I thought Kiera would have taken out one of the Alecs by now. But if she isn't the one who killed her earlier self, and that appears to be the case (did I unfairly malign our main character?) maybe she's finding it hard to kill her friend. Is this going to be a season-long dilemma?
The big question is, if Kiera can do it, which Alec does she kill? It seems logical to me that One-Week-Ahead-Alec already has a different agenda and seems to be getting off on outwitting his earlier self, and it's original Alec who is more likely to send Kiera home to her dystopian future. But One-Week-Ahead-Alec has more knowledge and is now up to date on the Timecop issue, and that hoodie he's wearing makes me think of Sith Lords. Plus he knows Kiera might have to kill him, and he's too smart to allow it to happen.
This whole going back one week thing has been a fascinating way to reset the series. Poor Carlos. Will Carlos figure out it was Betty this time? Will he still go to Julian? Are there two Grapefruits of Death, too, along with two Alecs? The re-do of Alec realizing that Jason was his son, not his father, was fun. It made me want to go back and watch the entire series again. Which I'm going to do so that I can write reviews, but not yet.
I almost don't even want to talk about Kellog because what he does is so confusing. So he stops by the cop shop to blackmail Kiera, and Kiera won't play. What's next? At least we know now that Kellog made Emily kill Escher.
The Kiera flashback to 2067 (or would that make it a flashforward?) made me realize that it's the third season, and I really don't know who Kiera is or what motivates her, other than returning to her son. The Fahrenheit 451 thing with the seditious material -- what really happened there? Did Kiera know that ordinance by heart because she wanted to be a cop, or was she just covering in order to save her mother and sister? Is that why she became a cop, because she had to follow through? If so, why did she move into her future family home? Wouldn't she find it almost unbearable, being so close to her family but not?
If they're burning books, then Kiera's future is even worse than we thought. If that's possible. It's more fuel to the obvious fire that Kiera's future should not be preserved, that Future Alec is correct to try and change it.
In other news, I'll be honest: I'm not all that interested in Liber8 any more. But I was surprised that Tahmoh Penikett's Mayor-Elect Martin was removed from the story so quickly, leaving me confused about his motivations. (I'm confused about everyone's motivations on this show.) Did Liber8 kill him? Did he kill himself?
At least Garza and Sonya have kissed and made up. I am now rooting for Garza to make it as long as possible. I've grown fond of her. And she and Kiera have sort of become allies.
-- Brand new and very cool credits, with no saga sell. It was wise to drop the saga sell, because at this point, how could they possibly explain what's going on to a new viewer in thirty seconds?
-- The flashback included Kiera's sister Hannah. If I'm remembering correctly (and I went through the first two seasons quickly) she killed herself. Right?
-- We have a new character at the cop shop: Cord Solomon, slimy problem solver, who apparently works for Liber8. Ick.
-- In this week's hair report, they made Kiera look ten years younger with a futuristic short do. It sort of worked, didn't it?
Kiera: "Who killed me?"
How often does anyone get to say that phrase? (I wanted to use it as an opening quote, but it gives too much away.)
Carlos: "Which one of you is my partner, my friend?"
Both of them are, but it does feel like later Kiera is removed from Carlos somehow. And I don't like that. I'm very fond of Carlos.
Kiera: "I was at the lab looking for Emily."
Kiera: "Don't worry about it too much right now, but you and I need to have a serious discussion about her."
Alec: "Okay, This isn't going to be about the birds and the bees, is it?"
Very cute, but sad. Kiera and Alec had such a big sister/little brother relationship before. And they're moving away from it.
Bad guy: "Shit, I can't even tell you who the bad guys are any more."
And so say all of us.
Kiera: "Escher was Alec's father."
Kellog: "Huh. That I did not see coming."
Best Kellog scene ever. Loved his expression.
Kiera: "Stay away from Alec."
Kellog: "Which one?"
Emily: "Never mess with a girl who shows a propensity for deadly force."
Emily inadvertently killed Alec's father, and she loves Alec. Oops. Poor Emily. What on earth are they going to do with her character? I haven't a clue.
I'm still confused, but enjoying it sooo much. Three out of four Fahrenheit 451 references,
Billie Doux is the founder of Doux Reviews and has been reviewing her favorite shows for quite some time. More Billie Doux.
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