CONTINUUM – Season 3 Episode 12 – SPOILERS
They meet for the last time on a park bench. Sonya is comfortable in her disguise, looking like what she might have been in an ideal world. Travis is just plain Travis.
SONYA: Do you even understand the concept of disguise?
TRAVIS: All us terrorists look the same.
Up until this episode, Sonya Valentine (Lexa Doig) was Liber8‘s least likeable member. In this story, Doig’s sensitive portrayal of Sonya’s quixotic adjustment to Liber8’s failure elevates her appeal. (She inserts a virus into the Piron mainframe, and takes out the corrupt Inspector Dillon (Brian Markinson) with explosives planted subcutaneously in her forearms.) Sonya does these things after explaining to Julian Randol (Richard Harmon), the real leader of the revolution, that she and the others were time travelers, putting him on an even footing, information wise, with Alec Sadler. The cops believe they have stopped the virus Sonya planted, but the ingenuity of its creator, Lucas Ingram (Omari Newton), should not be underestimated.
“I can’t waste anymore time
Shed anymore tears
For your thoughts of dying
“If I leave you here in the dark
It’s just another fear
That we’ll never make it
“You gotta kiss of death
I need to break it
Here in this place so dark”
Let’s have more music from Ms. Archer next season, please. And could we somehow get Shelley Eriksen (who wrote this episode) to write more of CONTINUUM in season 4? Her stories are way better, and that betterness works its way into ensuing episodes.
CATHERINE: What do you need?
KIERA: Alec Sadler. I brought you the wrong one.
Kiera pretends to turn Brad Tonkin (Ryan Robbins) over to Catherine the Cellkeeper (Rachel Crawford). It is a ruse, and once inside they attack The Freelancers (the Church of Future Perfect would be a better name for them) and free the Alec Sadler who is in love with Emily. An apparent schism in the Church results in the deaths of Catherine and some of her henchmen. Curtis Chen (Terry Chen) and his rebellious cohorts penetrate to the innermost part of the building and find the The Traveller (Vladimir Ruzich), a mysterious dude with dreadlocks. Chen has said that Catherine was not The Traveller’s disciple, but rather his jailer.
When Kiera springs Good Alec from his cell, he’s a bit pissed off, but this is cured when he is reunited with Emily (apparently “up north”). Kiera and Brad go with them there on a bucolic double date. It is implied that Kiera and Brad are lovers. When did their relationship change?
The time ball was removed from the evidence locker by Dillon prior to his demise. He assembled it, probably looking for some advantage in his dealings with Bad Alec. This causes Carlos (Victor Webster) to ride with Dillon to Piron, where he finds Sonya Valentine and arrests her. (Carlos has to partially disassemble the time ball to stop the Church of Future Perfect folk from tracking it.) The upshot of all this is that Sonya takes Dillon out at the police station rather than in front of the Piron building. That time ball changes history even when inert.
Quinn Archer (who wrote and sang Dark Places) is a former AMERICAN IDOL contestant and is originally from London, England. She appeared in the first GI Joe film as the Personal Assistant of the Baroness. Archer calls her music “gothic soul”, and is Rachel Nichols‘ best friend. She sang for Prince William at the Kensington Palace Charity Gala in 2013.
Tasya Teles (Freelancer #2) will be Daniella in the premiere episode of INTRUDERS on BBC America this summer. Her character will appear in at least one subsequent episode of that show. Teles will also be Amber in the comedy feature THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE, which should be released later this year, and is about eight friends destined to have “the most epic sexually charged night of their lives”. Another of the eight friends in the film is Momona Komagata (Hostage #1 in CONTINUUM 3.3).