Monday, March 26, 2018

What I’m Watching: Counterpart

Counterpart: Season 1, Episode 9 “No Man’s Land, Part One” (B+)

I didn’t realize that this was the penultimate episode of the season and that this show was taking a week off before its finale, which makes me being a full week behind on my television not so inconvenient. It’s alarming that Starz hasn’t renewed this show for a second season yet, though there have been reports that production is already underway. This was a predictably intense hour, one that ended with a brutal shooting which involved the three agents from the other side being activated. The other Howard was nonchalant about turning himself in and telling Aldrich and Cyrus that he hoped they knew the mole wasn’t him but Clare, and unfortunately he should have been far more vigilant given the timing of the operation, which clearly caught Roland by surprise as he stood in shock about to head to the hospital. Clare was resourceful enough to grab her phone and make a call to Baldwin to put a hit out on Howard, and I’m not sure what Peter’s plan of getting into a bad car crash with his wife was supposed to do and how it will play out, especially since so many desk agents have now been killed while he was busy protecting her. Ian and Emily aren’t having much better luck on the other side, and now our Howard is well aware both that his Emily was his other’s source and that Pope was responsible for the car accident that put her in the coma. I can’t imagine how everything is going to play out in the finale, and I so hope that we have plenty more of this show to look forward to in the future.

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