Mimi (Laura Mennell) talks to Susie (Ksenia Solo) through a bathroom door that symbolizes the barriers between them that must be overcome.
Quinn and Hynek return to the Project Blue Book offices after the events in Washington at the end of Season One, and someone named John (Daryl Sabara) surprises them with a visit. “Hangar 18,” he says. “That’s what they call it but it’s not really a hangar. It looks like a storage building. The real lab is six floors below. That’s where I work; I’m a mechanical engineer. When the Air Force hired me they told me I was working for something called the Technical Air Intelligence Unit. I was supposed to be analyzing, breaking down, and reverse engineering Soviet technology. but the craft we’ve been working on, it’s not Russian.” Hynek asks if he believes it’s of extraterrestrial origin, and John says, “The technology of these things, it’s beyond our capabilities. Way beyond.” John asks them to meet him off base and gives them evidence of his sincerity: a metallic disk just like the one that was found in the neck of Thomas Mann in “Abduction” (Episode 1.9). John is caught trying to smuggle classified materials off the base and Quinn and Hynek are called on the carpet for trying to meet with him. Continue reading →
Sonya (Lexa Doig) and Travis (Roger Cross) contemplate their future.
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.
An earnest Sonya explains the world to Theseus.
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.
DARK PLACES, a song by Quinn Archer (Juliet Quintin-Archard) tells the story of Travis and Sonya. Here’s part of the lyric:
Addicted to revolution? Early in the episode, Sonya injects explosives into her wrist as she talks with Julian Randol.
“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.
The death of Catherine, Cellkeeper of the Church of Future Perfect (Freelancers)
CATHERINE:What do you need? KIERA:Alec Sadler. I brought you the wrong one.
Kiera and Brad holding hands at the cabin in the woods. When did they become lovers?
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.
The Traveller, a mystery dude with dreadlocks.
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?
Explosive blisters on Sonya’s arms, a martyr’s stigmata.
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.
Tasya Teles (left) and Momona Komagata, two of the eight friends in THE MORNING AFTER THE NIGHT BEFORE.
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).
In recent episodes, Kiera has “remembered” recovering from a future plague, and learned that the corporation that provided the cure for the disease also probably invented it. She remembered going against orders to rescue two children, and having the expense of doing that added to her life debt. In this episode, the former Protector remembers busting a meeting of people who where trying to save an historic building from demolition, and watching her mother be arrested.
Along with that, the excesses and obvious corruption of her boss Inspector Dillon (Brian Markinson) make her want to understand what made Betty reach out to Liber8.
Rita, an office worker, watches her bosses die from a gas attack in a sealed conference room
So Betty (Jennifer Spence), who is both amazed and pleased at Kiera’s “switching horses”, and free of her ankle bracelet (apparently Dillon trusts her now), goes out with Kiera and Carlos for a drink, and to discuss strategy. Betty takes a call from a tech dude who may have programmed an attack for which Liber8 was framed. She goes outside alone to meet him but before he can tell her anything, the two of them are gunned down by someone in a black SUV.
Alec Sadler’s son Jason (Ian Tracey) suits up to visit his dad, and unknowingly, to spy for Kellogg.
Earlier, in the flash forward, Kiera’s mother (Gabrielle Rose) suggests that Kiera became a protector as an act of rebellion against her mother’s idealism. Kiera identifies with Betty as someone similar to her mother, and Betty’s death will most likely cause both Kiera and Carlos to commit fully to the cause of bringing down Dillon and his corporate associates.
Garza (Luvia Peterson) is doing some outreach. She contacts Kiera and establishes a level of cooperation with her. Garza also approaches Alec’s half-brother (Richard Harmon) at what is a low point in his life (he has been discredited by a nefarious corporate plot too involved to go into here). Garza takes him under her wing, or at least into her car. A soft-spoken Garza is both different and interesting.
Kaaren de Zilva as a Piron board member
Episodes 7 and 8 of CONTINUUM have each drawn more than 930,000 American viewers. That represents about a 28% increase.
Gabrielle Rose (Samantha) will be the French proprietess in HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS, a film about a psychiatrist who searches the globe for the secret of happiness. It will be released in the US on 26 September.
Michelle Harrison (Diana Bolton) will be Valerie in ONLY HUMAN, a TV movie about a family with quadruplets who once participated in a reality TV show. The film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and was shot in Coquitlan, British Columbia. It should air on CBS later this year.
Daniel Bacon, the lead executive who gets gassed, will be Barry in the film WHAT AN IDIOT, about a recently divorced man (played by Peter Benson) who claims to be gay to extricate himself from an embarrassing situation. It will be released later this year.