Manacled Slim Wrists
Orphan Black Season 5



Critic Ratings: 12
Critics Consensus

"Manacled Slim Wrists" sees Orphan Black taking a comedic -- albeit conspiracy-laden -- turn.

Episode Info

Cosima is forced into an alliance when an old enemy returns to the island, accelerating PT Westmorland's sinister agenda. Elsewhere: on the mainland, Krystal stumbles onto a vital clue to the Neolution endgame.


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 Manacled Slim Wrists

Ah, dear Crystal... you provide a very welcome comic distraction from the very grim doings on the other side of the world at Revival.

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…
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Definitely the best episode of this season thus far.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

I did enjoy the plots with Susan/Cosima/Mud and Sarah/Krystal/Art. However, we have a limited time with Orphan Black left, we need to make every minute count.

Jul 21, 2017 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

"Manacled Slim Wrists" keeps an interesting balance between the complex plot and action of the larger story, and the inherent comic relief that a character like Krystal provides.

Jul 18, 2017 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

We've been waiting for what feels like forever for Krystal Goderitch to make her triumphant return to Orphan Black and on Saturday, she finally resurfaced!

Jul 17, 2017 | Full Review…

For an hour that prominently featured Cosima held captive in a basement, Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 6 was easily one of the show's funniest installments ever.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The mix of over-the-top evil -- the kind necessary for a show with emotions and ambitions as large as Orphan Black -- and broad humor works well, especially when they serve to flesh out the show's giant stable of supporters.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

Once again, one of Orphan Black's greatest strengths is the unexpected alchemy that comes from mixing and matching the many rich characters the show has spent five seasons developing.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

I regret using up my best Step Brothers reference a few episodes ago, because that truism about oppressing people until they rise up has resurfaced once again, in an episode that's more transitory than anything else.

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Serious question: What if my entire recap was just "OMG, KRYSTAL" copied and pasted approximately 100 times?

Jul 17, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…