Yes, perhaps I should take up carpentry. I could build us all coffins.
Rachel to Susan

The Redesign of Natural Objects is the eighth episode of Season 4 of Orphan Black. It aired on Thursday June 2nd, 2016, and was watched by 0.245 viewers.[1]


Siobhan wants vengeance for her mother. Cosima and Susan Duncan try to come together to try to finally find the cure. Neolution continues with their threats causing Alison to be terrified, and Siobhan to question Alison's loyalty to her sestras.


Sarah is in the lab with Cosima, and Kira playing on the laptop. The laptop pops up a window, and M.K. talks to them all, she wants to make amends, and she has something that will interest them. She had traced a satellite feed to an island in the far north, and caught a video conference (one shown in the previous episode), where Evie Cho said that the Leda project would be dismantled, and Sarah and those with her would be handled harshly. Cosima asks if M.K. can find a way to talk with Susan Duncan.

Alison visits Donnie in jail, along with Adele, who will be Donnie's lawyer; yes, Adele doesn't know about the clones, and she is suspended, and she often seems drunk, but she actually says coherent lawyer-speak when needed. When Donnie talks with them, he and they notice another prisoner watching them intently, and he has a Neolution tattoo on his hand.

Sarah tells Siobhan about M.K.'s revelation, and they remember Evie Cho and the detective working for her. Siobhan goes and gets her rifle and checks her supply of bullets. Kira notices what she is doing.

As Siobhan is doing this, M.K. arranged a video conference between Sarah and Susan and those with her. Cosima gets added, and says Evie destroyed all of their research. There is some interest in Cosima and Sarah working with Susan, but there are too many hard feelings at the moment.

Somewhere during this, Kira tells them that Siobhan has gone out with her rifle. Sarah goes to find Art, and tells him; they will try to find her.

At the jail, Adele tells Donnie that he won't get to the bail meeting until Monday, it's a ploy to make him sweat over the weekend. Alison, seeing the prisoner staring at them, says this is being orchestrated by Martin Duko.

Siobhan follows Duko from the police station, to a place in the suburbs. She starts to aim her rifle at him, when Alison comes and sits with him. Duko tells Alison they are just a pawn to get to Sarah, so the sooner Alison gets that, the sooner they'll let Donnie go. Seeing all this, Siobhan calls Art and Sarah and says she thinks how Evie is trying to get to "us".

Alison comes to church for rehearsal of the musical. The pastor there tries to get her to share about the things going on in her life, and when she won't, advises her to think about her faith. She looks troubled at this. She calls Felix; first she asks where Sarah is, and when he asks why she pauses... and asks him to come help with rehearsal.

Cosima, Scott, and Susan are still discussing treatment possibilities; several ways of delivering treatment are debated, none seem viable. They hit on embryonic stem cells, which would be great, if only they had fertilisable Leda eggs, and sperm from Ira, possibly the last Castor.

Rachel has another episode of her artificial eye "seeing" a swan, along with flickering, and some images of a white-bearded man peering at her, before he disappears too.

Alison and the group are practicing the musical at church (they are doing Jesus Christ Superstar, and Alison's role is Judas). In a break, Felix explains that Duko is going to be pressing Alison for a pointer to Sarah, using threats to Donnie. Then her phone rings: Duko wants a meeting.

Duko asks again where Sarah is, and gives her an encouragement: on his phone, she can see Donnie in his cell with a few other prisoners, one with the Neolution tattoo, beating him up, and ready to kill him if Duko doesn't get what he wants. Alison breaks down, and says Sarah will be at the comic book shop tonight. Duko says he'll check it out, and she'd better be right, or else too bad for Donnie.

At night, Duko gets to the comic book shop, and is met by Siobhan, and Art with his gun ready, and finally Sarah. They tie Duko up, and somehow convince him to call his henchmen to let Donnie go. Sarah texts their success to Felix, who passes it to Alison.

Sarah and Art leave Siobhan with Duko, to torture him for information on Evie's next move. He says Evie's work is successful all around, she's gotten approval for the bot technology, and millions of people will get them under the guise of gene therapy, but her real goals, he doesn't know. Siobhan unties him, reminds him of how many BrightBorn subjects died due to him, and kills him.

The next day, Scott is scrubbing blood from the store, as Sarah comes in, and meets Cosima in the lab, who explains the idea of embryonic stem cells. She says this is the real breakthrough, one of Sarah's eggs with Castor sperm would be Kendall's two parts rejoined. Cosima plans to go to Susan's hideout to work there.

We then see Cosima in a helicopter, approaching an island, as Scott by phone tells her that Sarah's recovering at home. Cosima has the eggs, and as Scott notes, she's going to "a mad scientist's private island."


Main Cast

Supporting Cast

  • Rosemary Dunsmore as Susan Duncan
  • Skyler Wexler as Kira Manning
  • Jessalyn Wanlim as Evie Cho
  • Gord Rand as Detective Martin Duko
  • Lauren Hammersley as Adele
  • Cynthia Galant as Charlotte Bowles
  • Terra Hazelton as Sarah Stubbs
  • Ryan Blakely as Reverend Mike
  • Calwyn Shurgold as Hell Wizard
  • Brendan Beiser as Friendly Guy
  • Noah Danby as Threatening Neo
  • Carlos Fortin as Detention Guard #1
  • Chavis Brown as Detention Guard #2
  • Barbara Johnston as Backup Singer #1
  • Anika Johnson as Backup Singer #2
  • Géza Kovács as The Messenger


Cosima: Yo, Rachel.

Rachel: (in a mocking voice) Yo.


Sneak Peaks and Promos




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