'Counterpart' Season 2: Did Emily Burton Silk (Prime) make a blunder in her mission to capture the terrorist Mira?

The chase did not set off on a good start but it has certainly helped establish the villain of Season 2, which is the sadistic member of Indigo, Mira


                            'Counterpart' Season 2: Did Emily Burton Silk (Prime) make a blunder in her mission to capture the terrorist Mira?

STARZ Justin Marks-created show 'Counterpart' has returned for its second season, and after the first two episodes, it can be said that the diplomacies of the Prime and Alpha worlds are now compromised. Starring J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk, Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk, Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin, Nazanin Boniadi as Clare, and Harry Lloyd as Peter Quale, the second season of 'Counterpart' has been following the aftermaths of the incidents that took place in the first season which included a swapping of the two Howard Silks. While Howard Alpha is now behind bars, Howards Prime is secretly spying on Emily Alpha in order to extract information about the terrorist cell, Indigo.

Unlike Emily Alpha who is now struggling to regain her memories about Indigo and her initial plans to prevent Howard Alpha from being promoted, Emily Prime suddenly experienced a promotion as the Head of Strategy which has now put her under the obligation to hunt down the Indigo terrorist, Mira (played by Christiane Paul). However, fans have noticed that in her hasty attempt to bring down Mira, Emily Prime probably failed because she had undermined Mira and certainly did not take up the right measures to tackle her.

A Reddit user pointed out, "I found Emily arranged very poorly the hunt of Mira. Just her, Ian and the younger guy in the field to catch this super-terrorist who is causing a major diplomatic crisis? She also burned her only contact (the older couple) without getting to any result but the documents they found in the apartment."

Emily Alpha is struggling to recall her past, while Emily Prime is intrigued by her other self's identity. (STARZ)
Emily Alpha is struggling to recall her past, while Emily Prime is intrigued by her other self's identity. (STARZ)

Emily Prime had set out with the intention to hunt down Mira. However, on encountering Aldus (played by Jakon Diehl) who committed suicide as soon as Emily and her team burst into his apartment, she was left with a hint that her counterpart from the alpha world probably had something to do with Mira and Indigo.

As for Mira, she managed to kill Aldus' family on whom Emily Prime had placed her trust to help track down Mira. Another fan has suggested that Emily's weak plan is probably nothing more than bad writing. "I found it kind of lazy writing. Mira is highly dangerous, that's obvious. More investigation before proceeding would have been more professional."

Mira killed Aldus' parents who were supposed to help Emily Prime. (STARZ)
Mira killed Aldus' parents who were supposed to help Emily Prime. (STARZ)

The confrontation between Emily's team and Aldus did not end well, as Aldus jumped off the roof so that he did not have to pass on any information to Emily. As for Emily, she was left on a confused note when she discovered a few pictures of her Alpha-self, who is herself doubting the people around her.

The chase did not set off on a good start but it has certainly helped establish the villain of Season 2, which is the sadistic member of Indigo, Mira. In the upcoming episode, we will probably see a little more of Emily Prime as she tries to make contact with Howard Alpha who is now refusing to spy on his wife on behalf of the Management. 'Counterpart' Season 2 returns with the third episode to STARZ on December 23.