Orphan Black - Season 3, Episode 8 - Rotten Tomatoes

Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method



Critic Consensus: In "Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method," a fun introduction of new clone Krystal and an exciting Dyad escape plot begin the steady climactic buildup to the season's end.

Episode Info

Rachel makes a promise to Sarah, but it carries a price; Helena and Gracie work with the Hendrixes; Donnie reprimands Kellerman; Coady and Benchman plan to track down the Castor Original.


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 Ruthless in Purpose, and Insidious in Method

This week was a progressive episode in terms of dealing with a lot of the trust issues that revolved around certain characters, while managing to push the story a little further with the semi translation of the book.

June 8, 2015 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Yo, if you ever catch me in these streets forearm-shaking with someone, I need you to whisper "The Cake is a Lie" in my ear to break the trance. Apparently, I was in too deep.

June 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Is it just me, or is Delphine a little more... cutthroat this season? It's not that I don't like it, she's just become very intense very fast. No one get in her way, she might just steamroll you right over.

June 8, 2015 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

This week's Orphan Black was especially notable for introducing a new Leda clone, Crystal, who hit it off with Felix in an entertaining meet-cute.

June 8, 2015 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…

Orphan Black is finally worthy of the talent of Tatiana Maslany and there is no reason for this show to not start receiving a shower of critical accolades. The first two seasons were rocky and the story often fell short. That is no longer true.

June 8, 2015 | Full Review…

This week's episode overflows with foreshadowing and shifty maneuvers - all super clever, all hopefully leading to something huge.

June 8, 2015 | Full Review…

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