When “Orphan Black” chooses to kill off a major character, they go big! This is at least one of the things that we learned last night, when the BBC America made the extremely-bold move to get rid of Paul, a character whose intentions were almost entirely mired in ambiguity since the very beginning. You never knew whether or not he was a hero or a villain … at least until the end of his journey. We like to think that in spite of all of his acts within the first two years of the show, he still managed to go out a hero. He sacrificed himself for the potential good of others, and this is the last remaining memory of him.
As for how Dylan Bruce himself interprets that final scene, he said the following to Entertainment Weekly in a new interview:
“You know that he has to right all the wrongs that he did. He thought he was doing something good. He was doing it for a reason in the first two seasons. When he finds out that it was for nefarious purposes and that he was being duped himself, the only choice for him was to make the ultimate sacrifice, and that’s what he had to do to make the rights of all the wrongs that he did.”
Hopefully, Bruce is going to have a chance to do some other exciting stuff in the near future, and we imagine that the show is not done killing characters yet. It’s not “Game of Thrones,” but this is also a far-from-peaceful existence for Sarah and company.
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