Orphan Black

Helena (Tatiana Maslany) has been the most strikingly different clone in BBC America's "Orphan Black." (BBC America / December 6, 2012)

Just as we were getting to know that crazy killer clone Helena in BBC America's "Orphan Black," she's gone. (Spoiler alert: more on that later.)

Helena is the sixth clone Tatiana Maslany has played this season, joining Sarah, Beth, Katya, Alison and Cosima. With her scarred body, kinky blond hair, warped worldview and skill with a sniper rifle, Helena is the most strikingly different--not to mention the scariest--clone character Maslany has created.

As Maslany said in a past interview, she used music to set each of the clones apart in her own mind. These playlists moved her in different ways, she said, and made her walk, speak or act in a way that fit each clone.

Here are the songs she chose for her Helena playlist:

  • "Cut the World" by Antony and The Johnsons
  • "I Fell in Love with a Dead Boy" by Antony and The Johnsons
  • "Poor Edward" by Tom Waits
  • "We're All Mad Here" by Tom Waits

 
"These songs felt like the mind of Helen--emotional, dark, evocative of dreaming or having a nightmare and at the same time tinged with hope and humor," Maslany said. (Click the names to see her playlists for Sarah and Alison.)

It appears Helena's going to need all the hope and humor she can get. At the end of "Effects of External Conditions," someone nabbed Helena right off the street. She'd finally met up with Sarah, revealing that the "innocent" woman clone cop Beth had killed actually was behind her bizarre, religiously motivated crusade to kill the other clones. Sarah told Helena she was misinformed, and helped her escape.

But who grabbed her? We may find out in the next episode, "Conditions of Existence," which airs at 8 p.m. CT April 27 on BBC America. Sarah suspects Beth's boyfriend, Paul, might have something to do with the clones, but her questions trigger Paul's own investigation.

Check out the preview below, followed by the Spotify version of Maslany's playlists. (You'll notice some extra songs in it; can you guess which clone they represent?)

 


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