'Counterpart' season 2: 4 things to expect from episode 3
With a new prison, a new secret, and some old memories, the two worlds are about to witness their subsequent fate.
STARZ's Justin Marks-created show 'Counterpart' has returned with its second season. Already two episodes down, and the third episode set to release on December 23, this time the stakes are much higher than the first season. Starring JK Simmons, Harry Lloyd, Olivia Williams, Sara Serraiocco, and Nazanin Boniadi, 'Counterpart' follows the hapless Interface worker, Howard (played by Simmons), who soon finds out that his other self in the alternate dimension is a spy of high order who has entered into their world to hunt down a murderer.
The second season has been seeing the two worlds being compromised as the Primes try to fit into the Alpha world by adapting their attributes. The first two episodes saw the Primes walking in the Alpha world trying to extract information from their Alpha-selves' family and friends, who barely have any idea about the swap that took place in the finale episode of season 1. Following the incidents of episode 2, here are the top four things that we can expect from the third episode which will release on December 23:
1. Baldwin negotiates
The pitiful assassin who has been missing in the first two episodes will return in the third one, and this time Baldwin has not left Berlin. In the finale episode of the first season, Howard Silk Prime had, in a way, pardoned Baldwin by handing over the bag of money as she tried to kill Emily Silk Alpha at the hospital. However, for reasons unknown, Baldwin chose to stay but things are about to take a strange turn for her as she finds herself encountering certain people from the past, people who she thought would never turn around to face her again. She is about to strike a negotiation and maybe that will be her ticket to freedom.
2. Emily Alpha's memory
Detective Naya Temple is a person of faith, and when she shows her faith in Emily Alpha the two seem to understand what each wants. Naya's persuasion to Emily to recall her place in the Interface and everything that she had witnessed during her tenure as her agent, makes Emily Alpha go down an entirely different kind of lane in her memory. Emily Alpha begins to recollect certain things and when she reveals those to Naya, the detective from the Prime world is immediately taken aback at the authenticity of the information. Naya, who has entered the Alpha world for the first time, is baffled by how much Emily Alpha has to offer in her investigation.
3. A Clare affair
Clare has been trying to strike a balance between her life as a mother and a wife, and a sleeper agent, but it seems that she is finally losing her ground. Clare is given a piece of information which she completely disregards, and by the looks of it, it seems that Clare is now reluctant about anything that has any connection with Indigo. She manages to keep it a secret but not for, too, long, and soon realizes that even though she might want to get out of Indigo, the terrorist cell will not let go of their most brilliant agent, easily. Clare is in a dilemma and it might cost her more than she imagines.
4. Howard and Emily Prime continue their search
Both Howard and Emily Prime are intrigued by the lives of their Alpha-selves who seem to be much more stable emotionally than they are. Although Howard Prime has been unable to entirely put up with his pretense as Howard Alpha, he is trying to regain Emily Alpha's trust in order to make her speak about Interface. On the other hand, Emily Prime is hell-bent on knowing what could have driven her Alpha-self to walk into the Prime world years ago. The search continues as the two remain on either side of the "Crossing" and it is only a matter of time before they discover the truth about Emily Silk Alpha.
'Counterpart' season 2 episode 3 returns to STARZ on December 23, and this time we will see Howard Silk Alpha in a new place called Echo.