Altered Carbon – Shadow of a Doubt

by Alan Rapp on August 14, 2020

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  • Title: Altered Carbon – Shadow of a Doubt
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Altered Carbon - Shadow of a Doubt television review

As Takeshi Kovacs (Anthony Mackie) and Quellcrist Falconer (Renée Elise Goldsberry) spend time together reconnecting, the Governor (Lela Loren) takes certain steps to hide her activities from Carrera (Torben Liebrecht), and Tanaseda Hideki (James Saito) is forced by the soldier into a difficult choice concerning his old friend and a debt he can never repay. Kovacs wants Quell, Carerra wants Kovacs, but it’s still unclear just what the Governor is ultimately after (other than continuing to solidify her legacy). “Shadow of a Doubt” confirms the targets of the still not yet fully aware Quellcrist Falconer as the founders of Harlan’s World (two more of whom are killed in the episode). As to who, and what, is lurking behind these attacks (and why her splintered mind isn’t aware of them) we only get tiny fragments of Hideki’s failing stack leaving Kovacs with more questions. The episode also features some strong scenes between Dig 301 (Dina Shihabi) and a despondent Poe (Chris Conner) reconsidering reboot after failing Kovacs yet again offering hope that the most human character of the series may not be finished just yet.

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