Continuum S01 E03 – Wasting Time

We join Kiera in 2077 in this week’s opener, as she is kitted out in full assault gear to chase down an ex-soldier who has become a Liber8 revolutionary.

Finding their target behind a holographic wall, they capture Sonya (Lexa Doig), code-named The Queen of Hearts.

This transitions us back to 2012 where Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) is briefing the task force about the members of Liber8.

Meanwhile Sonya is coring out the back of men’s cerebral cortex to remove their pituitary gland. It seems their targets have unique chromosome markers that are used in a human growth super steroid that members of the terrorist group, most of them being ex-military, require, especially Travis (Roger Cross) who is still recovering from last week’s explosion.

While Travis’ fate hangs in the balance, Kellog (Stephen Lobo) begins to make stirrings about who should take over leadership should Travis die. Curtis (Terry Chen) thinks it should be him, and decides to remove Kellog from the group.

Alec (Eric Knudsen), after outfitting Kiera with a blue tooth so it doesn’t look like she’s talking to herself, has to join his mother, as his step-father holds court with a group of his own extolling the troubles of technology. I’m sure they are going to be trouble down the line, or perhaps they already were trouble and have come back…

As Kiera and Carlos (Victor Webster) work on the case, he makes a comment about how even the government drops phone calls, to which Kiera replies, “Wait until the phone company is the government.”

Kiera is having breakfast and is met by Kellog, who offers to protect the future for her, and deliver members of the group to her, if she’ll protect him and leave him here in 2012.

I don’t trust him at all, and it’s apparent that Kiera doesn’t either, though she’s willing to let him try.

Unfortunately, he tells the rest of Liber8 that he’s setting her up.

Kiera and Carlos run down a lead, and play a quick game of rock, paper, scissors (something Kiera has never done before), which we learn is planted by Kellog, leading them to a University, and a student named Herbert George. And if any of you know you’re science fiction, you know that is a set-up. If you don’t know they let you know a little later on.

Having lost the game of rock, paper, scissors, it’s Carlos who stumbles across the trap, Curtis and Kellog waiting for Kiera. A gunfight and fisticuffs ensue, and Kellog uses the moment to escape, as Carlos gets his ass handed to him.

Kiera tags him though with a transdermal implant that remains active in the blood stream for 12 hours, and then squares off against Curtis, which results in his death.

Carlos, however, takes the heat for the death, as it will be cleaner on the paperwork, cementing their relationship and making it a just that little bit stronger. Trust is slowly starting to develop between the two. I hate to think how it may fracture should Carlos learn what’s really going on.

Kiera tracks down Kellog, and though dubious about trusting him, she warns him that if he screws her over she’ll take care of him in 2012, and make sure he’s never born in 2041. Ouch.

And the two of them barely avoid a little present Sonya left for them when they vacated the premises.

At the close of the episode, we see Kiera starting to cover her own tracks in 2012, reclaiming the piece of the Device that is in the evidence lock-up.

While a good ep, this one isn’t my fave so far, nor is it the strongest of the trio that have aired so far. I like the ones that give us little pieces of future history, and shows some of the tech Kiera has with her to good use. I’m a little worried about the electric jolt the suit can provide being used all the time. Kiera’s smart and tough, she can improvise better than that I’m sure.

Still, I am now hooked on the show, and will be constantly returning for more.

Alec’s family is going to be a problem down the line…

Kellog is undeniably playing both sides…

Kagame is still out there…

Continuum airs Sunday evenings on Showcase.




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