The 6 Saddest 'Orphan Black' Deaths of the Series

The 6 Saddest 'Orphan Black' Deaths of the Series

The Ledas may have finally been free by the end of Orphan Black, but it wasn't easy and to get there, they suffered a number of significant -- and heartbreaking -- deaths along the way.

Here are the saddest deaths of the series.

6. The Castors

When Coady euthanized Mark in the penultimate episode of the series, she knew she was killing off the last remaining male clone. And while Mark was willing to give up Helena for the cure, it was still tragic to watch because he thought he was getting the cure and was happily talking about his and Gracie's plans for the future -- not knowing that Gracie had already been killed.

But his wasn't the only Castor death that was sad to watch. We watched Seth's glitching get so bad that the only thing that could be done was give him a quick death, which Rudy did. And then there was poor Parsons, whom Coady was experimenting on and whom Helena found with the top half of his skull removed and his brain exposed. He begged her to kill him, and she did.

5. M.K.

M.K. managed to survive Helsinki, but she didn't survive the fight with Neolution. She never got a chance to know her sisters, and sadly, she never would, choosing instead to take Sarah's place when Ferdinand followed her back to the loft, in hopes of giving her time to escape with Kira. But M.K. knew she was never making it out of that loft alive, not when Ferdinand got the chance to kill two birds with one stone and live out his revenge fantasy by killing her while she was dressed as Rachel. What made it even worse was the brutality of her death, as Ferdinand stomped on her chest over and over and then left her there, her mask on her chest.

4. Kendall Malone

Too soon after Clone Club found the original, Kendall Malone, Mrs. S' mother (a family reunion!), the wrong people got their hands on her. Though Cosima tried to stop it, all she could do was say goodbye before Kendall was killed.

"Tell Siobhan she's done right. Always," Kendall told Cosima. "And tell your sisters I'm proud to have been part of them all."

3. Paul

Once Paul found out what Coady was really doing, he knew he had to get Sarah off her base. But in trying to do so, they ran into Miller, and the Castor clone stabbed him. Paul directed Sarah to an exit, but refused to go with her. Instead, he blew himself and the science up in an attempt to stop Coady. Oh, and if you're still not over his "It was never Beth I loved," you're not the only one.
2. Beth

It all began when Sarah watched Beth step in front of a train, but it's the events that led up to it and why she did it that earn her this spot on the list. As we learned in flashbacks, Beth's quest for answers led her to Evie, who put a gun in her hand to take out Susan. However, once Beth knew too much, Neolution would cauterize her life (Alison, Cosima, her parents, Paul.) "You want to save the people that you love? Use that gun on yourself," Evie advised her. And Beth wasn't afraid to die.

1. Mrs. S

As best it could, Orphan Black prepared us for Mrs. S' death in "Guillotines Decide," but it was still the most heartbreaking moment of the series. She did what she had to do for the sestrahood, even making deals with devils (Rachel and Ferdinand), and she was prepared for what she knew would happen once they turned on Ferdinand. She even left a letter for Sarah, Felix and Kira and took one last look at Sarah before leaving Felix's art opening to face Ferdinand in her house.

He shot her in the chest after he found one of her stashed guns, but she didn't go quietly and took him with her with a shot to his throat. And with one last "chickens" as she held the photo of Sarah and Felix, she died.  

(Images courtesy of BBC America)

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