Spy Mole Monday! Will Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller in Berlin Station get a “keeper” love interest? September 26, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #974)

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.berlinstation-2016-danielmiller-inbar-smilng-atestherkrug-in-epi2-isrichardarmitage-andminatander_sep2416yenneferice_grati-sized-brt

It was German Intelligence officer Esther Krug (portrayed by Mina Tander,  below).
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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)
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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.
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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.
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(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?
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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!):
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About Gratiana Lovelace

Gratiana Lovelace is my nom de plume for my creative writing and blogging. I write romantic stories in different sub genres. The stories just tumble out of me. My resurgence in creative writing occurred when I viewed the BBC miniseries of Elizabeth Gaskell's novel North & South in February 2010. The exquisitely talented British actor portraying the male lead John Thornton in North & South--Richard Crispin Armitage--became my unofficial muse. I have written over 50 script stories about love--some are fan fiction, but most are original stories--that I am just beginning to share with others on private writer sites, and here on my blog. And as you know, my blog here is also relatively new--since August 2011. But, I'm having fun and I hope you enjoy reading my blog essays and my stories. Cheers! Grati ;-> upd 12/18/11
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8 Responses to Spy Mole Monday! Will Richard Armitage as Daniel Miller in Berlin Station get a “keeper” love interest? September 26, 2016  Gratiana Lovelace (Post #974)

  1. Reblogged this on crystalchandlyre and commented:
    Some sleuthing by Grati based on Berlin Station episodes & trailer hints & foreshadowing. Only October will tell.

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  2. September 26 & 30, 2016 and January 21, 2017–Thanks for starring/liking this post! I’m glad that you enjoyed it! Cheers! Grati

    crystalchandlyre, discoversmarche, ania- zrysiowana ja, Esther, & tannni

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  3. There are also shorter clips, GIFs and stills from the L.A.promos in which they are next to each other in smaller groups of 2-3. They clearly seem comfortable and amused by each other. There is the familiar Richard move of his arm around her waist, pulling her close. 😎

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    • Hi Jane, Indeed! Richard does tend to put his arm around the waist of his costar love interests–Shelly Conn in Strike Back, Julie Graham in Between the Sheets, etc.

      However, one of the bio pages for Mina Tander indicated that she already had a spouse, a director 11 yrs her senior named Elmar Fischer. So beyond the familiarity of friendly costars between Richard and Mina, we cannot hope. Thanks for visiting and commenting! Cheers! Grati ;->

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  4. September 28, 2016–Great essay about the appeal of “Berlin Station”!

    http://moviepilot.com/p/how-berlin-station-brings-the-city-to-life/4106250

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  5. Esther says:

    I wouldn’t mind a fling between Daniel and Esther! ;)

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