Guillotines Decide
Orphan Black Season 5



Critic Ratings: 9
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Episode Info

Mrs. S orders the sisters to take a night off from sleuthing to celebrate Felix's art opening. But while Felix attempts to impress a famous gallerist with the help of his sestras, Sarah remains on edge with a nagging suspicion that S is hiding something.


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 Guillotines Decide

Welcome to the endgame, friends.

Jul 31, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Maria Doyle Kennedy, thank you for being the best TV mom who ever TV mom-ed, and for portraying such a strong maternal figure for five seasons. We are all your chickens.

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

"Guillotines Decide" may have done a great deal to move the story forward, but there remain enough loose ends to offer much to look forward to in the final two episodes of the series.

Aug 1, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

"Guillotines Decide" was an incredible episode that showed Orphan Black at its best. The eighth hour of the final season delivered a perfect mix of Neolution corporate drama and family heart.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed Orphan Black Season 5 Episode 8. What a phenomenally masterful hour of television.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The show gives her quite a sendoff, having Felix articulate what has often been Orphan Black's deepest message, that we are so much more than genetics, and that family is about more than just blood.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…

I love that in the exact same episode, Orphan Black can celebrate both nature and nurture with both points feelings equally valid.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Leave it to Orphan Black to throw us a Clone Club party and then break our hearts.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The final season has felt sluggish, but "Guillotines Decide" shows us how powerfully that pace can unfold like a grisly, slow-motion car crash.

Jul 31, 2017 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…