Kagame: “What about implants make you uneasy?”
Sonya: “They nudge you. They change how you think, what you accept. You record instead of bear witness, store up data not remember feelings.”
“Waning Minutes” is the May 16 episode of "Continuum." Warning: this article does contain spoilers for tonight's episode. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. “Continuum" airs Friday nights at 9 p.m. CT on Syfy.
This episode reverses the typical “Continuum” set up – the present scenes bookend an episode that takes place primarily in the future. It's a little weird. I kept waiting for the switch back to the present. It’s great to mix things up a bit. We don't spend a lot of time in the future, and so it is a little difficult to remember things. For instance, I can't remember Kiera's husband's name for the life of me. Still, it is great to see another side of how people lived in 2077. The background on the gleaners and how they operate is interesting.
As far as the timeline goes, this episode takes place before any of our Liber8 people that we know and kinda love/tolerate have joined Liber8. Sonya is recruited in this episode. It is fantastic to spend an episode learning what she was like before becoming the Sonya we know. We get a glimpse of her views, but it would have been nice to show more of her and Kagame debating or more of her and Kiera. Would you have liked to spend more time with Sonya?
It’s been awhile since we saw Kagame. I had forgotten how persuasive he is. He manages to recruit Sonya, and then, decades earlier, his words are having an effect on Kiera. I can't decide on Kiera's change. She talks about how she is finally waking up. It’s a very poetic thing to say, but as of right now, we don't know what that means for her. She says she is going home, but what exactly will that accomplish other than reuniting her with her son? Perhaps this means she is giving up her duty as a protector to focus on herself for once. What are your Kiera theories?
You know what would have been great? Learning why Curtis killed Kiera. No one seems to be interested in that. We don’t even talk about it. Instead, the focus is on Kiera's trip down memory lane. At some point, the writers need to have Curtis explain his actions. They don’t have to be to Kiera, although you would think that she would be curious about that. What are your theories?
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