You know the old saying, be careful what you wish for because you might just get it.
That's what was running through my head while watching Counterpart Season 1 Episode 10.
Howard admitted that after seeing what Howard Prime had on the other side, a part of him hoped he could either live in that world or keep a piece of it with him. He changed his mind, sure, but is it too late?
The season went out on a decidedly sedate note considering where it previously left off, but that didn't mean a lot of slightly left-of-center players weren't taken out of the mix in the meantime.
I cannot say I understood the entirety of what was happening, but I have a lot of questions regarding the second season.
In fact, most of what I have after "No-Man's Land, Part Two" are questions, and if you know me at all, you know I hate when that happens.
I much prefer to come storming into a review with a strong opinion and carefully laid out discussion points. It's my job to arouse in you a great conversation. Things were so well tidied up with all other than the Howards and the worlds themselves, it's difficult to do that.
Take, for example, Clare's mission. What was it?
Quayle: So it was all for this? Five years of marriage. Preparation.
Clare: The future hasn't even begun. The news few hours, days, months are going to get very complicated. You'll see. The next step is for diplomacy to get involved. That wasn't suicide. You had your seatbelt fastened. You were trying to give us an alibi, weren't you? Because you've chosen to protect our family over everything else. We're going to need each other if we're going to get through this.
Permalink: The future hasn't even begun. The news few hours, days, months are going to get very... Added: April 01, 2018 When they were in the hospital after Quayle's alibi attempt, Clare let him in on a bit of their plan. Well, that is if you can call creating chaos and getting diplomacy involved a plan.
All in all, it didn't sound like there was a plan in place, but more of a demonstration to do exactly what happened in the end -- close the crossing.
It makes suicide missions a lot easier to understand, but it doesn't make past statements like Angel Eyes wanting everyone on "this" side to perish seem like anything but nonsense ... unless they hold the belief that without one side, the other will not survive.
For 30 years, they've operated as a yin and yang, so who knows? Maybe it will be like that.
After Counterpart Season 1 Episode 9, it was easy to sort out the Howard's would be trapped, but not so easy to imagine Howard Alpha would be thought to have gone home, instead of locked away in a cement room by Ian Shaw.
Killing Alexander Pope was a coup, too. With our luck, he's operating on the other side in a similar capacity. A narcissistic guy like him wouldn't have had the balls to kill himself, not even..