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Why Cosima Is The Most Important Clone Starting 'Orphan Black' Season 3 Premiere According To Show's EP

Mar 22, 2015 09:22 PM EDT | By Evelyn Hammond
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Orphan Black lead star Tatiana Maslany(Photo : Frederick M. Brown | Getty Images Entertainment)

"Orphan Black" season 3 premiere episode is not yet here but fans are already excited about how the main female clones will transform with the threat brought about by their male counterparts. Some are also worried that one of the seestrahs will say goodbye. In previous interviews, series creator and executive producer hinted one of the female clones might die this third season. The name he mentioned as a subject of concern is Cosima (Tatiana Maslany), the bisexual graduate student studying evolutionary developmental biology.


Just a review of the female clones before the "Orphan Black" season 3 premiere episode. Cosima has been ill ever since the last season. Sarah Manning is currently in Castor's territory discovering more about the male clones. Rachel Duncan is missing, Helena was kidnapped by Castor army and Alison is still living with her family. Basically, Cosima is the most vulnerable of all. Is she really the one who's going to die? That might not be the case.

In an "Orphan Black" season 3 scoop from the Entertainment Weekly, EP John Fawcett was quoted as saying Cosima is one of the important clones of the new season as the show shifts into another major storyline. With her illness and high-level knowledge about science, Cosima will be the center of science vs religion debate.

"The interesting thing about Cosima is she came very close to dying and that wasn't something that we took lightly," executive producer John Fawcett. He didn't shed any information though about Cosima's appearance in the "Orphan Black" season 3 premiere.

"That wasn't something that we did to try and scare the audience, that really was the beginning of a new journey for Cosima in season 3. The fact that she has come that close to death, that she essentially had a near-death experience, changes her because she can't explain what happened to her. It puts this character, who is so entrenched in the science, in this place where she's now looking for answers beyond science."

So that's it. Cosima might not be the one saying goodbye for good.

"Orphan Black" season 3 premiere is April 18 and will be simultaneously broadcast in BBC America, AMC, SundanceTV, IFC and We TV.

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