Tatiana Maslany plunges new depths as Sarah’s fear envelops her entire body. Sarah shakes uncontrollably, face contorting with disbelief and horror. After trying all throughout the episode to get ahead of her enemies, this is the moment where Sarah has to face up to her own demons, to the dark part she’s been hiding from herself all along. Helena creeping up to her in that white dress while Sarah stands as a column of black isn’t the most subtle symbolism the show’s done, but it’s hard to deny its power. Even aside from the astounding technical feat, the weight of this moment is almost crushing. Here are two women facing each other, the awful things they’ve done, and the horrific things that have happened to them—and finally letting themselves feel it all. Sarah looks into the face of a woman she killed; Helena looks into herself, and realizes something precious has been stolen from her. And so Helena folds herself onto her sobbing sister, and they stand there together as the hunter and hunted, victim and victor, predator and prey. They’re in hell—and there’s no telling when they’ll get out. (x)
Tatiana Maslany Script to Screen: 2x01 Table Reading
↳ With her main characters, they’re so close to her now. It’s amazing to watch how quickly Tatiana can emotionally access these characters. - Graeme Manson
First day on set of Season 3
characters who have never had families building found families are very important to me
characters who have never had friends forging their first friendships are very important to me
Don’t even talk to me about the time Helena talked to Jesse and used the other clones’ stories for her life background. Don’t even talk to me about how she emulates them now, using their lives as some wild adventure story that will make her seem impressive. Don’t even talk to me about how in season one she wanted to kill them all and now she wants to be like them. Don’t even talk to me about Helena Manning’s admiration for her sisters. I can’t.