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Continuum: Ep 311, Sonya, Kiera (Syfy)

'Continuum' recap: The slippery, ever-evolving future

Season 3 | Episode 11 | “3 Minutes to Midnight” | Aired June 13, 2014

In episode 11, Kiera and the gang face an uncertain future and try to discover whose future they’re living today.

Jaqueline shows Alec a Halo commercial. Is it overkill? Probably.

Brad has mixed memories, wondering what’s past, present and such. Real Kiera is running out to bring back some brunch. Brad hallucinates/remembers shooting Kiera through the head.

Jason digs for the device pieces that time-traveler Alec buried. He finds eight pieces, then beats up a random jogger he mistakes for a Freelancer.

Continuum: Ep 311, Jason, Miller (Syfy)Kiera returns to evidence of Brad’s destructive nightmare behavior — hey, he and Jason have delusions in common!

Kiera visits the Freelancers, looking for MIA Brad. She sees poor future Alec curled up in his aquarium. He’s “fine,” say Warren and Miller. She wants to know if they have the other “him.” “Who?” asks Warren. “You know damn well,” she says. Warren and Miller tell her that Catherine wants Kiera to come to her own decision about her “temporally unsound” houseguest. She receives a call from Carlos.

Brad recalls coordinating with Curtis — uh-oh.

Jason is having a break — “freefalling,” says Carlos. “Jason, you know me,” Kiera says. “Calm down.” They have the second device. The one Alec used to travel here. It’s in lockup. The jogger won’t press charges, so Jason’s free to go. “I’m going to need that back,” he says, pointing to the photos of the device. “No-ho-ho,” says Carlos. “Scram.” (Love that Carlos says, “Scram.”) They watch Jason put on his Halo device, and Carlos notes that his behavior changes, “like an addict getting a fix.” Why were those charges dropped? It’s a mystery. Carlos warns her: “Alec is not your boy. Not anymore.” Carlos finds out Dillon let Jason go. It has to do with those bracelets.

Alec, in his office, receives an invisible visitor. Kiera uncloaks. Last time we met, Alec says, you made it pretty clear that we were done. Kiera tells him Jason kicked someone’s ass. Now Dad is worried and calls for Jason. Kiera is still giving Alec hell for digging the CMR out of dead Kiera’s head. He rationalizes by saying he’s trying to change “this dark future I’m supposed to create.” He’s not lying. Jason comes in, all apologies. He took Halo off. It’s not causing my regression; it’s preventing it, he tells her. Jason weighs in: Halo is safe. “I wouldn’t be wearing it if it wasn’t,” he says. She cloaks to see herself out. The monitor screen blinks, “Kiera CMR scan block enabled.”

Carlos pays a house call to a Halo beta tester, who says Dillon is responsible for paying him off. Carlos calls Kiera: Dillon is making the rounds. Kiera says Alec claims not to know anything about any problems with Halo or about Jason’s trip to the park. Good point, Kiera: “Just because Alec believes Halo is harmless doesn’t mean that it is.”

Continuum: Ep 311, Kellog (Syfy)Brad hops into Kellog’s car. Frightened Kellog offers to triple whatever “they” are paying him. Not today, says Brad. He needs Kellog to find the Freelancers and retrieve the device Kiera gave them. Kellog warns Brad that he doesn’t want to tangle with the Freelancers. Brad’s not afraid of them. Kellog doesn’t want to be rude, but “who the hell are you?” Another time, says Brad, and takes off.

Jacqueline reports that they’re only seeing reactions in 6 percent of Halo testers. Oh, says Alec, so if we’re on schedule, by Christmas there will only be 30,000 psychotic people walking around. “Seems a bit high,” Jason chimes in. “Looks like a problem with the neural interfacing.” Like an allergy, says Jason. There’s a workaround. Jacqueline excuses herself. Father and son have a chat. No more secrets, says Alec. Okee-doke, says Jason.

Carlos: Piron has invested millions and the lawyer is paying people off to protect that investment. No one will go on record. Carlos wants to know why Kiera hates the current Alec so much. She tells him about Alec’s little cover-up of his theft of dead Kiera’s CMR. Carlos = not happy.

Carlos goes to talk to Julian: “From the outside, it looks like Alec bought you and put you on a leash.” Julian: “You’re trying to provoke me — why?” Carlos tells him that Piron is covering up a public safety issue, and isn’t that what Julian is there to prevent? Julian will look into it.

