Advertisements Just binged all of Altered Carbon, season 2 (8 episodes). This is a Spoilers Allowed thread. I read the Altered Carbon series years ago, so what happened was not unexpected. Kovacs finds himself on Harlan's World in a customized, top-tier military combat sleeve (Anthony Mackie.) His job is to protect Michael Shanks. When he awakens (episode 1) after needle-casting to Harlan's World, it is too late to protect Shanks. But there is more going on than that, of course...someone is killing Methuselahs, corrupting their stacks AND their backups. Which means Real Death to the victims, who have the best security and backups available, for all the good it does them.