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Continuum 312: Alec, Miller (Syfy)

'Continuum' recap: Double the Alecs, double the fun

Season 3 | Episode 12 | “The Dying Minutes” | Aired June 20, 2014

In the second to last episode of season 3, the action picks up in a flashback of three months before, when Warren and Miller took bodies from the morgue. Continuum 312: Curtis (Syfy)A mysterious someone touches dead Curtis and revives him. Warren doesn’t agree with this. “Take it slow,” he advises revived Curtis. Curtis later visits Catherine who IDs herself as “the cell keeper.” Curtis wants to know how long. “Months,” she says. He winces. “The technology inside him brought you back,” she says. They were merged. She needs to know: Will he serve? He says the mysterious someone already knows, but Catherine needs to hear it from Curtis. Does anyone know what’s going on? Not so much.

One-week future Alec freaks out in his cell. They’re taking his air. Miller says, “If you lie, it’ll be more of the same.” Alec is brought before Catherine. “You’ve known I had it all along. What brought on the Gitmo now?” he asks, as he analyzes readings from a device. Catherine calls it “loose ends.” They start negotiating his “living arrangements.” As they take him back to his cell, Alec stabs Miller, who doesn’t respond except to give him a smack. “How much longer does this favor to Cameron last?” Miller asks Catherine.

Continuum 312: Sonya (Syfy)Julian sees Sonya shooting up. “It’s not what you think,” she says. He asks if she’s OK. Not exactly: They’ve failed and accelerated the future they were fighting to stop. Corporations are getting stronger, and Alec (he of the current timeline) has a bracelet that everyone wants. Julian says it comes with a lot of warnings. She asks for his help: Give her everything on Halo.

Kiera asks how “he” is: Y’know, the original Freelancer who traveled back 1,000 years to start the cult. Kiera says she’s there because she brought in the wrong Alec Sadler. Catherine says they all want to do good, but the Freelancers are protecting the true timeline. Kiera says that current Alec is dangerous and offers a trade. “You give me Alec Sadler; Brad Tonkin is yours,” says Kiera.

Current Alec tells Dillon over the phone that he wants the device they booked into evidence back. Julian comes in, plugs in a USB drive, tells Alec to read some media coverage and starts to leave. Alec stops him to throw the drive back at him.

Continuum 312: Julian (Syfy)Julian then meets Sonya, gives her the drive and asks what’s next. Sonya says he should relax and let her do her thing. Her thing is giving the drive to Lucas.

Curtis tells Kellog he should be less flashy. Not Kellog’s style. What’s up? Curtis says “he” wants Kellog to get everything that’s coming to him. (Too vague — leaves room for bad things to come to him, which Kellog surely realizes, yes?) Curtis: “All you need to know is Catherine isn’t his disciple; she’s his jailer. A great day is coming.”

Continuum 312: Dillon (Syfy)Dillon busts into evidence and takes the device. He’s putting it together at his desk, and Kiera walks in and looks dismayed. After he assembles it completely, it sets off alarms at the Freelancer HQ.

Lucas IDs Alec’s work as years ahead of its time. His plan: Upload a virus that will allow them to flood users with fear. He tests it on Sonya, who is instantly terrified. She now believes it can work.

Carlos visits Betty’s desk. Kiera comes in and tells him that Dillon assembled the device and the Freelancers will arrive any minute. Why’s that his problem? She’s got somewhere to be.

Carlos catches up to Dillon and joins him to go for a ride to Piron.

Kiera meets up with Brad. He’s geared for war. She doesn’t want anyone to get hurt. “Let’s go get your boy,” he says. Yep.

Carlos makes small talk with Dillon, as he snags the device out of Dillon’s briefcase.

Kiera tells Brad she’s pretending to bring him in and cuffs him. He flirts with her about rough play.

Travis flirts with Sonya, by telling her that her disguise looks good. They’re outside of Sadtech’s future home. He wants to go north and retire to a quiet life. She: “We’ll always be hunted.” He holds her hand. They’ll talk later. She kisses him.

Dillon tells Carlos he’s using the rich and powerful to help keep the city safe. Dillon says he’s using Halo for better surveillance. Carlos promises to keep on him about his intentions. They arrive at Piron just after Sonya enters, but don’t see her.

Kiera brings in Brad, and they have to fight six Freelancers in hand-to-hand (mostly) combat. Not an easy task. Catherine sits with the 1,000-year future Freelancer when the alarms go off. Brad wants to split up. Not the plan, says Kiera. Too bad. He acknowledges that they fight like a married couple.

