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'Continuum' recap: Kiera hunts a killer corporation

Season 3 | Episode 8 | “So Do Our Minutes Hasten” | Aired May 23, 2014

During a Liber8 raid, young CPS officer Keira finds her mother at what is actually a social-action meeting organized to fight the demolition of a building. Mom: “You’re not the only one who gets to take a leap for what she believes in. People should have the freedom to move, to think for themselves, to chase ridiculous dreams if that’s what they want. Arrest me!” Another officer complies. “Kiera, you don’t want to become this,” says Mom, nodding toward her arresting officer. “Be rebellious in another way.” Kiera claims she’s not rebelling. Mom: “Yes, you are. It’s OK to be wrong, but eventually you gotta own up.”

In the current timeline, Kiera watches Firing Point with Diana Bolton on TV. Inspector Dillon and Liber8 founder Julian Randol debate corporate influence. Curtis calls Kiera and issues an ambiguous threat: “You’ve had so little opportunities — so little insight. We’re going to have to fix that.”

A Fermitas corporate meeting gets gassed and the doors locked remotely. The attendees can’t exit and start dropping like flies.

At a Piron corporate meeting, Alec explains Halo, a disease detector. A naysayer tests the unit, and Alec breaks the news that the guy has colon cancer, which the fellow confirms. The board agrees to fund the Halo project for two months. Afterward, Dillon goes to chat with Alec: “Impressive … not the device, you.” He knows Alec lied; he’d known about the colon cancer and was gambling to get the funding. Dillon gets a call about the Fermitas emergency.

Kiera is on the scene at Fermitas. A dozen people have been killed. Meanwhile, Carlos is on the Sonmanto whistleblower case. Betty arrives and says the whistleblower has been calling Julian.

Kellogg wakes Jason, who’s sleeping below a lab cart in the SadTech offices. I appreciate your dedication to SadTech, but there’s Alec to consider, he says. “What if he needed your help?” Kellogg asks, then tells Jason to join Alec at Piron and stay close. He’s gotten a suit and everything for Jason, who cleans up nice.

Liber8 claims no connection to the Fermitas attack, Betty says. Kiera asks Betty if the technology that locked the doors and distributed the gas is Lucas’ handiwork. Could be. Betty can’t be sure. They tell her to get in touch with Lucas. Kiera approaches Betty when they’re away from Dillon and asks a favor: the dead Liber8 guy. Is he alive? Can you monitor the city with face-recognition technology to find out? Betty says she can’t, but she can farm out the job.

Curtis startles Kellogg at a diner. Kellogg set up and betrayed Curtis, and Kellogg thinks Curtis is going to kill him. But Curtis wants a favor. Kellogg, being Kellogg, asks, “What’s in it for me?” Curtis: “You wanna cheat death, Kellogg? I’ll teach you how.”

Carlos hits up Julian at the newsroom. The pretty thief stole Sonmanto’s intellectual property. Julian says Carlos should meet with her before running around, guns blazing, for an arrest.

Alec is on the phone with Kiera, discussing the stolen chemicals and the corporate role. Combine the effluent with other chemicals, and you possibly get other stuff, like nerve gas, Alec tells her. Jason shows up and pokes around the technology: “Oooh, Halo … Everybody had one.” Alec: “So you’re familiar with the project?” Of course. “Jason, son,” Alec says, amusing Jason. “I could really use your help.”

Betty’s found a high-tech suspect and directs Kiera to the location. On the scene, Kiera IDs the suspect through face-recognition software in her CPS suit. An explosion rocks the scene. In interrogation, the suspect, Elton (Seth Whittaker), doesn’t know why someone blew up his house. Dillon tells him he’s looking for terrorists who killed 12 people and then threatens Elton, saying that he has a free pass to detain him on a security certificate. Dillon says that he could dump Elton’s charred body in the explosion rubble and there will be no questions asked. Dillon names all of the known Liber8 people: “Any of those names ring a bell?” The guy wants “some consideration,” and when he gets a yes, he confirms the names: “Absolutely.”

Kiera tells Dillon that Elton’s lying, noting that Dillon supplied names and gave him a pass — he had every reason to lay the blame and walk. Betty approaches and says Lucas has been in touch. He wants Betty to get more information on Dillon to see if the corporations are collaborating. Stay on top of it, Dillon says.

Continuum, episode 308: Garza, Neelon (Syfy)Garza attacks Neelon (Curtis Caravaggio), the guy responsible for the explosion, and kicks his ass: “You do not want to mess with my people.” Bystanders film her beating the shit out of the guy, and then she strolls away.

