Counterpart (Starz) Season One Thread *spoilers*

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  1. EWiser

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    The Break occurred a while after the two worlds where created.

    The Break
    Nadia was 10 years old when the break between the two worlds happened.
     
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  2. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    So according to that link, the Prime Flu started in about 1996 at which time the two worlds began to diverge. If Nadia was 10 in 1996, then she's 32 in 2018. In real life the actress was born in 1990 but that's a small enough difference to be believable.

    But I still would like them to explain how things between the two worlds stayed identical for 10 years, including down to the minute detail of Nadia/Baldwin's father falling on the subway tracks in both worlds and her sitting there watching him die.
     
  3. Old Hickory

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    I thought the linked site explained that as well as it could before claiming it would be further explored in the series. C'mon, you don't want to be spoon-fed all the fantastic details... :)
     
  4. EWiser

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    We don’t know what series two will bring. Just glad they are current filming it. Enjoy following ‪@Justin_Marks_ ‬ the creator of the show on twitter.
     
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  5. DevdogAZ

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    Can't wait to see how they end the season this Sunday.
     
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  7. bfollowell

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    It says she was ten years old when the break happened, not when the worlds started to diverge. The break happened in 1987, which means she was born in 1977, and would be 41 at the time of the show. I don't buy it. She definitely looks far too young to convincingly play a character of that age. Still, that's a minor issue that I can easily suspend belief on.

    The issue I have trouble suspending believe on is, how the heck does either side get all these sleeper agents through the doorway to the other side? I mean, there's a doorway, not a wide border, and they each go through one at a time, and they go through customs and are photographed. Wouldn't someone notice if people kept coming through one way, but not returning back through?!

    Still, I'm hooked. I love the show! I just started watching it Monday and now I'm all caught up and anxiously awaiting the final episode this weekend. I can't wait for season two!

    Has anyone heard who Starz' streaming partner will be, if anyone? I know Black Sails is available for purchase or rent through Amazon, and as part of a paid subscription to Hulu. I wasn't sure if most of their shows eventually made to Hulu or if it was on a case by case basis.
     
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  8. Rob Helmerichs

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    No, the Break happened in 1996 (when the flu outbreak happened). So she was born in c. 1986, making her c. 32 now...which is still a touch old, but not unreasonably so.

    The Break isn't when the worlds separated; it's when they began to seriously diverge ten years later.
     
  9. bfollowell

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    So, the break is when the major diversions started? The break sounds like what they would've called the initial event. I mean, the world broke into two separate worlds...

    Anyway, if what you're saying is true, it definitely allows her age to make a lot more sense. I think she still looks a little young, but she looks a lot closer to 32 than 41.

    I found this link too, The Break, which confirms what you are saying. I'll have to look through that wiki and see what else I can pickup. Thanks for clearing that up for me.
     
  10. series5orpremier

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    That the two worlds don’t diverge much for 10 years is what kills the believability for me, more so than the idea of multiple worlds, but it’s a work of art so whatever. There’s no narrative reason to portray it like that other than to justify Baldwin being young and hot for her sex scenes. There has to be more to it than that and maybe they’ll address it in the second season.
     
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    In an early episode they showed the guards as having been subverted; in a recent episode they emphasized the point by one complaining that he was poorly paid.
     
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    aaronwt

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    I just finished watching the season finale. Really looking forward to season 2.
     
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    wprager

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    Seriously? It looks you that the two worlds didn't (noticeably) diverge for 10 years? What about all the mirror universe episodes we've seen in the past where, despite the worlds being very, very different, they're still filled with identical copies of all the main characters? Honestly, this is not inconsistent with the physical laws of the universe the writers have created; it is actually one of those laws.
     
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    Tony_T

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    They mentioned various times that there are defectors, These would be people that crossed over with a valid passport, but never returned.
    IIRC, there are agents whose job it is to seek them out and return them. Remember the Butcher? He was a defector who had falsified documents to evade detection. And when Claire had him killed, they removed his teeth and fingers do that his true identity would not be known.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Once I suspended belief for multiple worlds/universes, I pretty much can buy into them not diverging much in 10 years ;) (which, in a way, is a short period of time)
     
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    Rob Helmerichs

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    Well, that was certainly...consequential.
     
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    Tony_T

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    Watching now..
    "Lone Gunman" -- Love it!
     
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    Tony_T

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    Poker to the head!
    Way to go, Howard!
     
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    Tony_T

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    Aldrich..... No!
     

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