Orphan Black didn’t just channel its pilot during Thursday’s Season 4 premiere. It turned the clocks way back to tell the tale of how Bet...
Orphan Black Bosses on Beth's Origin Story, Art's Feelings and the New Clone
In an unexpected move that had me scratching my head and then squealing in delight, the episode kicked off with a phone call not to Sarah, but Beth, as she slept in bed with Paul (former cast member Dylan Bruce). And those two weren’t the only departed characters making an unforeseen reappearance. As the detective followed new clone M.K.‘s intel, she got tangled up in a Neolution plot that also featured the returns of Dr. Leekie (Matt Frewer), Olivier (David Richmond-Peck) and his little tail, too.
High on drugs and highly suspicious after a pivotal fight with Paul, Beth found comfort in Art’s embrace. That same night, she accidentally killed Maggie Chen after witnessing a Neolution implant being removed from someone’s cheek… by a fellow detective. Even though Art promised to help cover up the murder, Beth realized she could no longer trust anyone.
Below, co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett talk about the premiere’s surprise timeline, M.K.’s introduction, Season 4’s “haunted” theme and more.