Orphan Black S5 E10 To Right the Wrongs of Many

Tatiana Maslany as 4 characters in Orphan Black

Orphan Black finishes with “To Right the Wrongs of Many.” It’s the last episode ever, which makes me want to cry. I cried most of the way through this episode, but they were happy tears.

I’m not going to go detail by detail through the story as I usually do. I’ll summarize the high points and jump to the happy ending. There are spoilers.

First the Bad Guys Have to Go

Tatiana Maslany as Sarah in Orphan Black
Shut up!

In the midst of rescuing Helena (Tatiana Maslany, the ubiquitous and ever present amazeballs star) exciting things happen. Sarah first shoots and then finishes off Westmoreland (Stephen McHattie) by bashing him in the face with an oxygen tank.

Art and Sarah are with the laboring Helena in a filthy abandoned steampunk basement of Dyad. They don’t have much in the way of medical supplies.

Maria Doyle Kennedy in Orphan Black
Look at me and breathe, Chicken.

Sarah flashes back frequently to Kira’s (Skyler Wexler) birth and Mrs. S’s (Maria Doyle Kennedy) help.

Kyra Harper in Orphan Black
Helena’s always been handy with a screwdriver.

Coady (Kyra Harper) finds the basement. As Art (Kevin Hanchard) helps deliver Helena’s babies, he lures Coady close enough so Helena can stab her in the throat with a screwdriver.

All the bad guys are dead. Whew. Neolution, Dyad, it’s all destroyed.

Babies coming

Kevin Hanchard and Tatiana Maslany as Helena and Sarah in Orphan Black
Look at me and breathe, Meathead.

Helena delivers two healthy baby boys.

Kevin Hanchard, Tatiana Maslany as Helena and Sarah in Orphan Black
We did it!

When the excitement settles, everyone moves into their freedom to simply be.

Orphan Black moves toward normal life

Sarah studies for her GED and then chickens out and doesn’t take the test. She thinks about selling S’s house because she can’t stand being in the house where S was killed.

Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black
Here’s another one. She’s so beautiful.

Cosima, Delphine (Evelyne Brochu) and Scott (Josh Vokey) search for Leda clones to cure. They’ve found about 6 or 7 and that includes Krystal and Tony.

Tatiana Maslany as Alison and Kristian Bruun in Orphan Black
An off to work kiss and I’ll bet the welcome home kiss is even better.

Alison and Donnie (Kristian Bruun) are more in love and happier than ever. Donnie is back to working for a living.

Helena is living the Hendrix garage. She calls her twins Orange and Purple while she decides on good names. The twins wear color-coded socks.

Jordan Gavaris and Tatiana Maslany as Sarah in Orphan Black
You can’t go through all her stuff without me!

Felix (Jordan Gavaris) had an art show in New York. He comes back not ready to get rid of everything in Mrs. S’s house. Sarah already has a For Sale sign out front.

Alison and Donnie throw a baby shower for Helena at their house. Everyone is there – Art, Felix with Colin (Nicholas Rose), Cosima with Delphine, everyone’s kids including Kira, Art’s daughter, the Hendrix’s kids, and Charlotte (Cynthia Galant). Adele (Lauren Hammersley) is there. Literally everyone but Mrs. S.

Evelyne Brochu, Tatiana Maslany as Cosima and Jordan Gavaris in Orphan Black
What if I break it?

They pass the baby boys around. Helena opens presents.

Finally there’s a quiet moment and the 4 sestras gather in the garden. It’s the last 4 clone scene we’ll ever see.

Jordan Gavaris and Tatiana Maslany as 4 clones in Orphan Black
Let me tell you a story called Orphan Black

Sarah confesses she ditched out on the GED test. She says she’s a shit mom. She doesn’t know how to sit still now that there’s no one left to fight. She doesn’t know how to be happy. The sestras support and reassure her. They’ve been through so much together, but they still need each other.

Helena reads from her journal, a story she calls “Orphan Black.” It tells the story of the sestras and begins when Sarah stepped off a train and met herself.

Tatiana Maslany as Rachel in Orphan Black
I’m no longer in the 1% and no longer a total villain. But I do have a nice glass eye.

Felix sneaks outside to meet Rachel. She gives him the list of names and addresses of 274 Leda clones. Rachel doesn’t know what she’s going to do with herself, but I think she’s through being a villain.

Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black
274?

Felix takes the list to the garden and gives it to Cosima. The reaction of the sestras to knowing there are 274 others is touching. That’s 274 more stories waiting to be told.

Evelyne Brochu and Tatiana Maslany as Cosima in Orphan Black
Hey, you’re mine, you know.

Cosima and Delphine travel the world inoculating Leda clones. One clone, in Columbia, asks Delphine to dinner. Cosima notices. So Cosima’s not the only lesbian Leda. I wonder if Tony is the only transgender Leda? DNA only takes you so far.

Kristian Bruun and Tatiana Maslany as Alison in Orphan Black
Go, Donnie!

Donnie comes home from playing tennis and gives Alison a strip tease.

twin baby boys
Orange and Purple get new names

Helena finally gives her boys “man names.” They are Arthur and Donnie.

Sarah decides to stay in S’s house after all. She’s more confident in her mom skills. She’s finished with running away.

an empty room
Maybe we’ll all stay right here with the spirit of Mrs. S forever.

Sarah and Felix take Kira swimming. They grab towels and inner tubes and head out, closing the front door behind them. The last image in Orphan Black is S’s house where Sarah and Kira live, safe and settled, behind that closed door.

Thank you Orphan Black, for 5 great years. Thank you for the struggle, thank you for the triumphant womanhood, thank you for the tears and fears, thank you for the joys, and thank you for the mostly happy ending.

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