibly more, to finish out the last ten hours of the series. When Season 4 closed, all the ladies, plus Mrs. S and Kira, were in fairly precarious situations on opposite sides of the world.
When we pick up with them, things are still pretty dire. Cosima and Alison and their allies have been brought to heel, and Kira has joined them in surrender. Rachel sits at the head of the Neolution table and has carte blanche access to their clone biology, with pregnant Helena’s biology the most coveted of all.
realizes she must change tactics to pursue a long game to fight back and uncover the missing pieces of the conspiracy, which will either set her and her sestras free from their nightmare, or see them meet their end.
The whole core cast returns, including Evelyne Brochu, who sat out all of last season except for the finale while she worked on X Company. Returning guest stars include James Frain as Ferdinand and Lauren Hammersley as Adele. New guest cast will include Reign and Ransom‘s Jenessa Grant and The Originals’ Elyse Levesque
Here’s what we know about the first three episodes:
“The Few Who Dare” – June 10th, 10/9c
Sarah is deeply wounded and struggling to stay alive on the Island. Driven deep into its forest by Neolutionists and worse, she strives to make it far enough to rescue Cosima. Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine, but there’s way more going on this Island than Cosima imagined and Delphine can’t give her all the answers she needs. What is clear is that Rachel is now in firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, PT Westmorland. Back home, Neolution puts the screws to Alison and Donnie in their hunt for Helena. The sestras couldn’t be further apart when they need most to be together.
“Clutch of Greed” – June 17th, 10/9c
Captured by Neolution Sarah receives a damning ultimatum from Rachel: come into the fold, or lose your family. Her decision causes a clash with Kira who begins exploring her own maturity. Meanwhile, Ferdinand struggles to get a handle on Rachel’s new velvet glove mandate in pursuit of the clones. With Neolutionists and Ferdinand watching their every move, Felix brings an old ally into the mix to help his family get Kira to safety. On the Island, Cosima struggles to comprehend the reality of the Neolution myth made real.
“Beneath Her Heart” – June 24th, 10/9c
Stuck on the sidelines with Neolutionists crawling all over her home, Alison seeks to return to her community center, but Bailey Downs has moved on from her. As she flounders to take back some semblance of control, the ghost of friendships’ past rears its handsome head. Art and his new partner show up at the Hendrix residence to continue their search for Helena, forcing Art to make a difficult moral judgment.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks of Season 5.
Orphan Black returns for its final trip on Saturday, June 10th, at 10/9c on BBC America. Full episodes of previous seasons are available to stream on the BBC America app and Amazon Prime and are available for download to own on all major digital platforms.