Altered Carbon (2018– )
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Clash by Night 

His world rocked, Kovacs requests a dipper to help him sew up the Bancroft case quickly. Ortega races to identify the mystery woman from Fight Drome.


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
Ato Essandoh ... Vernon Elliot
Kristin Lehman ... Miriam Bancroft
Trieu Tran ... Mr. Leung
Renée Elise Goldsberry ... Quellcrist Falconer
Tamara Taylor ... Oumou Prescott
Adam Busch ... Mickey
Cliff Chamberlain ... Ava Elliot
Hiro Kanagawa ... Captain Tanaka
Hayley Law ... Lizzie Elliot
Anna Van Hooft ... Clarissa Severin


Kovacs learns that his sister was the responsible for the death of the Envoys by the Protectorate. Further, the ghost walker works for her. Rei threatens his friends to force Kovacs to close the Bancroft's case. He uses a dipper to bring Ava Elliot to help him to convince Bancroft who the guilty is. He keeps Ortega far from him breaking her feelings but she feels that something is wrong. Ortega decides to seek out who the mysterious woman that saved them from Fight Drome and she meets an employee of Pyschlosec to put her in. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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When Poe is playing poker, the final "river" card has a binary value in the top left that translates to 4B 53 in hexadecimal code. In the ANSI/ASCII character encoding used by most computers, this is translated to "KS", which probably indicates that the card is a King of Spades. See more »


Rei recounts what she told Quell in the shuttle ("because they gave me life"), but she could not have remembered that because she was later restored from backup. See more »


[first lines]
Takeshi Kovacs: [narrating] What we believe shapes who we are. Belief can bring us salvation or destruction. But when you believe a lie for too long, the truth doesn't set you free. It tears you apart.
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Que Sera Sera
Written By Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed By Pink Martini
Courtesy of Heinz Records
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Holy naked clones!
5 February 2018 | by LorenBiegSee all my reviews

Rei tightens her noose on Kovacs and forces him to resolve the Bancroft case in a way that deflects blame from her. The result is a Poirot-style resolution followed by a confrontation that only the world of Altered Carbon could produce.

All aspects of this series are at their best in Clash By Night. Poe continues to be one of the most human and surprising characters of the show. Kovacs finally figures out what Rei's objective is. And Ortega comes up against the threat that Rei respresents.

This episode has lots of answers, ties off several threads, but pivots the story in a new direction. The quality is comparably high to the rest of the series. Revelations are rampant. And, the momentum increasing towards the conclusion of the season. We are hooked again!

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Release Date:

2 February 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

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2.00 : 1
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