Continuum Season 2 Review “Second Thoughts”

After the rip-roaring action of Continuum’s first two episodes, ‘Second Thoughts’ takes a step back and makes time for some more nuggets of information and quite sizable reveals. Alec is at the center of Keira’s case in the episode as he’s involved in an accident causes by a new recreational drug, Flash. According to Keira the drug, which allows the user to relive memories, shouldn’t be created for decades and so suspects Liber8 are involved somehow.

She has a personal connection to the drug, seen in flashbacks where her sister is hooked on it. There seems to have been some family problems in the past since, in her altered state, Hannah jumped off of a roof lamenting how much prouder their father was of Keira. You can understand, then, that she’s more than a little concerned by Alec’s involvement, and she isn’t made any happier by Kellogg’s new interest in his life. There’s no doubt he’s on a dangerous path, but the desire to recover memories of his biological father clouds his judgement.

Aside from the plot surrounding Flash, we get to see Liber8 shift a little in their motives and moral code. Sonya has decided that old boss Kagame might have been on to something when he lived by a ‘no killing unless entirely necessary’ rule and, despite a healthy dose of pessimism from Lucas, she’s convinced it’s a more productive way of ensuring their better future. That doesn’t stop them from being at odds with Travis, however, as we see when they fight over Julian’s protection in jail. This one goes to Travis, but my guess is that the balance will shift again next week.

What people will remember from this episode, though, is the return of Jason and the reveal that he’s probably Alec’s biological father. How this works makes my brain hurt, seeing as Jason claimed to be from the future in last year’s finale, but it certainly makes the puzzle over past/future Alec all the more interesting. It also connects Keira to her sidekick even further, and anything that solidifies the heart of the show in such a way is extremely welcome. I’m excited to find out more, but have no idea what answers to expect.

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