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Steve Wilkie/BBC AMERICA
WARNING: We're about to spill secrets on tonight's season two premiere of Orphan Black. If you do not wish to be spoiled, get out of here and fetch us something gay. For everyone else, let the Clone Club craziness begin!
"Excuse me, my seestra shot me."
Holy effing crap! We can't keep it in any longer, Helena—aka our red jello-loving, crazy-haired demented angel—is alive! In the final moments of Orphan Black's incredibly captivating hour, our Ukrainian clone stumbled in a hospital, drenched in blood after somehow miraculously surviving a point-blank shot to the chest.
In short, tonight's season two premiere lived up to our wildest fantasies, and we still have nine more glorious episodes of Tatiana Maslany left! We're currently in a clone-induced state of euphoria from all of tonight's Orphan Black craziness—so we're spilling secrets on what's coming up. (You're welcome, fellow Clone Club members!)
We caught up with creators John Fawcett and Graeme Mason as well as Orphan Black's scene-stealer, Jordan Gavaris, to bring you exclusive scoop on Helena's resurgence as well as plenty of behind-the-scenes revelations that you won't find anywhere else. Read on, seetras—we know you want to…
Seeing Helena rise from the dead like a psychotic blonde phoenix was no spur-of-the-moment decision. The series creators revealed exclusively to E! Online that this had been a part of Helena's journey since day one.
"It truly was John and my evil master plan from the beginning," Mason spilled. "We knew from season one that we wanted to do that—that we wanted to kill her in the climax of the final episode and bring her back." Fawcett added, "And we loved it as a reveal for season two. We had never ever had any plans to dispatch of Helena."
And while we can't reveal (yet) exactly how Helena survived her sister vs. sister takedown, we can tell you that her return is going to terrify the bejeezus out of everyone—especially Felix. Gavaris gushed that he was beyond thrilled when he discovered the Felix and Helena would be sharing a scene together for the very first time.
"Of course that was someone that I was desperate to interact with because that was a whole new dynamic since she is so obsessed with her 'seestra,'" Gavaris laughed. "We absolutely see Helena and Felix interact, it was inevitable. That was by far the most bizarre [clone] relationship for me to explore because Felix ends up half babysitting Helena because she's obviously Helena and she requires a babysitter."
So how will Sarah's foster brother and twin sister react when they are placed in the same room together? "Felix wavers between seeing this woman as a little girl and seeing this woman as a monster," Gavaris explained. "He's terrified of her but at the same time at that right angle, she looks like a little blonde-haired Carrie. She's so sweet, and she's such an innocent, but at the same time completely demonic and horrific and volatile." Now please excuse us while we oh-so impatiently to watch this sure-to-be-amazing scene.
Orphan Black airs Saturdays at 9 p.m. on BBC America.
Now it's your turn! What did you think of Orphan Black's season two premiere?! Are you excited that Helena survived?! Sound off in the comments below!