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post #31 of 537
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Good I was wondering. They hint at NYC but the main char so far has a British accent. While that is not normally a big deal with her being raised in NYC it seemed off.
Sarah was explained as that she was a transplant from England who was raised in Toronto as a foster child in the same home as Felix .
seen that in a interview IIRC , I've read so many interviews & reviews that I can't place exactly where I read that was said .
I think that they are being fuzzy on that part on purpose as it's maybe it's explained further down the line where all the clones have come from . Could be that she is the real thing & the rest of them was cloned ? That's just a guess rolleyes.gif
the writers are dropping tiny bread crumbs of info all over the plot ,
post #32 of 537
I just watched the first episode (DVR'd it) a few minutes ago. I think I'm going to like this series.
Edited by BoilerJim - 4/1/13 at 2:33pm
post #33 of 537
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Good I was wondering. They hint at NYC but the main char so far has a British accent. While that is not normally a big deal with her being raised in NYC it seemed off.

There's a syndrome where even very young children suddenly speak with a British accent. My 6 yr old has watched too much PBS and does it flawlessly.
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I think that they are being fuzzy on that part on purpose as it's maybe it's explained further down the line where all the clones have come from .
Any X-Files fan knows that clones come from Alberta.... wink.gif
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There's a syndrome where even very young children suddenly speak with a British accent. My 6 yr old has watched too much PBS and does it flawlessly.
Rofl. Been working on getting my kids to get that!
post #36 of 537
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Good I was wondering. They hint at NYC but the main char so far has a British accent. While that is not normally a big deal with her being raised in NYC it seemed off.

Yea, I was wondering that too. But everything points to Canada in general (the license plates were Ontario and the money is definitely not US). The reference at the beginning was to, I believe, the "next train to New York" or something like that. Since it wasn't a subway station (definitely), rather a regular rail station, it just may have been that trains from Toronto, say, to New York (either city or simply New York State) left from there.
post #37 of 537
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There's a syndrome where even very young children suddenly speak with a British accent. My 6 yr old has watched too much PBS and does it flawlessly.

I wanted to send my kids to British Boarding School so that they would pick up the accent. My youngest did adopt one after a season of watching Kipper episodes, but alas, lost it when she grew out of the show.
Edited by hooked01 - 4/2/13 at 10:18am
post #38 of 537
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Yea, I was wondering that too. But everything points to Canada in general (the license plates were Ontario and the money is definitely not US). The reference at the beginning was to, I believe, the "next train to New York" or something like that. Since it wasn't a subway station (definitely), rather a regular rail station, it just may have been that trains from Toronto, say, to New York (either city or simply New York State) left from there.
That's how I took it as the next train leaving for New York & yeah looked like a train station instead of a subway/mass transit system station for sure . As there were conductors running to the accident scene & subways / mass transit stations are usually void of that kinda staffing .
Edited by Fastslappy - 4/2/13 at 11:00am
post #39 of 537
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That's I took it as the next train leaving for New York & yeah looked like a train station instead of a subway/mass transit system station for sure . As there were conductors running to the accident scene & subways / mass transit stations are usually void of that kinda staffing .
Not only that, but she "stepped down" from the train. Most subways are flush (even) with the platforms and you walk right in or out with no steps.
post #40 of 537
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Not only that, but she "stepped down" from the train. Most subways are flush (even) with the platforms and you walk right in or out with no steps.
Yes,
I thought of that after I posted , nice Catch !
post #41 of 537
Now that I finally watched this... I realize earlier up in this thread some people were calling the Russian girl a German girl... that added to my confusion because I think there might be a German girl from some of the previews I saw elsewhere.
post #42 of 537
Episode 2 even better. Loved her slip up showing joy when the insipid boyfriend said he was leaving. The soccer mom from hell character is a hoot. Well acted. Must be fun for her to do and a challenge. Loving this show right now but have this nagging feel that I'll be disappointed as the story unfolds. Hope not.
Edited by philw1776 - 4/7/13 at 8:19am
post #43 of 537
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Episode #2 was great , I like how Sarah is now drawn into meeting the other clones
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post #44 of 537
Great second episode. Having a German version of "These Boots Are Made For Walking" playing when Sarah, pretending to be Katja, went to the hotel to get the briefcase was inspired. Tatiana Maslany is doing a great job playing multiple characters (I think we've seen 5 so far) and giving them distinct personalities.
post #45 of 537
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I like how Sarah does her homework , the twist she pulls on the shrink, how she handled the investigation board , the BS line she gave the cop partner , the surveillance work on the soccer mom .
post #46 of 537
It stands to reason that Sarah is capable of more than she thinks... which I gather she is realizing as things go along. She had been a lifelong screw-up it seems... but faced with these new challenges and situations, she is learning and accomplishing quite a bit in short order.

