The Hive’s Own Observations and Unexpected Results
Entangled Bank: Mind-Bender
Art and Angela DeAngelis connect ‘Beth’ to Sarah Manning, who they believe is Jane Doe – the woman shot and dumped in the gravel quarry, but Jane Doe is Katja Obinger and Sarah Manning died before Katja did… making two identical corpses, but only one positive ID to go around. Mrs. S covers for Sarah with the cops, while Paul makes Olivier cover for himself and Sarah with Leekie, as Colin covers for Felix, Felix covers for Sarah and Delphine betrays Cosima, but …. covers up the existence of Kira, whom Helena discovers, because of the letter in the jacket she got while covering for Sarah, herself.
The Connection continues! Why does Helena react the way she does when she learns Sarah has a daughter?
Further to Tatiana’s brilliant suggestion that Helena be motivated more by love than hate, her evolving relationship with Sarah has become a gut-wrenching tap dance with her own development, versus the lives she might have had, had her own life been anything like the others’. We imagined that, following the treat of a lunch with Sarah, and the opportunity to confront an abomination like Olivier in the last episode, Helena’s reaction to learning the clone she felt closest to was capable of producing such pure innocence would absolutely rock her (and her beliefs) to the core. A child makes Sarah a mother; a child makes Helena confront her morality at its essence. For naturally created life is all she is really championing. And here it is, staring her in the face… full of all the love she’s probably never known.
We’ve suspected Mrs. S knew more than she let on for a while. Is Sarah’s trust well-placed?
As with all clone relationships, only time will tell.
We loved Olivier! Why’d he have to die?!
Olivier, played by the incredible David Richmond Peck was a vital character with a key role to play in the unveiling of the cloning conspiracy. Believe us, when his time came we were just as devastated as you were. But he was always intended to be middle management; merely another pawn with another set of personal travesties hanging over his head to serve a larger agenda. In a way, Olivier was just another victim of what’s really going on. His ultimate demise reminds us of what Paul assured Sarah, in earlier episodes: This is serious, and messing with this machine never comes without some lethal consequence. There is too much at stake not to tie up loose ends. Once Olivier has lied to Leekie, he signed his own death warrant.
Does the contraption Olivier is in at the hospital actually exist?
Yes! It’s a special brace for keeping pressure off of the patient’s back, or in Olivier’s case, his stump. The idea of Olivier being forced to lay face down and communicate with mirrors is brought to you by our brilliant Art Department, who brought photos of real world contraptions used to facilitate folks in similar – if not identical – circumstances.
What is that coming out of Olivier’s mouth when he dies?
Olivier’s foamy final flailings are created with egg whites.
Who directed this episode?
This chapter was directed by the amazing Ken Girotti; you’ll know his works from series like Vikings, Bomb Girls, Damages, Copper and Saving Hope, to name but a few of his illustrious credits. During his time with us, Ken managed to give a new mobster nickname to every crew member on deck: shout-out to the Serbian Eye-Ball, Johnny Donuts, and Donna the Slap!
Please tell us you didn’t just kill Kira!
All we can tell you is that despite a blizzard, dizzying fog, an ice storm and pouring rain, no clones were harmed in the making of this episode. However, you will definitely want to come back next week to see what all this clone-on-clone intrigue is really going to cost…