Altered Carbon (2018– )
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The Wrong Man 

After learning his sleeve's identity, Kovacs demands the full story from Ortega. A tip from Poe leads to a major breakthrough in the Bancroft case.


Uta Briesewitz


Richard Morgan (based on the novel by) (as Richard K. Morgan), Laeta Kalogridis (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Kinnaman ... Takeshi Kovacs
James Purefoy ... Laurens Bancroft
Martha Higareda ... Kristin Ortega
Chris Conner ... Poe
Dichen Lachman ... Reileen Kawahara (credit only)
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer (credit only)
Byron Mann ... O.G. Kovacs
Waleed Zuaiter ... Samir Abboud
Matt Biedel ... Dimi
Adam Busch ... Mickey
Dario de Iaco Dario de Iaco ... Neanderthal
Michael Eklund ... Dimi 2


Ortega discloses to Kovacs the interrogation of her partner and lover Elias Riker to a man to know what happened to his friend Mary Lou Henchy. Kovacs decides to seek out Bancroft to learn why he was dropped into Riker's sleeve and Miriam tries to seduce him offering his freedom and a new sleeve if he stops his investigation. He refuses and heads to an infected area where Bancroft is and he explains why he selected that specific sleeve. Then he dies completely infected and is worshiped by the infected people while he is sleeved to another clone in a clean area. Poe gives a lead to Kovacs where Bancroft was on the night that he died. He goes with Ortega and they find a footage of Isaac and Bancroft, uncovering a secret. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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[first lines]
Takeshi Kovacs: [narrating] When everyone lies, telling the truth isn't just rebellion. It's an act of revolution. So think carefully when you speak it, because the truth is a weapon.
Takeshi Kovacs: So how'd she die? Did she fall? Jump? Was she fucking pushed?
Prisoner: [strapped into a chair whimpering] Who?
Takeshi Kovacs: [sarcastically] Just a little bubblefab street whore named Mary Lou Henchy...
Prisoner: I never heard of her.
[takes a punch]
Takeshi Kovacs: From that height, it's the impact on the water killed her. But when the cops went to spin her up, they found ...
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Ohhhh, I get it now!
3 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Some answers that finally reveal Ortega's motivations come to light. And a major breakthrough in the Bancroft murder investigation seems to bring some threads together that were bothering me. The characters feel more in synch in The Wrong Man. Some of the show's bleakness lifts in this episode. And we finally find out who Ryker is.

A little too much time spent on ancillary characters slows the episode down, like the previous one. Max Headroom's Matt Frewer makes an appearance as the owner of Fight Drome in a scene that was too long. Otherwise, the pace is back up and the series starts to find some heart.

I take back my frustration with the previous episode. Although, the reveal might have been better suited for the end of that hour because it left the episode feeling unresolved. This one gets cozy and answers finally start flowing.

Then the blood bath. Gahhhhh. Tarantino style, baby.

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Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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