Delphine; friend or foe? I think the answer’s pretty obvious.



Of all the monitors so far; Paul, Donnie, Greg and I’m gonna say Tomas too, Delphine is the only one to not abuse her subject, to subject them to repetitive physiological and physical torment, abandon them or hold them against their will. Of all the monitors so far, Delphine has been the most respectful, the most supportive, the most invested and the most human to her subject. So, why is she so hated? Paul refused to let Beth leave their relationship, kept hounding her and forcing her to stay and later, packed up everything an abandoned Sarah all together. Donnie lied to his wife for over ten years, chucked her in rehab and attempted to abandon her and their children in the middle of the night. Greg kept Jennifer in the dark and as Cosima put it, gave her a ‘false hope’. Tomas, whether or not you want to address him as a monitor, was undoubtedly someone in an authoritative position overseeing the life of a clone and he abused the shit out of Helena for most of her life. 

I’m not saying Delphine hasn’t done her fair share of shady shit and I’ll admit it took me a very long time to trust her but once I did, I found that I agreed with all of her actions. Each and every action Delphine has done since meeting Cosima has been done in Cosima’s best interest (or so she was led to believe) and I think she absolutely has redeemed herself for the times her actions have been frowned upon. And in actuality, the amount of times she has put her own neck on the line or challenged those in authority has far outweighed the times the other monitors have done so. 

I think the thing that people tend to overlook with Delphine is that despite she is smart, she is also easily persuaded, not just by others but by herself. Evelyne put it really nicely actually; when we do bad things we do them for the right reasons, or at least what we consider to be our right reasons. We seem to forgive Cosima for making mistakes but we can’t do the same for Delphine? 

I think we forget just how quickly things have progressed in the OB world because in reality, it’s been two and a half years. But in just a few days, this girl who came to ‘the brave new world’ was completely captivated by her assigned subject and not because this was a once in a lifetime experience to be apart of a huge scientific development but because she saw the human in Cosima. And in just a few days, she let down all inhibitions and fell in love with her subject. And in just a few days, she realised that what she was apart of was much bigger than just a science project - it’s a life or death situation. 

When Cosima has needed space, Delphine has given it to her. When Cosima has needed help, Delphine has given it to her. When Cosima has needed information, Delphine has given it to her. When Cosima has needed friendship, Delphine has given it to her. When Cosima has needed love, Delphine has given it to her.

You wanna say Delphine can’t be trusted? That she’s a baddie? That she’s using Cosima? Perhaps have a look at her track record in comparison to the other monitors first - the users, abusers, liars, tormentors and the abandoners fuelled by egocentrism and the promise of a better life.

Because of all the monitors, she is the safest, the strongest, the loyalist, the most selfless and by far the bravest.


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You can tell a lot about someone by the type of music they listen to. Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes. Media player etc. And write down the first 20 songs, then pass this on to 20 people. One rule: no skipping.

  1. Even If It Breaks Your Heart - Eli Young Band
  2. Lost It To Trying - Son Lux
  3. Swim - Jack’s Mannequin
  4. Breathe Me - Sia
  5. Hall Of Fame - The Script
  6. Hate Me - Blue October
  7. Closer To The Edge - 30 Seconds To Mars
  8. Everybody Hurts - Avril Lavigne
  9. Fix You - Coldplay
  10. Barefoot Blue Jean Night - Jake Owen
  11. Smoke Signals - Jenna Mason-Brase
  12. Song Of Storms Dubstep Remix - Ephixa
  13. Bottoms Up - Brantley Gilbert
  14. Search And Destroy - 30 Seconds To Mars
  15. Water Prayer Remix - Adham Shaikh
  16. Revolution - Diplo
  17. More Than Miles - Brantley Gilbert
  18. Hello Heartache - Avril Lavigne
  19. Ten Thousand Hours - Macklemore and Ryan Lewis
  20. Falling Fast - Avril Lavigne

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