Sunday, April 27, 2014

Continuum - A Minute Changes Everything

The friction between Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Carlos (Victor Webster) only gets worse while the pair argue over college disturbances caused by students embracing Liber8's anti-corporate message. Campus security is attacked while trying to disband one rally (which Carlos brushes off as nothing more than campus kids fighting authority), but when a campus officer opens fire killing three members of another rally including Rebecca Barton (Tanaya Beatty) Kiera and Carlos jobs won't get any easier.

The latest episode continues the theme of chipping away at Kiera's wholesale belief in the system as her view of all the college kids being nothing more than potential dangerous radicals isn't supported by the facts her CMR discovers (and the police don't really want to listen to). We also get flashbacks to Kiera in the future showing the time cop's disregard for authority to do what she believed was right is hardly something new for the character (even if she may have forgotten her more rebellious early days).

We also get a back-up story of Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen) struggling with finding his place in Piron until taking the advice of Kellog (Stephen Lobo) and making an ally in Dillon (Brian Markinson) to help him make his first big move in his father's former company. The same Piron access which let this version of Alec know the full truth about Emily (Magda Apanowicz) also clues him into his double walking around providing the first confrontation between the two Alecs who part on less than friendly terms as the Alec who traveled back in time gladly accepts the woman who his younger self has washed his hands of.

With both Alecs now aware of each other, but with far different agendas (neither of which may match up to what Kiera needs), things are sure to only get more complicated as the show's Third Season continues. The discovery of Betty Robertson (Jennifer Spence) as Liber8's mole within the department and the return of Theseus (Richard Harmon) back into the fold as when he's dragged out of his seclusion by slimy reporter and the death of Rebecca provide subplots that lay the ground for stories which we should see develop over the course of the season.

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