Scarred by Many Past Frustrations



Critic Consensus: Even with Orphan Black's increasingly muddled plot, "Scarred By Many Past Frustrations" delivers a number of satisfying revelations and some much-needed interplay between Sarah and Helena.

Episode Info

Helena and her sestra are reunited at the Castor camp when Sarah is captured. While Sarah suffers testing, Paul appears to chide her but his allegiances begin to strain.


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 Scarred by Many Past Frustrations

Unlike the past couple of weeks, which were filled with gory action, Episode 5 was something of a bridge episode

May 17, 2015 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Helena must have gotten all the next-gen systems because she moving through this compound like Lara Croft AND Nathan Drake.

Jun 26, 2018 | Full Review…

You know an Orphan Black episode is going to be great when it opens with the talking scorpion.

May 17, 2015 | Full Review…

As a whole, the episode works to streamline its various stories... but the result still ends up feeling oddly listless and meandering, with a string of new developments that appear only to set the show up for further disappointment.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: 6.9/10 | Full Review…

"Scarred by Many Past Frustrations" is a fairly strong piece of the puzzle by itself, but the overall jigsaw is starting to look a bit disjointed.

May 17, 2015 | Full Review…

This week's Orphan Black made me wish that we had a 23-episode season. That's the first time I've ever thought that with this show.

May 17, 2015 | Full Review…

The final act of "Scarred by Many Past Frustrations," which, as it happens, is an appropriate description for viewers who've struggled to connect with Orphan Black this season, is nothing less than a salve.

May 17, 2015 | Full Review…

It was a jam-packed episode with quite a few revelations.

May 17, 2015 | Full Review…

It's as strong a story as we've ever gotten with Sarah and Helena, who have so often been the beating, bleeding hearts behind the entire series.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

The highlight of this episode was the breakout itself, as the girls worked together to escape -- that is until Helena betrayed Sarah, declaring them "even" -- although it remains to be seen if she'll actually leave her there.

May 17, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…