'Counterpart' season 2 episode 7: A crisis for the counterparts and a world with two Meccas
The two worlds are colliding once again and this time no secret will be held back as Naya is about to come down heavy for justice.
'Counterpart' has finally given us the exact story about the origin of the two worlds. In its attempt to revolve around the theory of daughter universe, the Justin Marks-created show takes refuge in spy espionage to deal with the philosophy behind the theory. Starring J.K.Simmons as Howard Silk, Olivia Williams as Emily Burton Silk, Harry Llyod as Peter Quayle, Nazanin Boniadie as Clare, and Betty Gabriel as Naya Temple, the second season has been following the two worlds' attempt to maintain balance while trying to pull down the terrorist organization, Indigo.
Episode 5 had already seen Quayle and Howard Prime being subjected to investigation over their contact with Shadow. On the other hand, it had also seen Emily Alpha meeting up with Lambert Prime who helps her recall that he actually acted as one of her sources many years ago. Picking up these tiny details about the characters, here are the three things that you can expect from Episode 7, titled 'No Strings Attached':
1. The chase of the counterparts
Howard Alpha and Emily Prime are continuing their search inside Echo after Mira's ambush there. As the two try and escape they are confronted by a group of men who are led by a close associate of Emily Prime. While escaping Howard Alpha and Emily Prime find themselves in a trap escaping from which might be quite difficult. On the other hand, Emily Alpha and Howard Prime are trying to help each other out with their memories of the past. Emily Alpha might have a vital role to play in identifying Shadow, but it seems Howard Prime will extract the information from her way before anybody else does.
2. An enemy or an alliance
Peter Quayle is already in a fix ever since Shadow was revealed to be his secretary. After Shadow killed herself in Episode 5, Quayle has been wondering if there was an escape route left for him. The chances seem quite bleak, and as Quayle tries to persuade Clare to run away with him he realizes that he is now a part of a much bigger game. However, this time Quayle might just choose to take the higher moral ground since we already know that he blames himself for Shadow's death. This time, we might see him seeking redemption instead of plotting revenge against Naya Temple.
3. Two Meccas, one god
A practicing Muslim, Naya Temple, who has come to the Alpha world from the Prime world, has always turned to her religion to seek answers. This time, too, she does something similar but not with herself. In order to find out more about Shadow, Naya interrogates a group of people that also includes Quayle and Howard Prime. Naya's suspicion over Howard Prime was quite evident in Episode 5, and now it seems that she is about to catch him unawares. A God-fearing individual, Naya's sense of justice is quite conventional and she will not let anyone stand in her way to avenge the injustice done to innocents.
'Counterpart' returns to STARZ on January 27.