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Counterpart (Starz) Season One Thread *spoilers*

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. Mar 6, 2018 #281 of 470
    Tony_T

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    Quayle has an iMac :)
     
  2. Mar 6, 2018 #282 of 470
    cheesesteak

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    Is there a good episode recap website for this show? I get my primes and alphas mixed up.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2018 #283 of 470
    Tony_T

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    Just re-watch with QuickMODE :)
    (or just re-watch the "previously on" at the start of each ep)
     
  4. Mar 6, 2018 #284 of 470
    getbak

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    I found these recaps pretty good and in depth: Episodes
     
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  5. Mar 7, 2018 #285 of 470
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    Perhaps they have already answered it when they showed Shaw brutalizing a couple of crossing guards, instead of enforcing tight security some of the guards take money for illegally move things across the border.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2018 #286 of 470
    pgogborn

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    Seen AND heard :) Dot matrix printers but no laser printers
     
  7. Mar 8, 2018 #287 of 470
    Family

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    Might have missed it, but don't remember anyone bringing up the possibility Clare becomes a double spy; sticking with her family, and joining Quayle to get to the bottom of what really happened.

    She had reservations on killing Baldwin and the emotions of being a parent must be be stronger than the memories of losing her parents 15 - 20 years ago. Plus she has to realize she's not working for "good guys."

    To continue the series will there will be unexpected alliances. I expect this will be one.
     
  8. Mar 8, 2018 #288 of 470
    Tony_T

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    My guess is that Quayle will be in the "Black Room" Sunday.
     
  9. Mar 9, 2018 #289 of 470
    gweempose

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    It was a phenomenal episode. The idea that they would train these kids from such a young age to eventually assume the identity of their alpha selves is a truly fascinating concept.
     
  10. Mar 9, 2018 #290 of 470
    gweempose

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    They put too much emphasis on the broken legs for it not to come into play at some point. I'm assuming she will use the broken legs to prove that she is the "real" Clare, and the one who will get screwed because of it is Quayle. They already suspect that he is the mole, and I'm guessing they would never imagine that the other side would go to such great lengths to hide the true identities of their operatives.

    Quayle messed up big time by letting his emotions get the better of him. Once he knew Clare was the mole, he needed to pretend that everything was still hunky dory so he could catch her red handed with solid evidence. Now it's going to come down to his word versus hers, and I would imagine she's covered her tracks very well.
     
  11. Mar 9, 2018 #291 of 470
    Anubys

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    Not necessarily. The broken legs - even if never again mentioned - served their purpose by showing us the lengths the fanatics went through to get to this point. Even to the point of breaking the legs without putting her under for the procedure. There is no questioning their commitment to the cause. They may come back to it and it may play a role as you say; but it would not detract at all if they never come back into play.
     
  12. Mar 9, 2018 #292 of 470
    Tony_T

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    The broken legs will be back, my guess, this Sunday.
    There was no reason for her Dad and Mom to be discussing this at Quayle's birthday party. My guess now is that this showed that the parents have a vivid memory of the event that Claire will not know about and this will be what saves Quayle (My initial though was that Claire would use her broken legs to show that she's the "real" Claire (and get Quayle set-up as the mole), but I now think that this is too obvious, and that this deception (the broken legs) will instead be her downfall (though I think she'll survive by escaping to the Embassy).
     
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  13. Mar 9, 2018 #293 of 470
    zalusky

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    Did they ever mention how the other Claire broke her legs
     
  14. Mar 9, 2018 #294 of 470
    Tony_T

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    The "other" Claire had them broken by a surgeon, but I believe you are referring to the murdered Alpha Claire who broke both legs skiing as a child.
     
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    DevdogAZ

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    Rob Helmerichs

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    They're both "other" Claires...Alpha Claire is Prime Clair's other, and vice versa.
     
  17. Mar 9, 2018 #297 of 470
    Tony_T

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    I agree, but the show has said that Prime is the "other" in the opening of e7 when it showed young Claire identifying her dead parents from the flu with the Text Heading:
    BERLIN, 1997
    THE OTHER SIDE​
    (I didn't think is was necessary for that)
     
  18. Mar 9, 2018 #298 of 470
    gweempose

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    They clearly want the viewer to identify with Alpha as if it is the "real" world and Prime is the "fake". Consequently, we are supposed to be rooting for Alpaha and against Prime.
     
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    I'm not sure why so many of you think that it is in Prime Claire's interest for Quayle to take the fall. She was supposed to kill herself if found out (even though it appears she was not willing to do that). She is of no more value to the cause if she's caught than if Quayle is blamed as the source of the leak. Either way, she will no longer have access to sensitive information. The only development that makes sense is that, as suggested by someone earlier in this thread, Claire is ready to change teams and will start working with Quayle to send false information back to her side.
     
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    Anubys

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    She has been found out. her choices are now to play along with her husband, the 2 Howards, ...etc. or to bolt.

    Which means she will play along. But which side is she going to string along? her husband's side or her original side? IOW, to be a double agent or a double double agent? :D
     
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