Continuum Review: The Problem and the Solution

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Are you as lost as I am right now? 

On Continuum Season 3 Episode 12, a lot happens...  but not much of it makes sense. I'm sure it will all be tied together next week, but man this is getting confusing!

There is a lot we know, but much more that we don't. Frankly, that's what makes Continuum so fun - the continual mind frak - so this isn't a complaint. It's more of an "oh my God we have one episode left what does this mean" kind of situation.

Good news! We're not all crazy. Even in this timeline dead Kiera killed Curtis before our Kiera arrived. However, those Freelancer nuts brought his body back to their Lair and some cloaked being laid a hand on his head and brought him back to life "merging" them. Or something.

think the merging is because of what CAlec (we're back to that for now just make things easier with two active Alecs) has done with Halo going into the future. The exact phrase Catherine used when she alerted Curtis to the merging was that it occurred because of the technology inside of "him" which I took to be the cloaked dude.

Along the way Sonya got Julian to play ball. She's making plans. First she's shooting up (it's not what you think, she tells Julian -- what does he think?) and then gives Julian the bad news about the fast forwarding of the corporate takeover and how CAlec is the cause. She asks him to deliver to her a Halo.

When Lucas looks inside he realizes just how much of a human's biology is involved with the Halo; the longer you wear it the longer the connection between the device and brain.

Kiera wants Alec out of his cell. She made the wrong choice. Brad and Kiera battle their way into the Lair and -- HEY! -- they make a formidable fighting duo. They're bantering like lovers and I don't think that's a coincidence. Catherine informs Kiera that she can't just do what she wants because of some space time nonsense. We'll see about that. Apparently the cloaked dude is "The Traveler" from 1000 years in the future who came back and started the Freelancers.

My guess is he was sporting an Alec Sadler produced Halo and it changed his biology, giving him some sort of ability to heal. It seems too coincidental that we'd learn what Lucas did at the same time we learn about this merging-capable resuscitator. 

Catherine gives the order to kill and Brad shoots through two of her men. Curtis follows the ideas of the dreadlocked gentleman (or The in the same I think) and he kills Catherine. Who is Curtis working for, why and who is the cloaked dread-locked dude? We need to know this. 

Meanwhile, Sonya was successful in infiltrating Piron and planting a virus in Halo. On her way out, she is arrested by Carlos. Of course, Dillon wants her shot on the spot. Instead, she's interrogated and Dillon asks Carlos to leave the room. When Dillon says she's out of options, she reveals large blisters on her arms -- she shot herself full of explosives. Buh bye Sonya and Dillon!

Alec isn't happy to have been locked up and wants to escape up north. He's not going to help Kiera. Brad has taken Alec to an idyllic cabin where he and Emily reunite for their trek. Brad and Kiera talk about being happy they are together even if it meant dead Kiera was collateral damage in Brad's attempt to kill Alec (he shot her purposefully, make no mistake) and she worries about Alec's safety. At this point, I'm unclear which Alec he was sent back to kill. Did I mention confusion?

Brad tells Kiera that Alec is her family, so Alec is his family now, too. Kiera Cameron is the key. Damn it!To what? A different future, I'm guessing. All along she has been expecting that one of the Alecs would determine the direction of the future, but apparently she's it. Alec tells her she was the problem and now she's the solution. Cryptic and prophetic.

Kiera's inability to understand how brutal her world was kept her from making choices to change the future to someplace people can live freely. Is that what I'm hearing? It makes sense given all we've gone through this season; how she has learned to see beyond the GCC and understand Liber8 and their objectives despite all she thought she knew. And yet I'm confused. 

I'm ready for the finale. I just know there will be big things looming out there. Dare I say game changing moment lie ahead? Are they ready to create a new timeline with the Toblerone Orange Time Device that Carlos confiscated from Dillon's briefcase? Oh how I want to know right now!

Hit me with your thoughts. I need 'em! You can watch Continuum online to try to put the pieces together. Good luck! 

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Continuum Season 3 Episode 12 Quotes

All you have to know is that Catherine isn't his disciple. She's his jailer. The great day is coming.


He's the one you told me about, right? The original Freelancer who traveled back a thousand years to start your cult?