Current favorite thing about the internet: The hardcore “Orphan Black” fans who decoded a secret binary message in the eight promo clips BBC America released via its Instagram in anticipation of the clone thriller’s Season 2 premiere on April 19.
The eight teasers showed our very first glimpses at the show’s upcoming second season, including Felix and Alison having a heart-to-heart, one of the clones attacking Rachel, sick Cosima, a new dude who makes out with Sarah and more, and before the “Orphan Black” logo flashed at the end of each one, a binary message came on screen.
After realizing each binary code that flashed was different, the Internet detectives at After Ellen decoded the message. It turned out to be quotes from from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself.”
Revisit the clips and each quote below. What does it all MEAN?!
1. “I am large, I contain multitudes.”
2. “Will you prove already too late?”
3. “For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”
4. “Do you guess I have some intricate purpose?”
5. “I and this mystery, here we stand.”
6. “All truths wait in all things.”
7. “I do not talk of the beginning or the end.”
8. “I talk wildly, I have lost my wits.”
And one more thing: While all of Season 1’s titles came from Charles Darwin’s “The Origin of Species,” the Season 2 titles will be taken from Sir Francis Bacon’s texts. The Season 2 premiere is called “Nature Under Constraint and Vexed.”
“Orphan Black” Season 2 premieres Saturday, April 19 on BBC America.