The ‘Orphan Black’ Creators Sound Off On That Bananas Finale

Leda, meet Castor.

If you haven’t seen the finale episode of “Orphan Black” season two, stop reading now – unless you like spoilers!

Last night’s “Orphan Black” season two finale went out with an appropriately shocking bang, as any card-carrying member of the Clone Club would’ve expected.

We had a slew of burning questions going into the episode, but we weren’t even close to guessing the big Project Castor twist. EW gleaned all the post-finale details from “Orphan Black” creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson – here are some of our favorite nuggets from the chat.

Ari Millen’s (aka: Prolethean Mark) acting skills saved him from death and nabbed him the extended gig.

Fawcett explained, “…Ari Millen is a really talented guy and he’s someone that we had brought in as this new Prolethean character, and we had planned to kill him in episode 6. And after he did some significantly great work for us in the early get-going of the season we started to focus our eyes on him as very strong potential for our male clone, and that’s kind of how that happened.”

Millen knew about as much as we did going into the finale.

Fawcett said, “We didn’t tell him until the season finale.” Manson added, “Yeah, I phoned him before we started rolling on episode 210 and I said, ’Are you sitting down?'”

That clone dance party wasn’t as carefree to shoot as it was to watch.

Fawcett said, “…it took a ton of time to shoot — Helena meeting Cosima, Alison, and Sarah. So you’ve got four girls all together in a room meeting each other for the first time. There’s also Kira in the scene, just to add an extra complication. And then they dance! It took two days to shoot that.”

(Watch the video below for how they made that dance party, FYI)

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