CONTINUUM – Season 3 – Episodes 1 & 2 – SPOILERS
“Don’t try to explain time travel. It never makes sense and it always hurts my head.”
— Pete Latimer (WAREHOUSE 13)
Pleasantly, there has been almost no gunfire in the first two episodes of Season 3, and Luvia Peterson and Rachel Nichols do a lot of barefoot combat. (Magda Apanowicz did some of that last season. Is there a new martial arts discipline that must be done without shoes?) There was some attempt to explain time travel in episode 1, and Latimer was right.
I greatly fear that Emily will be killed again.
Kiera is unhappy because her timeline has been destroyed. Thanks to a cult dedicated to the preservation of that timeline, she has been sent to a new future generated by Alec Sadler when he travelled to the past to rescue Emily (who has, as yet, no last name).
As Sadler created the time field that would take him to the past, one of the cult members fired a bullet at him. It passed through the time field and went into the past with Sadler maintaining course and speed. This means it is theoretically possible to assassinate someone in a different time period without travelling there oneself.
Since the show has travelled into its past, Betty Robertson (Jennifer Spence) is still working at the cop shop. She and Victor have not gone rogue and Inspector Dillon hasn’t gone completely over to the dark side. Kiera, with foreknowledge of these events, may be able to prevent them, but I hope she does not. At the end of Season Two, Betty’s character had gone into hiding with Victor and Liber8, allowing me to hope for a more Betty-centric storyline.
There is only one Kiera, but there are two of Alec Sadler (Erik Knudsen). The writers rightly decided that having Kiera decide whether to kill herself or her other self would just confuse the story. She has been sent by the time cult to determine which Alec Sadler must die in order to restore things to “normal”.
She confronts the Sadler that screwed up the universe (henceforward referrred to as Bad Alec) and illustrates the magnitude of what he has done by displaying her ringless left hand, indicating that her marriage never took place. This gives me a bit of a problem. Memories are physical things, encoded in molecules in the brain. If the ring vanished, why didn’t the memories vanish?
There is yet another plot complication. Bad Alec contacts the still alive Emily and offers to run away with her to Thailand (he knows she wants to go there). This makes her happy, but he does not tell her about the time travelling thing or of her impending death, and so, unable to make an informed decision, she kills Escher (Hugh Dillon), whom she did not know was Alec’s father, and for whom she was spying on Alec. Only Kellog (Stephen Lobo) knows that she did this, and Kellog blackmails Emily with that information.
Brian Markinson (Inspector Dillon) was Bruce Gold in episode one of the FX series FARGO, which premiered on 15 April. He will also be Whalen in the new GODZILLA movie, due to be released in the US on 16 May.
Magda Apanawicz (Emily) stars as Serena Hilgrim in the soon to be released film A REASON, the first feature film by director Dominique Schilling. In the film, Serena and older brother Nathan (Nick Eversman) along with the rest of their family gather at the house of their late Aunt Irene for the reading of her will.
Now that Hugh Dillon‘s character Escher is dead, he can concentrate on being Vincent in the film DARK HARVEST, currently filming in Vancouver, about a marijuana grower and a narc who team up to solve a murder. Also in the cast of DARK HARVEST is Sarah Jane Redmond, who was Babette in the 1999 short film BABETTE’S FEET.
Luvia Peterson (Jasmine Garza) will be “Escort Two” in the film JACKHAMMER, due to be released in the US on 1 July. The film is set in the world of “award-winning professional male stripping”. JACKHAMMER was filmed in Squamish, British Columbia.
**The error with Mr. Sadler’s first name has been corrected. No matter what I do, I keep confusing him with Adam Sandler (who has absolutely nothing to do with Continuum). Sorry about that.