Counterpart (Starz) Season One Thread *spoilers*

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  1. Apr 3, 2018 #441 of 501
    zalusky

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    Anybody have a guess on upper management with the funky radio. Its almost like they could be transmitting from the other side.
     
  2. Apr 3, 2018 #442 of 501
    pgogborn

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    I think Mira, Head of School, is higher up the Project Indigo command chain than Pope.

    And she was last seen with a go-bag all set to carry on the mission (fleeing the School life intact instead of taking a cyanide pill).

    She is certainly the one the that the team that attacked the Office of Interchange clicked their heels to.
     
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  3. Apr 3, 2018 #443 of 501
    Tony_T

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    Really? I thought that Pope was the guy funding the "school".
    He was there for a long time, think he told Howard he recruited "his other" 20 years ago.

    Anyway, big changes in personnel for Season 2 (any talk yet for a 3rd Season?)
     
  4. Apr 3, 2018 #444 of 501
    DevdogAZ

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    And how is she supposed to get Intel from her father? She can't suddenly start hanging around his office or butter him up with a nice dinner.
     
  5. Apr 3, 2018 #445 of 501
    Tony_T

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    She gets/got intel from her husband, Quayle. Quayle got his position by marrying the Diplomats daughter
     
  6. Apr 3, 2018 #446 of 501
    DevdogAZ

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    Right. But if she kills her husband, she can't just go back to her "father" and get intel from him. She doesn't have that kind of relationship with him that would allow her to get that kind of info.
     
  7. Apr 3, 2018 #447 of 501
    Tony_T

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    I don't think she would kill Quayle.
    Somehow she will be able to continue to manipulate him.
     
  8. Apr 3, 2018 #448 of 501
    DevdogAZ

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    That's my whole point. Someone upthread said she should kill Quayle and I was pointing out that this wouldn't benefit her at all.
     
  9. Apr 3, 2018 #449 of 501
    Old Hickory

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    You don't know what side I'm on. ;>
     
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    pgogborn

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    It could also look like there was only one management, that both sides have the same management. However, having rewatched it I think there are indeed two separate managements and my guess is both managements were viewing both sides at the same time.

    When the operator said "management has conferred" (or similar) I think he meant our management had conferred with their management.
     
  13. Apr 6, 2018 #453 of 501
    Anubys

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    That whole management twist better have one heck of a doozy explanation and justification...
     
  14. Apr 7, 2018 #454 of 501
    goblue97

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    I've come to the conclusion that I may be too stupid to watch/enjoy this show. I get so caught up with questions in my head while watching that I'm missing what is currently going on. I either need to re-watch several times or just stop trying to overthink everything.
     
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  15. Apr 7, 2018 #455 of 501
    EWiser

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    I have found listening to podcast’s such as
    The Counterpart Podcast
    The Counterpart Podcast
    Or video review shows like.

    Help I also am on several discussion boards for shows I watch.
    I think it depends on what you want out of a show. Do you want a show that you can fold laundry too and if you miss something they still tie up the loose ends at the end of each episode. Or do you want a show that makes you think about the characters and their motivations. Counterpart is never going to be a show where you know what direction it will go. That is one of its draws for its fans.
     
  16. Apr 7, 2018 #456 of 501
    gossamer88

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    Finished this last night. Hopefully JK Simmons gets an Emmy to go with his Oscar. Even from his body language you knew who Silk/Prime was.

    I'm assuming we will see Nadia again? Too bad no more Pope. Stephen Rea was terrific in this. Maybe his other? I don't remember any mention of his other.

    The Claire episode was my favorite. It was like a mini movie. Her and Quayle are gonna be really interesting as they try to keep the secret a secret. And poor Silk...they can't hide him forever.

    There's so much going on that's it's hard to point out what was great. All I know is that I'm really looking forward to season 2.
     
  17. Apr 7, 2018 #457 of 501
    Tony_T

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    The reason I like it is the questions.
    And I like that Counterpart does not have the slo-mo grainy flashbacks at multiple times to remind the audience what they saw 10 minutes ago.
     
  18. Apr 7, 2018 #458 of 501
    Tony_T

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    Nadia's dead, but we'll see Baldwin again.
    I won't miss Pope (and I was surprised that Howard rose up to kill him)

    Aldrich's death was unexpected and I'll miss him.
     
  19. Apr 7, 2018 #459 of 501
    gossamer88

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    Meant to say Baldwin.
     
  20. Apr 7, 2018 #460 of 501
    Anubys

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    Nadia is dead according to Aldrich. I'll wait and see on that ;)

    I'm not surprised that Howard Alpha killed someone. We know he has it in him. I think one of the main arcs of the show is the internal struggle within each Howard as Alpha rises within Prime and Prime rises within Alpha. We already see both of them transform/evolve into the other. In the end, will we have an empathic super spy?
     

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