Continuum S02E08 – Second Listen


This week, Alec (Erik Knudsen) finds his life in danger as Garza (Luvia Petersen) roars back onto the screen.

As Kiera (Rachel Nichols) and Agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea) run down their leads on the missing bodies, and after a quick visit with Escher (Hugh Dillon) we learn that there are more freelancers in 2013 than we had previously thought, and have given themselves distinguishing if almost unnoticeable tattoos.

Carlos (Victor Webster) is more or less sidelined for the episode, only showing up a couple of times, but there’s enough going on to keep me watching.

jasmineJason (Ian Tracey) gets a couple of fun moments as he works in the lab, and then has to help Kiera try to track down Alec, when he’s seized by Garza.

And now it seems like the future is definitely going to be changed, which means Kiera may be on the precipice of losing everything she ever loved. But would the sacrifice be worth it if it makes for a better world?

Garza interacts with both Alec’s (Knudsen and William B. Davis) as the future version gives her the chance to actually change history, using her as a fail safe to eliminate him if things unravel as they did once before. Her scenes with both Alec’s are great!

I’m all for Alec changing his perceived fate, and working to make things better now, but what if that’s what he did the first time around, even the best of intentions can lead to disastrous outcomes. But what if he does change it… that’s going to change everything for Kiera, in fact, what if it’s already been changed too much, and her version of the future no longer exists if she returns to it from the present timeline?

nicAs Gardiner runs down the leads on the missing bodies, and a familiar looking beneficiary for all of them, he finds himself at a small legal firm, and finds some serious trouble.

Which is too bad.

The moments spent with Garza are great, and Petersen gets some long overdue screen time, and looks all the more stunning for it.

Poor Alec though, has so much on the go, caught up with Kellog (Stephen Lobo), his romance with Emily (Magda Apanowicz) – and who knows what her real agenda is, especially with Escher involved, serving as Kiera’s database, working on time travel, and this week, being aggressively hunted by  Garza and Liber8.

Honestly, I was beginning to wonder why they hadn’t made a move on Alec before. It would make sense, one of the easiest ways to change part of the future is to remove its architect, or keep him under their thumb (which may be what Kellog is up to, in addition to making lots of money).

This was a slower paced episode(not a bad thing), and the developing character problems is holding my attention, and with only five episodes left, I bet we’re going to start racing to some revelations, some big troubles, and a bit of a cliffhanger by season’s end.

… and who calls Kiera at the episode’s close?

Continuum airs on Showcase Sunday nights!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. There are 5 episodes left (13 in total for Saeson Two).
    I assume that Liber8 hasn’t made a move on Alec on Kagame’s orders. After all, he was tied up in a chair at their hideout n the Season One finale and nothing happened to him then.

    1. TD Rideout says:

      That’s true! I do like how we are seeing layers, and allegiances and revelations. And Luvia was more than overdue for some extended screen time!

  2. NL_Greece says:

    I don’t want to repeat myself by saying “still moving slowly” but I have to say that the scenes of future and present Alec and Garza were simply A M A Z I N G!!! I loved the sequence and the three actors did a fabulous job! “The cigarette man” is my favorite (he has been since the X-Files) and the resemblance between him and Erik is a key factor for the show.

    P.S. RIP Alex Krycek…. sorry…. I meant Agent Gardiner. You shall be missed!

    1. TD Rideout says:

      Totally agree with you on the slow-moving ep this time around, but just like you I love the Alec and Garza scenes, stuff like that I love!!

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