Friday, January 11, 2019

What I’m Watching: Counterpart

Counterpart: Season 2, Episode 5 “Shadow Puppets” (B+)

Everyone seems to have secrets on this show, and now we have Ian being forced to help try to some their Emily while she’s closest to something that may provide extremely enlightening answers to many of the questions raised this season. Yanek told Howard that he was there at the beginning, when this rift occurred to split the world into two, which is very interesting but still pretty murky in my mind. This was one hell of a showcase for Harry Lloyd as both Peters, as theirs started a prison riot that turned into a massacre when the tape he watched every day to analyze how he affected its outcome was missing and ours got found out by Naya and nearly took his own life before being saved by a newly-activated mole. Peter’s role in the divergence of the worlds may be great, but we’ve gotten very far away from him working secretly with Clare, since she’s indulging unapproved satisfactions while disobeying orders to get rid of anyone close to her. The other Howard did a poor job of playing his part when he snapped at the wheelchair-bound clerk who was evidently close with our Howard, and it’s about time that Naya at least realized that he’s not the same Howard, especially if she were to talk to him in front of Emily. It did seem like he had quickly taken out Lambert and the guards, but Indigo seems to have more than a few operatives lying in wait. Yanek leaving the prison with Mira doesn’t make too much sense to me, but, as usual, I’m extraordinarily compelled by plot developments I really didn’t see coming.

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