Continuum: Ep 311, Brad (Syfy)Brad visits a safe house, suddenly remembering all his secret stashes of weapons and so on. An adolescent boy comes in — it’s mini-Brad. Elder Brad gives some unsolicited advice on dealing with an aggressor responsible for some bruising. Kiera shows up and fine-tunes elder Brad’s advice to his younger self: Don’t hit first — that makes you a bully. Young Brad’s mom calls him in. When they’re alone, Kiera tells elder Brad she was worried he’d been snatched. She wants to know what his story is: “When are you from? Who sent you back?” “We both walk away. That’s the only choice,” says Brad, holding Kiera’s hand rather fondly. Travis and pals appear, guns drawn: “It’s no choice at all.” He teases her that she’s sweet on Brad, because it was so easy to sneak up on her.

Continuum: Ep 311, Brad, Kiera captured (Syfy)Liber8 hold Kiera and Brad in a warehouse. Kiera wants to know what they want. Garza says they’re not interested in her. Travis wants answers and starts tossing Brad around: “What are you doing here?” Brad: “Cleaning up your mess.”

Julian starts querying the database, but he doesn’t have clearance to access the dirty little secrets. Jason isn’t wearing his Halo unit. Alec would never do anything to hurt anyone. Julian/Theseus, however, is a murderer, Jason says more than once. Julian doesn’t like the label, but Jason is an eyewitness to Julian’s future. Jason locks the door.

Travis strong-arms Brad — who can take a hit, by the way. Garza has a brilliant plan, though, and drives a nail through Kiera’s foot. That gets a reaction.

Jason has Julian in a choke hold while Alec tries to get past the locked door. Once through, he puts the Halo unit on Jason.

Brad: “Let her go.” Travis: “Talk.” Brad says he’s from 2039. Right now is where and when the timeline gets disrupted. The Freelancers believed that they were in for a cataclysmic disruption. The economy tanked and the corporations declared war on the government. There was civil war, Brad says. Garza and Sonya take this as a sign of their success.

Jason, calmed, explains that the technology Alec is trying to create may be beyond the 20-something him. Alec swears he’ll try better. He wants to be a better man, a better father.

Kiera tells Brad that he needs to let her handle things from here out. Brad confesses to her that he’s the one who killed her.

Travis wonders if Brad is full of it. Sonya says she believes Kiera. “We’ve won, Travis. Take it in,” says Sonya. Kiera breaks free, but Travis beats her down. Kiera manages to get a gun on Sonya. Brad makes a run for it. Kiera tells Sonya that if Brad dies, she dies.

Continuum: Ep 311, Alec, Julian (Syfy)Alec tells Julian about Halo. Julian is understandably skeptical because Jason tried to kill him.

Dillon: “Yes, I got the charges dropped.” He tells Carlos how Halo can help them track aberrant behavior. “Wow — Big Brother. This just keeps getting better and better,” says Carlos. Dillon wants to stop terrorists and psychotics with guns. Carlos isn’t going to stop him, but …

Kiera lays it out for the Liber8 team: There are two Alec Sadlers, which is responsible for Brad’s timeline. It’s not some Liber8 success story. And by the way, Garza works for elderly Alec. Wha? Sad Liber8 faces all around.

Young Brad’s mom called the police on the strangers in her barn. Kiera’s car was found in the alley, but there’s no sign of her. Carlos begins his search.

Lucas freaks out and accidentally fires Brad’s weird future weapon, blowing a hole in the cement wall. “Whose future is this?” Lucas wants to know. Kiera shrugs. Lucas questions Brad. “Corporations versus government. How do you think that turns out?” Brad says. Curtis Chen and Kellog show up. Kellog used the mobile phone he gave Brad to track him: “We got the band back together again!” Kiera notes that everyone working for different masters has compromised all of their plans: “No one controls the future,” Kiera says. “It is an ever-evolving organism, free to change and adapt as it sees fit.” Brad offers to show them. He turns on his hologram dog tag, which shows Kellog giving a speech about the dead and sacrifices that have been made. “You can’t know what impact your moves will have now. You’re done. You’re all done,” Kiera says. Garza agrees and says she’s tired of being played. Garza out!

Curtis: “Whatever’s supposed to happen will with or without you.” Sonya wants to fix this: “We can still fight for what we believe in.” Travis: “I don’t know what that is anymore.” Brad and Kiera put down their weapons.

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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