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Watch: ORPHAN BLACK Season 3 Insider on The Castor Clones and Fixing Helena

The latest Insider video focuses on Fixing Helena

Check out the latest Orphan Black Insider videos, the latest one titled “Fixing Helena,” in which “Tatiana Maslany and executive producer John Fawcett talk about the connection between Sarah and Helena, and the journey Helena will be going on this season.”

Co-creator Graeme Manson said this in People magazine about Helena:

Of Helena, Manson told PEOPLE, “There’s no doubt she’s the psycho sister. She’s a handful, probably not to be trusted.”

Now that she’s missing, Leda leader Sarah and ailing geneticist Cosima must decide whether to ignore those red flags while weighing out that reality that “If we’re going to save Helena, we have to go up against the Castor Project.”

And in case you missed it, Insider gave us a special look into those darn Castor Clones (played by Ari Millen):

https://youtu.be/EFiWegv4PHE

In the People article, Graeme explains the Castor clones a bit more:

As for the new clones, Manson promises, “This journey of discovering who Castor is, what they’re up to and how they apply to us is really a season-long trip that we’re taking.”

He resists comparing them to Project Leda. “They’re definitely their own little family,” he says, adding with a laugh, “Every family has its quirks, and these ones are not pleasant.”

Other than Mark – who fled to elope with Gracie (Zoé de Grand’Maison), a member of the Prolethean cult on which he was spying – we’ve gotten the clearest picture of “Scarface” Rudy, whom Manson describes as “really an alpha and a proper psycho.”

Ari Millen (as Mark, Seth, Rudy and Miller) on Orphan Black
Ari Millen (as Mark, Seth, Rudy and Miller) on Orphan Black

Season Three synopsis:

No sooner has Sarah caught her breath after a stealthy escape from DYAD and the ruthless clone Rachel (Maslany), she is called upon to face the crazed, captive Castor clone, Rudy (Millen). But it is the discovery of Helena’s disappearance that spurs Sarah into action, rallying her sisters in the quest to reunite their clone family, and find peace once and for all.

Their greatest threat is a band of highly trained soldiers – identical brothers dubbed Project Castor. Unlike the sisterhood, Mark, Rudy, Seth, Miller and others (Millen) grew up together, fully aware of who and what they are. Developed by the military, this wolf pack was raised as regimented clones – singular in thought, movement and allegiance. Hell-bent on kicking up dirt, they’re dispatched to tackle their mission from all sides. But differences in approach betray cracks in their armor, and may be the very thing the sisters need to escape their clutches.

The sisters will need all the help they can get. With Cosima’s fluctuating health and no known cure for the mystery illness that ails her, she is holding onto life by a thread while nursing a broken heart left by her scientist lover Delphine (Evelyne Brochu).  Can she find a cure in time to save herself and her sisters? As the turbulent world of Alison turns, she faces fresh suburban woes and new marital challenges with lovable oaf of a husband Donnie (Kristian Bruun). How far will Alison go to keep up the façade of her cookie cutter life?  Sarah’s torn between her desire for a life with daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and Kira’s father Cal (Michiel Huisman) and the urge to protect her foster family – loyal and feisty brother Felix (Jordan Gavaris) and mother Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy). But Mrs. S’s betrayal may cause her to turn her back on the only mother she’s known.

The hits keep coming for the girls but their commitment to this new family is as important as ever. No clone can do it alone, and Sarah must align with unlikely bedfellows in order to take on what is yet to come… and hopefully, discover the truth – her truth – along the way. How far are they willing to go to save each other and protect their families?

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Orphan Black Insider on Fixing Helena
Tatiana Maslany (as Sarah, Helena, Alison and Cosima) on Orphan Black

And here’s the synopsis for Episode 1 of Season Three:

Sarah pursues the missing Helena who is held in a faraway compound. Sarah must use her wiles —and acting chops — to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters’ lives. Meanwhile, Cosima appears to be rebounding from her illness, while Alison and Donnie face newfound financial woes. But when the menace of Castor rears its head once more, Sarah and her entire family must come together to survive.

Series premiere date is April 18, 2015 on BBC America.