Orphan Black - Season 3, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

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.

June 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…

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