The Coincidental Critic

Exploring the art of storytelling.

Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method (SPOILERS)


“Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” opened with an image of two pairs of hands, one giving the other a manicure.  Immediately, I thought it was Cosima and Shay.  But then we heard a woman’s voice.  It was of Tatiana Maslany, but it did not have Cosima’s particular intonation or pronunciation.  Then, the camera rose to show her face.  It was Krystal, another clone.  And she was giving Delphine a manicure.  This was a great way to start off the episode.  Who was this clone?  And what did Delphine want with her?

In “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method,” we were able to see Donnie interact with Helena for the first time.  I was impressed with both Maslany’s and Kristian Brunn’s (Donnie) performances.  Donnie’s interactions with Helena were far different from those with Alison.  He was a bit fearful, but more honest around Helena.  Maslany and Brunn continued to have great chemistry.  They are both very versatile actors.

In “Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method,” Felix took on the role of stealing Krystal’s identity.  He spoke without a British accent and pretended to flirt with Krystal.  It was impressive.

“Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method” had an amazing twist ending.  Rachel never planned to help Sarah and her sisters.  Instead, she worked with Dr. Nealon to trick them all.  Rachel went overseas to get treatment, and Krystal took her place at Dyad.  When this was all revealed, I was absolutely speechless.  The worse part of all of this is that none of the other characters know the truth.

Kiera and Cal have been absent from almost every episode.  I’m curious as to how things are going for them.  I also think its odd that Sarah has yet to reach out to check on her daughter.  Will we ever see them again this season?

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