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This is my first attempt at a recap/review, so be nice :) Thats also why it took me a couple of days to get it out here.

Right, so just to be on the safe side, let me say this upfront:

This recap contains SPOILERS from the season 3 of Continuum. Since not everyone watches the show on the Canadian schedule, there will be those of you who haven’t seen it yet. That’s why I am telling you upfront:

DON’T CONTINUE READING IF YOU DON’T WANT TO SPOIL YOUR EXPERIENCE WHEN THE SHOW AIRS IN THE US.

For everyone else, I say:

WELCOME BACK CONTINUUM

Just as a quick reminder where we left off last season:

In the finale we were left with Inspector Dillon under Eschers control and setting up the CPS. Betsy was found out as the mole by Carlos. Kiera was set free by Carlos after getting captured at Escher’s place. After that Carlos quit the PD and he and Betsy headed to join Liber8. Also important to remember is, that Escher was proven to be a Freelancer and Alec's dad.

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After a short rehash of events that transpired in season one and two, we pick up the action right where we ended in the season two finale. That is to say, Alec pops in on two lab-techs:



At this point we have no idea what the timeframe is. But we know one thing: Alec went back in time in order to save Emily. And just to point it out: Alec gets to keep the timetravel device and is intact. The same cannot be said about the anti-matter power source that Escher built. That thing is a smoking ruin.

This timejump backwards sets off an insanely awesome chain of events that will sort of reposition the storyline of the series. In the end I like where the writers take us with this, because a continued fight against Liber8 would have gotten stale after a while. Two seasons of that was enough. Better for the show not to get bogged down. It also allows the writers to expand the universe and mythology of the show quite a bit. That is maybe the second biggest effect this season opener has for Continuum. I’m not sure if this is where the creators always planned on going, but it does bring the name of the show into play for the first time. I’ll get back to the new setup later…

For now, on with the sequence of events:

Alec makes his escape from the lab, takes a walk in the park. From this point on the episode sort of mirrors the events it portrays: it shows us stuff in two different timelines.

So back with Kiera, Liber8 and Jason in the creepy glass-box-prison:



Kiera is interrogated by Curtis (remember him?) about the specific events that led up to Emily’s death. Kiera speculates about the sequence of events and sort of recaps what happened with the two. Her estimation is that Alec jumped back about a week. That would put him at a point BEFORE Kellog lets Travis into the lab and Travis steals the second suit back in S02E12. Therefore, in the timeline that Alec is in now, Travis did not yet get that suit. But Garza has been taken by the ‘bodysnatchers’ from all the way back in S02E10. That stuff will become important to remember further down the line.

Kiera’s guess is then confirmed when we jump back to Alec and his walk in the park one week earlier. Then he does this:



I don’t know about you guys, but THAT is NOT a safe hiding place for an invaluable working time machine. Not even if you safe the GPS coordinates in your phone. Maybe especially not if you safe the GPS data – you never know these days. By the way, he does so accurately and if you want to get the timemachine, go here.

With Alec finishing his walk in the park and safely securing the timemachine, we get into the fring-y side of things. Because back outside the lab, Alec first spots Emily, and then himself walking out of the lab. So now we have TWO Alecs walking around in this timeline. For a reason that will become apparent later, and to keep those two apart, I will name them green-Alec and red-Alec. Red-Alec being the guy that made the timejump back a week.
Anyways, r-Alec is somewhat freaked out by the whole thing. But not as much as Jason is, who is also watching g-Alec and therefore runs right into r-Alec. With Jason being Alec’s son, he now has two daddys in the same timeline. THAT has to be creepy. I wonder if that creates any daddy-issues for Jason – now, or in the future.

Back with Kiera, Curtis is done with her interrogation, and Kiera gets to meet with the boss woman of the freelancers named Catherine. At this point we get a short (history) lesson on the “freelancers”. We learn about an Anti-Timetravel-Society, sort of a techno-religious cult with the doctrine to preserve a single timeline and prevent any branches. We also learn that that is exactly what Alec did when he jumped back in time and it is explained to us with this:



Apart from that being a neat piece of tech, the depiction of branches in the timeline has maybe never done this beautifully. Remember “Fringe”, they did it with a couple of lines of chalk on a blackboard. Does the trick, but this tree looks SO much cooler. And it clearly identifies the old (present) branch as RED and the new, one-week-in-the-past branch as green. That should also explain the red/green-Alec identifier.

