The clone drama that fans cannot get enough of is finally available to take home. Sarah, Cosima, Allison, Helena and even Rachael are back for a television season that is more dramatic and suspenseful than the first. BBC America first introduced us to “Orphan Black” and Sarah Manning in March 2013. Not realizing the breathtakingly stunning science fiction world they were about to enter, viewers tuned in to see what all of the hype was about. They were treated to the beginning of a gripping story with Tatiana Maslany at the helm expertly portraying multiple characters with an unknown connection.
As we enter Season 2 of “Orphan Black”, Sarah is desperately trying to find Mrs. S and Kira, however in her search to locate them she discovers an even more mysterious religious cult who also are trying to obtain Sarah for their own dubious plans. While Sarah is spiraling into her own shady corporation hunt down, Cosima is searching for a cure for her terminal illness and Allison is processing the events of Season 1. Many favorite characters are back including Felix, Paul, Art, Vic, Dephine and Dr. Leekie.
As jaw dropping as the first season of “Orphan Black” is, the second season raises the bar in ways that could not be predicted. Tatiana Maslany’s performance is so flawless that you forget that these women are not separate people. Her characters draw you hopelessly into this frightening world and fully invest the viewer to finding out the secret behind their existence.
The glue that holds all of the sisters together is Felix. Expertly portrayed by Jordan Gavaris, Felix is not only Sarah’s foster brother; he is the constant support for a group of women who would fall apart without him. Not a physically strong character, Felix is cunning, funny and devoted. Gavaris’ portrayal is genuine and one of the best supporting performances on television.
The DVD and Blu Ray release is packed with extras such as deleted scenes, behind the scenes featurettes and character profiles. This release also allows viewers to delve into the minds of creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett. You learn how some of the most difficult clone scenes were filmed, meet unsung hero Kathryn Alexandre and also learn of a dinner scene viewers are promised in the next season.