Continuum

Continuum – The Final Season

by Alan Rapp on February 25, 2016

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  • Title: Continuum – Season Four
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Continuum - The Final SeasonOriginally planned as a 7-10 season run by creator Simon Barry, Continuum came to a bit of an unceremonious end in its shortened Fourth, and final, Season. It’s sad as the show, which had struggled doing so much heavy lifting in its First Season in setting up the complicated time travel storyline of future cop Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols), had finally begun to pay off in the show’s Second and Third seasons.

Putting aside Keira’s increasingly nebulous relationship with the future terrorist she came back in time to stop, and the complicated subplot involving the Freelancers, the final six episodes deals primarily with the soldier’s from Brad‘s (Ryan Robbins) time and their plans on changing history to better fit their liking. The highlight of the season is the show’s final episode “Final Hour” but, because of such time constraints, the lead-up to the final episode feels rushed (especially for a show that moved so glacially slow during its First Season).

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Continuum – Final Hour

by Alan Rapp on October 27, 2015

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  • Title: Continuum – Final Hour
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Continuum - Final Hour

It’s not uncommon for a series final to feel rushed or drawn out, but it is less common for the final episode of a series to feel a bit of both. I’m curious to know how Simon Barry‘s full vision of the series (likely twice as long as the 39 episodes made for air) may have played out differently than the show’s truncated final season involving an army from the future, Kiera‘s (Rachel Nichols) last chance to make it home, tearful goodbyes, final betrayals, unexpected alliances, and a melancholy ending that is befitting the tone of Continuum. As it is we can only judge the show that was, rather than how it might have been.

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Continuum – Power Hour

by Alan Rapp on September 28, 2015

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  • Title: Continuum – Power Hour
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Continuum - Power Hour

Kiera (Rachel Nichols) continues to struggle to deal with the future soldiers by continuing her shaky alliance with Garza (Luvia Petersen) on an information-gathering mission about their adversaries motivations that will leave another former Liber8 member dead. Meanwhile both Alec (Erik Knudsen) and Julian (Richard Harmon) take steps to change their futures as “Power Hour” continues to move Continuum one step closer to the series finale.

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Continuum – Lost Hours

by Alan Rapp on September 14, 2015

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  • Title: Continuum – Lost Hours
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Continuum - Lost Hours

Continuum begins its shortened final season with a big shift for its heroine. By last season’s finale Kiera Cameron (Rachel Nichols) had finally come to terms with helping to create a better future than the one she was separated from. The arrival of Brad‘s (Ryan Robbins) fellow soldiers from an even bleaker future controlled by Kellog (Stephen Lobo) who knock the Protector into a hallucinatory reunion with her son reignites Keira’s desire to make it back home. It’s a pretty quick one-eighty (even if it may be necessary given the limited time remaining to wrap-up the show’s various storylines), and it also stunts some of Kiera’s growth as a character over the past couple of seasons.

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Continuum – The Complete Third Season

by Alan Rapp on December 30, 2014

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  • Title: Continuum – Season Three
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Continuum - The Complete Third SeasonThe Third Season of Continuum is a promise fulfilled as the show’s central character finally begins to question the role in which she’s been assigned to track down terrorists from the future who hope to remake the world into something more than the corporate oligarchy where she comes from. Alliances would change, friendships would be destroyed, two Alec Sadlers (Erik Knudsen) fight for control of futuristic technologies, and Kiera Cameron‘s (Rachel Nichols) belief in her mission would eventually be shaken to its core.

Highlights of the season include Kiera turning on the Freelancers, an episode set in her past involving Kiera tracking down Kagame (Tony Amendola) and Liber8, the season finale which sets up an entire new set of problems for our heroine, the reveal of the true identity of Kiera’s new friend (Ryan Robbins), Dillon (Brian Markinson) choosing to use his daughter to infiltrate Liber8, the death of a major supporting character, and Kiera choosing which Alec to betray.

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