'Counterpart' season 2: What lies ahead for Howard Silk Alpha and Emily Prime? Here's what we know
Howard Alpha is about to discover some unsettling truths about his wife but will that put his loyalty to test?
Howard Silk Alpha went missing in the first episode of the Justin Marks-created show, 'Counterpart' Season 2, while Emily Alpha struggled to recollect her memory from the time before the accident that her left her in a coma. The first episode chiefly focused on Howard's Prime-self trying to win over Emily Alpha who is constantly in an internal conflict about the doubtful nature of the man who is posing to be her husband. It closed on a note where Howard Prime suggested that they start over their marriage, and with the second episode Howard Alpha, who has no idea that his other is actually wooing his wife, will come across some information that will shake his ground.
Starring J.K. Simmons as Howard Silk (Alpha and Prime), Olivia Williams as Emily Brunt Silk, Sara Serraiocco as Baldwin and Nadia Fierro, Harry Lloyd as Peter Quayle, and Nazanin Boniadi as Clare, the STARZ sci-fi show has been following the diplomacy's attempts to maintain peace between our world and its identical twin in the daughter universe which opened its way through the "Crossing" during the Cold War period. The "Crossing" was shut by the management of our world, as it blamed the other world for letting out criminals who are associated with the deadly terrorist cell, Indigo.
As the "Crossing" was shut by our world at the end of the first season, Howard Silk Alpha found himself trapped in their world where he unintentionally commits a murder. While Howard Alpha was taken to prison, Howard Prime, along with the undercover Indigo members Clare and Baldwin, remained in our world trying to find a way to bring down Indigo. Following Episode 1 which unraveled some unsettling truths about Emily Alpha, episode 2 is set to take us more closely into their world, where Howard Alpha is awaiting his bail but will probably have to get his hands dirty in a few matters before he can be released. With episode 2 airing on December 16, here are a few things that we can expect:
1. Howard Silk Alpha in a different world
Although Howard Silk Alpha has never committed a crime, his unintentional act of murder has put him behind bars on the other side. However, he might have a chance to escape since there is a secret hidden in our world which only Howard can help bring forward. While his other self is living with his wife, who is fighting an internal struggle to recall her past, Howard Alpha is being given information which might make him look at his marriage from a very different perspective. However, considering the man he was in the first season, Howard will never sell into that information unless he has verified them himself but that will only happen if he is released from prison.
2. There is a name
Emily Prime has been trying to interact with Howard Alpha imagining that it would give her some clarity about the workings of our world but a sudden turn of events find her in a higher position from where she is bound to abide by the rules. However, the Management has given her the responsibility to track down a member of Indigo, and in the attempt to find the person with that name Emily Prime embarks upon a strange exploration which leads her to question her reality in the other world. Her brief yet staggering encounter with Howard Alpha leaves her pondering upon her own relationship with Howard Prime who is now hiding in our world.
3. A Nemesis
Emily Prime has received a new name from the management and it could lead her to find out more about the terrorist cell, Indigo. However, in an attempt to track down the vigilante Emily finds herself in the middle of a bigger controversy which involves her past and her other self. As for the nemesis, the name itself seems to provoke a kind of tense mood which either leads people to lie about their identity or kill themselves by jumping off the room. If the nemesis is directly connected to Indigo or if that person's true agenda is to track down Baldwin before anyone else does is covered in the second episode.
As for Peter Quayle and Clare, the two are about to reach the pinnacle of menace in their married life, and Quayle who has figured out just the perfect plan to keep his wife in check might find himself in a situation where his hastiness will cause some trouble. The second episode takes on a faster pace than the first, and as secrets unveil themselves we go back to the word that Emily had used to describe her new life, "strange".