And we have another game changer.
As we suspected, Kiera's toxic future has indeed been changed, and the Global Corporate Congress is gone. But the people still came out losers -- civil war, starvation, anarchy. By meddling in the future, Alec has made it worse. What a fascinating twist.
Sonya was determined to keep the faith, but Travis and Garza gave up, and Lucas seemed to be going nuts. Learning that they all had different agendas was the coup de grace. Somehow I doubt that the old gang is going to stay together. What will the Liber8 team of psychos do now? Kill themselves? Go to Disneyland? Will they get jobs as bag boys at Wal-mart?
How cool was that long sequence with Brad and Kiera versus the four Liber8 guys with Kellog and Curtis showing up, too? I'm still confused about Brad and Curtis and their relationship with the Freelancers, but I'm glad that Brad's growing relationship with Kiera is genuine -- despite the fact that Brad was the one who killed the younger version of herself. And it was on future Kellog's instructions, too. (I loved Kellog's expression when he saw that Star Wars hologram of his future self.)
The Halo plot is getting weirder, but frankly, I'd rather the corporate shenanigans center around Alec, Piron and SadTech than some corporate monster we don't "know". Turns out that jumpstarting the creation of Halo was a mistake, like we didn't know that already. Without years of development experience and other technology to build upon, Alec has created a product that makes six percent of its beta testers into violent criminals. (I thought it was hilarious that Dillon wanted Halo because it would detect criminal behavior. It creates criminal behavior, too. That's handy.)
Alec bought off Julian, and Julian just realized it. I somehow doubt that Julian is going to stay bought. A crazed Jason just told Julian (his uncle! I just realized Julian is sort of Jason's uncle) the complete truth about time travel and who came back. Julian is a smart young man. He might not dismiss that revelation out of hand just because it sounded insane.
Anyway, the Halo stuff almost feels irrelevant. Liber8 has failed in their mission and I think they just dissolved. Alec changed the future, and it's very, very bad. I have absolutely no freaking idea what's coming in the final two episodes. Don't you love it when that happens?
Bits and pieces:
-- Brad Tonkin is from the year 2039. We got an interesting little scene where Brad interacted with his younger self.
-- Garza nail gunned Kiera's foot. Ow, ow and ow.
-- Jason knew where the Grapefruit of Death was buried. How? It was Week Ahead Alec who buried it. Did I forget Week Ahead Alec telling Jason where it was?
-- We got a glimpse of Week Ahead Alec, who is still in his Freelancer cage.
-- I've become fond of poor Jason and his strange relationship with Alec, his future father. How strong can the relationship be on young Alec's part if he didn't actually raise Jason, though?
-- Alec is twenty years old now. I was wondering.
Kiera: "Don't try to rationalize what you did."
Alec: "I'm sorry I want to make the world a better place and change the stark future I'm supposed to create."
Alex: "So if the launch goes the way we want, by Christmas we'll have 30,000 psychotic people walking around?"
Jason: "Seems a bit high."
Kiera: "You shoot the king, you gotta kill the king."
Lucas: "It's like Wile E. Coyote finally catching the Road Runner. (blank looks) It's a cartoon. It's pretty existential fare, actually. There's this coyote who's just relentless…"
Alec: "This is the heart of Halo: a bio organic microcircuit that interfaces directly between brain and machine. There's no other technology like it."
Julian: "Looks like it comes out of a terminator."
Carlos: "Big Brother. Wow. This just gets better and better."
Kiera: "Kellog working for himself, Curtis working for the freelancers, and Garza working for Alec Sadler. Your plans were compromised from the beginning. No one controls the future."
Travis: "Our mission concept is flawed."
Curtis: "A soldier knows when the battle is lost."
I am really impressed. This show impresses me. Four out of four road runners,
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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