Counterpart: No Strings Attached
January 28, 2019 4:06 AM - Season 2, Episode 7 - Subscribe

The fallout of the lockdown casts suspicions around the OI. Howard and Emily Prime find clues about the history of Management. Clare questions her allegiances.
posted by oh yeah! (5 comments total)
The pieces are moving into place - but for what end? Will this season resolve somewhat cleanly, or will we have loose ends carry forward?

I did like the symmetry of the Howards and Emilys reconnecting at the end, with opposite-world Others paired up.

Still loving the twists and turns and feel like there is a lot more world to explore.
posted by jazon at 8:34 AM on January 28, 2019

I'm still a little lost in why Howard Prime doesn't show Emily Alpha a picture of Clare. Why is he / was he in cahoots with Peter? Why doesn't he come clean with Naya?
posted by condour75 at 6:12 AM on January 29, 2019

Did anyone else find the caption "Our side" a bit jarring when showing Shaw's backstory? I was trying to watch the show from a kind of neutral position so seeing the writerly intent there was a shade disappointing. It's still an open question which side is the "prime" since they were copies of each other until diverging. Having a writerly bias like that opens the door to make the flu-stricken side seem more wraithlike than real.

It was also a little awkward to shoot Temple's Muslim prayer scene straight on like that. If I was director I would've shot it from the side or at an angle---too intimate otherwise (another nitpick is you don't say the words she said aloud). But those are minor nitpicks and her depiction as a Muslim woman is actually pretty positive and good to see.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:44 AM on January 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

Speaking of Clare, it must be weird for Boniadi to play the role of someone setup as a wife for an important figure for the cause since that's basically what happened to her in Scientology with Tom Cruise.
posted by Burhanistan at 10:49 AM on January 29, 2019 [2 favorites]

Other Howard isn't meant to be on the Original side, so I think Peter was holding that over his head. I dont think Original Howard is meant to be familiar enough with his boss's wife to show photos of her to Emily.
posted by harriet vane at 5:15 AM on February 25, 2019

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