Continuum – Second Opinion

by Alan Rapp on July 6, 2013

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Continuum - Second Opinion

With missing her son‘s (Sean Michael Kyer) birthday, Travis‘ (Roger R. Cross) faction of Liber8 continuing to make inroads uniting the gangs, and Inspector Dillon (Brian Markinson) being replaced by a woman (Catherine Lough Haggquist) who like Agent Gardiner (Nicholas Lea) is far less willing to accept her murky cover story of working for a shadowy government agency, Kiera‘s (Rachel Nichols) stress level kicks into overdrive which triggers a CMR psychological program (Alessandro Juliani) to determine her psychological fitness. If the program has the ability to decide if the memories causing her emotional stress need to purged in order for her to continue doing her job.

Cut off from both Alec (Erik Knudsen) and her suit’s abilities until her evaluation is completed, Kiera has to find a way to survive the witch hunt led by Nora Harris (Juliani) and Gardiner who target both Betty (Jennifer Spence) and Kiera as potential moles for the terrorist organization. To save her cover she must first confront her guilt for abandoning Sam and accept the truth that she may never find a way home. Kiera is eventually able to save both herself and Betty, but sadly it turns out that may have been Liber8’s plan all along.

Rachel Nichols is put through the wringer in “Second Opinion” as Kiera is forced to deal with emotions she’s done her best to bottle up since being stranded in the past. The tension is palpable in several scenes and the sequence of events where she loose control works without feeling forced or unnecessary. The replacement of a good friend in Dillon to a potential adversary in Harris further complicates her life but at least she finds a way to come to peace with the harsh reality that she may never see her son again. This episode also marks Alec beginning his partnership with Kellogg (Stephen Lobo) in earnest as well as taking on the side project of working on a time travel device with Jason (Ian Tracey) in hopes of finding Kiera a way home.

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