“When we speak for the finale, you’re going to be crying,” says Manson, who also discussed lots of others teases for the final season, including more flashbacks. “And that’s okay. We have just finished locking picture on the finale. I think it’s largely a story that [co-creator John Fawcett] and I had in our minds loosely from the very beginning. But to answer your question, I think we sort of asked ourselves: Who were they then and where are they now, and what does freedom look like to each of them?”
On whether the series finale will tie up all loose ends:
“If we manage to find our way through this — through this massive mystery and this massive conspiracy to the end of it — we certainly wanted to answer all the questions of the mystery and wrap it up. But then there’s this great open question about their hearts and their future and the strength of the bond of the sisterhood, everything they’ve gone through. So, I think we do want to kind of have a sense of the future of something moving forward when we get to the end of it. But again there’s a twist on that, and hopefully you’ll enjoy it through your tears.”
The 10-episode fifth and final season of Orphan Black premieres June 10, 2017 on BBC America.
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