By Alicia Lutes
You know what they say: mo’ clones, mo’ problems. By the looks of the latest clone to join the pack, those problems are serious. Meet Jennifer Fitzsimmons, the latest clone to join the sisterhood like no other on BBC America’s Orphan Black. And if you couldn’t tell by the major hair loss on display below, she is very sick with the same disease that’s causing Cosima such duress.
Yikes. A 28-year old teacher and swim coach, “Jennifer is a bright-eyed Midwestern pure of heart girl,” according to one of the show’s co-creators, Graeme Manson. But, as other co-creator John Fawcett explains, Jennifer was naïve, “she didn’t know she was a clone, and was being monitored by her boyfriend. She gets sick, and with a kind of the version of the illness that Katja had. And of course, a version of the illness that Cosima has. Just that discovery alone is the kind of discovery that shakes Cosima. It really rattles her.”
Lucky for those hoping to learn more, there’s also a series of video diaries you can watch to introduce you to Ms. Fitzsimmons:
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