A little logic-error has crept into the explanation of the history of the (freelancer)-cult: In 2014 (according to Catherine) they have been protecting timeline for 1000 years – since 1014. That means someone jumped back more than a thousand years that were mentioned before, because he jumped after 2077. That would have put him in 1077. Anyways, I think we can put that up to a certain degree of uncertainty.

Also: Catherine offers to take on Kiera as a cult-member if she helps with the cult’s mission. The motivation being that in the red branch, there is no more Alec. Therefore he won’t grow up, won’t create SAD-Tech and won’t create timetravel tech. That also means that Kiera would still be theoretically be able to return to her family – if she jumps to the green branch for the freelancers. In the end, Kiera turns down the offer.

On the green side of things, r-Alec breaks into his lab. That move accomplishes several things at one time:
Because Kellog runs into him, and r-Alec has the knowledge of events that transpired in the red timeline, he as a bit of fun with Kellog. He also points out that the real threat (to who?) in this whole thing is Escher. We (I) get the impression that it is at this point that r-Alec takes control of his own life. Maybe this is the point when r-Alec becomes the Alec of 2077.
Alec also takes control of the lab from Kellog at the same time as Jason secures the second suit:


So no suit for Travis. I think that was a wise choice, because Travis and a suit would make for an almost invincible opponent.

After Kiera turned down the offer, the gets escorted back to her cell, when this happens:



Garza and Kiera working together – who would have thought. They even agree to a truce outside of their imprisonment. During the whole escape, Garza and Kiera make a great team and with Garza being Garza (=insane), the bodies start to pile up.





We also get shown some nice drone-tech:



At that point, the whole escape plan sort of disintegrates. In an attempt to enable Kiera to escape and return with police reinforcements, Garza gets killed and Kiera ends up here:



What I want to know is: Where in Vancouver is that building where water runs out of a highrise? Anyways, Kiera is to chicken to jump to her freedom and after a brief fight with Curtis is recaptured. We also see that the red timeline is starting to collapse and will cease to exist at some point. And we learn from Catherine and Curtis that everyone has a different impact and relevance on a timeline. So guess what: Kiera and especially Alec are VERY relevant to the timeline. No surprise there. So after all that, Kiera does agree to take Catherine up on her earlier offer to join the Freelancer-cult and travel to the green timeline. But first Kiera gets a new suit, multi-tools and some black dots between her fingers.






Also, Catherine has a great interior designer. He did an amazing job of integrating the cult’s timetravel/timelinejump -device into the room:



On Alecs side of things the creepy stuff keeps happening. R-Alec runs into Emily and then that happens:



Is that already considered cheating on Emily’s part? No matter the other stuff going on around them, the go get a coffee and make plans for the future. It seems like r-Alec wants to skip town (country) in order to keep Emily alive. After that is done, our busy-buddy r-Alec shows up at the police station and meets with g-Kiera in order to continue changing events. He gives them Lucas’ location and tells Kiera about Gardner and that everything is set up to frame her for it.

Arriving at the green side of things, Kiera first (and maybe most surprisingly) sets Garza free. Garza is somewhat surprised, because of course she has no clue about what happened with the escape attempt in the red timeline. Garza is at that point, still the only prisoner, because as I said above, she was captured first, in S02E10. Anyways, Garza escapes,


and Kiera meets up with a (obviously) clueless Catherine to tell her what is going on. After her black dots being authenticated by more cool tech, Kiera breaks the news about the two Alecs in the timeline. At this point you have to wonder if Kiera will really follow the rules of the Freelancer-cult or if she will do her own thing.
In the meantime Kellog tracks down Escher and they sit down for a talk in some kind of art-gallery. There, Kellog does a nice triple-word-play with Escher: he wants him to “stay right here”. In time, in place and in death:



That was a nice move by Kellog, getting rid of Escher. But at the same time it raises a multitude of questions: Will he stay dead? Remember Curtis somehow was alive in the red timeline. What are Kellog’s further plans? Will anyone figure out that Emily killed Escher (Alec's father!)? All that sets us up nicely for the closing scene: r-Alec returns to the Lab only to find g-Kiera dead on the floor:



Just at that moment, r-Kiera walks in the door and looks a bit miffed:



So, the new setup of the show includes a new major player in the name of the Freelancer-cult. R-Alec created this timeline by using the timemachine and jumping back a week. Kiera joined Freelancers and also jumped from the red to the green timeline. In the green line, which seems to be the only one remaining, both Alecs are alive but g-Kiera is dead.

