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Time's Up

Season 1, Episode 6 Aired: 2012-07-08

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Continuum: Time's Up Review

The Revolution Starts Here!

Reviewed: by Tyler Olson

***The review below contains minor spoilers.***

This week, Continuum played with the idea that so many police procedural dramas build their episodes around; the hostage situation. The main difference wasn't how the police handled it, it was how Liber8 did.

Say what you want about Kagame, he is one crafty leader. Nothing was as it seemed right from the start, thus our 'heroes' played right into his hands. I was never about the money, it was about the word. Now the word is out, and more will flock to their cause.

How? By social media of course. Sending everyone text messages and viral videos on the Internet gave them everything that they were looking for. The best part was, www.Liber8.com was a real website, and was streaming the same content that was shown during the episode, with the same options! It was like being able to vote on the outcome, just like reality TV shows. Likely it made no difference to the outcome, but it was a really neat setup.

Alec also found himself dealing with his own type of Liber8 threat. His brother Julian has started his journey in becoming a full member, and if it wasn't for him and his friends, this entire situation may never have transpired. Even their dad, who was preaching about the evil corporations before was disgusted in Julian's actions. It is possible this may be the beginning of Alec's bonding with his father, who peculiarly has similar ideals as Kagame's.

If you think you are having a bad day, just think it could be worse, you could her.

There was also a hint that Julian was important in some way. Is this information that Liber8 is aware off, or is it due to his father's connections? It would make sense that Alec's family's ideals were the building blocks that originally formed the Liber8 movement in the future, so Kagame may be the one spreading the information about him.

Kiera also showed signs that she may be more sympathetic to their cause than she originally let on. In the future, she already began suspecting that the corporations weren't looking out for the citizens, and now she is seeing how corrupt they can be again.

This begs the question: when did she figure out that this was all a ploy? When she forced the confession out of the hostage, she knew that they were in no real danger. Is she secretly striving toward the same thing now that she knows that her futures time-line has already been altered? The way everything is starting to piece together, it is becoming more and more difficult to tell whose side everyone is really on.

This series is rapidly becoming a huge eye-opener for many viewers. People are already looking at the world differently, which is likely the message the writers were hoping for. The question is, how long will it be before the same corporation that is creating this series realizes the impact it is having and pulls the plug. It would be ironic if Shaw Media gets targeted because of a program they had broadcast.


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