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Donnie Hendrix
Biographical information
Full name: Donald Francis Hendrix (Nee. Chubbs)
Status: Alive
Residence: Bailey Downs, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Businessman
Monitor
Other information
Gender: Male
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Blue
Skin color: White
Relationships
Marital status: Married
Significant Other/s: Alison Hendrix (wife)
Family: Gemma Hendrix (adopted daughter)
Oscar Hendrix (adopted son)
Unnamed mother
Series information
Portrayed by: Kristian Bruun
Season/s: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
First appearance: "Variation Under Nature"
Latest appearance: "The Mitigation of Competition"
Appearance count: 31
"Back on track, I think. It's the seven-year itch. It's not easy. She's not easy."
—Donnie to Leekie about his relationship with Alison[src]

Donald Francis "Donnie" Hendrix (né Chubbs) is the husband and monitor of Alison Hendrix, one of the clones.

Biography

Early Life

Donnie was revealed to be Alison's monitor, reporting to Aldous Leekie. Originally it was suspected that he may have known about the clone conspiracy but he later revealed he only thought he was monitoring Alison for a long term sociology experiment. Leekie also guarantees his student loans forgiven and a stipend for his participation so they can have a financially stable marriage.[1] When they married, Donnie took Alison's last name, something Alison's mother had insisted he would do.

Season 1

Donnie and Alison's relationship has become strained, with neither of them simply giving into each other's demands. They snap at each other, and Alison no longer wants to sleep with Donnie, so he diverts his urges to porn videos and time with his work buddies and clients.

Ever since Alison found out about her nature as a clone, she has been acting strange and, of course as her monitor, Donnie reports this sudden change in behavior to his superior.

When Alison then finds out that Beth's monitor was her boyfriend, Paul, Alison immediately becomes suspicious of Donnie and begins investigating. She then finds a mysterious box locked in their garage that belongs to Donnie. Donnie, seeing that Alison has been snooping around, takes the contents of the box and burns them, replacing them with his porn stash that Alison had discovered hours before.

Fed up, Alison ties Donnie up in her crafts room after accidentally knocking him out with his golf club. She tries to get him to confess that he is her monitor, but when she gets nothing, Alison suspicions move to her long-time friend and neighbor, Aynsley. The couple makes amends, and Donnie tells Alison that the locked box in the garage contained love letters between him and Ginny Nusbaum, with whom he had an affair with twice. He apparently kept them, wanting to hold onto something personal after Ginny got Lupus and was never heard from again.

In a stoned moment of frustration at her neighbor, Alison sleeps with Aynsley's husband, Chad. Apparently worried, Aynsley holds an intervention for Alison at their house, with some neighbors, Donnie and his mother.

Eventually, Donnie apologizes to Alison for letting Aynsley hold the intervention. Not knowing why exactly he was monitoring his wife, Donnie tries to fix his relationship with her and tells her that they can forget everything that happened the past few weeks, unwittingly convincing Alison to take the deal from Dr. Leekie. He later reports to Leekie and tells him that he thinks Alison's strange behavior was just a hiccup in their marriage.

Season 4

He is charged with possession, trafficking, and importing.

Personality

Awkward and gullible, Donnie lets Alison wear the pants in their marriage. Most of the time, being not the brightest bulb leads him to make terrible decisions that Alison has either covered for or argued over him with. However, he demonstrates a defensive side by threatening Detective Deangelis and Vic over tailing his wife and gets into a fight with Jason Kellerman, Alison's old flame upon suspecting he might be getting back with her.

References

  1. Orphan Black: Alison

Appearances

Season 1 appearances
Natural Selection Instinct Variation Under Nature Effects of External Conditions Conditions of Existence
Variations Under Domestication Parts Developed in an Unusual Manner Entangled Bank Unconscious Selection Endless Forms Most Beautiful
Season 2 appearances
Nature Under Constraint and Vexed Governed by Sound Reason and True Religion Mingling Its Own Nature With It Governed As It Were By Chance Ipsa Scientia Potestas Est
To Hound Nature in Her Wanderings Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things Variable and Full of Perturbation Things Which Have Never Yet Been Done By Means Which Have Never Yet Been Tried
Season 3 appearances
The Weight of This Combination Transitory Sacrifices of Crisis Formalized, Complex, and Costly Newer Elements of Our Defense Scarred by Many Past Frustrations
Certain Agony of the Battlefield Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method Insolvent Phantom of Tomorrow History Yet to Be Written
Season 4 appearances
The Collapse of Nature Transgressive Border Crossing The Stigmata of Progress From Indistinct to Rational Control Human Raw Material
The Scandal of Altruism The Antisocialism of Sex The Redesign of Natural Objects The Mitigation of Competition From Dancing Mice to Psychopaths

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