Here we can discuss and speculate where the story is going to go from here, and meticulously tear apart all the little hints that are being dropped.
First of all, this guy:
He is no doubt extremely important to the story and events that are about to unfold. What do we know about him? Well, he’s an assassin of exceptional skill. He knows about 47, about the ICA, and about Diana. We know that he killed the FSB section chief who was investigating Novikov for corruption, and demanded the entire dossier of IAGO’s secrets as payment for his feat. Novikov had no choice but to oblige.
So, what did he want with the secrets? Who is he sending a message to at the end, and why is he leaking the names that the ICA were hired to protect? It seems like he is perhaps planning to turn the ICA’s allies against them. The ICA was hired by MI6 to kill Dahlia and Novikov before they can sell off the NOC list of undercover MI6 operatives, but this master assassin got to Novikov before 47, obtained the names and set about leaking them. Very curious indeed… If the ICA fails to prevent the leak, it loses its standing with MI6 and its position on the global stage is weakened - Leaving Diana and 47 more exposed. Is this part of some bigger plan to get to them? We’ll have to wait and see…
Now, some more minor details. I’m thinking the Church of Ascendants might play an important role in the story. Dahlia and her Bodyguard have a pretty in depth discussion about it being a powerful and wealthy institution with a lot of clout, and another supermodel can be overheard on the phone to her friend, giving her advice on how to deal with a member of the Church as an IAGO spy.Overhearing a conversation between Dahlia and Helmut, if you allow their meeting to take place, Dahlia mentions she wants Helmut to go to New York to seduce Jessica Highmore, the daughter of a weaththy powerful businessman called John Highmore, who owns Highmore Consulting. She tasks Helmut with befriending him, finding out details about their upcoming merger and reporting back to her. IAGO uses supermodels to lure in the rich and famous and gather intel. Could this mean the USA level will be in N.Y.C? A bit of a stretch but you never know.