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Orphan Black “Newer Elements of Our Defense” Review (3×04)

9 May

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“You know, I’m not really your brother.”

“Well, you are. Biology says you are.”

This season of Orphan Black has been exploring what it means to be a family, to feel a strong connection to those you are genetically similar to. Of course, the big idea that then comes into play here is nature vs. nurture: are you the way you are because biology says so, or because of the environment and its molding ability? Are families formed or broken apart merely on the basis of biology? It’s an intriguing question, and although it can sometimes get lost amidst the flurry of plot, it’s at the forefront in this episode.

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