We’ve compiled an ongoing list of all the important unanswered questions and reveals from the first two seasons of BBC America’s Orphan Black. Find out whether the serialized clone drama has designs on answering all of its mysteries. Updated weekly.
1. How many clones are there? So far the following have been revealed/referenced:
- Sarah Manning
- Elizabeth “Beth” Childs (RIP)
- Katja Orbinger (RIP)
- Alison Hendrix
- Cosima Niehaus
- Danielle Fournier (presumed RIP)
- Janika Zingler (presumed RIP)
- Aryanna Giordano (presumed RIP)
- Rachel Duncan
- Jennifer Fitzsimmons (RIP)
2. How did Kira recover from her injuries? We know she’s “special,” but is it specifically related to her DNA / the fact that Sarah is a clone?
3. What’s the deal with Kira’s spooky abilities? She recognized straight away that Alison wasn’t her mother; felt a connection with Helena, who turned out to be her aunt; and predicted that something bad was going to happen moments before her abduction. Can we put this down to her DNA given that her mother’s the only known clone (so far) who can have children?
4. What did Rachel mean when she told Sarah that “Motherhood is wonderful”? Is Rachel also a mother? Does she have designs on being one? Does she see herself as mother to the ‘Orphans’?
5. Who is the ‘original clone’? Ah, that old chestnut! Actually, it is a very pertinent question. Sarah finds out that neither Helena or herself are the fabled ‘original’ clones. The knowledge that she is not the original but instead born of science sends Helena over the edge, killing her birth mother Amelia and prompting Sarah to put her ‘bad twin’ (tee-hee) down once and for all. The original clone (if there is one) is still unknown at the end of the first season.
6. Exactly how involved in “Project Leda” was Mrs. S?
7. Who was driving the truck that smashed into the Neolution Henchman and Sarah, forcing them off the road? The Proletarians? Cal? Mrs. S? Kirakinesis?…