“Orphan Black” Season 4 won’t premiere until next year, but the cast went to Paleyfest to talk to their fans during the show’s hiatus. While at the television festival in New York, actors Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Kristian Bruun, Maria Doyle Kennedy and executive producer Graeme Manson teased a few upcoming storylines on BBC America's clone drama. In particular, audience members were excited to hear about Delphine (Evelyne Brochu), who was involved in a major cliffhanger when she was shot in the Season 3 finale.
“It’s great that people are that invested,” Manson said. “That’s the main thing. Evelyne is another one of our buds, so you know. Where did she get hit? In the liver? I don’t think that’s necessarily fatal.”
This isn’t the first time producers have hinted at Delphine’s survival. They previously wouldn’t say whether she was dead or alive, but this latest teaser seems to strongly hint that Cosima’s (Maslany) love is still alive.
While that seems like good news for Delphine’s life in general, her love life might not recover so easily. The scientist broke up with Cosima in Season 3, and it doesn’t sound like Maslany wants the fan favorite couple to get back together.
“What I’m also interested in with Cosima is, outside of relationships, who is she?” Maslany said earlier in the panel, which was live-streamed on Yahoo. “Because we have always seen her romantically linked to somebody. ... I’m interested in that because it is a thing that often women are paired with somebody, and that’s how we define them.” Maslany added that she wanted to see more of Cosima's life as a single woman “because she's so cool and there's so much to her outside of [her relationships].”
Cosima has not been single for much of her time on “Orphan Black.” She met Delphine at the beginning of Season 1, and she jumped right into another relationship with Shay (Ksenia Solo). Perhaps some time away from dating could be good for the science-loving clone.
Even if Cosima decides to stay single in Season 4, viewers may still see some romance on screen. Sarah (Maslany) reconnected with Cal (Michiel Huisman) last year and was last seen in Iceland with him and their daughter. “I think Sarah deserves some loving this year too,” Manson said, although that there is still “much to be seen” when it comes to Cosima's romantic future, he added.
However, Sarah and Cosima may be completely distracted from their love lives when Sarah decides to look into Beth’s (Maslany) past. “Sarah will follow Beth’s footsteps into a dangerous relationship with a potent new enemy, heading in a horrifying new direction,” the Season 4 synopsis says. As usual, it looks like someone threatening the clones’ lives will get in the way of any romance.
Watch the whole "Orphan Black" panel from Paleyfest here. “Orphan Black” Season 4 premieres in 2016 on BBC America.