“Orphan Black” is nothing if not weird. The first four minutes of Season 4 were released by BBC America, and the scenes make it clear that the clone drama will continue to give fans even more questions. The video shows the new clone M.K. (Tatiana Maslany) calling Beth (Maslany) — meaning this is a flashback to at least 2013 — with some coordinates after seeing EMS workers bury a body in the woods. Four minutes isn’t really enough to understand what they’re doing or their motives, but the clip still gives viewers a lot of new information.
1. M.K. has a long history. Unlike Krystal (Maslany), M.K. has known she is a clone for quite a while. She is contacting Beth, who died in the pilot before Sarah even discovered her “seestras.” It looks like they’ve been in touch before, which makes viewers wonder how long M.K. has been avoiding the other Project Leda clones.
2. Beth’s a drug user. That kit she pulled out from behind the toilet makes it seem like this isn’t her first time snorting crushed pills. She threw herself in front of a train in the pilot, so audiences have always known that Beth has some issues. However, they might be worse than anyone realized.
3. A tense relationship. Beth isn’t the only surprise appearance in the first four minutes of the “Orphan Black” Season 4 premiere. Paul (Dylan Bruce) is also shown before his demise. It doesn’t seem like Paul and Beth were in a loving place at this point. Beth is hiding her drug use, and she seems irritated when Paul asks what time she’ll be home. M.K. even warns Beth not to trust the person next to her. Did Beth figure out that Paul was working for DYAD?
Watch the “Orphan Black” Season 4 sneak-peek video below:
Beth isn’t the only Season 1 connection the Clone Club will see this year. “It [the fourth season] reflects back to what Sarah learnt in the first season, to questions she had then, things she was discovering, and we definitely will understand better what was going on,” Maslany told the Hollywood Reporter last month.
“Orphan Black” Season 4 premieres on Thursday, April 14, at 10 p.m. EDT on BBC America.