Kiera: “Hello? Hello?”
Carlos: “It’s nice knowing even the government drops calls.”
Kiera: “Just wait until the phone company is the government.”
Carlos: “That’s a scary thought.”
“Wasting Time” is the newest episode of Continuum. Warning this article does contain spoilers. To review the last case file, click here. Continuum airs Monday nights at 7 on Syfy, channel 60 for Houstonians.
It’s still a little difficult to remember the names of all the terrorists, but the writers start to work on that in this episode. Between the profile of each member that Kiera gives and the time spent with them, one by one the terrorists are starting to stick out. Sonya is the main focus of the episode. There is a little bit of a flashback (or flash forward) to when Kiera first runs into Sonya, but honestly not much is shown. It’s a take down that ends with a bomb that Sonya planted going off. The writers could have included more of someone talking about who exactly Sonya is or even more of why they were going into the building. However, the writers do a good job of not showing too much of the future, only using it briefly.
Kellog and Kiera meet face to face, and as it turns out, Kellog has quite the proposition for Kiera – teamwork. That’s right, working together to achieve some semblance of a common goal. This definitely adds a level of intrigue to the show. Anytime a good guy works with a bad or slightly bad guy, it raises the stakes a bit. Hopefully the writers make good use out of this unusual partnership. It could be interesting to see Kellog come to Kiera for help and vice versa. At some point, Carlos or the police need to put it together who Kellog is, but that can wait for a little bit. Do you like Kiera and Kellog’s partnership? Can she trust him?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. The writers keep taking the time to show Alec and his family, more specifically scenes where his stepfather shares his beliefs on how corporations and technology can corrupt people. Now, it seems like they are the early stages of the terrorist group that Kiera is currently tracking down. Maybe they will cross paths eventually. The writers are spending too much time on this to not have it pay off in a big way. Alright, now it’s time to talk about the case. It’s alright. What’s most interesting about it is that Kiera is still struggling with how to blend into the real world, and that Carlos covers for her. There is some trust there, but clearly Kiera isn’t quite aware of how important and fragile the trust is. She needs to open up to Carlos soon otherwise he won’t trust her. What did you think of the episode overall?
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