Oh, and don’t forget the timetravel effects of 'things' multiplying:

  • 2x Kiera, one alive and one dead.
  • 2x Alec, both alive so more issues are bound to arise.
  • 2x timemachines.
  • 3x suits: 2 from that timeline (g-Kiera’s, Alec's) and a new one that came with r-Kiera


Well. That was an awesome hour of television. I like me some Sci-Fi and this had a perfect mixture of plot, character time and cool tech-y stuff with some timetravel theory sprinkled in to tickle and please my inner geek. It wrapped up most loose story-threads from last season and at the same time set up enough new potential storylines for this season.
I am so glad Continuum is back. It feels like the show stepped up the overall quality from last season. I hope the continue the same way and at the same pace as this episode did.




Questions of Time:

  • Will Kiera really follow the way of the Freelancers?
  • How long will we have two Alecs and which one will die?
  • Will Emily find out about all the timetravel that went on? What about Carlos?
  • Will Alec find out about Emily killing Escher?
  • Will anyone figure out Kiera is with the Freelancers?
  • How does Curtis live in the red or green timeline?
  • Who killed g-Kiera?

I hope I did the show justice and I hope you enjoyed the reading.


Finally, a big THANKS to @edshrinker for his great hints on how to do one of these recaps and on how to deal with the TV.com website specifics.
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How does g-kiera understand everything r-kiera knows when she's comes from a different time line wtf! Alec's knowledge makes sense because he's the young original but not kierea

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This whole show is too damn confusing. I'm completely lost. Too many time lines and ppl dying and coming back, not like Fringe at all. Why didnt they just make two parallel universes and leave it at that. Now there are three timelines and how many more coming? This is ridiculous!
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I messaged xubxerox about this personally, but I thought I'd put it here as well, just in case someone else knows the answer. Many more episodes have passed, but there is no trace of Escher returning. I -really- want to know more about him, and personally I think I'd really love it if he came back somehow. I felt there was just so much about him that we still don't know. Is he -really- Alec's father? And assuming this is the case, what time is he originally from? What was all this about time travel being the family business? If anyone here knows a place where people are burning with these Escher questions, and maybe even some theories, please let me know :-).
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Well, I can't really satisfy your curiosity concerning Escher. I somehow expect him to pop up again at some point, but I don't know for sure that he will. With Curtis and his "cheating death" knowledge there sure is that possibility. If Escher really is Alec's dad, we don't know for sure, but I personally think he is.

I'm not sure what else to answer as I, just like you, have just the info that the show gives us each week.
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I stopped at season 1, quite bored. Started again watching season 2 which was a major improvement, and now with this premiere. My hat is off to them.
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My head always hurts watching these time travel shows, once ALec made the jump back in the season 2 finale I knew it would get messy!
But WOW Kiera killing herself, man that girl really wants to see her family again !
Anyone else find Alec both young and OLD incredibly selfish, old Alec started this whole mess and was even willing to sacrifice his own son. Young Alec was willing to bring down an entire timeline just to save his girl.
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There is no way to bring down the timeline, if the story is that a new branch is created everytime you go back then he cant bring down a timeline, they made a fatal mistake with this story, they dont seem to understand time travel themselves. You cannot change the past but you can create a different dimension in which you can do things differently, that should have no effect on something that already happened in a different dimension.
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I agree
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Hmmm...I think Carlos is the one that pulls a "Jeffrey Sinclair", and jumps back 1000 yrs to start the Freelancers. I don't know if the laws of the multiverse/ quantum physics could allow to happen.....temporal mechanics are such a pia...lol.
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I just got done watching it and it was a great first episode. I kind of wished that they didn't kill off g-kiera so fast. I would like to have a couple of episodes with 2 Kieras because my dream scenario would be one Kiera going back to her time with her family and the other Kiera staying back to be with Carlos. I also hope they kill of Emily again because I didn't care for her in the first place and I was super happy when she died the first time. I also hope there will be some more Kiera and Garza tag team action. I can't wait for the next episode.
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Agreed!!
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Yeah the tag-team action was fun, but I don't think Garza is the best team-buddy outside of escaping from prison. To unpredictable... ;)
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I really enjoyed this premiere. 45 minutes zoom pass very fast and that is always a sign of a good show.

I really liked Alec working with Kiera and now it seems they are against each other. I agree the setup for this show have completely changed. I think it is mostly positive but the writers are quite daring in exploring in this direction. Time travel stories are already hard to write logically and now it is made worse by multiple time travels. I still hope the shows does well. It is a bold move.

