I watched Berlin Station episode 2—Lights don’t run on loyalty — again Sunday afternoon
—courtesy of the www.EPIX.com free trial period Thanks! And I saw who CIA spy Daniel Miller (portrayed by Richard Armitage) was smiling at (below, cap by Yennefer Ice, Thanks!; sizing and brightening edit by Grati) in the bar.
It was German Intelligence officer Esther Krug (portrayed by Mina Tander, below).
Below is a cap (Thanks to Book of Esther blogger!; which I brightened) from a clip of Esther leaving the bar (below) after their little testy tete a tete between she and Daniel. Their exchange was the introduction of her character in Berlin Station, episode 2. She disdained him, he patronized her– the stuff of the beginnings of a fitful if not a beautiful relationship.
Might Esther end up being a love interest for Daniel? Sleeping with the enemy, so to speak. Certainly, she might end up being a sparring partner for him—with them being spies on opposing sides, but who have to work together.
Though a snippet of a video trailer montage scene showing a naked Esther with a naked man with a jawline very much like Daniel’s, seems to indicate at least both spy and romantic possibilities will be in play. (Grati’s caps below)
And I now notice that at the EPIX LA promos in July 2016 with the Berlin Station cast line up (RArmitageSL cap below, Thanks!), Mina Tander is positioned next to Richard Armitage. Hmmm, again. Although, it is a rather hap hazard arrangement of the cast composition wise, in my view.
Technically as the star, Richard Armitage should be in the center of the actors—as in this Berlin Station teaser trailer cap (by TeresaA, Thanks!) below. Though the image only shows the CIA lead characters group.
(actors l to r: Tamlyn Tomita, Rhys Ifans, Richard Armitage, Michelle Forbes, Richard Jenkins, and Leland Orser)
And yet, Mina Tander is also seated next to Richard Armitage in the EPIX July 2016 LA promos Q & A (below via Getty, Thanks!)—the only non CIA character cast member present. Hmmmm. Could this actor placement be a foreshadowing of their characters’ involvement—and how deeply their fates might be entwined on the show?
Well, we’ll just have to wait and see when the Berlin Station series starts airing officially on October 16 how Esther and Daniel and the rest of the characters play out. With 2 episodes shared early so far, Berlin Station looks to be quite a thrilling spy thriller ride!
P.S. And speaking of ride, fellow Richard Armitage blogger crystalchandlyre saw this cool Berlin Station promo on a billboard (below) while driving on a highway near Pasadena (Thanks for sharing!):