Gag or Throttle
Orphan Black Season 5



Critic Ratings: 8
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Episode Info

As Westmoreland demands a more aggressive action on Kira, and Sarah fights to save her daughter, Rachel finds a dark secret that makes her question her place within Neolution. Elsewhere: Cosima returns with a vital clue to Westmoreland's true identity.


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 Gag or Throttle

In its clearly well-considered final season, Orphan Black has wisely decided to give us several episodes that each focus in on one of the clone sisters.

Jul 24, 2017 | Full Review…
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Tatiana Maslany knocked it out of the park once again with her riveting, heartbreaking performance as the head of Dyad.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"Gag or Throttle" exemplifies what the show does so well: combines plot, character payoff, and great pacing with the consistently outstanding acting of Maslany and company.

Jul 24, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

In "Gag or Throttle," the arc crumbles after its structure is weakened by the sheer amount of time and content it's been stretched to cover.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: 5.7/10 | Full Review…

"Gag or Throttle" was a deep-dive into all that is Rachel Duncan -- the series' most complex clone by a landslide. Remarkably, this hour managed to go a long way towards making readers sympathize with a character who was previously difficult to reconcile.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

One of the finest aspects of Orphan Black has always been its ability to be about four shows in one.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Fortunately, we get a little bit of that old spark back in this week's gruesome cliffhanger... perhaps signaling that the research-and-planning stage of Operation Unmake Neolution is drawing to a close.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This episode proved to be a great Orphan Black hour -- full of interesting plot developments with a few great twists.

Jul 23, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…