I just finished the episode and my mind is so boggle down with all the changes I don't even know what questions to ask. I am sure I have many.
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I agree, it is somewhat of a risk to change up a working formula. But on the other hand, if you stick to the exact same setup you run the risk of it getting very stale with time. And then if you have to change it, the complications and consequences are a lot bigger. Take The Mentalist for example....
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this was a great episode.what a great start to the season. I can't wait to see what happens. I do think Kiera will save red Alec, green Alec will go off with Emily. I think Matt Killed Green Kiera.
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I absolutely loved this episode. Continuum continues to get better. It's such a clever show! This was the best season opener so far.
Thanks for the review, good job for your first attempt, well done.
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What I think
Will Kiera really follow the way of the Freelancers? no
  • How long will we have two Alecs and which one will die? not long and r Alec
  • Will Emily find out about all the timetravel that went on? y What about Carlos? y
  • Will Alec find out about Emily killing Escher? unknown
  • Will anyone figure out Kiera is with the Freelancers? at some point late in s3
  • How does Curtis live in the red or green timeline? He's too ZEN to die
  • Who killed g-Kiera? unknown
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    Huzzah! Huzzah! The Canadian schedule for Continuum is gettin' some love :D

    Admittedly, my recollection of how last season ended was mostly with Kiera and Liber8 being captured...I had completely forgotten about what a complete douche Alec turned into.

    "A little logic-error has crept into the explanation of the history of the (freelancer)-cult: In 2014 (according to Catherine) they have been protecting timeline for 1000 years – since 1014. That means someone jumped back more than a thousand years that were mentioned before, because he jumped after 2077. That would have put him in 1077. Anyways, I think we can put that up to a certain degree of uncertainty."

    I'd probably tuck those away since depending on the theory you subscribe to, there's always going to be a little paradox when it comes to time travel. Saying that they've been doing this for 1000 could entirely be dependant on when Catherine's from. My impression is that most Freelancers weren't actually time travellers, so from her perspective...oie...I already have a headache. Let's just go with it ;)

    Anybody else other than me want to see a little Fugitive re-enactment when Kiera was trying to escape down the spillway?

    "I didn't mess with the time continuum"
    "I don't care!"

    "He gives them Lucas’ location and tells Kiera about Gardner and that everything is set up to frame her for it."

    Not quite being able to recall what happened last season, but this felt like it played out exactly the same. Which, if we go with time travel loops, means that they only caught Lucas the first time around because Alec travelled back in time and told them?

    "That was a nice move by Kellog, getting rid of Escher. But at the same time it raises a multitude of questions: Will he stay dead?"

    I didn't quite see that coming, but with time travel, as demonstrated by the dead now alive Freelancer Kiera killed, dead doesn't necessarily mean dead dead. I'm sure we'll see a past or future Escher pop his head up again. Which you'd think would have to happen since he's pretty much the big bad. But in the mean time, I'm not sure how Alec is gonna feel about his girlfriend killing his father.

    I sorta wish they'd shown the scene of future Kiera killing past Kiera. Was it an ambush or was there an actual conversation about what happened and what has to happen? Part of me thinks there would be an epic battle, but another part thinks that past kiera would totally understand the ramifications and "sacrifice" herself.

    So, there are two time machines (metal orange wedge thing) but zero power sources, right? PLUS the one the Freelancers have, so that's three in total.

    "Will Kiera really follow the way of the Freelancers?"

    I dunno, but I dig it. I hope she sticks with it. I imagine they'll be enough stuff to keep her legitimately busy but always have the Freelancer's time machine to send her back home for when the series comes to an end.

    "How long will we have two Alecs and which one will die?"

    Gotta imagine it'll be a season long arc. As to which one dies...flip a coin cause I got nothin'

    "Will Emily find out about all the timetravel that went on? What about Carlos?"

    Probably, cause douchey Alec is behaving like a jackass with little appriciation to the consequences of his actions. Since Carlos already knows, I don't imagine it'll be a problem getting him up to speed on the events of the past/future week.

    "Will Alec find out about Emily killing Escher?"

    Yup, and it's gonna get messy.

    "How does Curtis live in the red or green timeline?"

    Hadn't thought about him. What was he doing prior to making the deal with Kellog?

    "Who killed g-Kiera? "

    Future Kiera
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    Curtis is the Liber8-turned-Freelancer guy that Kiera killed in the fight in some restaurant kitchen. That's why there is the question of how he is alive at all. He always was a Freelancer, he seems to have been undercover in Liber8. I thnik we will get an explantion for that at some time.

