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'Continuum' recap: Solving the mystery of who killed me

Season 3 | Episode 6 | “Wasted Minutes” | Aired May 9, 2014

Flash forward to 2077-ish Kiera, suffering from a poison pressing through her veins, which are bulging and dark on her skin. She threatens to kill herself, but the antidote arrives just in time.

Kiera meets with future-timeline Alec. They search for the suit’s evidence of who killed current-timeline Kiera. “I am the time-traveling Grim Reaper — everything I touch turns to death,” he says. “I don’t want to become Bad Alec (in 2077).” Focus, Alec! They need to find whoever is killing Kieras.

Catherine meets with the other Freelancers. They’re holding someone. Catherine then meets with Kiera, who needs more time to resolve the issue of Alec’s timeline violation. Catherine sees the murder of future-timeline Alec as a mercy for all of those who would be affected by the existence of two Alecs. Isn’t it enough, Kiera asks, if future-timeline Alec disappears with Emily? Catherine thinks this description does not suit the Alec who’s responsible for the future that Kiera knows. If she won’t do it, the Freelancers will.

Continuun's Alec and Emily discuss the future. Emily and Alec debate the usefulness and safety of dealing with Kellog. Don’t trust him, says Emily. She wants his files on her so that she’s no longer a slave. Alec messages Kellog. He wants passports, cash and instructions for whatever Kellog wants him to do so that he may disappear with Emily ASAP.

Liber8’s Travis and Sonya sneak into a chemical plant and create a diversion to steal chemicals. Kiera and Carlos respond the next day. A truckload of chemicals has been taken. Obstructionist Mr. Richardson meets them, denying that anything was stolen. They question Frank, the plant employee who surprised the Liber8 team. Keira’s super-suit tells her he’s lying. Kiera asks: If all is well, why was he wearing a gas mask?

Continuum-306: Emily, lucasCurrent Alec arrives at Piron, where Emily is waiting. He gives her hell about being with the “romantic, time-traveling me.” She kicks butt, takes down Alec’s bodyguard and threatens Alec, stealing a passcard while she has him pinned to the ground.

The missing chemical is quite useful in the future, Kiera says, including a drug that cured her. She calls future Alec, but gets no answer. She calls current Alec, who reluctantly helps her. She wanted to talk to him. He: The waste she’s analyzed is usually involved in crop cultivation — but if mixed with other chemicals, it would be catastrophic to humans, “the mother of all chemical weapons.” Kiera tells Alec that they need to find an antidote. He’ll put someone on it — reluctantly. She lets him know that it’s deadly.

Continuum, ep 306:: Lucas, Travis and SonyaLiber8’s Travis, Sonya and Lucas review the chemical’s capabilities. Three drops will kill at least four people — “So don’t expose it to air,” tech expert Lucas says. “Good thing you’re here,” Travis responds sarcastically.

Future Alec prepares to bolt, reviewing passports. Kiera tells him she needs his help. Current Alec is working on an antidote. “Two Alecs are better than one,” says future Alec. “And Kiera —” he says, but she’s hung up. “Goodbye,” he sighs into the phone.

Carlos accuses Betty of stalling. She’s pissed because she’s been working her ass off. Betty finds out that the driver’s phone was left in the stolen truck, and she’s doing a GPS trace. “You might want to lose the attitude,” Kiera helpfully suggests. Betty grits teeth.

Continuum, ep 306: Carlos, KieraKiera and a SWAT team move in on the location Betty finds. In their raid, they shoot some perpetrators, while Kiera confronts a guy who explodes a handheld gas bomb. Everybody out! Kiera collapses. Carlos calls for her outside. She stumbles through the door and collapses a second time. Later, Kiera’s all right. Betty calls: There’s a situation at the Sonmanto HQ.

Get what Kellog wants, Emily says to future Alec outside of Piron. Future Alec is stopped by security — you’ve forgotten protocol, sir. Doh!

Current Alec says the weapon is a neurotoxin. Liber8 has figured out how to make a chemical weapon. Liber8 is tweeting the crisis at Sonmanto to draw attention there.

Current Alec has gotten an alert that someone has used his passcard to access the building. Future Alec is hacking Piron’s network. When current Alec shows up, future Alec busts him in the face with a tablet, knocking him out.

Kiera and Carlos are puzzled by Liber8’s actions, leaving the truckload of chemicals outside of Sonmanto HQ (rather than, say, bombing something and killing thousands). The slimy lawyer says he represents Liber8 and broadcasts that the chemicals can be weaponized. Kiera arrests him before he can say how, as he makes a spectacle in front of the press, drawing attention to the fact that the weaponization is a criminal act.

Liber8 is trying to stop the future Corporate Congress. Kiera calls future Alec, who’s still at Piron. Has Sonmanto weaponized the chemical? He’s in a rush, but checks out the Piron espionage. He’ll send her the info. Current Alec wakes up and confronts future Alec. They argue about which bank accounts belong to whom. “You idiot,” says future Alec, “you’re still in love with Emily.” Future Alec pulls a gun on current Alec, but Kiera comes in before he can pull the trigger. Whoa! She shoots future Alec. Kiera is on current Alec’s side, she informs him. (Future Alec is just sedated.)

Carlos arrests Mr. Richardson for collaborating with Liber8. Richardson and Sonmanto are criminals. Inspector Dillon gives Carlos an earful about his “soundbite.” Don’t agree with criminals while you’re arresting them. “Freedom of speech!” says Carlos. “You have it; you just don’t get to practice it in front of cameras,” Dillon says.

Travis and Sonya relish the thought that Sonmato was stopped before they could weaponize — plus, the antidote is in Travis’s bloodstream so they’ll be forearmed if Sonmato does weaponize the chemical.

Continuum, episode 6; Alec. Kiera turns future Alec over to the Freelancers (who’ll probably turn him into a Popsicle). Emily sits waiting for her love. Future Alec awakens in one of the Freelancers’ human aquariums. Sad Emily takes off.

To Catherine, Kiera justifies her turnover of Alec to the Freelancers, but Catherine has no problem with what Kiera’s done.

Future Alec’s CMR reconstruction is complete. Kiera hands over the slice of the device to Catherine. There’s still work to do, Catherine says. Future Alec’s work shows future Kiera that Curtis — now standing next to her — killed current Kiera. “Are you a freelancing Freelancer?” Kiera asks. Kiera projects a video of Curtis killing current-timeline her, so that Catherine can see.

What do you think Curtis’ primary motivations are? Tell us in the comments!

Continuum airs Fridays at 10/9 C on Syfy.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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