This week our clone focus is on Rachel and Helena in the aftermath of Daniel’s death last week, and the consequences thereof.
She also gladly takes revenge on Sarah on two fronts – she tasks Paul with framing Felix for the murder of the cop Daniel killed when he found Sarah two episodes ago, and she tasks Leekie with keeping research from Cosima that could help her get better.
I’m beginning to wonder if Leekie and Dyad are the least worst of the organisation after the clones. He seems to be focused on the science and is willing to forgo what Rachel wants for his own ends – finding the data lost in the LEDA fire years ago.
Helena is reunited with Sarah briefly, before Sarah sends her to Art for babysitting and to try and figure out what the Prolethans did to her. I’m beginning to grow fond of Helena, from the wild-eyed homicidal moments to the ones filled with humour and snark. Helena and Art are a wonderous combination, and she lets him on her work with Maggie Chen, another casualty of season one. Eventually, Helena escapes, in order to kill Rachel, but I think she would have returned to Art and Sarah eventually – she leaves enough clues for them to find her hiding place and holding a sniper rifle on Rachel and Paul.
It’s also Helena who brings to light a very interesting plot point: Rachel’s dad is still alive. He faked his death years ago, and at the end of the episode the two of them go off to find him. It's not clear whether they’re going to hold this information for Felix’s freedom or Cosima’s health just yet, but I have a feeling Cosima and Delphine will figure out a way to save her before long.
Elsewhere, Kira and Cal are bonding, and Kira proves herself by distracting a cop who was asking too many questions of Cal.
And, goodness: Henrik and the Prolethans can’t be counted out. His wife is about as ruthless as Helena can be given she sews Gracie’s mouth shut for not explaining how Helena escaped – that was a truly uncomfortable sight, and more than I expected from a TV show.
I’m looking forward to seeing Helena and Sarah truly interact – we’ve never seen them together without fighting with one another, killing one another or killing someone else. Helena appears to prefer that everyone think she’s crazy – it gives her the upper hand, but with Sarah things are different.