Season 1 Episode 1

A Stitch In Time

Aired Friday 10:00 PM May 27, 2012 on Syfy
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  • Episode Summary


    Inspector Kiera Cameron finds herself in the year 2012 after a group of terrorists attempt to escape execution by traveling back in time. Keira must now stop the terrorists' reign of violence and find a way back to her family, in 2077. Adopting a new identity, Keira joins the VPD and befriends 17 year old Alec Sadler, who will one day come to create the technology upon which her world is built.


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    • Brilliant pilot!

      This pilot was absolutely amazing and sensational! I am already so hooked onto the show and I can't wait to see more!

      The mai n reason I decided to watch was f or Rachel Nichols who I loved on Criminal Minds during a brief spell, but after watching the pilot, there are many other reasons to keep watching!

      The storyline is incredbile and really interesting! I love how it started and the first scenes were done really great.

      There was a lot to like about it - the intentions of the Liber*8 people were really great and really interesting with their intentions and schemes to change things.

      Kiera's character was extremely interesting as well!

      All up, fabulous episode and can't wait for more!moreless
    • Does this show back the wrong side?

      As an American, I've only been able to watch the first episode. With the 4th amendment already taken away with the Patriot ACT, and the 2nd Amendment under severe attack at present, and this show suggesting by 2076, the entire Bill of Rights will be erased (at least that's the idea I was given), and with talks of a civil war already percolating and being talked about on FB as though it's almost inevitable, I watch a show like this and see the bad guys--those who'd like to see things brought back to, at worst, say, the rights we had in the 1940s (maybe even the 1840s, as I'm a strong believer in removing the prohibition against drugs--take a look at what Portugal has done and I think it's pretty obvious they made the right decision, and we here in America are wrong), I'm absolutely disgusted to see corporate America as "the good guys" and those fighting for what I tend to think is the reinstatement of the constitution as the bad guys.

      Watching this (again, only from episode 1, but from the other reviews I've read, my first impressions seem to be the way the producers and directors are depicting things), for me, seems like I'm watching Avatar, just with those annihilating the planet as the good guys and the Na'vi as the bad guys. Such a movie would be deplorable, wouldn't it? Or maybe it would piss us off, and open enough North American eyes to realize maybe we SHOULD start the re-revolution (a move back to the constitution--reinstating the full Bill of Rights WITHOUT RESTRICTION!).

      If nothing else, I think this show should start some major arguments, and maybe it's better we're forced to look at what the US would be like under corporate rule, and without the bill of rights NOW, while we can still do something about it.moreless
    • Great show and episode(no spoiler)

      A very Interesting overall storyline! Background is great, megacorp vs total freedom, order vs chaos.

      This episode give us a view of a very complex storyline(unlike most sci-fi shows). Alot of question was rised. Which side are actually the good and which are the bad, or the right question would be:WHO is right and WHO is wrong.

      There are some choices(made by writers), which I think may cost problem on the long run, but none are big. This show's complex storyline is somewhat like "Homeland".

      The cast is very good. It's great that "smoking man" is back on another sci-fi shows XD

      Can't wait for the next episode.

    • Pilot episode to get you hooked

      a great premise with an awesome pilot, got me hooked right from the start

      i wont give away any spoilers, but some of the small details the put in both about the past and the future are really interesting,

      also what did the guy know?
    Terry Howson

    Terry Howson

    Warden Hobbs

    Guest Star

    David Nykl

    David Nykl


    Guest Star

    Zahf Paroo

    Zahf Paroo


    Guest Star

    Brian Markinson

    Brian Markinson

    Inspector Dillon

    Recurring Role

    Jennifer Spence

    Jennifer Spence

    Betty Robertson

    Recurring Role

    Richard Harmon

    Richard Harmon

    Julian Randol

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (12)

      • Kiera: (about Liber8) They're soldiers, starting a war they already lost once.
        Alec: So that's why they were in prison, 'cause they lost a war?
        Kiera: They tried to assassinate the heads of the world's largest corporations, killing tens of thousands of innocents as collateral damage.
        Alec: So that's what they'll do now, just pick up where they left off?
        Kiera: Not if I can help it.

      • Kiera: Get out of my head, Alec.
        Alec: You can't shut me out. I built the system we're talking on, remember? But I understand you think by telling me what I'll become, it'll create some sort of paradox whereby my knowing, it won't actually happen? But what you may not know is that there's actually two schools of quantum time travel theory. On the one hand, you've already changed the future by going back in time. The damage is done, you can't stop what's already been started.
        Kiera: What's the other?
        Alec: That this journey is part of your own timeline from the future. That is to say that all these events have actually happened before, and you're just simply going through the motions, again.
        Kiera: Does that mean I'll get back to my time?
        Alec: If that's what happens, or happened. It's a little confusing, even for me.

