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With this last revelation from the future about the evil corporations taking control and implanting people with chips that essentially make them zombified slaves for life, I think the show may have gone off the rails a bit. It's sci-fi and it has heretofore depicted a certain kind of dystopian future that was actually believable. And plausibility is important - it's what separates the men from the boys in the science fiction world. This show did that pretty well. Up to now.
It's possible we're kind of on the track to corporate rule now. Greater income inequality is already leading to a stratified society and perhaps, in time, to a kind of caste system. And it will all be perfectly legal and legit and the illusion of democracy will be maintained. I can see the kind of world Kiera will inhabit. It's not pretty, but it's not the kind of fascist re-writing of the current system, a complete abandonment of human and civil rights, that was portrayed in the last episode. I can't picture a situation like that ever coming to pass here (and absolutely never in Canada fercrissake), and certainly not in a mere 20 years time.
Wish they hadn't gone there. They were doing fine with a well-conceived plotline up to now, and Julian could have become a great leader of the resistance, and everything could have evolved organically into Kiera's world in 2087 or whenever. What's funny is I have an easier time accepting time travel and her super-suit than the slave-labor-fueled dystopia we saw depicted in this last episode.