Fans of Battlestar Galactica knows what it is to be "airlocked." In the last episode of Orphan Black, thanks to Mrs. S (S as in, surprise!) Sarah learns a whole new meaning to the term.
When it was revealed to Sarah that Mrs. S had Kira all along, (which was a nice twist by the way) Mrs. S told Sarah that she "airlocked" her. Sarah looked at her with complete confusion.
To be airlocked by someone is to minimize the danger between two parties until the controlling party is sure no harm can come to anyone. In other words it provides safe passage.
Mrs. S airlocked Sarah to make sure when Sarah did come looking for Kira, as Mrs. S knew she would, Sarah would not bring any unnecessary baggage along with her be it Dyad oriented or Prolethean bound.
I guess Mrs. S never watched Battlestar Galactica because on that show to be "airlocked" is to send someone to their death. It was a form of execution. (Good thing Sarah didn't watch it either.)
Sarah got airlocked in the good way. Let's take a look at who got airlocked the good way and the ones that got the, gulp, Battlestar Galactica treatment. (Metaphorically speaking.)
Airlocked the Good Way
Sarah and Kira
Sarah certainly qualifies here as does Kira. Mother was reunited with daughter and minimal harm was done to each. Although I daresay Sarah was a bit stressed out. All for the greater good! No harm was done and each of them were insulated from those who wish to do them harm. (For the time being.) Sarah was put back into a position of control with her daughter and Kira was no longer bundled about by total strangers. Mystery solved!
Rachel got airlocked in a good way too. No more pesky Sarah to smack her about and she has Cosima to do her bidding. There's a win win. The bonus to Rachel is to have Cosima chase after the bigger investigative prize and that is Cosima's research into how Sarah was able to become pregnant. Guess Cosima didn't see that coming. No wonder Delphine got shooed away.
Helena definitely got airlocked in a good way. Back from the dead, healed up quite nicely, and secreted away to her awaiting allies. Way to bounce back H!
Airlocked the Battlestar Galactica Way
Yeesh, talk about being thrown to the wolves, Alison is now seemingly on her own. Not only that, the pills and booze are back. It was bad enough that she confirmed her doughy husband Donnie is her watcher she also learned by the end of the episode that Sarah, Kira and her buddy Fe are leaving town. Alison has been completely set adrift into the void.
I have a bad feeling about this. Cosima is the quintessential bird in the gilded cage. On the plus side she has her lab, Delphine, the trust of Leekie and her "in" to the inner works of the Dyad institute. On the downside, she is under the thumb of Rachel. Wait till Rachel starts pulling away all the aforementioned especially Delphine and we'll see how happy Cosima is. Not very I'd venture to guess.
S as in strategy? I think not. All her meticulous plans were laid to waste after the betrayal of Brenda and her fellow birdwatcher. Everything was going so well, the elaborate plan to scoop Kira, the tricky way to get Sarah out into the sticks and her beloved network that would take her and Kira back to London.
Too bad money is the new religion. Mrs. S got sold out and the last we see of her is her standing forlornly as Sarah speeds away. And this after she had taunted Sarah repeatedly. Hubris!
Fork you Brenda! Where's your golden idol now? How's that hot lead for dessert, hmmm?
Whip it good. There goes your little family reunion with Helena, Tomas. I wonder how she'll feel about that? Don't worry, Mark will be there to hug her. Any Mark and Helena shippers out there? I can see it coming. Yuck.
Sarah, Kira and Felix
Hey wait a minute monkey, what are these three doing on this side of the list? Calling Admiral Adama! Kira is definitely not happy. Our intrepid threesome is now on the lam. Can they go back to the loft? That doesn't look good. Can Sarah count on any friends? Art maybe, but not if his partner has anything to say about it. She's also split from Cosima and the beleaguered Alison. Who is she going to imitate??? What about Paul? Sorry about the slap to the face. Paul is on a short leash anyway. Thanks Rachel. Time to worry, even the redoubtable Mrs. S has been rendered ineffective.
And, oh yes, what about Felix specifically? Where's he going to frolic bare-assed and painting pictures of Teddy ballgame?
Yes, I'm going to leave you with this lasting image. It's the Cylon in me.