Clone Club, please brace yourselves. We just so happen to be in Los Angeles right now for the Television Critics Associate winter press tour, and we just so happened to be in attendance during the BBC America panel. And they just so happened to show us a top secret, brand new clip from the fifth and final season of Orphan Black.
And in case you were wondering, yes — it was… intense.
We’re told the clip won’t be made available for fans, but luckily we took in every second of it. And now we can barely wait until April. For now, here’s everything we just learned about the last season.
1. It ain’t over till it’s over
When we last left Sarah Manning (Tatiana Maslany) she was in a pretty precarious situation out in the woods. She’s literally not out of the woods yet when we return; in fact, things will be slightly dire as she fights for survival. That fight will manifest in more ways than one…
2. Sarah’s a survivalist
Sure, sure. We always knew that Sarah was the Clone with the cockroach syndrome. As in, no matter what she just couldn’t die, because she knew all the tricks. That proves to be true yet again in this clip. As she’s wounded and alone, the measures she goes to in order to stay alive are pretty darned cool.
3. Kira factors into it all
Anyone who has ever watched Orphan Black knows that Kira is special, but how or exactly what that means for the show remains one of the series’ many, many mysteries. We have a feeling her “powers” may factor into this final season though, since she was a very big part of the preview. In a surreal kind of way.
4. Sarah isn’t alone
We don’t want to give too much away, but the elements aren’t the only thing that Sarah should be afraid of while out and alone in the forest. As the clip previewed, there are some strange other beings out there with her, and they aren’t exactly what we’d call friendly.
5. This thing is going to be over way too quickly
Here’s the thing about preview clips: they leave us wanting more. Like, a lot more. And if the clip is any indication, the fifth and final season of the Canadian show is going to be over before we know it. What are we supposed to do with ourselves once Orphan Black goes dark on Space? Where will we watch Tatiana Maslany next?
We have no idea, but we do know this… now that she’s won an Emmy for this role, she’ll probably be able to get any damned role she wants.