'Counterpart': Episode 9 will see Baldwin refusing to commit another murder as Mira puts her final plan into action
Things are falling apart, and the Primes are gradually turning themselves in, as Mira is now heading to threaten the Management into shut down the Crossing
STARZ's 'Counterpart' has only two episodes remaining in Season 2, and in Episode 8, titled 'In From the Cold', we saw two Indigo Sleepers, the children taken in by Mira 30 years ago (Christiane Paul) as weapons for her plan - Clare and Baldwin - breaking away from the terrorist cell. Clare, played by Nazanin Boniadi, decided to turn herself in and her husband, Peter Quayle (played by Harry Lloyd) took her to Naya Temple (played by Betty Gabriel) and introduced her as "Shadow" - the dubious Indigo agent who Naya has been to trying to track down for a very long time.
On the other hand, Emily Alpha (played by Olivia Williams) finally discovered the truth about Howard Prime (played by J.K. Simmons), and tells him to either leave the house or hand himself over to the Management.
Elsewhere Sara Serraiocco's character, Baldwin, was once again tempted by another Indigo Sleeper, Spencer (played by Ken Dunken), who commanded her to kill off Emily Alpha, since she was regaining her memory and can be a major threat for Indigo.
However, Baldwin refused to abide by any more orders from Indigo and she immediately disappeared after telling Spencer she would no longer work for the terrorist cell. As Episode 9, titled 'You to You', is set to air February 11, here are three burning questions we have from the promo trailer:
1. Who does Baldwin not want to kill?
We only saw a bit of Baldwin in the previous episode in the scene where she was being persuaded by Spencer to kill Emily Alpha. However, Baldwin refused to obey orders and immediately disappeared after telling Spencer she was leaving Indigo. The promo trailer for Episode 9 sees her once again being persuaded by Howard Prime to carry out a murder.
Although the trailer does not reveal who Howard Prime is talking about to Baldwin, she nevertheless tells him, "I don't want to kill anymore." Who does Howard Prime want to kill and why does he want Baldwin to carry out the task? After being a hired assassin for Indigo, will Baldwin's fate now turn her into a killer working for Howard, a spy?
2. What is the cell Naya is talking about?
In the previous episode, Peter and Clare finally decided to turn themselves in. The couple went to Naya and confessed it is actually Clare who is the Shadow of Indigo's Sleeper Cell. The promo trailer picks up from there as we see Naya telling Clare she could easily throw her in a dark prison for the rest of her life.
However, she also tells Clare "We were in touch with the cell". What is this cell Naya is talking about? It could be the Indigo Cell responsible for turning children into villainous criminals almost 30 years ago, and by the expression on Clare's face it seems Naya is trying to warn her about the consequences she might have to face from Indigo, now that she has turned herself in. So, which is the cell being referred to, and is Clare's life truly falling apart now that she has refused to be a part of Indigo?
3. What could be Mira's final plan?
The previous episode revealed to us Mira would hire children and train them to grow up to be weapons she could plant in the Alpha world. Mira was always of the opinion the Alpha world wants to take over the Prime world, but in order to defend it, she decided to make the children kill off their counterparts in the Alpha world, and, as we know, from Season 1, Clare was the first one to kill her Alpha self.
The promo trailer of Episode 9 sees Emily Alpha confessing to Ian Shaw (played by Nicholas Pinnock) that Mira is about to put her final plan into action, and immediately after, we see Mira telling Yanek, "People can be flexible when they need to be," as he tells her the Management will make things difficult. So, what is Mira's plan? Is she trying to threaten the Management into shutting down the crossing?
'Counterpart' Season 2 Episode 9, titled 'You to You', is set to air February 11.