It's Bizarro World. Good is bad and bad is good.
CEO Alec is obviously the one that will preserve the original timeline, the future that Kiera and the Freelancers want. And yet, when Kiera finally chose the "right" Alec, she immediately regretted it. CEO Alec doesn't like or trust Kiera any more and vice versa, while Week Ahead Alec is still her friend, the sweet one who is in love with Emily.
And now Week Ahead Alec is in his underwear in Freelancer prison, and Kiera is messed up about it -- especially after her CMR finally synched up and she discovered Curtis was the one who killed her earlier self. Why did Curtis do it? Was it on Katherine's orders, even though she denied it? How can Kiera continue on her current path when she knows that it's morally wrong? Will she help Week Ahead Alec escape, even if it endangers her future and her son?
Hey, if anyone is smart enough to escape on his own, it's Alec. Kiera and Garza escaped, didn't they?
The Alec versus Alec scenes were again a hoot to watch. (Loved the reference to Spy vs. Spy.) Week Ahead Alec, looking uncomfortable in a cheap suit, knocked his CEO doppelganger out, and I absolutely loved that the injury was in the same place as Week Ahead's scar. Throughout the episode, I kept rooting for someone, anyone -- Emily, Kiera, even Alec himself, to kill CEO Alec and replace him with Week Ahead Alec, so that he could take control of Piron and blast the timeline to smithereens.
And yet… is the Alec I've always liked still hiding inside Mr. CEO? It's interesting that CEO Alec is still obsessed with Emily. (Loved her kneeing him when she palmed his access card; it sure looked like she meant it.) It seems so obvious to me that Week Ahead Alec is the one who should continue, and yet he had made plans to remove himself from the timeline, and was worried that the timeline would self-correct. (I thought that was the Freelancers' job.)
I was also wondering about "Halo", the wrist health monitor. Is it something only CEO Alec would introduce? If he were replaced with the older Alec, would it still happen? If it doesn't, would it change the future health of millions?
Even Liber8 was on the bizarro side of right this time. (They seem to alternate every week.) They exposed Sonmanto for creating a disease as well as its cure for the sake of big future profits. Liber8 is making progress on its goal to stop the formation of the Evil League of Evil, a.k.a. the Corporate Congress, and that's a good thing.
And Carlos got into trouble at work for pointing out that Liber8 was right. At least Carlos and Kiera seem to be back in synch. He's not treating her like a stranger any more.
-- The Kiera flashforward to when she was a victim of the bio-weapon was to 2066, when she was still a soldier.
-- The Freelancers sound more all the time like a religious cult. Which makes sense, if they initially formed a thousand years ago. There's nothing like a zealot.
-- If WA Alec and Emily had managed to disappear somewhere, would that have worked? Would the timeline have remained whole?
-- Carlos gave Kiera body armor she didn't need. You know, for show. Why didn't they take gas masks?
-- What were Katherine and her minions discussing early in the episode? The sixteen channels at once, the revelation? Was it about the Alec problem? I'm confused.
-- Betty is angry about not being trusted and apparently she's still doing her job.
-- Ward Solomon the lawyer has said publicly that he represents Liber8.
-- This episode was directed by actress Amanda Tapping. Woo hoo!
Kiera: "It's like watching pixels dry."
Kiera: "I'm looking over my shoulder every day for someone who might want to kill me twice."
Week Ahead Alec: "I'm the time traveling grim reaper. Everything I touch turns to death."
Week Ahead Alec: (to Kiera) "Sometimes you look at me and I get this horror movie chill."
Carlos: "Maybe Alec could help. Or… Alec could help."
Best line in the episode.
Kiera: "Is it true, Curtis? Are you a freelancing freelancer?"
Three out of four drying pixels,
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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