'Counterpart' Season 2: Howard Silk Alpha might have discovered a clue about the Management in Echo in episode four
Echo has been under guard for several years, but it seems to hide a secret that could be a threat to the diplomacies of both worlds
Howard Silk Alpha and Emily Silk Alpha seem to be fighting a very strange battle in the second season of STARZ's Justin Marks-created show, 'Counterpart'. Starring J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk and Olivia Williams as Emily Silk, the second season has put the Alpha couple in the center of the conspiracy involving the terrorist cell, Indigo, and the office of Interface which is run by a group of unknown people, who collectively call themselves the Management.
While episode three left us on a note where Howard Alpha was only beginning to identify the corners of the psychological prison, Echo, episode four confirmed the fact that Echo has a lot more to offer than just tracking the prisoners' past.
In the fourth episode, Howard Alpha goes the extra mile to make friends with his inmates, but that certainly did not go well. Howard was once again beaten to the ground but this time he was already prepared to act the victim, and get noticed while performing the act. Why would he do so? Probably the first guess would be Howard wanted to showcase the immense torture that he is being subjected to due to his other-self, who is currently residing at Howard's place in the Alpha world. Ever since his arrival at Echo, Howard has been under the constant scrutiny of his inmates, most of who ended up in Echo due to his Prime self.
As much as Howard Alpha has been trying to retain his virtuous self, the last blow came when he was injected during his therapeutic session where for the first time, Howard Alpha was agitated by the fact that his past was being brought to question to figure out his future. From within the walls of Echo, Howard saw a very clear image of what could happen to him if he does not attempt an escape. Peter Quayle Prime (played by Harry Lloyd), who unlike his Alpha-self, is a noted mad-man, has been acting as Howard's mate. In that role, he has not only revealed to Howard the fact that how different a person can be under different circumstances, but he is probably the only one who was able to reflect the gruesomeness of the Prime world.
Echo became even more dubious with the revelation that Osman (played by Karan Oberoi), who has in a way spearheaded the whole functioning of Echo, is actually a close acquaintance of Mira (played by Christiane Paul), one of the suspected terrorists of Indigo.
This only points towards the fact that Echo is probably a prison that directly works under Indigo, and if all prisoners were transferred here by the order of the Management, then maybe the Management is involved in a far bigger game than it seems. The Management is already a matter of suspicion for Emily Prime who has been trying to trace her past through her other self. Now with the suitcase being planted all over the city, and the prisoners being subjected to medication, it can only be said that Management has a far longer reach than anyone can assume.
So what does the Management want? We will get to know when the show returns with its fifth episode on Sunday, December 30.