What was your initial reaction when the credits rolled?
Mine was, "F#@k me!"
That's because Counterpart Season 1 Episode 7 was a perfect hour. From start to finish it played out beautifully and gave Clare the history we desperately craved with a stunning finish to keep us guessing. What more could we possibly want?
Nazanin Boniadi was fantastic as Fera on Homeland, but her material as Clare is much juicer. It's a joy watching her control an entire storyline like she is here and if she seems to be locked into the spy category, her ability to train her emotions demands it.
I watched Clare be torn down as a human being, stripped of her individuality, turned into a person she didn't know to avenge a country based only on the word of a teacher and school she was taken to at the worst moment of her life.
It's time to shed the skin of your past, grow a new one, thick with anger.
Teacher Permalink: It's time to shed the skin of your past, grow a new one, thick with anger. Added: March 02, 2018 She was a little girl who lost everything in a flu epidemic that swept the world in which she lived, but through all the pain, she still managed to find hope and happiness.
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As we've been watching Counterpart together, we've been wondering why the other world hasn't recovered after 20 years a loss of (yes, I say only) 7% of their population, and now we have an idea.
They've been brainwashed not to forgive and forget. They aren't allowed to live. Their society since 1997 seems to have been built around fear.
I'm only guessing about that, of course, but for what other reasons would people still be so afraid to go outdoors? Why create the school? The masses buy into the fear mongering of their government despite the fact there hadn't been another outbreak in 20 years. They're keeping their world hostage through fear.
Whether they all know about the portal and the other world isn't known, but it might be built around hate, too.
Ten years ago something happened to the world, and very few people know about it. It copied itself, split in two. Think of it like a door you can walk through to another world with another me, another you.
Teacher Permalink: Ten years ago something happened to the world, and very few people know about it. It copied... Added: March 02, 2018 At the very least, the school does it's best to perpetuate the notion that the other side tried to wipe out their world, but I never heard an explanation.
I enjoyed learning the differences, minor though they were. Tobacco usage differs, there are better cell phones on this side, and we still dare to eat pork. The swine!
Their epidemic sounds a lot like our H1N1 epidemic had gone wild. Maybe it broke early and without advances in medicine wiped out a large swath of the people. We've been bracing for it for a long ..