felix-ray

Ok so - if you know me at all you know that I have been ADAMANT from the beginning that Beth knew that Sarah would be at that train station at that time. That’s just WAY too big a coincidence, plus she shows no surprise when she turns around and sees Sarah’s face, AND she leaves her shoes as if to say ‘step into my place’. It’s all been very clear but for the life of me I could not figure out HOW this could be true.

Until today when @punk-rock-science and I realized something: it is entirely possible that the entire plot of Orphan Black rests on -

Bobby.

Yeah, that Bobby. The bartender.

We know that she knows Sarah through Felix. We also know that Beth had a serious substance abuse problem. So, it is entirely possible that -

-Bobby knew Sarah when she was with Vic.
-Beth came into Bobby’s bar at least once, possibly several times, but most notably on the night before she confronted Evie for some liquid courage.
-Bobby happened to mention how 'oh wow, you look exactly like my friend’. They strike up a discussion about this friend and how she is coming back into town that night on a train. She knows this from Felix, who (in this theory) was complaining in the bar about Sarah’s absence and her sudden intent to reappear in his life (We know he had advance notice of this because he is expecting Sarah when they first meet up in the bar).
-Beth leaves the bar and has a Pretty Rough Night, during the course of which Evie tells her to 'use that gun on yourself’. However, instead of doing this, she remembers Bobby’s story about her friend who looks 'exactly’ like her. Her friend who is coming into town that night on a train. And makes a different call.

Now, you could say that Beth knew exactly who Sarah 'the Lost Clone’ Manning was from her previous digging into clone lives, or you could say that she just assumed this was a random new clone - one she wouldn’t be letting down by stepping in front of that train, but still could trust to take over for her. Either way, it could work.

so i’m watching a show on snipers in the police force and in the military and like on their techniques and shit
and it just makes me think because all the stories with ray becoming their sniper
the common stories are like geoff pulls him in and gives ray a sniper and he’s a natural or like geoff finds ray as a sniper and hires him
i feel like there should be a story where ray’s actually a police sniper
he’s killed someone in the fahc before and not to mention, he’s the one that picks off the high class criminals for the fahc
but that’s why geoff offers to hire him, he gets ryan and michael to corner him and knock him out (maybe beat him up a bit to get their revenge for their dead crew member)
they plan on torturing him to get information on the lspd and other snipers in the police force, and that’s what they do until ray gets snappy and annoying
ray’s a sarcastic shit the whole time, tells them shit that’s just lies but they eat it up because ray sounds so fucking convincing, but he doesn’t really have any malicious intent, ray just wants them to stop asking questions 
geoff then just gives up and ends up telling him the money he’ll make for them
and ray agrees right then and there, he kills for a living, this is no different, but more money (plus he likes geoff)
so ray works in the lspd, and he’s able to kill off criminals through his job without getting any suspicion and is paid by geoff for every kill for every high level criminal that’s threatening or an opponent to the fahc
then ray makes an unwarranted kill because, hell, geoff’s offering a lot for this guy and once ray finds himself getting questioned by his colleagues,
ray shows up with his sniper at geoff’s penthouse and a duffel bag filled with his games and xbox

Maria Felix posing with her portrait, Mexico City, Mexico, 1964. Bill Ray.

Mexican muralist Diego Rivera created the above painting for Maria. “Muy Malo” was not the original name given to the painting by The Maestro, but it does reflect the feelings of Maria for the portrait - “It is very bad.” It is rumored that Maria had a handy man retouch the artwork with ordinary house paint in order to cover up her figure.