… in the episode’s best scene, Cosima reveals to Scott that she’s actually the clone they’ve been studying. His response, that it’s an honor to work alongside her, is perfect and easily one of the sweetest moments I’ve seen on TV in some time. He’s a minor character in the grand scheme of things, but his sincerity, especially towards someone as fragile as Cosima, is much appreciated.
First of all, I wanted to thank you. Before I started watching [Orphan Black], I was really in the closet and I was totally ashamed of who I was. I hated myself. I started watching the show and seeing [openly lesbian character] Cosima and seeing everything is not about her sexuality and that she is more than her sexuality. My parents weren’t okay with me being gay. I started watching the show with my mom and it’s helped us start to rebuild our relationship.
[My mother] sees Cosima and she sees that it’s okay and that people are more than their sexuality. I want to thank you for that. … What’s it like to have that effect 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?