Let the Children and Childbearers Toil
Orphan Black Season 5



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Mrs. S and Sarah team up to investigate a lead on a Neolution defector. Elsewhere: an unexpected reunion takes place on the island and Cosima makes a terrible discovery during her research.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Ari Millen
as Mark/Rudy/Seth/Miller
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
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Critic Reviews for Let the Children and Childbearers Toil

It's fun seeing Mrs. S's impressive array of espionage skills put into practice, and even more enjoyable seeing her and Sarah pull off a con together.

Jul 4, 2017 | Full Review…
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Orphan Black is like a beautiful onion: the layers and layers are continuous and always surprising.

Aug 28, 2018 | Full Review…

Mrs. S and Sarah need to go undercover more often. I didn't realize how much we've been lacking any bonding time between them on Orphan Black for a while now.

Jul 4, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

This week we spent more time adding to the Neolution mythos, and enjoyed a good old fashioned con with S and Sarah.

Jul 4, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Orphan Black very clearly wants to wrap its puzzle up neatly, attempting to weave and tie off an intricate knot of interconnected characters and dangerous ambition.

Jul 4, 2017 | Rating: 6.3/10 | Full Review…

Sisterhood between the clones may be a constant refrain on Orphan Black, but tonight's episode took a step back to reexamine the bonds of the show's core family, and in particular the skills of Mrs. S.

Jul 4, 2017 | Full Review…

Science has always been one of the core components of Orphan Black, but so has power... Now, with P.T. Westmoreland in the picture and Rachel by his side, we're seeing more of those inner workings than ever before.

Jul 4, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

"Let the Children and Childbearers Toil" was an immensely satisfying installment of the series' final season on multiple levels.

Jul 4, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

"Let the Children and the Childbearers Toil" deftly covers a lot of ground, yet the relationships are always at the core of the episode.

Jul 11, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…