The Weight of This Combination



Critic Consensus: Led by more outstanding work from Tatiana Maslany, "The Weight of this Combination" continues to explore and enrich Orphan Black's main group of characters while adding a new, potent threat.

Episode Info

Season 3 begins with Sarah pursuing the missing Helena who is being held in a faraway compound. Sarah uses her wiles and acting chops to deter a Topside investigator who threatens the Leda sisters' lives.


Tatiana Maslany
as Sarah/Beth/Alison/Cosima/Rachel/Helena
Matt Frewer
as Aldous Leekie
Ari Millen
as Mark/Rudy/Seth/Miller
Kristian Bruun
as Donnie Hendrix
Josh Vokey
as Scott Smith
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Critic Reviews for The Weight of This Combination

Just when you thought it couldn't get any better than Sarah impersonating Alison in the rehabilitation center comes this week's big switcheroo: Sarah playing Rachel in order to convince Top Side the woman was still in charge.

Apr 30, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Tatiana Da Gawd is back to play like 14 different people on the cult favorite and season 3 opens with that creepiness.

Jun 27, 2018 | Full Review…

This was a first good start to Orphan Black's final season. The writers kept up with the momentum from the previous season finale and heightened the drama for all of our favorite clones.

Jun 20, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Fans who were worried about the clone boys crowding in and drawing the focus away from Orphan Black's parsing of female experiences should rest assured that Sarah and her sisters still seem to be very much center stage.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…

I was pleasantly surprised and delighted that throughout the episode, the focus remained on the clones and their relationship to one another.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…

Orphan Black's third season kicked off with a dense but entertaining premiere, dealing with the aftermath of Rachel's incapacitation at the end of last season.

May 5, 2015 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Welcome back Orphan Black fans! It's time for season 3, which if the opening episode is any indication, is going to be chock-a-block with male soldier clones and if we're lucky, lots of our self-aware girl clones mimicking each other as much as possible.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…

While it does seem awfully naive that Sarah would let her guard down, even for a second, after Marian revealed she was holding a Castor clone captive, it was only a matter of time before the action picked up again.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…

While I expected and was excited for the show to keep up with its in-depth exploration of control and female agency, "The Weight Of This Combination" lays the foundation for this season to delve into a new theme: community.

May 5, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This episode kept the fast-paced story going with lots of sexy manipulation, wigs and a talking scorpion.

May 5, 2015 | Full Review…