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Old 03-13-2018, 10:04 AM   #51
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Dunno how I feel about the direction Quayle took at the end there. But I guess it takes the story down an interesting rabbit hole now.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:11 AM   #52
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How's Quayle going to prove Howard is the mole though? What would lead Aldrich to believe Quayle at this point? I'm interested to see where this goes. We only have a few episodes left in this season.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:42 AM   #53
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I'm trying to remember if Aldrich knows which Howard is on this side now? If he knows it's Howard Prime, he may not be buying what Quayle is selling. If Aldrich doesn't know this is the dangerous version of Howard, he might make a fatal mistake.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:44 AM   #54
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Please explain how you would explain the parallel universe concept in a way that doesn't sound contrived.

I'm guessing you couldn't get past the first sentence of Kafka's "Metamorphosis".
I mean, obv you cant. so that makes it lol. still some good parts to the show.
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:46 AM   #55
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I guess we are to assume it's 100% to protect the baby. But honestly that seemed like a so-so line of thinking at best. Know what else hurts the baby? Protecting the real mole and being caught, lol.
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Old 03-14-2018, 10:53 AM   #56
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Re: Counterpart - JK Simmons

I don't know how Aldrich would buy Howard Silk as the mole, didn't Howard just get there recently? Even if he has been coming to the other side for a long time, to get that close to Quayle to get classified information seems a stretch. Aldrich doesn't like Silk so maybe that's the angle they are going for, but they just talked about how good Aldrich is in not making mistakes.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:35 AM   #57
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I don't know how Aldrich would buy Howard Silk as the mole, didn't Howard just get there recently? Even if he has been coming to the other side for a long time, to get that close to Quayle to get classified information seems a stretch. Aldrich doesn't like Silk so maybe that's the angle they are going for, but they just talked about how good Aldrich is in not making mistakes.
Depends on which Howard Silk you mean.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:48 AM   #58
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Timid Howard had almost no access though?
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:01 PM   #59
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Depends on which Howard Silk you mean.
Like rafiki said, meek Howard had almost zero access to anything. Spy Howard is on the other side except for the times that he comes over which is only for a couple days at a time. IDK how spy Howard could get highly classified info from Quayle that is believable.
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Old 03-14-2018, 12:20 PM   #60
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Ok I suppose maybe you can run the story of timid Howard is actually some mastermind plant, yadda yadda his wife who we know is a spy. Runs some sort of team, we don't know all the members of the team.

That buys you some time I guess.
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Old 03-15-2018, 12:33 AM   #61
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Re: Counterpart - JK Simmons

The end of last episode is going to be strange going forward. Aldrich isn’t going to fall for it I don’t believe.

This is my favorite new show in quite some time. The hour I look forward to most each week.
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Old 03-15-2018, 08:39 AM   #62
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Old 03-15-2018, 01:30 PM   #63
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This show keep delivering an amazing ~hr of TV.
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Old 03-15-2018, 04:10 PM   #64
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Curious if they can get more than 3 seasons out of it or if they'd even want to. A lot of the magic is in the scope of the stuff we don't know. I guess the illness and some other things are big enough to tackle and keep it fresh. Just seems like a tough show to get say 6 seasons out of. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

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Old 03-16-2018, 09:26 AM   #65
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^ spoiler alert
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Old 03-17-2018, 03:58 AM   #66
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Ok what spy show or movie is better than this? Honest question. Right now these 7 episodes to me are the best spy thing I've seen.

I've yet to start the Americans, so I know that's good.
This makes The Americans look like Sesame Street.
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Old 03-17-2018, 09:12 AM   #67
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Ok what spy show... is better than this? Honest question. Right now these 7 episodes to me are the best spy thing I've seen.
I'd recommend The Bureau as being in the same league
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I'd recommend The Bureau as being in the same league
oh nice, thanks!

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4063800/?ref_=nv_sr_3
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That link suggests there will be a 4th season! The final episode of s3 had a series finale feel to it. I'm happy to be wrong.
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Old 03-17-2018, 10:58 PM   #70
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Doesn't anyone else find it strange that Clare talks with a British accent, yet her "father" in the show, the Diplomat, talks with an American accent?
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Old 03-18-2018, 12:38 AM   #71
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Renewed for S2, filming on it already started.
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Old 03-18-2018, 11:44 PM   #72
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yeah not seeing any obvious path to season 2 here in 2 weeks (yikes) other than uh Alpha Emily waking up and dropping some bombshell on us.

Claire Quayle Baldwin most likely to get knocked off right in that order?

edit: guess I don't see Baldwin dying actually. Meh.

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Old 03-19-2018, 07:55 AM   #73
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So if the guy dies with his upper body in one universe and his lower body in the other, what happens?

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Old 03-19-2018, 10:07 AM   #74
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Did anyone else think he was going to blowup the basement area instead of just dying on the border like that?
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Old 03-20-2018, 01:28 PM   #75
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That was an awesome episode. I think Emily waking up will be key to S2.

Quayle trying to kill himself was out of character but could be interesting going forward. Wonder how long it will be before Claire is found out.
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