As the fifth and final season of BBC’s Orphan Black approaches, long-time fans of the sci-fi drama worry over the fates of their favorite characters. Will Sarah survive a night in enemy territory, alone and limping through the woods with a stab wound? Will she be reunited with Kira again? What about Cosima? Does the cure Cosima and Delphine created actually work? And what will Ferdinand do with Kira and Mrs. S?
The lives of these characters have taken so many twists and turns, Inverse thought we should ask where, exactly, the actors see their characters 5 years after the Season 5 finale. That is, assuming they all make it out alive.
##Tatiana Maslany and Ari Millen
The series’ two core clone actors, Tatiana Maslany (who portrays Sarah, Alison, Helena, Cosima, and Rachel, to name a few) and Ari Millen (Mark, Ira, Rudy, Miller, and Seth, to name a few), understandably had a bit of trouble with the question. Millen said he hoped more clones would be uncovered in the future, while Maslany expressed a desire for happiness and family for her various characters.
“That’s assuming he’s going to live,” Jordan Gavaris (Felix Dawkins) said a bit slyly. “So, assuming he lives, I see him in New York, maybe. Not just because I’m in New York right now. Maybe in New York, maybe in LA, maybe in Europe. I think he’s just trying to shed some of the insanity of the last however many years it’s been. I think in our show’s timeline it’s only been a couple of years or maybe just a year. I think he’s trying to reclaim some sense of normalcy. And I like to believe that he and Sarah are together, or are at least still close because they’ve spent so much time apart. So much of the series has been about choosing your family and figuring out who’s important to you, and I think they are really important to each other. I like to believe they love each other, I like to believe that they’re still together.”
Maria Doyle Kennedy
Maria Doyle Kennedy, meanwhile, made some vague hand gestures and said that her character, Siobhan Sadler, would be somewhere in the wind. “We don’t ever really know what she’s up to, do we?”
“What if I said something like, ‘Oh, he’d still be dead’? That’d be shocking,” Kristian Bruun (Donnie Hendrix) said with a laugh before sobering. “I mean, if Donnie has his druthers, everything will go back to normal and his family will be safe and things will be like they were before, before all the madness and Orphan Black happened. And that will never happen. So, without giving too much away, I think he would like to be the head of Neolution in 5 years. That’s, like, such a fake answer. It’s not even funny.”
“If I answer that, then I’m answering a lot of tricky questions, aren’t I?” Évelyne Brochu (Delphine Cormier) asked with a wink before answering, simply: “Hopefully free and happy.”
Orphan Black Season 5 premieres on Saturday, June 10, at 10 p.m. EST on BBC America.