Sonya makes the moves on a Piron employee, and convinces him to meet her downstairs for a coffee. He takes off while she plants a remote drive.

Kiera finds future Alec and says she was wrong as she lets him out of his aquarium cell. “Just get me out of here,” he says, “and then you can go to hell.”

Dillon brings Carlos to the lab. Carlos isn’t interested and splits.

Brad attempts to steal his future device. Curtis catches him. Knives are thrown. A full-on super-soldier fight ensues, and Brad wins with the old blind-him-with-a-fire-extinguisher trick; then he smacks him with it to finish the job.

Continuum 312: Julian, Sonya (Syfy)Julian stops Sonya at Piron. She’s got to go! She’s planted a bomb that’s not a bomb. Julian wants to know what’s going on with her. She says he doesn’t seem to believe her when she says he’s important and will do great things. “That’s because most of what you say is psychotic,” Julian retorts. She lays it on him: We’re all time travelers. He takes that well. Jason called him a murderer, but Sonya says that they call him a leader. She’s emphatic that he has it within him, and maybe no one has to get hurt — there have already been so many changes in the timeline. “How many do I kill?” he asks. “Thousands,” she says as the elevator doors close.

Current Alec tells Dillon that Halo could be used for crowd-control by flooding the users’ systems with calming signals to avert a riot (scary!) and asks for the device. Kellog comes in just then and shows them footage of Sonya in the building.

Continuum 312: Carlos, Sonya (Syfy)Carlos exits Piron and sees Sonya leaving. He pulls a gun on her. Dillon comes out and tries to take her into custody, but Carlos refuses to allow it, knowing that Dillon’s conflicting motivations may cause him to work outside of the law.

Kiera talks to Alec about how erratic he had been and why she brought him there. He says she left him for dead, but Kiera tearfully puts it all into perspective for him: “You’re not innocent. You have jerked my chain in every timeline I’ve been in, ripped me away from my family, dumped me here alone to tell you how to change. Continuum 312: Alec (Syfy)And then you took away my chance to get back and destroyed worlds. Alec, you. That was you.” Catherine and Warren try to stop them, but Brad shows up with his weapon and kills two agents, including Warren. Catherine: There’s an order. You should meet the traveler. Kiera: “Whatever it is you believe, Catherine, I don’t.” After they leave, Curtis shows up behind Catherine and slices her up.

In the car, Kiera tells him about all of other Alec’s misdeeds. Alec asks Brad: Who are you, btw? Different timeline. Kiera has to go back to the precinct. Alec wants to go north (like Travis!), and Brad offers to take care of him.

Curtis rescues the 1,000-year future traveler.

Continuum 312: Sonya, Dillon (Syfy)Carlos tells Kiera what happened at Piron. Dillon brings her into the room with Sonya, who’s being uncooperative in Dillon’s opinion. He tells Kiera she can go. She does. Dillon tries to bribe her with some comfort. “Your entire rebellion is pointless,” Dillon says. Sonya tells him he’s power-mad. She finds him guilty and sets off explosives under her skin — remember the injections from earlier? — that destroy half the precinct. Kiera and Carlos survive. Later, as the bodies are rolled out, Kiera has to go, but Carlos gives her the time-travel device.

Travis gets a message — obviously informing him that Sonya is gone, because he’s shaken. He gets in his truck and drives off.

Kiera walks through the woods to a cabin where Brad waits. Alec is there inside with Emily. “Why did you kill me?” she asks him. Brad: “It wasn’t personal. The mission was to kill him.” She was collateral damage. He talks about how they’re all family. Not the family she was trying to get back to. She confesses, though, that if he hadn’t shot current-timeline her, she would never have found him. “Kiera Cameron, you are the key,” he says, and it feels a little like Brad and Kiera are speaking their own language at this point.

Current-timeline Alec sits smugly in his office at Piron.

The next day at the cabin, Kiera tells Emily she doesn’t want to know where they’re going. Alec and Kiera discuss who the problem is in this situation then they wish each other well. Brad approaches as Alec and Emily leave and puts his arm around Kiera.

Kellog comes to Alec’s office with a photo of Kiera and future Alec. Current Alec grabs his head. “Seems the woman has changed her mind,” Kellog says. “She is a heartbreaker.”

The preview of next week’s finale shows the two Alecs facing off. Looking forward to it!

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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