"I won’t lie; my immediate reaction at learning that there are male clones was that it was a shame. Orphan Black is one of the few shows that puts female agency front and center, and introducing a male line will certainly complicate that. The more I thought about it, though, the more I warmed up to the idea that a male line of clones could lead somewhere just as fascinating as a female line. The fact that Castor went to the military, not to mention that all three iterations we’ve now seen have clear ties to the military, is a complicated choice in and of itself. Dyad took the female line to observe and experiment; the military took the male line and turned it into an asset. Just as much as Dyad and the Proletheans’ treatment of Sarah and her sisters shows how women’s bodies can be claimed and repurposed, Castor could explore how masculinity can be harnessed as a weapon."