ORPHAN BLACK Recap: “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate”

There’s finally no need for “The Alison Report!” Not only did she actually cross paths with another clone this episode, but she also added some curious details to the big picture by revealing key information regarding her upbringing. "Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” is basically this season’s "Knowledge of Causes, and Secret Motion of Things.” (And, oddly enough, both are the seventh episode of their respective seasons.) However, rather than feature mayhem during “Family Day” at rehab, things go awry at a “Meet the Candidates” event for the Glendale School trustee election. Image via BBC America After Donnie gives Alison her Dyad-required check-up, they make a quick pitstop at Bubbles, hoping that Alison’s mother will sign the papers right away so that they can zip over to the local high school. Trouble is, Connie Hendrix (Sheila McCarthy) isn’t into it. It’s clear that she’s given Alison a hard time all her life and continues to do so, but boy does she despise Donnie - or, should I say, Donald Francis Chubbs? Between her disdain for Donnie and attachment to the store, Connie insists that she get some time to read over the contract. And right there marks the start of what will become a growing pile of calamities that will circle back to get Alison later on in the episode. Cut to Cosima and Shay sharing a tender moment until Delphine shows up to warn Cosima that her levels are “worrying.” Sure, Delphine did just break Cosima’s heart ...

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May 30, 2015