Human Raw Material
Orphan Black Season 4



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Sarah has a sleuthing mission to discredit Felix's new ties after she tries reconnecting with Kira. Also: Cosima teams up with Donnie to further investigate the Neolutionist fertility research center.

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Critic Reviews for Human Raw Material

This episode had the right mix of intrigue, science and character development to keep the show on track for the halfway point.

May 13, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Whatever it is, it is extremely Orphan Black, that's for sure.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…
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Make no mistake, tonight's episode is monumental - not only for the narrative itself, but also for the way it confronts the sticky conversation around germ-line editing.

May 13, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We did see the return of Krystal, in all her blond-haired, perfectly manicured glory. Not the brightest bulb of the Leda bunch, but it's so nice to see her out and about again, even if she's inadvertently causing our other clones trouble.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…

Cosima also gets more of a showcase this episode than she has all season.

May 13, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Overall, it was a good episode, and it definitely had its dark moments.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

"Human Raw Material" wasn't a perfect episode (too many coincidences to completely suspend disbelief), but Orphan Black's clearly continuing the momentum built up in the excellent first episode of the season.

May 17, 2016 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Krystal's back and better than ever! Orphan Black Season 4 Episode 5 reintroduced one of the very few remaining "naive" clones who are not aware of their clone status.

May 13, 2016 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Through it all, we have Donnie, and now Krystal for some much-needed laughter.

May 13, 2016 | Full Review…