'Counterpart' series finale: Mira's plan will trigger some unlikely alliances
The unlikely alliances are about to bring Mira down, but she is with someone who has unexpectedly chosen to help her.
STARZ's Justin Marks-created show is coming to an end, and with the finale just around the corner, tension around the conflict of the counterparts is getting intense.
Starring JK Simmons as Howard Silk, Olivia Williams as Emily Silk, Nazanin Boniadi as Clare, Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle, Christiane Paul as Mira and Betty Gabriel as Naya Temple, the show has reached its final episode, and let's just say things are falling apart, and the center cannot hold.
Episode 10, titled 'Better Angels', will look into Mira's final plan to bring down the Alpha world. Mira has always blamed the Management of the Alpha world for releasing a deadly virus in the Prime world almost three decades ago and which killed almost half the population. Gripped by the urgency to seek revenge, over the years, Mira formed her own alliance, a terrorist cell called Indigo.
She formed a group of almost 11 children, who came to be known as the Sleeper Agents, and trained them into believing that the Alpha world was the actual evil and their counterparts in that world do not deserve to live.
Following her orders, two of the Sleepers, Clare and Baldwin (played by Sara Serraiocco) entered the Alpha world in the first season, and while Baldwin met her counterpart only to realize how much she wanted to be like her, Clare killed off her other self and settled in her place.
However, by episode 10 of Season 2, these two Sleepers realized that Mira's quest is only the output of childhood angst, and there is no concrete evidence of the Alpha world trying to erase the Prime world through the virus. With two of her Sleepers betraying her, Mira is even more determined to take over the Alphas, and as we saw in the penultimate episode she has already killed the Management on both sides and is now shutting the Crossing forever.
However, Mira's plan of action will not be an easy one since the resistance against her authority is already on the rise, and it is about to forge some unlikely alliance. Before the finale episode airs on STARZ, here are our guesses of what those alliances might be:
1. Ian and Mira
Yes, while this seems extremely strange, it is possible. Mira has had Ian in her control ever since the first season when she abducted his wife in the Alpha world and brought him to the Prime world to work for him. Ian, who was known as Wesley Pierce in the Alpha world, became a member of the Strategic team in the Office of Interface, but all the while he was under Mira's keen watch.
In Episode 9, we already saw Mira threatening Ian to let her out at the cost of his wife, Nomi's life. With no choice in hand, we can expect that Ian will certainly help Mira but does he have any secret intention in doing so, besides preventing his wife's death?
2. Howard Alpha and Howard Prime
More than anyone else, we surely want to see these two to team up. Howard Prime's stay with Emily Alpha came to an end in Episode 9, when she finally discovered that he was only pretending to be Howard Alpha. As Howard Alpha has already been released from the prison in Prime world, and he is on his way to the Alpha world, chances are that these two men will meet once again. This will be there first meeting after Season 1, and we can expect that their alliance will be forged around Emily Alpha, who is now an important source in extracting information about Indigo and the Sleeper Agents.
3. Peter and Naya
Nothing can be more unlikely than these two working together. Naya does not want Peter to work in Interface ever since it was revealed that he has been hiding people from the Prime world in his office. As for Peter, he came out clean but is still doubtful if Naya will truly believe in the change in him. However, they both agree on one thing that Clare should help them take down her peers. In the previous episode, we saw Clare being abducted by Howard Prime, and chances are that in order to find her Peter will take Naya's help. There is also a possibility that Clare might even give out information to Naya in exchange for Peter's position in the office.
Episode 10, titled 'Better Angels', is set to air on February 18, and that will be the end of 'Counterpart'.