There is no longer any doubt that Kiera Cameron‘s original timeline is screwed. Kiera’s partner traveled back further in time (to 1975), married and had children. Entirely new people have been inserted into the continuum. At this point, the future Kiera left can only exist if causality is an illusion, or if any and every action by a time traveler has already been factored into a fixed future (everything has already happened and we just don’t know it yet.) So basically everybody can stop worrying about the timeline and do what they please.
Betty Robertson (Jennifer Spence) has been in every episode of CONTINUUM, and her character has done virtually nothing. This is about to change (Or so I am told. People in Canada get to see these episodes a few weeks before they arrive on SyFy.) Spence was one of the reasons I decided to watch CONTINUUM in the first place and I am pleased to hear that her character will become quite important in the next few episodes. Unlike Kiera Cameron, Betty Robertson is unattached and has potential for romantic entanglement.
Spence was Lisa Park in STARGATE UNIVERSE, and Devin on EXES AND OHS. She will star, along with Helen Shaver and Gabrielle Miller, in a film called DOWN RIVER (to be released 1 September) , about the different reactions of three women to the departure of someone who was an important part of all their lives.
It was also quite nice to see Magda Apanowicz (Caprica’s Lacy Rand) turn up as a love interest for young Alec Sadler (Eric Knudsen). She might be a spy for Liber8 or a messenger from Sadler’s future self. What she will probably be is another underused character.
The amount of gun violence in CONTINUUM is astonishing, but there are few fatalities. You’d think with firing off those automatic weapons so much they’d occasionally hit someone. And Kira’s the only one wearing a super suit. Still, plenty of people get killed in the show. CTV’s MOTIVE, which is also set in present day Vancouver, has almost no gun violence. Maybe Detective Flynn only works the suburbs.