At least so far, it seems like she was not on the radar like those other clones have been... she didn't even have the special phone. I'm wondering, though, if her adoptive mother knew something... because they were in London and moved... I wonder if that is what took her off the radar from whomever is running the clone thing?

Meanwhile.. ok... German girl was German after all... but having a Russian name kept throwing me. When I hear "Katja" I think Russian, not German. That one is on me.
post #47 of 537
The son was done by a German woman known simply as "Eileen" in 1966 and was titled
Eileen - ''Die Stiefel sind zum Wandern'', 1966. I was in Toronto last September, what a beautiful city. Some of the architecture looks like London, England, and New York City. I also have read that a lot of movies that were supposed to be New York City were shot in Toronto (because cheaper to shoot on location there). I also went to Kingston. My friend and I are going to Vancouver and Victoria late August and til mid September. So in love with Canada!
post #48 of 537
The song was done by a German woman known simply as "Eileen" in 1966 and was titled
Eileen - ''Die Stiefel sind zum Wandern'', 1966. I was in Toronto last September, what a beautiful city. Some of the architecture looks like London, England, and New York City. I also have read that a lot of movies that were supposed to be New York City were shot in Toronto (because cheaper to shoot on location there). I also went to Kingston. My friend and I are going to Vancouver and Victoria late August and til mid September. So in love with Canada!
http://youtu.be/UBr4xCtgGxg
post #49 of 537
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It stands to reason that Sarah is capable of more than she thinks... which I gather she is realizing as things go along. She had been a lifelong screw-up it seems... but faced with these new challenges and situations, she is learning and accomplishing quite a bit in short order.

At least so far, it seems like she was not on the radar like those other clones have been... she didn't even have the special phone. I'm wondering, though, if her adoptive mother knew something... because they were in London and moved... I wonder if that is what took her off the radar from whomever is running the clone thing?

Meanwhile.. ok... German girl was German after all... but having a Russian name kept throwing me. When I hear "Katja" I think Russian, not German. That one is on me.

I'm getting vibes on Sara's development like with Jet i's "The One" where he takes on the strength and powerful attributes from his alter egos in each universe smile.gif

So the actress who plays adoptive mother Mrs S was in "The Commitments"
post #50 of 537
Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S) was the only name and face I recognized when the cast of Orphan Black was announced, having seen her as Katherine of Aragon in The Tudors and Vera Bates in Downton Abbey.

Thanks for the YouTube link, 10liltoes. It was neat to hear the entire German version of These Boots.
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Episode 2 even better. Loved her slip up showing joy when the insipid boyfriend said he was leaving.

