Say Goodbye to the One, the Only, Orphan Black

“And now, the end is near and so I face the final curtain…” We’d rather we didn’t have to but it’s time to say goodbye to Orphan Black. Let’s share our favorite memories leading up to the big finale.

Oh my god. Oh my god. What can you say? Orphan Black was the best.

In my field, new shows are almost a dime a dozen and especially in the geeky, sci-fi realm, you never know what’s going to hit big. Way back in 2013 when I was still at The Mary Sue, I was approached by BBC America to check out this new show called Orphan Black and interview its co-creator John Fawcett and star Tatiana Maslany. The premise was a fresh one – the main star would play several roles on the show, clones to be precise – caught up in a very large and ever-evolving conspiracy. Orphan Black premiered March 30, 2013 at 9:00pm ET/PT, as part of BBC America’s Supernatural Saturday but the fans were hooked on it even before the first episode aired. And they stuck with the show until the end, which may come too soon for some, but reminds us of one of the show’s central themes – doing things on your own terms.

The magic of how it was all done never ceased to amaze me.

Neither did Tatiana Maslany’s multi-layered performances as the clones (with help from her amazing double Kathryn Alexandre).

Even when everything was shit…

Orphan Black made us laugh,

cry,

and most importantly, dance.

And there were tons of unexpected shocks along the way.

And the fans are some of the most wonderful and creative you’ll ever meet.

For a time I did visual recaps (and traditional recaps) but I loved just watching the show as a fan, part of the beloved Clone Club. The characters came to mean so much to me over the last few years and I can’t thank the cast and crew enough for all the hard work they put in. This wild sci-fi ride, the science, the universal themes, the agony and the ecstasy, these women and the people they love. It’s so much more than one show can contain, which is why Orphan Black will live on in all of us.

Feel free to share your memories of the last several years of Orphan Black in the comments and talk about the series finale once it airs on Saturday.

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