    "I sorta wish they'd shown the scene of future Kiera killing past Kiera."

    Are we sure about that? She certainly had the means and maybe the opportunity, if she was already in the lab. She could have just arrived after Alec.
    Kellog could have also been the killer. Or even Emily. Both are not very likely because Kiera does have the suit. It's more likely that is was someone she trusted. Anyway, I'm excited for when we find out.

    "the Freelancer's time machine to send her back home for when the series comes to an end."
    Hadn't considered that... they can even send her home across timelines. Therefore she doesn't really need the other two timemachines.

    "zero power sources, right
    ?" - Correct. As far as we know... :)
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    {Note to self: Curtis and Travis are NOT the same person} lol

    Speaking of, since they're not captured, who's left from Liber8? Kellog (not really a member), Garza (who's primed for a change of heart), Lucas (in jail), Travis (crime king pin at last recollection), Sonya (I think I recall her reconciling with Travis). That's it...I think.

    I'm pretty sure it was future Kiera that killed past Kiera. That was hinted at pretty heavily by Catherine. First in that two Alec's couldn't exist so she had to figure out which was the right one and kill the other. When she asked about past Kiera, I read it as a subtle, "you know what to do" nod from Catherine.

    Alec could eventually build another power source for the orange slice time machine, but after the ramifications of his 1 week jump are explained to him, I have trouble seeing him actually build it. Beyond him, and with Escher "dead", I don't think there's anybody left who could...well, except maybe Lucas, but he's not going anywhere for a while.

    As which players are where slowly comes back to me, it becomes clear that this show could go in A LOT of different directions before you include the "do over" effect of time travel.

    I'm also putting my money now on past Alec being the one who survives and future time travelling Alec as the one who eats it...cause seriously dude, dick move.
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    I'm more inclined to bet on future Alec as the survivor. He has the experience of his girlfriend getting killed, beeing betrayed by Kellog and Escher and himself betraying Kiera. He seems more like the battlehardned Alec from 2077 than the past Alec. Past Alec is still olivious to everything that has happened.
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    Ya, which is why I think it'll be past Alec because he can gradually learn from Kiera about some of life's pitfalls as opposed to future Alex who got bitch slapped by the reality of the situation. Being battle hardened and slightly jaded is okay now...but multiply that over the years between now and 2077 and I think it'll be too much.

    Though I readily admit that future Alec being the one to survive is the obvious choice for the reasons you mentioned.
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    Oh, and nice job on the recap :D
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    Thanks :D
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    It's Alec, not Alex. Accuracy is important.
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    Mistake has been fixed. He is the second lead after all and I really should know his name after watching this episode twice in one day to write this. That just goes to show that I was concentrated on what to write... :D
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    The episode was really quite brilliant--BUT, not all of it made sense. When the red timeline seemed to collapse in upon itself, those people, Catherine, Curtis and the rest seem to be just erased. This begs the question, why didn't red, or green, Alex get erased as well. Timelines are tricky business and it would seem that--as portrayed--one of the timelines ceased to exist. If that's the case, then there should be no duplication of people in the one that remains. I know this is confusing because none of this is actually possible in the real universe. But I thought it quite bold for the writers to take this situation on. The problem is keeping it all straight and making us believe it. But I have faith in Simon to sort it all out for us.

    Your article was pretty good, confirming once and for all that "anyway" is not a word anymore and it has officially been replaced by the word "anyways". I don't know how much the paradoxical implications affected you, but trust me, there are many problems created by this episode. If you really love sci-fi and time travel, perhaps you'd enjoy my book, A Brief History of Time Travel (2013). Sorry for the shameless plug, but a guy hasta eat. You can check it out at www.historyoftimetravel.com.

    I also enjoyed the humor you injected into this article, as well as taking the time to write it. For a first effort, it was pretty darn good.


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    I think the r-timeline just started collapsing but clearly it didn't cease to exist since that's the whole reason they sent Keira back - to preserve the red timeline.
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    Why would the disapearance of the red timeline mean that r-Alec and r-Kiera also disapear, even if they are now in the green timeline? Especially Alec, since his timejump created the new timeline. And if they disappear again because of the red collapse, isn't the green = the red timeline? - because the consequence would be, that nothing much happened. Now I am confused :D

    I think I will just take this whole time-business as it is presented to me in this show. Other shows did/will do it different and thats ok.