Julian introduces Carlos to Adele (Danielle Kremeniuk), who’s accused of taking internal emails and redacted reports. She says she felt she had to report corporate malfeasance, stock fixing and the like. She claims she had to tell someone, but she’d rather not go to jail. Carlos excuses Julian. “Why him?” Carlos asks her. Adele puts on a damsel-in-distress show: “He’s not owned by anybody … I need your help.”

At the police station, Carlos and Kiera question the assault victim: Why would a known terrorist target you, Mr. Neelon? Kiera deduces he’s a former Navy SEAL, based on his tattoo. When Kiera looks away, he plants an electronic device. “I think he’s connected to the whole thing,” Kiera tells Carlos. He’s a mercenary, which means this is a job to him. Kiera: “Liber8 is about the ideology. They recruit; they don’t hire.”

Shadowed whistleblower Adele spills in a taped segment on TV, while the live version flirts with Carlos over Chinese food. “What are you hiding?” she asks. “Everything,” he says. She kisses him and they land in bed.

“How does it feel to be doing some real journalism for a change?” Julian asks Diana. Sonmanto is threatening her and her show. They claim the documents Adele stole were a plant, because Adele was suspected of corporate espionage. Now legal mechanisms are in motion.

Kiera walks into her apartment to find Garza holding a gun on her. “Clearly you’re here to talk,” Kiera says. Garza denies that Liber8 has anything to do with the Fermitas deaths. Lucas followed a trail and found a job posting on the TOR network. “They’re killing innocent people,” Garza says, and vows to help find the offenders, offering a hand: “Partner.” Kiera slams her into a post: Do not even joke about that. “I see you, Protector. You’re not sure about anything anymore,” Garza says.

Carlos’ phone rings, and he rolls over in the mussed bed. It’s Julian. The papers are fake. Adele is a “honeypot.” Carlos will deal with it. He gets up in his shorts to find lipstick on the bathroom mirror: “You’re sweet.”

Sonya is more pompous than the language on a website framing Liber8, Kiera says to Betty. “Don’t tell me you’re switching horses,” Betty says. “You are?” Betty says she’s heard online chatter that there’s a major Liber8 recruitment effort in the prison where Dillon’s daughter is.

Carlos leans in a studly way against a car, waiting for Adele when she exits a corporate office. He asks her why she went along with the theft when she knew it was a plant. She was just following orders, but she’s charmed: “It’s nice to know that guys like you still exist,” Adele says. “You have my number.”

Kiera breaks the news to Dillon that his daughter’s name was mentioned in online Liber8 communications. His response is calm and not at all what she expected. Carlos walks in: Sonmanto put Adele up to it. Betty walks in: Neelon isn’t just ex-Navy SEAL — he’s been a mercenary for years. Dillon insists that Liber8 is responsible for the Fermitas deaths: “Damn it! Stay on target!”

Carlos and Kiera are on the phone with Alec, who says that Sonmanto was trying to buy Fermitas, but the deal fell apart after they wouldn’t budge on the stock price. After the deaths at Fermitas, the stock price took a beating, and the corporate heads have met again. Betty: Sonmanto owns Grey Point Security — the merc employer Neelon worked for. (… And the bug caught it all.)

Garza rolls up on Julian and teases him about losing his job. She also teases him for acting like such a pansy despite being the awe-inspiring Theseus, who will lead men and strike fear into the hearts of the corporate overlords: “You’ve gotta toughen up. You’re about as threatening as a head cold right now.” Julian: “You think you can do that for me? What’s in it for you?” Garza doesn’t know. Get in the car.

Carlos is trying to wrap his head around Sonmanto being a mass murderer. How can they pinpoint who specifically is responsible? Carlos thinks Dillon split him and Kiera up on purpose. To what end? One way to find out: They go to Dillon and question him. He still insists that Liber8 did it. (That didn’t seem to clear anything up.) Betty’s ankle bracelet is gone. The three decide to go have a beer.

At the bar, they discuss Dillon’s intentions. Betty thinks he’s going to come out clean … then she gets a call and asks to meet Elton alone “nerd-to-nerd.” Sure thing. When she leaves, they question why she trusts them. Kiera notes that Betty has been more right than any of them, and she seems to just want to do the right thing. “I don’t mind learning a few things from Betty,” Kiera says.

Outside, the merc Neelon shoots Betty and Elton in a drive-by. Betty appears lifeless on the sidewalk when Carlos crouches beside her.

In next week’s preview: Future bounty hunter (Stefan Jaworski) awakens! A guy who looks quite a bit like Stefan Jaworski awakens (but it’s not him).

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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