Last night's annual meeting of the Clone Club (a.k.a. Orphan Black's Comic-Con panel) was, for lack of a better phrase, an emotional f--king rollercoaster. The cast—Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Bruun, and new addition Ari Millen—as well as creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson arrived in Room 6A to a standing ovation from their loyal fan base. It started off light heartened enough. Dylan and Jordan confessed their man crushes for each other. They shrugged off Emmy snubs. They joked. They laughed.
Then the Q&A portion started.
The first fan on the mic didn't have a question, but instead wanted to present Tat with an award from the Clone Club, the "Best Actress in the World" award:
"This is way better than an Emmy," a clearly touched Tatiana responded.
A girl named Taylor, who appeared to be in her late teens, stepped up next:
After the entire audience applauded Taylor, she continued, "My question is, what's it like to have that affect on peoples' lives and know you're changing peoples' lives and making people more comfortable with who they are? You're saving lives. That's what you did for me. So, I just wanted to know what's that like?"
"That, I mean..." Tat replied, wiping away a tear. "That's amazing. I mean, I have no words. That's incredible."
Jordan Gavaris had a few words though (and since we're already GIFing...)
A few other bits and bobs from the panel:
Like Mother, Like Daughter? When one fan asked where Cosmina's parents are (seeing as their daughter is, you know, DYING and all), Fawcett and Manson laughed it off, saying they probably live "somewhere in Berkeley" and are "a little disengaged." But they did say we might meet another clone's family: "We've talked about meeting Alison's mother," Fawcett said.
Their dream casting? Catherine O'Hara or Mimi Rogers.
Donnie's Big Deleted Scene: The Orphan Black finale was so stuffed to the gills that something needed to be cut. And that ended up being an "awesome" (their words) scene in which Donnie blackmails...someone. Gone, but not forever: "If you want to see Donnie try to get his monitor expenses back from Rachel, check out the DVD," Manson joked.
A Dead Clone Returns: Kind of. When asked which late clone she'd like to revisit, Tatiana said she might like to resurrect Jennifer for a bit. Meanwhile, Fawcett and Manson seemed to lean towards Beth Childs. "Nothing is off the table," Fawcett explained. "At some point there is a definite chance we'll see that...[But] there will definitely be a twist."