For the Orphan Black faithful, Christmas has come early, as it were, thanks to a new sneak peek into the opening scene of the fourth season premiere. Note: there are many spoilers in the following article, so here is your one and only official spoiler alert!
The clip reveals that new clone M.K. and Beth knew one another, and were working toward…something. Plus, it poses some important new questions about the future, and origins of the clones, all brilliantly played by Canadian actor Tatiana Maslany.
The four-minute video is morbid and dark, with the first half focusing on M.K. dawning a sheep mask. She runs fearfully in a forest after coming across two men for whom she was obviously looking, and who are clearly up to no good. There are plenty of unknowns about her that will need to be answered. BBC America has already revealed that M.K. knows a lot more than the other clones about their origin, making her an integral part of the coming season.
The second half of the video suggests that we’ll get a better look into Beth’s life. In what’s clearly a flashback scene, Beth receives an ominous phone call in the middle of the night from M.K. advising that she’s located something that’s clearly of great importance to them. We get a glimpse into the secrets, drugs, and troubled relationship with Paul (Dylan Bruce) that likely all contributed to Beth’s downward spiral toward suicide.
The almost 240 seconds of preview goodness sadly don’t show any of the other colorful clone characters, like Sarah, Cosima, Helena, Alison, Rachel, or Krystal. Nor do we get an idea of the true fate of Delphine (Evelyn Brochu.)
BBC has revealed that the season will take place two months after Sarah ran off to Iceland. She, along with her daughter Kira (Skyler Wexler) and Mrs. S (Maria Doyle Kennedy), are now being forced back on the run due to a pending Neolution attack, and a “potent, faceless enemy with far-reaching and insidious power.”
Season 4 of Orphan Black will debut on Thursday, April 14 at 10 p.m. ET. with the premiere episode, entitled The Collapse of Nature.