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Season 5
S5 substitute
No. of Episodes: 10
Premiere: June 10, 2017
Finale: August 12, 2017
Run: 2017
DVD release: TBA
Episode Guide

Season Five
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10
Season 4

Season 5 of Orphan Black premiered on June 10 14th, 2017 on BBC America at 10/9c and is set to air its season finale on August 12, 2017. Like all seasons prior it has 10 episodes. After Season 4 moved to Thursdays rather than on Saturdays Season 5 moved back to air on Saturdays like past seasons. The show was officially renewed on June 16, 2016 and was confirmed to be the final one.

Spoilers and Notes

  • On June 16, 2016, it was announced that BBC America and Space had both renewed the series for a fifth and final 10 episode season.[1]
  • On June 24th, 2016, the writing team for Season 5 was revealed.[2]
  • On June 28th, 2016 it was revealed that for the 2016 San Diego Comic Con, BBC America will be bidding farewell to Orphan Black and have its panel be on Friday, July 22, 2016 with its fans.[3]
  • The final season, “will be going back to that elemental Sarah versus Rachel nemesis dynamic” and also teased that fans can expect to see Krystal back again. We likely haven’t seen the last of the male clones — Ira’s still around, plus Manson added that they’ve also “left a Castor or two out in the wind.” Same goes for other players from seasons past. “There may be other Orphan Black characters we’ve met over the past few seasons still in the wind that we would be very interested to somehow roll back into our story next year,” he said.[4]
  • Due to it being the final season, on August 18, 2016 it was reported that  Patrick J. Adams who played Jesse in two episodes during Seasons 2-3 could potentially reprise his role.[5] This was confirmed on August 30th, 2016 along with Evelyne Brochu's return as Delphine Cormier. [6] However, on June 15th, 2017, Patrick confirmed this would not be the case after all.[7]
  • On October 11th, 2016, it was reported that it was the first day of filming for the new season. [8]
  • As of October 22nd, 2016, they are half way through shooting the first two eps of S5 and there's a lot of appearances from multiple clones![9]
  • It was confirmed on February 7, 2017 that the final season will move back to its Saturday spot like seasons 1-3 and premiere on Saturday, June 10, 2017.[10]
  • Additionally, BBC America revealed that the full cast of Orphan Black will be present for a panel discussion at PaleyFest on Thursday, March 23 in Los Angeles,CA. Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Detective Art Bell), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine), Ari Millen (Ira and Castor clones), and Maslany’s acting double, Kathryn Alexandre, will appear alongside the actress, as will series co-creator and writer, Graeme Manson.[11]




Main Cast

Special Guest Star(s)

Supporting Cast


Image Title Original Airdate Episode
OB501 (12) The Few Who Dare June 10, 2017 41 5.01
Sarah is deeply wounded and struggling to stay alive on the Island. Driven deep into its forest by Neolutionists and worse, she strives to make it far enough to rescue Cosima. Meanwhile, a recovering Cosima reunites with Delphine, but there’s way more going on this Island than Cosima imagined and Delphine can’t give her all the answers she needs. What is clear is that Rachel is now in firmly in charge at the right-hand of the 170-year-old founder of Neolution, PT Westmorland. Back home, Neolution puts the screws to Alison and Donnie in their hunt for Helena. The sestras couldn’t be further apart when they need most to be together.
Clutch of Greed June 17, 2017 42 5.02
Captured by Neolution Sarah receives a damning ultimatum from Rachel: come into the fold, or lose your family. Her decision causes a clash with Kira who begins exploring her own maturity. Meanwhile, Ferdinand struggles to get a handle on Rachel’s new velvet glove mandate in pursuit of the clones. With Neolutionists and Ferdinand watching their every move, Felix brings an old ally into the mix to help his family get Kira to safety. On the Island, Cosima struggles to comprehend the reality of the Neolution myth made real.
Beneath Her Heart June 24, 2017 43 5.03
Stuck on the sidelines with Neolutionists crawling all over her home, Alison seeks to return to her community center, but Bailey Downs has moved on from her. As she flounders to take back some semblance of control, the ghost of friendships’ past rears its handsome head. Art and his new partner show up at the Hendrix residence to continue their search for Helena, forcing Art to make a difficult moral judgement.
Let the Children and Childbearers Toil


July 1, 2017 44 5.04
Ease For Idle Millionaires


July 8, 2017 45 5.05
Manacled Slim Wrists


July 15, 2017 46 5.06
Gag or Throttle


July 22, 2017 47 5.07
Guillotines Decide


July 29, 2017 48 5.08
One Fettered Slave


August 5, 2017 49 5.09
To Right the Wrongs of Many


August 12, 2017 50 5.10


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