|She gets to side-eye a LOT of people this episode.|
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Orphan Black: Ease for Idle Millionaires
Cosima's subtle testing of his general knowledge based on her scepticism of his claims, which eventually leads to her flat-out accusing him of smoke and mirrors, throws everything into a brand new light. His insistence on Delphine and Cosima wearing period garb to dinner feels less like an eccentricity and more like a creepy attempt at gaslighting. His power over the likes of Susan, Rachel and Virginia (as Cosima says: "he divides women") appears based on good old fashioned sexism and not any long-standing respect for a patriarchal figure.