Continuum S01 E09 – Family Time

This week the story hits home for young Alec (Eric Knudsen) as a hostage situation erupts on his farm with his family, Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Carlos (Victor Webster) smack dab in the middle of it.

And before I go any further, let me just get this out of the way… Kiera looks so hot in her black bodysuit. Wow.


This week’s future opener puts Kiera in a CPS jumper in pursuit of two targets, who we learn are Kellog (Stephen Lobo) and his sister. It is his sister who is involved with Liber8, and Kellog is more of an innocent than we may have previously suspected.

The incident results in the death of his sister and Kellog going to prison.

Back in 2012, we see Kiera and Carlos arrive no a farm to speak with… Roland (Micael Rogers) – Alec’s step-father. It seems that they are supposed to have an unusual amount of animal fertilizer on hand, which Kiera points out could be used in bomb-making and that’s why they are on site.

Kiera is momentarily stunned by seeing a horse, and then doubly so, when Alec comes out and shocks them both.

While Roland and Victor go through the paperwork, Alec and Kiera go to his workshop, where he begins rebooting her suit (now black instead of copper, cause it looks cooler), he’s also keeping something from Kiera about his step-brother.

The four of them then go to the farm to actually check on the fertilizer, only to find a van, inside of which is a bomb!

Before they can report it, Alec’s step-brother Julian (Richard Harmon) and his friends ambush them, shooting Victor in the stomach, and taking Kiera and the rest as hostages.

It seems Julian has been preparing for this, calling it Theseus Day.

Alec’s mom, Ann (Janet Kidder), uses a spare moment to grab a cell phone and dials 911. The police arrive including Dillon (Brian Markinson) with the Emergency Response Team, and start negotiatians, with Julien posing as his father on the phone.

Kiera and the dying Victor, whom she confides partial truths about who she really is,  are locked in the pantry, until Alec gets a moment to sneak her bodysuit to her, and then she’s ready to go John McClane on them!

Using the suit’s camoflauge option, she clears the house, as Julian and two of his allies run, all while Kagame (Tony Amendola) and Sonya (Lexa Doig) watch the developments on the news.

Kagame hints rather cryptically, that the events on this farm shape who he has and will become.

As Kiera chases down and stops Julian’s cohorts, the young man circles back to the house to get his father to join them.

And the ERT’s mistake Roland for the actual villain of the piece, and shots are fired.

Alec’s family is torn apart, Victor is sent to the hospital, and Kiera goes to see Kellog to get drunk, and we’re left to wonder if they consummate a relationship… Even though Kellog knows she’s the one responsible for his sister’s death, even though she’s married, or will be married…

While we’re left to wonder what happens between the two of them, Julian answers a ringing public phone to discover it’s Kagame, who is arranging to have him picked up. While he waits, he looks at a design he’s sketched and heads to a nearby tattoo shop… a design similar to the one we’ve seen tattooed on Kagame’s arm leading us to the question as the episode closes with only the seson finale left to air… are Kagame and Julian the same person?

Once again this episode was stronger paced and we seem to be racing to a strong conclusion to the first season. I hope Simon Barry and his writers have something wicked and pulse-pounding awaiting us, including an “HOLY CRAP!” cliffhanger.

I like the world that has been created, and after a couple of stumbles, coming back after the mid-season break, the show has been addicting, and engaging, with a sense of fun, lots of questions, and some puzzles to figure out.

So we have the finale next Sunday on Showcase, but before then, make sure you check out our podcast chat with Victor Webster coming up on Saturday!

As the season comes to a close what have some of your favorite moments been?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. GerryBot says:

    Loved this episode. And yes, Kiera kicked ass in her new black suit. Rachel Nichols looked seriously hot in that costume!

    All hints are that Victor and Kagame are the same person, because of the tattoo. But remember a few episodes back when Kiera and Kellogg used Kagame’s (pregnant?) mother against him? Wasn’t the implication that Kagame hadn’t actually been born yet?

    1. TD Rideout says:

      Good point about Kagame, I’d forgotten that! I’m sure all will be mostly explained, and we’ll find out Julian is related, or is the original creator of Liber8, with the help of Kagame’s future self.
      And we’re definitely in agreement about Rachel in this episode!
      I’m definitely enjoying the show, and looking forward to seeing what they come up with for next year.

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