“Orphan Black” Season 2 Episode 2 “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion” was aired on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 9 p.m. on BBC America. Sarah, Alison and Cosima (Tatiana Maslany) realizes that everything is not what it seems as they learned the bitter truth behind their families and monitors. Read on to find out more about MNG’s recap of Season 2 Episode 2 “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion.”
“Orphan Black” Season 2 Episode 2 “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion” Recap:
“Orphan Black” Season 2 Episode 2 “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion” follows the events that has happened in Orphan Black Season 2 Episode 1 “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed” (air date: April 19, 2014).
As mentioned in the previous posts on “Orphan Black,” every episode title of “Orphan Black” Season 2 will be coming from the works of Sir Francis Bacon. Entertainment Weekly reported that the April 26, 2014 episode title “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion,” was named after a line from Bacon’s “The New Organon Or True Directions.”
According to the Arts Beat blog of New York Times, the said episode focused on the struggles of the DNA clones with their separate lives. They also had suffer due to the complications of sharing the same genetic structures in their quests in finding their truest selves.
Sarah. She was in the disguise of her deceased twin Elizabeth Childs, when Beth’s boyfriend/Monitor Paul Dierden (Dylan Bruce) lied to her. Despite knowing about the truth, Sarah and Paul had used their relationship for both of their advantage.
Following her pursuit of finding her daughter, she had been betrayed again for the nth time. She had sought the help of Beth’s former police partner, Detective Arthur “Art” Bell (Kevin Hanchard). Unfortunately, Art kidnapped her and brought her to her childhood home where she would find her foster mother and her kidnapped daughter.
Then, she confronted her formerly saint-like foster parent Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy) about the situation. It was later revealed that Mrs. S sold Kira’s location to the Proletheans and then, she was also betrayed by them. On the other hand, Sarah learned about her mother’s ultimate love for both her and Kira (Skyler Wexler). Mrs. S showcased her fighting skills just to fend off some enemies to let them escape.
Alison. Sarah’s housewife twin also dealt with loyalty and trust issues in the episode. The succeeding event will lead to the confirmation that her supposed “husband” Donnie (Kristian Brunn) is really her Monitor. She also realised that her marriage was built on lies. Plus, she experienced guilt over taking part in her best friend’s death. In “Orphan Black” Season 1, Aynsley (Natalie Lisinska) died due to getting stuck to a sink with the garbage disposal on. Her scarf got stuck to it, strangling her to death.
After the devasting events in her life, she had promised again that she won’t be coming back to alcohol drinking. She had tried out for a role in the musical “Blood Ties” at the nearby theatre.
Helena. Sarah’s undead twin has finally resurrected from her “supposed death ” at the end of “Orphan Black” Season 1 finale. When she was about to be ask for help at the hospital, she was whisked by the Proletheans who learned about her closest DNA resemblance with Sarah, her twin sister. It was also revealed that there is a possibility for her to have children just like Sarah. The Proletheans’ leader Henrik Johanssen (Peter Outerbridge) shared this to Helena’s former handler Tomas (Daniel Kash) before killing him.
Meanwhile, Cosima and Rachel had joined forces, but for quite different reasons.
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It seems that “Orphan Black” Graeme Manson and John Fawcett continue to make things good and at the same time, more complicated for the fans of the highly acclaimed series.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly (EW), Manson and Fawcett had previously thought of using a high-profile musical production where Alison would star in. Unfortunately, it was difficult and expensive to get the rights for the Broadway musical/movie “Grease.”
Then, they sought the musical “Blood Ties,” which has been shown in Toronto, Canada. It previously appeared in the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It was a great milestone for the show and the musical as the creators and cast of “Blood Ties” also took part in the episode.
They also shared that the musical is perfect for the Alison character. Fawcett shared that there’s a possibility of foreshadowing to come.
“So we took a look at the script and took a look at some of the songs on YouTube and it was eerily paralleling Alison’s predicament…” Manson and Fawcett shared to EW.
“Orphan Black” Season 2 Episode 2 “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion” is directed by John Fawcett and written by Karen Walton & Graeme Manson. After “Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion,” “Orphan Black” Season 2 Episode 3 “Mingling Its Own Nature With It” is set to air on May 3, 2014.
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