Things got awfully dicey for Clone Club following the death of Kendall Malone and the revelation of new villain Evie Cho in the latest episode, “The Antisocialism Of Sex.” Thankfully, the harsh, wild episode had a great takeaway as well.
The trouble begins with Siobhan firmly blaming Sarah for Kendall’s death. The problem is Sarah already blames herself. Siobhan’s words only make it a million times worse. Sarah prepares to disappear into her bad habits once again, leaving Kira behind at the insistence of Mrs. S without much struggle.
All the clones are having trouble dealing. Alison, who’s been trying to lead a normal life since the Hendrixes run-in with the Portuguese mob last season, is having a particularly hard time dealing with the loss of a cure. The various sicknesses on Leda and Castor will eventually affect them all and perhaps even before that, the new DYAD leaders will be out to kill them.
Even Cosima, who is usually level-handed and warm, is having serious trouble recovering from Kendall’s death and the news that Delphine is also gone. Scott wants to restart their research from scratch after Evie destroyed all their data, but Cosima wants to take a dangerous shortcut: Implanting Sarah’s genetic bot (the one that can kill you swiftly and viciously, if you recall) into her own face and hoping it sends out the proper genetic symbols to cure her.
Scott and HellWizard (aka the comic shop owner) aren’t having that plan, which leads to this exchange.
Scott is offended. We’re offended on his behalf… and also very, very worried about how undervalued Scott is and what that could mean for the character’s future.
After talking with Siobhan, Art knows it was his co-worker, Detective Martin Duko, who killed Kendall. And our man Art isn’t afraid of a little confrontation.
Of course, Duko points out the obvious: For all his rage, Art can’t do a damn thing. Duko has connections and resources beyond his imagination and could easily destroy the clones and Art if they keep overstepping.
Rachel is taking a different approach. Susan has released her from her room, but told her about Evie’s betrayal and loss of the original. The untimely deaths of Leda and Castor seems inevitable, but in a conference call with Evie, Rachel still plays her best hand: She’s part of the Neolution movement and a valuable member of DYAD.
Except Evie Cho hates clones– she sees them and Susan’s attempts at a perfect human being as an insult to people like her who were born with troubling genetic conditions that she’s learned to solve with her genetic bot. She wants to perfect existing people rather than seeing a new genetic line created. According to her, Rachel was never truly important to DYAD and the self-aware clones must be destroyed. OUCH.
Given the circumstances, Rachel does the only thing she thinks is fair: She tells young clone Charlotte the truth of her condition because despite her worst intentions, she cares for the girl.
Meanwhile, Sarah has found a local watering hole where Dizzy just happens to be hanging. They meet again, but Sarah don’t play him much attention at first. She’s too busy with dancing and drinking and drugs and a threesome in the back room.
The parallels to Beth, who starts hanging around in Sarah’s reflection and in quick flashbacks, are stunning.
They only person who seems to care is Felix, who is on the hunt for Sarah. He encounters Dizzy, but never finds Sarah. He knows she’s in a bad way, so the search continues.
Once Felix leaves, Sarah finds Dizzy again. She nearly rips a guy’s head off, leading Dizzy to call her a “drunken football hooligan.” And yes, yes she is. Complete with allegiances!
Sarah and Dizzy go back to his apartment. Sarah seems intent on seducing Dizzy, but he has some other confessions: His friend has the same bot Sarah did, and he needs to know how she got it out.
Drunk and high, Sarah takes the as a rejection. She cruses out Dizzy and rushes out of his apartment without giving him any answers, but not before seeing a familiar face in the mirror as she exits.
And then Sarah is on a bridge over the railroad tracks where Beth killed herself, having an argument with a vision of Beth’s ghost.
Things seem to be going significantly better for the Hendrixes, who are holding a successful birthday sleepover for their daughter Gemma, complete with cupcakes and ghost stories…
…Until the cops bust down the door and arrest Donnie for trafficking narcotics. They’re lead by Martin Duko, who casually mentions Kendall Malone to Alison and makes his message clear. This arrest is about Neolution, intimidation, and control. It’s payback against Art’s attack.
At Rabbit Hole Comics, Cosima has finally snapped. SHe’s locked Scott and HellWizard upstairs, determined to put in the implant herself. In panic mode, Scott calls Felix. Because Felix is the only person in this series who can handle a crisis. Just in the nick of time, Felix gets through the Cosima.
We finally discover what Krystal saw. Delphine was shot, but Delphine was saved by an unnamed stranger and didn’t die in that parking lot. DELPHINE IS ALIVE.
WE REPEAT– DELPHINE IS ALIVE.
Cosima crisis averted, Felix finds Sarah and saves her from herself, too.
Felix Dawkins: The vibrant glue that keeps Clone Club from falling apart at the seams. Protect Felix at all costs!
Back on the mysterious island Neolution built, Rachel has a strange vision. A swan. As in the ancient myth of Leda and the swan.
It’s the first sign that Rachel may be sicker than she ever expected and beginning to glitch.
But as least in the meantime, Sarah is back home safe and making peace with Siobhan in a short, quiet, and super poignant scene.
But in the other room, Kira gets a visitor that guarantees things won’t stay quiet for long.
MK is back! AHHHHHH!