Some of my favorite scenes in past seasons of “Orphan Black” involved drunk Alison and Felix working together. Or rather, Felix trying to keep drunk Alison from doing something she’d later regret.
I’ve been waiting for Felix to pop into the cul-de-sac and lend his considerable theatrical talents Alison’s election campaign this season. (Maybe Donnie’s campaign video would have been a bit smoother had Felix helped out.)
While Felix has spent a lot of time with Cosima and Sarah, he hasn’t crossed paths with Alison again. That was by design, Jordan Gavaris, who plays Felix, said during the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo in April.
“When you tell a joke, the first time it’s funny. When you tell a joke the 20th time, it’s not so funny,” Gavaris told me during a roundtable interview. “What was important to the writers was to not become complacent. … I think they wanted to just expand the dynamics a bit more.”
I’m pretty sure the Alison-Felix joke still will be funny, and we’re soon to find out. “Yes, there will be some good Felix and Alison-Laurel and Hardy duo [scenes],” Gavaris said.
The sneak peek of the May 30 episode, titled “Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate,” suggests the pair will be reunited. Felix is working as her campaign manager!
Elsewhere in the episode, Donnie (Kristian Bruun) and Jason Kellerman (Justin Chatwin) have words as Alison tries to convince her mother, Connie, to let them use her store for their business. Alison and Cosima team up as well, and Scott gets closer to a discovery that could change everything when he sits down with Rachel.
It’s going to be difficult to top the laughs and tears of last week’s episode, “Certain Agony of the Battlefield,” when—spoiler alert!—Alison and Donnie danced, Felix confronted Rachel about Helena’s whereabouts and hot Paul (Dylan Bruce) sacrificed himself to save Sarah. But if anyone can do it, it’s Felix and Alison.
“Community of Dreadful Fear and Hate” premieres at 8 p.m. May 30 on BBC America.
In the video at the top of the page, Gavaris and Maria Doyle Kennedy also talk about which clone is their favorite to work with, and which one is the most difficult—even though Tatiana Maslany plays them all.
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