Counterpart (2017– )
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Clare's past is revealed. Quayle suffers through his own birthday party.

Director:

Alik Sakharov

Writers:

Justin Marks (created by), Gianna Sobol
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
J.K. Simmons ... Howard Silk
Harry Lloyd ... Peter Quayle
Nazanin Boniadi ... Clare
Reza Brojerdi Reza Brojerdi ... Pathologist
Stephen Rea ... Alexander Pope
Guy Burnet ... Claude Lambert
Richard Schiff ... Roland Fancher
Christiane Paul ... Mira
Jakob Diehl Jakob Diehl
Ingo Rademacher ... Friedrich
Jacqueline Antaramian ... Ava Fancher
Rachel Kylian ... Mariel
George Lako ... Prime Visa Guard #2
Sandi Todorovic ... Prime Visa Guard #3
Linn Bjornland ... Delivery Room Nurse
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Clare's past is revealed. Quayle suffers through his own birthday party.

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Drama | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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Release Date:

4 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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I'll Make It Easy
(uncredited)
Performed by The Incredibles
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Waste of an Episode
6 March 2018 | by bmorrow1See all my reviews

This is why I have a hard time watching cable and Netflix shows. There are very few episodes each season which makes it even more irritating when they waste one. I did not need to see a complete backstory on one of the least interesting characters. I'm barely a fan of backstories on the best characters when you have so few episodes. They gave Clare the same story they give all these spy types. She was a good person who was forced to do bad things. I could have guessed that without a 40 minute explanation. Any time you only have about three minutes of the main character being onscreen in an episode there is a problem. I wish they would stop making these cable shows so good, so I can stop only having it for about ten episodes then having to wait close to a year to see it again. I wouldn't be so mad if they were wasting one out of like twenty-four episodes. Knowing more about the characters might even be a welcome addition even though Clare's story would probably still bore me since it's used so much. I'm giving it four stars for about the four minutes of the episode that actually interested me. That's how great the overall show Counterpart is.


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