TV Club: Orphan Black: “Formalized, Complex, And Costly”

“If you can protect them, I can cure them.”

When people worried about Orphan Black introducing male clones, this episode might be what they had in mind. After two episodes that managed to distill some of last season’s chaos down into something manageable, “Formalized, Complex, And Costly” shows the strains of trying to juggle this series’ many, many components. The Leda clones’ most significant scenes in this episode are all in service of the Castor plot, which is currently an echo of what we’ve already seen. The Castor clones also have a defect, they also need a cure, and they are also searching for the answers in their original. It’s not bad; it’s just boring.

Even keeping Delphine and Topside away for another week can’t help the clutter of reintroducing the Proletheans in a significant way. It’s not so much that it’s surprising …

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