He's especially insipid for leaving her his Jag and then splitting. Unless I'm mis-remembering, that's his car she "borrowed" and got the windshield shot out in last week's episode. Don't know how it fared after hosing it down on the inside with a high-pressure car-wash wand. eek.gif I suspect the rear speakers might have sounded a bit scratchy after that.
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He's especially insipid for leaving her his Jag and then splitting. Unless I'm mis-remembering, that's his car she "borrowed" and got the windshield shot out in last week's episode. Don't know how it fared after hosing it down on the inside with a high-pressure car-wash wand. eek.gif I suspect the rear speakers might have sounded a bit scratchy after that.
that was Dead Beth's Jag , Sarah couldn't find the key in the morning after pookie fest ,then asked the BF for his keys saying she couldn't find hers , he asked did you leave your key in the usual place ? Sarah shrugs , he goes & gets the single key 4 her . Sarah goes ThanX ,walks out .Punches the fob, a Jag beeps & she says Nice ! Sarah had the house keys from Dead Beth's purse . I guess a Jag key is a fob that when pressing a button a rod comes out that has a electronic key in it . smile.gif
My Toyota wishes it did that eek.gif
Sarah had a problem of the delay getting the fob to react when she 1st tried to start the Jag when the shooting started
post #53 of 537
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that was Dead Beth's Jag , Sarah couldn't find the key in the morning after pookie fest ,then asked the BF for his keys saying she couldn't find hers , he asked did you leave your key in the usual place ? Sarah shrugs , he goes & gets the single key 4 her . Sarah goes ThanX ,walks out .Punches the fob, a Jag beeps & she says Nice ! Sarah had the house keys from Dead Beth's purse . I guess a Jag key is a fob that when pressing a button a rod comes out that has a electronic key in it . smile.gif
My Toyota wishes it did that eek.gif
Sarah had a problem of the delay getting the fob to react when she 1st tried to start the Jag when the shooting started

Okay, thanks for clearing that up. Still, one wonders what a cop was doing with a car like that? Sure, she could have saved her pennies, but it's still not the type of car a typical lady detective drives. Maybe Beth really was a crooked cop...?
post #54 of 537
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Okay, thanks for clearing that up. Still, one wonders what a cop was doing with a car like that? Sure, she could have saved her pennies, but it's still not the type of car a typical lady detective drives. Maybe Beth really was a crooked cop...?
I noted where twice they said Dead Beth was a Rookie Cop , could be she is from money but became a cop to further her investigations into being that she & others are cloned ?
That's what is good about this show ,the bread crumbs sprinkled about , having the show's watchers pick these items up & wonder where the plot is headed smile.gif
post #55 of 537
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I noted where twice they said Dead Beth was a Rookie Cop , could be she is from money but became a cop to further her investigations into being that she & others are cloned ?
That's what is good about this show ,the bread crumbs sprinkled about , having the show's watchers pick these items up & wonder where the plot is headed smile.gif

How could she be a rookie cop if she was a detective? It takes some years of service to make that rank, doesn't it? Her partner doesn't wear a uniform, which means Beth didn't either, which means she too was a detective. What am I missing?
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How could she be a rookie cop if she was a detective? It takes some years of service to make that rank, doesn't it? Her partner doesn't wear a uniform, which means Beth didn't either, which means she too was a detective. What am I missing?

Good observation. She stated her rank as Detective. Not sure the writers have a firm grasp or any grasp of real cop hierarchy here. Giving a pass on this sloppiness so far, subject to future revocation
post #57 of 537
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Maybe Beth really was a crooked cop...?

We already know that Beth and Art are crooked cops: he planted the cell phone in the victim's hand to cover for Beth's pill pushing and to give her an excuse for having shot the civilian "because it looked like she was pulling a gun". Beth needed to stick to the cover story so Art's involvement wouldn't get discovered.

Orphan Black has been a thrill thus far, but next week's preview has me worried. If Beth is getting reinstated and Sarah is going to continue pretending to be a cop, the last thing I want is for this show to devolve into yet another crime drama with the writers throwing us a science fiction bone now and then. We already have Continuum for that.
post #58 of 537
I'm also concerned about the sustainability of this show. Once the major mystery of the origins of the clones is revealed, then it will be a search for the person/evil corporation behind it. That can go on for only so long before it can be solved. Then where will the story go from there. Just as Alias and Chuck had interesting set ups, the shows devolved into variations on the same theme. Now the good guy is working for the wrong side or the dad is really a bad guy or the Intersect is now in somebody else. I hope the writers of OB have a master multi-season plan of how things turn out instead of pitching the original clever concept and just making stuff up as the year goes on.
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I think the clones are more attractive than pseudo cop. cool.gif

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I think the clones are more attractive than pseudo cop. cool.gif
Sarah looks Hot in those leather hot pants in the pilot smile.gif
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