Emily: It's from their side. They're comparing timelines between our worlds. Events, traditions. They're teaching kids about lives over there.
Ian: A school.

Teacher: Listen, dear, there is no easy way to say this, but we're going to have to break your legs, and it will hurt, badly.
Clare: Is it because I read that library book?

It's time to shed the skin of your past, grow a new one, thick with anger.


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: You miss him? [slap] Those feelings are not use to have, do you understand me?! You are not some stupid little girl who gets to have friends and boyfriends and hopes and dreams! You are a soldier. If that makes you angry, think of who took it from you and focus on THAT. Congratulations.
Clare: For what?
Teacher: You are truly suffering now. It's beautiful. It means you're growing.

OHoward. She's your wife, Peter. Just put on a smile and use it to your advantage.

Claude: How anyone agrees to spend their life with someone they've never fucked, I'll never know. It's like buying a dress you've never tried on.
Clare: What am I supposed to do?
Claude: Are you a virgin? Huh. Well that'll have to change. If you want your replacement to be authentic, that is. Once cannot have their cherry popped twice. It's a crude phrase, I know, but it's quite illustrative. I could be of service...

Thug: You two related?
Clare: Get rid of the body. No means of identification.
Thug: I left the wallet.
Clare: Teeth and fingers. And one more thing. I need you to hurt me. Badly.

Quayle: Perfect night in the perfect life. You know everything about her, don't you? You know every little detail. Or has it been YOU, just playing me this whole time? Tell me, Clare, when did SHE end and YOU begin? Did I ever even fuck my real wife?
Clare: You want to fuck me?
Quayle: I said my WIFE!!!

Peter: Take it, you fucking spy! I'm giving you a way out. Take it!
Clare: It won't do anything, Peter. I let it go bad. It expired. Don't you understand? All my life, I never had anything of my own. But things are different now. [baby wails in the background]
Peter: How?
[Clare recalls having their daughter, who she named Spencer]

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They killed one of ours to make room for one of theirs, and we've missed it all this time.


OHoward: How many more are there?
Quayle: What?
OHoward: The hookers. Do you keep a fucking rotation with them?

Counterpart Season 1 Quotes

Howard, why do you think I brought you in on this? For your great tactical skill, your great knowledge of this whole fuckin' thing? I need to pretend to be you, take Baldwin out myself.


I have a new book. 'You, you, only you exist.'