If it weren't for that last two minutes, this episode could have functioned as a decent series finale. But the show hasn't been renewed yet. Insert appropriate expletive here, because they cannot leave us like this.
After three seasons of deadly conflict, the team-up of the entire cast united by a common goal was like the perfect dessert after a delicious meal. Those scenes in Alec's old lab were among the best in the series, and certainly the most enjoyable this season. The change in our heroine Kiera has been so gradual and so sincere that it just worked. I especially loved the way Kiera got a charge out of kicking butt with Travis and Garza. And Lucas looking at everyone before a word had been spoken and saying, "Whatever this is, I am in!" made me laugh out loud. It was perfect.
They pulled off their mission like a well-oiled team, although I honestly didn't get what they were up to at first; I thought they were just going to kill CEO Alec. But of course it was a switch. And of course we had to have Alec versus Alec fighting to the death on a rooftop. Since they were dressed identically, I was on the edge of my seat worried that the "good" Alec would die, because this show would totally do something like that. How perfect that "good" Alec killed "bad" Alec with the jury-rigged segment of the Grapefruit of Death.
If only Kellog hadn't ruined such a perfectly good plan. As soon as Kellog took over and Alec was out of the big chair, I knew the future was still in big trouble. Are we still going to get Halo, or or did Travis's video do the job? Does Halo matter any more?
The Terminator-like opening scene (featuring Ty Olsson from Supernatural and Eureka) was confusing. ("It never stops. Same shit, but different.") Were they implying that their time period could be altered but never completely changed? The five soldiers in scary futuristic armor that showed up in response to Brad's beacon -- they had to be from Brad's timeline, right? Is one of them Marcellus? How does the Traveler fit in to all this? As often happens with Continuum, I have absolutely no idea what will happen next.
It was so nice that Alec and Kiera made up in the end, and that she still believes in him. I also loved the reciprocal full circle thing with Kiera cutting the RFID chip out of CEO Alec's body (which was also the perfect way to prove that the "good" Alec was definitely the survivor). And at least Kiera and Brad are now a couple, and he made it to the end of the season. Will Brad be in the cast next season, please? And could the network just renew the show already?
-- Kiera told Brad that her son Sam felt like a dream that she'd had, but that somehow he still feels possible. I hope so.
-- Inspector Dillon is still alive but not in good shape. The good part is that Carlos is in charge now. Maybe he'll be less on the sidelines next season. I like Carlos a lot.
-- Week Ahead Alec destroyed Escher's anti-matter chamber. But I'm sure there will be more time travel, anyway.
-- During the presentation, CEO Alec lifted his Halo-encircled wrist like a Nazi salute. Nice touch. It was odd that Alec chose to give the most important presentation of his life wearing a black hoodie, but of course we had to have both Alecs in a hoodie for the fight to the death. Was that what Alec was wearing when he went back in time?
-- Gotta love Garza in a beard.
-- Emily was supposed to stay out of sight. Why did she deliberately let herself get caught?
-- I kept thinking that the Liber8 team would leave the series, but instead, they just moved into Freelancer central. Since they're now Kiera's allies, that is fine with me. Why throw away a perfectly good set?
-- If Sonya had lived, would she have gone along with the plan?
Marcellus: "The Hail Mary now has a Hail Mary."
Kiera: "I never knew I could want so little so much."
Brad: "I worked for a half mad warlord."
Kiera: "I worked for Big Brother."
Kiera: "I just have this bizarre perspective that nobody will ever understand. Except you."
Brad: "It's like we're two sides of an argument."
Kiera: "The genius thing is not to have the argument."
Emily: "I think God heard you and was pissed."
Week Ahead Alec: "That wasn't God. Alec's moves are a lot less mysterious."
Kellog: "I'm just a cog in the machine now, Carlos. I don't get to play chess master any more."
This is why I watch episodes twice. That was a big clue that Kellog was chess mastering it up the wazoo.
Carlos: "What happened with Alec?"
Kiera: "Legally, it's probably best if I don't tell you."
Carlos: "So that's how it's going to be?"
Kiera: "What do you mean?"
Carlos: "This relationship. I'm Commissioner Gordon, and you're…"
Kiera: "Oooh. I know this one."
Kellog: "Two Alecs enter. One Alec leaves."
Loved it. Four out of four soldiers from the future. Except that there were five of them,
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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