    Never mind actual logic or sience :D
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    Yeah exactly. I plan on going along with Continuums rules of time-travel and not comparing those rules with other shows rules or scientific theories.
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    Then what did disappear? Something did, because Kiera was sent away before it collapsed. It would appear, since red Alec was there, to be the red timeline where she ended up. That must mean the green timeline--where Kiera originally was--disappeared--which would erase green alec but not green Kiera. So why is he still there? And yes this stuff does get confusing. Never mind logic or science? Those are the things that make it all worthwhile. My Shiatsu seems to like to watch, but is she really enjoying it? I think they're going to have a tough time getting out of all this one:P
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    I agree, they painted themselves into a corner by that logic. You cannot say that a new branch is created when someone goes back in time and then say that another branch collapses when someone from that new branch leaves to form their own new branch why? because it is a totally different branch in itself. When Keira went back in time she created a new Branch (b) since the events in the future already happened in Branch (a) Alec then leaves branch (b) to create branch (c) none of that should have collapsed branch (A) because the events in (a) already happened. They have confused themselves. They never should have said anything about a timeline collapse.
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    Well, the red timebranch DOES disappear but r-Kiera and r-Alec don't. They are now 'save' in the green timeline. By jumping the timeline the seem to have cut their ties to the red branch.
    So going foreward, everything will (should) take place in the green branch.
    Which ever way all this turns out, I think we will be thoroughly entertained.
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    Yes, it is fun. And basically I am glad people are reading my recap at all ...
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    Ignore what I said above, my logic was flawed. I was, however right that this stuff is confusing as hell. The problem lies in that I expounded on your red and green Alec with red and green timelines. Apples and oranges, if you will. Let's use the word original, instead. Original Alec went back in time from the original timeline and created a new timeline as a second, but original, Alec. Something he did--perhaps simply that he did it at all--caused the original timeline to collapse, but not before Catherine sent original Kiera to the new timeline. So everything portrayed, now makes sense. I'm glad I brought this up because, it seems, I was originally the one confused, and you bought it all, not knowing exactly why. But you were right and I was wrong, and you didn't buy that crap I said up there. Good for you and sticking to your guns.

    Hey, isn't this fun:D
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    The freelancer theory of "you can kill thousands of people in the past as long as you don't kill the important ones" doesn't really make sense to me. If you kill a large number of people you will eventually kill someone's ancestor and prevent them from being born. So they would have to have some record of all of the ancestors of important people to make sure they don't die as well. Or maybe they work by trial and error. "Oops we killed the wrong person, I guess someone else will go back and fix it."
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    This episode mixed some time travel rules from other shows/movies that were kind of interesting. From Back to the Future: we know that alternate timelines exist and that interacting with your past self is a bad idea. From Millennium: paradoxes in the past can destroy the future. And from The Time Machine: a cool futuristic version of the time machine.
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    Great ep. The only puzzling thing is that in this timeline, Carlos is still a cop. Damn. I was looking forward to his teaming up with Theseus.
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    was a bit confusing to me, but great episode nonetheless. When are the freelancers from? Who's the guy who traveled back 1000 years?
    seems like kiera might be turning bad too if she did indeed kill herself (g-Kiera).
    Some interesting plots to follow this season
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    Its the correct way to do things, i guess she tells alec to kill his other self. You can only have 1 of the same person to fix the timeline
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    You are right, I didn't even consider Kiera killing herself. She certainly had the 'means and opportunity' to do so.

    I don't think we are supposed to know all about the freelancers yet. But at this point we certainly know more about them than we did at the end of last season.
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    I'm not sure it was her. She said something about Alec changing the past ended up with a bullet being in her head in an angry way. There was a little freelancer talk about there being two of her but there was nothing that made me think they encouraged her to kill her other self.
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    I'm not sure either, for now it's just one of the possiblities. I think we will learn the truth in time.
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    Feel this season is going to be a fun one. Hopefully they don't fill my head with too many paradox's that it'll explode.
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    To me the episode felt like a deus ex machina that was designed to resolve the major cliffhanger the writers created.
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    How long will we have two Alex’ and which one will die?
    I think that's gonna be the point of the entire series of Continuum.
    One Alex turns in the evil genius that holds the whole world hostage.
    The other might turn in something more positive. Emily and Kiera are the key to that.
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    might be you are right. The setup vertainly has potential to go more than one way.

    Also: Kiera is supposed to choose between them, and the Freelancers certainly won't accept keeping around both.
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