Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate



Critic Consensus: Though a jarring change in tone from the episode that came before it, "Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate" provided satisfying comic relief by focusing on Alison's story.

Episode Info

Alison tries to get a store front in order to take her and Donnie's business to the next level; Cosima faces familiar health issues and asks Alison for a favor.


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 Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate

Sheila McCarthy as Alison's mom Connie was brilliant casting: Her overbearing, perfectionist ways spoke so much to Alison's composition and stressed-out mannerisms - a classic nature vs. nurture, if you will.

May 31, 2015 | Rating: A+ | Full Review…

Without the Castor boys, this episode felt old-school season 1 ... and it's something we needed after last week's throwdown.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Strangely, the School Trustee drama is actually more tense and compelling than much of the military prison action of the past few episodes.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Family was the thematic center of the episode and it really worked.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Not only did the episode slow the momentum gained from the previous two episodes, but it almost made Paul's death seem inconsequential.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

I pleaded for more "multilayered texture" to "lighten the mood," and as if part of some cruel trick, tonight's episode of Orphan Black obliges with an hour of paper-thin comic contrivances, all topped with a generous sprinkling of mawkish sentiment.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

Tatiana Maslany is as meticulous with Alison as Alison is with...well, everything.

May 31, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

I think one of the most ingenious bits of storytelling here, though, was the ticking clock put on Donnie's nose (by none other than Pouchy, the guy who chopped off Vic's finger).

May 31, 2015 | Rating: 8.3/10 | Full Review…

It was also a respite from the exhausting saga of the Castors-something I think all us Orphan Black fans can agree was desperately needed.

May 31, 2015 | Full Review…

It's been a while since we had a good old clone club switcharoo, so watching Alison and Cosima juggle speeches and photo ops was a great call back to early Orphan Black days.

May 31, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…