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Orphan Black Season 5

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Critic Ratings: 11
Critics Consensus

Multiple plot lines and clues belatedly begin coming together, laying the groundwork for Orphan Black's eventual conclusion.

Episode Info

Secrets surface about Kira's special gifts while she spends time bonding with Sarah. Elsewhere: Cosima joins Delphine at the mansion for a strange family dinner.

Cast

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 Ease for Idle Millionaires

As a thriller, Orphan Black is highly concerned with questions of trust... And one of the things that gives the show such thematic depth is how readily these social issues map onto its biological ones.

Jul 10, 2017 | Full Review…
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We were blessed with an abundance of Cophine scenes, which should tickle the insides of any Clone Club member.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

Orphan Black's recent efforts to simplify its sprawling mythology are the smartest thing it's done in season five, even if those efforts are about a season and a half late.

Jul 10, 2017 | Full Review…

When it became clear that Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 5 would be a Cosima-centric hour, I immediately knew I would love it.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

"Ease for Idle Millionaires" was an exposition episode that revealed a lot of history and true motivations. I'm glad that we got the answer to some looming questions that have been up in the air since the first season.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Ease for the Idle Millionaires" pulls at the complex and interconnected threads running through the series, setting the stage for the final half of the season, while also giving Maslany endless opportunities to showcase her incredible talents.

Jul 13, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

This Cophine-centric episode of Orphan Black featured a truly masterful use of flashback, as well as an excellent braiding of the A, B, and C plots in the third act.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

On the bright side, we did get more clarity on Kira's healing abilities, which have been mysteriously teased since Orphan's early days. And the preview for next week teases Krystal's return, which is joyful news in itself.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

Is there a more apt depiction of the rot at the heart of Neolution than the man running the movement facing down one of his creations, who's just proven herself to be kind and brilliant, and getting angry at her for not helping him live longer?

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The sprinkling of clues and emotional beats between the soapy plot builds the overall narrative and pushes Orphan Black closer and closer to a satisfying conclusion.

Jul 10, 2017 | Rating: 6.6/10 | Full Review…