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Certain Agony of the Battlefield 

Paul learns the truth about Coady's plans for Castor and has no choice but to make a dangerous play.


Helen Shaver


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Tatiana Maslany ... Sarah Manning / Alison Hendrix / Cosima Niehaus / Helena / Rachel Duncan / Beth Childs
Jordan Gavaris ... Felix Dawkins
Dylan Bruce ... Paul Dierden
Evelyne Brochu ... Delphine Cormier
Ari Millen ... Mark Rollins / Rudy / Miller
Kristian Bruun ... Donnie Hendrix
Maria Doyle Kennedy ... Siobhan Sadler
Ksenia Solo ... Shay Davydov
Justin Chatwin ... Jason Kellerman
Skyler Wexler ... Kira Manning
Zoé De Grand Maison ... Gracie Johanssen (as Zoé de Grand'Maison)
Josh Vokey ... Scott
Kyra Harper ... Dr. Virginia Coady
Tom Barnett ... David Benchman
Carlos Gonzalez-Vio ... Dr. Silva


Sarah is all alone at the Castor compound now that Helena has managed to escape, although Rudy is tasked with locating her, she who they believe cannot get far being in the middle of the desert. Sarah is also not feeling well, knowing that Coady and her team have done something to her. Sarah no longer trusts Paul, but behind the scenes he is trying to discover exactly what secret work Coady seems to be working on. Mrs. S and Felix are at different stages of worry about missing Sarah's whereabouts. Felix goes to someone who he believes can help, he doing whatever he needs to get the information about Sarah's whereabouts. Delphine returns on news that Sarah is missing, her return which does have an effect on Cosima's burgeoning relationship with Shay. Delphine, Cosima and Scott try to discover what is affecting Gracie. And Alison and Donnie are basking in the success of their new drug business, which Donnie may take a bit too far. Along with Jason who probably knows more about the ... Written by Huggo

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23 May 2015 (USA) See more »

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This episode was submitted by Tatiana Maslany for her nomination at the The 67th Primetime Emmy Awards (2015). See more »


[first lines]
Sarah Manning: [hears a girl giggling] Kira?
Kira: Mommy.
Sarah Manning: Baby.
Kira: [Kira gets further away] Come on, Mom.
Sarah Manning: Wait for me. Wait for me! Kira. Monkey, wait for me.
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"Agony" indeed, this is a gut-wrenching instalment
16 January 2019 | by DVD_ConnoisseurSee all my reviews

The episode title isn't an understatement. This is a pivotal episode in the third season and the dark tone grows even more sombre.

"Certain Agony" almost plays out like a season finale. There's a lot of action driving the plot forward and certain doors close at the same time.

10 out of 10.

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