|CONTINUUM Returns - Where we left off|
|ARTICLES - CONTINUUM|
|Written by Katie Nohr|
|Sunday, 17 March 2013 14:41|
Let’s do the time warp again! Showcase’s scifi hit Continuum returns April 21st at nine pm.
When we last saw Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), she was about to receive some very important news from Alec (Erik Knudsen). Alec had just found out that it was his future self that sent Kiera and the terrorist group Liber8 back in time, and he was about to tell Kiera why. Then the season ended. It has been a long wait to find out what Alec learnt in that message from his future self, and whether the message was even factual. As likable as teenage Alec is, we have reason to believe the Alec Sadler of 2077 is far less trustworthy.
Finding out what Alec told Kiera is definitely the thing I am most anxious to learn when the show returns for its second season. It is not, however, the only thing we were left wondering about.
Kagame (Tony Amendola), the charismatic leader of Liber8, blew himself up along with an office building in last season’s finale. This leaves the internal structure of Liber8 shaky at best. Travis (Roger Cross) was in charge while Kagame was missing and seems to have been the one with the most seniority, followed by his romantic interest Sonya (Lexa Doig). Kagame was closer to Sonya, though, and left her in charge. Where we left off it seemed like she may have shot Travis to solidify her rank, but there is some question as to whether she went through with it.
Whether she killed her lover or not, Sonya has inherited a severely diminished team. Kellog (Stephen Lobo) defected, and others died. It will be interesting to see what the next move will be for Liber8 (Liber4? 3?).
This wasn’t really a cliffhanger, but there is still a general feeling of suspense surrounding Kiera’s VPD partner Carlos (Victor Webster) and whether he will ever be allowed to know Kiera’s true identity. He is a good cop and clearly has his suspicions, although he trusts Kiera despite them. It would certainly be nice for Kiera to have a friend in our time besides Alec, and Kellog to a lesser and more questionable extent.
Kiera seemed willing to open up to and compare notes with Kellog in last season’s finale, and the two cooperated multiple times over the season. They even spent an extremely ill-advised night together when Kiera hit a particularly low point. He always seems to have his own agenda, though, and Kiera is usually hesitant to trust him. Perhaps the coming season will plant him more firmly on Team Kiera, but it could just as easily reveal him to be far more devious than we think he is. He’s always been a wildcard, and my bet is that he’ll continue to be so.
Another potential wildcard could be the ‘freelancers'. The term freelancer was first thrown around in last season’s finale by a crazy man from Kiera’s time. He had also been thrown back, though farther back than Kiera, and implied that there were other time travelers around called freelancers. Why and how these people move through time has not yet been addressed.
Between freelancers, Liber8, and figuring out why she was sent back in time Kiera certainly has her work cut out for her in season two of Continuum. It’s a good thing she has an extended 13 episode season to figure it all out. Continuum will be back on Showcase starting April 21st at 9pm.