The world is brighter because "Orphan Black" exists, so it's always hard to imagine that it almost didn't, but it's true – it almost didn't exist. With the season 2 premiere now only a week away (meaning you still have a week to get obsessed like the rest of us), BBC America aired a special, "The Cloneversation," on Saturday, April 12, to serve as both a refresher of season 1 and a preview of what's to come.
"This is one of those shows where you just don't know who to trust," executive producer John Fawcett said. "Everyone's got their own agenda." Two characters that is true about are Paul and Delphine. "There will always be" an "air of unpredictability" about Paul, Dylan Bruce teases, and that will continue. Also, get ready to see Paul in scenes with more than one clone in season 2.
Also meeting a new clone this season is Evelyne Brochu's Delphine, who will be in scenes opposite pro-clone Rachel. Speaking of Delphine, Brochu says her feelings for the clone she should be monitoring are real. While "Delphine has a flip side," she admits, "there's an intense passion and love between those two characters." Their relationship will "get even more complex in season 2," she previews. There will be even more layers to the already multi-layered relationship – lovers, coworkers, patient/doctor, experiment/scientist, etc.
When asked for something about what's coming, Graeme Manson brought up what Maria Doyle Kennedy has said: "Season 2 is like season 1 on crack."
Part of "The Cloneversation" was a new "Orphan Black" season 2 sneak peek showing more of the scene previously teased in a short 15-second clip of Rachel and Paul. As she explains, he may be her monitor and report data to Dr. Leekie, but he'll be working for her. She reveals that Dr. Leekie became a sort of guardian to her after her adoptive parents died, but he can become too attached to his subjects, herself included. Now, however, she outranks him.
As for Paul, he's been lucky with his entanglement to Sarah, but now, he has to make a decision because a "middle ground" doesn't exist anymore. "What do you need me to do?" He asks, and we continue to question whether he can be trusted.
"Orphan Black" season 2 premieres April 19 at 9 p.m. on BBC America. What are you most looking forward to seeing next?