      • CPS Sergeant: Curtis Chen, Jasmine Garza, Lucas Ingram, Stefan Jaworski, Edouard Kagame, Matthew Kellog, Travis Verta, Sonya Valentine, you have been convicted of crimes against the Union and sentenced to death. All appeals have been exhausted. There will be no commutation.

      • Kellog: (after Chen throws a knife at a mannequin's head near Kellog's) Nice shot.
        Chen: I missed.

      • Greg: (introducing Kiera) This is my wife, Kiera.
        Older Alec: Kiera. It's long overdue. I'm Alec Sadler.

      • Kiera: How do you get back to 2077?
        Ingram: You can't undo what's been done. We're here, we can't go back!

      • Ingram: Look, with the knowledge you have, why don't you just make some quick money on the stock market or sports; buy an island and just hide out when shit hits the fan. Stay out of our way and we'll leave you alone.
        Kiera: Do you know who I am?
        Ingram: You're a Protector.
        Kiera: Yeah. A Protector. Just a nobody cop. You, you're somebody. And I bet with the right person and the proper means to look, I could find out quite a bit about you.
        Alec(through Kiera's CMR) Is the right person me?
        (Kiera turns toward Ingram and bangs on the table)
        Kiera: Yes, I'm talking to you!
        Ingram: What!?
        Alec: It is me. Okay, sweet. What are we looking for?
        Kiera: You were born Lucas Talbert.
        Alec: Talbert, got it.
        Kiera: You took your mother's name, Ingram, when your father went to prison. She was, oh, no, correction, she will be born in Victoria a few years from now to Kent and Mary Lee Ingram.
        Alec: Mary Lee Ingram, found her. 66 Beaconsfield Road.
        Kiera: 66 Beaconsfield Road.
        Alec: It's on a cul-de-sac.
        Kiera: Last house on the right. That's the price of being a famous terrorist.
        Ingram: You wouldn't.
        Kiera: Right before I buy that island.
        (Kiera walks out of the room: Carlos is standing outside the door)
        Ingram: Wait! I'll tell you what I know.
        Carlos: What did you say to him?
        Kiera: We talked about his future.

      • Alec: (seeing Kiera for the first time through her Liquid Chip, as she faces a mirror) You are so pretty...
        Kiera: What? (she turns away from the mirror) Not cool. Turn it off, Alec.

      • Kiera: Alec, what year is this?
        Alec: It's 2012.
        Kiera: No. No, I have a son. He has to see the dentist tomorrow. We're going to the Lemurs concert this weekend and my anniversary is next month. It is not 2012.
        Alec: Well, what year are you from?
        Kiera: 2077.
        Alec: You are not from 2077!
        Kiera: Why would I lie about that?
        Alec: Well, if that's true, then you are screwed.

      • Kiera: Central, this is Cameron. I need backup.
        Alec(through Kiera's CMR) Who is this?
        Kiera: CPS Officer Cameron. Respond one. I'm separated from my team. I need backup. Some weird shit is going down.
        Alec: CP...? Look, this is an experimental encrypted frequency, how did you find this channel?
        Kiera: What?
        Alec: Is this the same MIT hacker who's creeping my firewall? 'Cause if it is, I'm so gonna bust you.
        Kiera: This is a security net, you idiot! You're in violation!
        Alec: Nice try.

      • Older Alec: What do you think Greg, circus or justice?
        Greg: You don't think everyone in the world needs to see this?
        Older Alec: I would have preferred something less public.

      • Kagame: Twenty years ago, when the corporations bailed out our failed governments, they sold it to us as salvation. Now we see that we have paid for that rescue with our freedoms. We have awakened to the truth; we have become slaves to the corporate congress. Today, all that changes. Let the word go forth from this time and place to friend and foe alike that we have passed the torch to a new generation unwilling to permit the undoing of human rights and dignities. And let every corporation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price in order to assure the survival and success of liberty.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Featured Music:
        "Piano Concerto No. 22 in D Minor" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
        "Pins on a Line" by Christopher Smith
        "Nuclear Family" by Sweatshop Union
        "Pillars and Pyre" by Christopher Smith

      • Original International Air Dates:
        United Kingdom: September 27, 2012 on Syfy/Syfy HD
        United States: January 14, 2013 on Syfy
        Sweden: March 7, 2014 on TV6

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