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Orphan Black has many impersonations among the sisters, beginning of course with Sarah stepping into Beth's shoes; there's also

  • Sarah as Katja, to retrieve the briefcase (s1e2)
  • Helena as Beth, at the police station
  • Alison as Sarah, for Siobhan (s1e4)
  • Sarah as Alison, at the house party (s1e6)
  • Helena as Sarah, to meet their host mother (s1e10)
  • Sarah as Cosima, at a Dyad reception (s2e1)
  • Sarah as Rachel, to get into her apartment (s2e4)
  • Sarah as Alison (unintentionally) at rehab (s2e7)
  • Rachel as Sarah, to snatch Kira (s2e9)
  • Sarah and Alison as Rachel and Sarah, to bluff Ferdinand (s3e1)
  • Cosima as Alison (unintentionally) at the election event (s3e7)
  • Krystal as Rachel, unwittingly (s3e8–10)
  • Helena as Alison, at least four times so far

I don't think anyone has impersonated Helena yet. I omitted simple errors without intent to deceive, as when Vic first met Alison.

Have there been any more instances in which one clone has impersonated another?

  • Barring "mistaken identity" swaps you're still missing these ones: Helena as Sarah at Club Neolution (1x07), Sarah as Alison / Sarah as Alison as Donnie (2x07), Sarah as MK (4x02) – Will May 14 '16 at 9:53
  • Thanks, Will, I added the latter; the raid on Club Neo is a grey area imho. – Anton Sherwood May 15 '16 at 8:42
  • Tempted to VTC as this is an on-going show and this list will inherently be incomplete. – phantom42 May 15 '16 at 13:28
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Sarah

  • Beth, for stealing her money and nosing around in police business (each of s1e1-5, s1e8, s1e9, s3e2, s3e3, s4e3, s4e9)
  • Katja, to retrieve the briefcase (s1e2)
  • Alison
    • at the house party (s1e6)
    • at rehab (unintentionally) (s2e7)
  • Helena, when escaping from club Neolution (s1e7)
  • Cosima, at a Dyad reception (s2e1)
  • Rachel
    • to get into her apartment (s2e4)
    • to get information from Ferdinand (s3e1)
    • (s5e2)
    • to fool Westmorland (s5e9)
  • Krystal (s4e10)
  • MK (s4e2)

Beth

Beth's corpse is identified as Sarah's (s1e1)


Helena

  • Beth, at the police station (s1e4)
  • Sarah
    • when escaping from club Neolution (s1e7)
    • to meet their host mother (s1e10)
  • Alison
    • to deal with Portuguese mob (s3e9)
    • to use Alison's health insurance (s4e2)
    • talking to detectives Collier and Linstein/Lindstein (credited twice with different names) about triple homicide from s3e9 (s4e3)

Alison

  • Sarah
    • for Siobhan (s1e4)
    • when fooling Ferdinand, while Sarah is imitating Rachel (s3e1)
    • as Hestia, at Felix' show opening (s5e8)

Rachel

  • Sarah, to snatch Kira (s2e9)
  • Krystal (off-screen) (s3e8–10)

Cosima

  • Alison (unintentionally) at the election event (s3e7)
  • Sarah as Metis, at Felix' show opening (s5e8)

Krystal

As Rachel, unwittingly


MK

As Sarah as Rachel (s5e2)

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    Made a CW for people to add to instead of having a bunch of partial answers. – phantom42 May 15 '16 at 13:26
  • Sarah as Krystal in s5e6 is probably not major enough to make this list, and I'm also not sure about the "personas" in tonight's episode (s5e8) - perhaps something like "Cosima as Sarah as Metis." – Will Jul 30 '17 at 4:42

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