One of the highlights of the “Orphan Black” Season 2 finale had to be the understated but awesome clone dance party. In it, Cosima puts on some music, causing Felix and all of the clones to join in for a little bit of celebratory movement.
A video of the extended version of this technically impressive — and very entertaining — scene shows just how Tatiana Maslany and Jordan Gavaris performed the scene.
Like most of the “Orphan Black” scenes in which Maslany needs to play multiple clones, there are several overlaid shots put together in order to make the dance party work. It’s just not usually four of them. Based on the footage, it looks like Maslany performed the scene from start to finish as each of the four clones — Cosima, Sarah, Helena and Alison. Gavaris’ Felix is also in multiple shots, passing in and out of frame in order to dance with each of his sestras in turn.
At the end, the whole “Orphan Black” crew joins in on the fun. As well they should — this is impressive filmmaking.