The Scandal of Altruism
Orphan Black Season 4



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

Cosima admits doubt about finding a cure, which causes Sarah to make a drastic decision that exposes Kendall to people she has been trying to hide from. Elsewhere: Art and Felix try to protect Krystal Godderitch from herself.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Evelyne Brochu
as Delphine
Ari Millen
as Mark/Rudy/Seth/Miller
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
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Critic Reviews for The Scandal of Altruism

This was the type of Orphan Black episode that fans have longed for since the second season, and it absolutely ups the game heading into the fourth season's final stretch.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Forget the Castor-Leda binary. Susan Duncan and Kendall Malone are the yin and yang of Orphan Black. This epiphany struck me about halfway through "The Scandal of Altruism," a gorgeous monstrosity of an episode.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

We're now six episodes in, and especially after this game-changer of an hour, I really think this is the best Orphan Black has been since season 1.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…

Clone Club loses nearly everything, there are a ton of revelations, and somehow there are still four more episodes of the season to go. Which is good, because a lot of this doesn't really hold together.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

[This episode] was one of the most pivotal and important ones in the series.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

This episode, like many others, makes a case for the human cost of all the experimentation, regardless of good or bad intent. That it achieves such a visceral effect is yet another example of how good Orphan Black is.

May 24, 2016 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

With the shocking twist at the end of Orphan Black Season 4 Episode 6, we're catapulted into the final four installments of the season with absolutely no idea where it can go from here.

May 20, 2016 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

Hold on while I sob. Still holding out hope that because we never saw her body that she's making a comeback soon.

May 20, 2016 | Full Review…