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Counterpart: Better Angels  Season 2, Ep 10

Mira's looming threat forges some unlikely alliances. (Series Finale) [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 18, 2019 - 11 comments

Counterpart: You to You  Season 2, Ep 9

Management makes a historic decision; Emily sends a warning; Quayle, Clare and Temple investigate the final Indigo cell; and Howard Prime reaches out to an old contact. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 10, 2019 - 13 comments

Counterpart: In From the Cold  Season 2, Ep 8

Howard Prime and Emily work together to figure out Indigo's plans. Clare and Quayle consider their future. Howard must face the truth about his wife. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 3, 2019 - 4 comments

Counterpart: No Strings Attached  Season 2, Ep 7

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. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 28, 2019 - 5 comments

Counterpart: Twin Cities  Season 2, Ep 6

The origins of the Crossing are revealed. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 21, 2019 - 16 comments

Counterpart: Shadow Puppets  Season 2, Ep 5

A new revelation puts Howard Prime and Quayle in jeopardy. Life at Echo is disrupted. Clare reconnects with her past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 7, 2019 - 9 comments

Counterpart: Point of Departure  Season 2, Ep 4

Howard Prime, Quayle and Clare must unite against a common enemy. Emily Prime turns her investigation towards her other. Yanek probes Howard's past. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 1, 2019 - 6 comments

Counterpart: Something Borrowed  Season 2, Ep 3

Howard Alpha is transferred to a mysterious prison called Echo; an unexpected visit gives Emily Alpha a connection to her old life; and Emily Prime and Shaw's investigation is met with resistance. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 24, 2018 - 4 comments

Counterpart: Outside In  Season 2, Ep 2

Imprisoned on the Other Side, Howard's loyalties are tested; Emily Prime gets a promotion. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 17, 2018 - 7 comments

Counterpart: Inside Out  Season 2, Ep 1

While hiding in Howard's life, Howard Prime must avoid detection at home and at the OI. Quayle and Clare struggle to adjust to their new arrangement. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 9, 2018 - 3 comments

Counterpart: No Man's Land, Part Two  Season 1, Ep 10

A crisis at the O.I. leaves both Howards in precarious positions in the Season 1 finale. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Apr 1, 2018 - 11 comments

Counterpart: No Man's Land, Part One  Season 1, Ep 9

Howard attempts to thwart the Guest's plans. Howard and Emily chase Kaspar. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 18, 2018 - 11 comments

Counterpart: Love the Lie  Season 1, Ep 8

The aftermath of the Indigo school discovery takes an emotional toll. Quayle grapples with his wife's new identity. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 11, 2018 - 6 comments

Counterpart: The Sincerest Form of Flattery  Season 1, Ep 7

Clare's past is revealed; Quayle suffers through his own birthday party. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Mar 5, 2018 - 14 comments

Counterpart: Act Like You've Been Here Before  Season 1, Ep 6

Aldrich questions a not-too-recent death in the office; and Emily, Howard and Shaw follow a lead. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 25, 2018 - 6 comments

Counterpart: Shaking the Tree  Season 1, Ep 5

Howard and Emily search for answers about a mysterious drop site. Aldrich and Quayle seek intel from an old friend. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 18, 2018 - 6 comments

Counterpart: Both Sides Now  Season 1, Ep 4

Both Howards deepen their investigation of the conspiracy; Quayle meets one of Howard's sources; Clare must decide what to do about Baldwin. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 11, 2018 - 12 comments

Counterpart: The Lost Art of Diplomacy  Season 1, Ep 3

Both sides turn to diplomacy to resolve a conflict; Emily obtains a special visa; and Howard interrogates a suspect. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Feb 5, 2018 - 19 comments

Counterpart: Birds of a Feather  Season 1, Ep 2

Howard must work together with his counterpart; Baldwin faces her past; and Emily tries to make sense of her orders. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Jan 28, 2018 - 10 comments

Counterpart: The Crossing  Season 1, Ep 1

A man working at a Berlin-based spy agency learns the organization safeguards a parallel dimension. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Dec 10, 2017 - 8 comments

