The Ultimate Guide for any fan of the Continuum TV Series
Reviewed: by Tyler Olson
***The review below contains minor spoilers.***
From the first episode, clearly Keira would be nudged into a way of thinking that would eventually alter her opinion on what is right and wrong, and this episode clearly initiated that change.
First I'll start with Liber8 since they are such a dynamic bunch. With Edouard away, the group went from terrorists to a drug gang. Sure the scene with Valentine and Garza kicking a couple of bikers butts was hilarious, but did they really have to stoop down to relaxing in a drug den and smoking pot?
Thankfully, Master Kagame has returned through the blue portal to bring this group back under control. Now that we know what this character went through in his past, I have a strong urge to cheer him on, but it might have something to do with his very Bra'tec-like speech bringing back good memories of Stargate. He is already readying his troops for war, but what kind of war will we see; one with guns, or one with brains?
I especially loved the scene with Kagame looking down a street of 2012 Vancouver and everything advances to 2077 as the camera pans around. It really gave the overwhelming sense of how much is at stake for both sides.
Where was Kiera through all this? Taking on a normal police case. This was a bit unexpected, but the way it still revolved around her protecting her future was good to see. Sadly both of the suspects were so obviously guilty it felt more of a mission to tie them together than figuring out who did it. Appreciatively, the solution was very unexpected and gave me the most hope for a change in Keira's attitude in future episodes. She knew what she did was against everything she fought for as a cop, but she knew that if she didn't that her future would be completely transformed. It was a bit odd that even when she knew Kagame was around, she still ranked this case above finding the leader of Liber8.
While all this was going on, Kellog has become very wealthy and is already backing the doomsday companies to keep the money flowing. Not only is he the proud owner of a boat house, he also helped his young grandma financially. I doubt that was part of their history, so likely this isn't a paradox, unless he knew that someone helped her in the past and knew what he had to do... time travel really messes with the head!
Alec's arrival was also unanticipated. It was great to see that they have finally met face-to-face, but the circumstances could have been a bit smoother. Both of them have ambitious goals to do what they feel is right, but are willing to break a few rules to accomplish them. This makes it very easy to compare Alec and Kiera to Liber8. Even though the 'good guys' and 'bad guys' have the opposite goals, how they are working toward them are very similar.
This was a fantastic episode, and I can't wait to see what happens next. The best part is, if they screw up and ruin the rest of the season, they can always reactivate the time orb and redo those events. I hope it doesn't come to it though since this has been an incredible series so far.