Beneath Her Heart
Orphan Black Season 5



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Old friendships haunt Alison as she tries to take back control and return and to the community center, but finds that Bailey Downs has moved on from her.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Matt Frewer
as Aldous Leekie
Ari Millen
as Mark/Rudy/Seth/Miller
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
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Critic Reviews for Beneath Her Heart

It. Is. Awesome. I literally stood up and cheered.

Jun 26, 2017 | Full Review…
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While this wasn't a plot-centric episode, we did get a heapin' dose of character development regarding the Hendrixes.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

We got a few more tidbits in the mystery surrounding Kira and Helena's babies.

Jun 29, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

"Beneath Her Heart" is the kind of episode that makes all the science and twists in Orphan Black have real meaning.

Jun 29, 2017 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

As someone who absolutely loves Alison, Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 3 was easily one of my favorite hours of the series as a whole.

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

Their irrelevancy aside, "Beneath Her Heart" is an important episode for Alison's psyche, its emotional gravity leavened by some of the goofiest, most cartoonish gags in the series' annals (including the revelation that Donnie is quite well-endowed).

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…

I love how this entire episode was predicated on the concept of Alison's value: to the Neos, to her family, to her neighborhood, and to her sisters.

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

After being basically sidelined for two whole episodes, we finally got ourselves a serious dose of Alison this week -- and the mix of flashback and present-day dilemmas gave us greater insight into one of the original Clone Club members.

Jun 26, 2017 | Full Review…

If last week's episode showed some of the downsides to wrapping up a five-season-long show, this week's shows what can go right.

Jun 26, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…