This week’s episode picks up with Felix, Sarah and Kira on the run, Alison caught up in her play and Delphine introducing Cosima to Jennifer (via videos), the first clone who died from the same symptoms that Cosima now has.
While this happy family is reunited, Felix leaves Sarah – which was heartbreaking. After the Mrs S bombshell last week, Sarah is slowly losing everyone that is important to her – Felix is pissed that she lied to him that she didn’t know who Kira’s Dad was, and choose to return home, in time for Alison’s play. Sarah can’t argue her way out of this, and lets him go, effectively losing another important relationship this week, like she did Mrs S last week. Her happy family with Cal doesn’t last long because Daniel comes calling, almost capturing both her and Kira, but eventually Sarah sacrifices herself to ensure Kira’s safety. Daniel kidnaps her and Kira is left in Cal’s hands.
Art, somehow, finds his way to the Prolethan farm and sees Hank and his family, and that’s about it. Cosima sees Jennifer’s video diary and is confronted with her future, which is hard to watch. She and Delphine perform an autopsy on Jennifer, and find that the clones’ health and infertility issues begin in their uterus. It’s progress, but very little.
Possibly the most worrying thing about this episode is the desire to fit Angie into the overall Clone Club storyline and Cal’s addition to the show as well – in this particular set-up for a show it doesn’t make sense for Angie to be around and not know the secret when absolutely everyone else does. There’s no need for that “lets hide everything from someone” schtick because there are so many other avenues for conflict. She’s increasingly superfluous and the length to which the show is trying to fit her into the storyline is worrying – the show had enough trouble fitting Art in, and still doesn’t have a handle on what to do with him. Cal, I hope, was simply introduced to get Kira out of the way of the story – she’s a fine reason for Sarah to want to figure out what’s going on with her Clone Club, but really having to stop to ensure she’s got a babysitter, is safe and fed etc. etc. can just slow the story down.