Mystery Science Theater 3000: AGENT FOR H.A.R.M.  Season 8, Ep 15

"A blast of blood-curdling terror from outer space!" "They used the world's deadliest weapons against this super-secret agent! Women! Women! Women!" A spy tries to stop the use of a flesh-decaying substance from being used for evil by commies. Generally a good episode I think, in the middle of a streak of good episodes. This is the one where Mike is put on cosmic trial for blowing up those planets. YouTube (1h31m) Premiered August 2, 1997. [more inside]
posted by JHarris on Sep 7, 2017 - 6 comments

Deutschland 83: Able Archer  Season 1, Ep 8

Season finale: Martin races to avoid police capture and warn the East Germans that "Able Archer" is only an exercise, not a real attack. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Aug 6, 2015 - 6 comments

Deutschland 83: Bold Guard  Season 1, Ep 7

As preparations for NATO’s nuclear war game intensify, Martin receives an order from East Germany that cements his fears about their paranoia. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 30, 2015 - 5 comments

Deutschland 83: Atlantic Lion  Season 1, Ep 3

While at a NATO conference in Brussels, Martin gets his first assignment: to seduce and bug the head security analyst’s secretary, Linda. [more inside]
posted by dnash on Jul 2, 2015 - 5 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 7 - Flushing Out The Mole  Season 1, Ep 7

Smiley springs his trap and then goes about picking up the pieces and putting The Circus back together. Poor George! Life is such a puzzle to you, isn't it? - Lady Ann
posted by carsonb on Apr 2, 2015 - 18 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 6 - Smiley Sets a Trap  Season 1, Ep 6

With a new light cast on the aftermath of Operation Testify—who told Jim Prideaux to forget it, man... forget it! and move on with his post-Circus life—George Smiley knows who in the Merlin/Witchcraft circle to approach first. But before he heads down that path, a bit of follow-up is in order with old-boy lamplighter and drunkard footie newsman Jerry Westerby. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 26, 2015 - 21 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 5 - Tinker Tailor  Season 1, Ep 5

George Smiley conducts two interviews, first with old hand Sam Collins, the duty officer on the night Jim Prideaux was shot, then with Prideaux himself. Between the two testimonies a clearer picture is painted of the events of that night, the fateful, failed Operation Testify, as well as its fallout.
posted by carsonb on Mar 19, 2015 - 22 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: How It All Fits Together  Season 1, Ep 4

In search of more information about Operation Testify, George sends Peter back to The Circus for the archived file. Waylaid mid-operation by the three of them and Alleline, Peter is read in on and then interrogated about some ultra-ultra-sensitive Witchcraft material. Patrick Stewart makes a brief, silent, and rather intense appearance during Smiley's relation to Guillam of the time in Delhi when he met Karla in the flesh. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 12, 2015 - 12 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 3: Smiley Tracks The Mole  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 3

Smiley sends Guillam to The Circus headquarters at London Station to covertly follow up on Ricky Tarr's story, while he visits Oxford to pick the brain of former Head of Research Connie Sachs. Connections begin to appear as they compare notes, and George fills Peter in on Merlin, Witchcraft, and Percy Alleline's insufferable angling for Control's chair. There are three of them, and Alleline. Control's words. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Mar 4, 2015 - 7 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 2  First Watch   Season 1, Ep 2

Four men in a room quickly filling with smoke: George Smiley, newly un-retired right-hand man to The Circus chief, Peter Guillam, disgraced head Scalphunter for The Circus, Oliver Lacon, Intelligence Service overseer, and Ricky Tarr, officially absent without leave, on the Wanted list, recently resurfaced Circus spook extraordinaire. Ricky has a story he thinks might change all their lives. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Feb 26, 2015 - 3 comments

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: Part 1  Show Only   Season 1, Ep 1

Two to six men in a room filled or quickly filling with smoke. There is terse, slow conversation, interrogations mostly, punctuated by short, uneventful drives on the streets of Cold War-era London. Spies! George Smiley (ret.), played elderly and formidable and ironically reticent by Sir Alec Guinness, looms and frowns at the goings-on and pieces together the legend of a mole, right at the top of The Circus. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Feb 19, 2015 - 15 comments

Movie: Hopscotch

A lighthearted Cold War spy thriller, Hopscotch follows the retirement of the most dangerous man in the world, CIA field agent Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau). At odds with his new boss and desk assignment, the wily Kendig is ready to hang up his spook, settle down with an old flame, and write his memoirs. But the Company, the FBI, and the KGB would prefer he not spill the beans, and will do everything in their power to shut him up and lock him down... with hilarious results. [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Sep 10, 2014 - 23 comments

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