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This thread is for discussion of Continuum as it airs on the SyFy network. Please note that there is a separate thread for the show as it airs on Showcase in Canada. It has been airing in Canada before it airs in the US on SyFy, so you may wish to avoid the Canadian thread if you want to avoid spoilers for shows that haven't aired in the US yet.
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Will be hard to stay out of the other thread though as sometimes I can't wait to know what happens next. smile.gif
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Figured this was a good way to start this thread.... May I present one of the best reasons to watch this show: star Rachel Nichols (in Cap'n Kirk seduction mode)...

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Figured this was a good way to start this thread.... May I present one of the best reasons to watch this show: star Rachel Nichols (in Cap'n Kirk seduction mode)...

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You're welcome. biggrin.gif

Not crazy about red heads.
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She has a head?
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Hey - not for nothing --- but I started this thread a while ago. Why was it hijacked? I can understand starting a new one for Showcase, but WTH???
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What are you talking about? Your thread is the original SHOWCASE thread for the Canadian airing. This one was started today for the US viewers who don't want spoilers, since they're behind by several episodes.
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Hey - not for nothing --- but I started this thread a while ago. Why was it hijacked? I can understand starting a new one for Showcase, but WTH???

You started a thread for this program that airs in the United States? Please link us the thread and yours *should* govern.

Your thread, Continuum on SHOWCASE (Canada), is a separate topic and subject. People in the United States typically do not receive a Canadian channel (Showcase.) I have Dishnetwork with most of the channels and I do not have Showcase, thus this thread is for me.

I'm out of the loop on this series and on the Canadian channel Showcase so I really don't know what's going on tongue.gif

It's like having two different threads for The Office:
U.S. version would be "The Office on NBC"
U.K. version would be "The Office on BBC 2"

Not bitching at you or complaining. Just trying to give you an explanation smile.gif
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Originally Posted by ltownsend View Post

Hey - not for nothing --- but I started this thread a while ago. Why was it hijacked? I can understand starting a new one for Showcase, but WTH???

It was easier to start the new thread for the SyFy show since it airs after the Showcase showing. People were already discussing the shows that have aired in Canada in the other thread.

Plus, you spotted the show and started the other thread so far in advance of SyFy picking it up that people were discussing the first Canadian season before the first episode even made it to the US.
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CPanther95: Thanks for separating and clarifying the threads. This will go a long way in fixing the mess created by the Syfy channel showing the episodes six or seven weeks after Showcase.
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I'm betting that if there is a season three and judging from the advertisers jumping in it looks like there will be it both Canadian and Syfy showing will synchronous.
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Showcase has already renewed the show for a 3rd season. It is not dependent on how it fares on Syfy-thank goodness.

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Am I the only Yank watching this show? smile.gif Lots of activity in the Canada thread, not much going on here, wonder why. I thought the last episode was one of ther most interesting yet. Who the good guys are is growing more complicated, and our heroine might be facing a whale of a moral conflict in the coming weeks.While Alex, who seemed to be the moral compass for the show, maybe isn't. Plus the possibility of a mole, while at the same time the terror group seems to be fragmenting...there's a heck of a lot going on here.
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Am I the only Yank watching this show? smile.gif Lots of activity in the Canada thread, not much going on here, wonder why.

When a show has a delayed transmission, people find other ways to watch ... wink.gif
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Am I the only Yank watching this show? smile.gif Lots of activity in the Canada thread, not much going on here, wonder why. I thought the last episode was one of ther most interesting yet. Who the good guys are is growing more complicated, and our heroine might be facing a whale of a moral conflict in the coming weeks.While Alex, who seemed to be the moral compass for the show, maybe isn't. Plus the possibility of a mole, while at the same time the terror group seems to be fragmenting...there's a heck of a lot going on here.

I'm with you man! tongue.gif

This first episode of the season seemed more like a set-up show to get the pieces in place. Not that much to discuss really, except Kellog now has his hooks into Alec who will presumably begin his Walter White-like decent to the Dark Side (not that bad, of course, but a decent still). Kiera is now under suspicion which, frankly, has been a long time coming IMO. Carlos is still in the dark, but for how much longer? Travis is still Da' Man & Sonya has a plan.

Tonight's ep should move things along and generate more commentary, I suspect.
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Like the heroine & the show. Carlos isn't that bright.
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Like the heroine & the show. Carlos isn't that bright.

But hunky. Mrs. Archi would say that 'bout makes him perfect. tongue.gif
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But hunky. Mrs. Archi would say that 'bout makes him perfect. tongue.gif
I think Mrs. Archi and Mrs. Oink have a lot in common.eek.gif
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I think Mrs. Archi and Mrs. Oink have a lot in common.eek.gif

Our hunkiness, no doubt. It is such a burden to not be respected for our minds, *sigh*.
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Our hunkiness, no doubt. It is such a burden to not be respected for our minds, *sigh*.
Ditto.
Sometimes it's a burden being arm candy for the wife.
post #21 of 468
Okay, it looks like Travis and Sonya are still at war, and now we have "freelancers" skulking about trying to capitalize on their knowledge of the past. Sort of like Kellogg, who seems to have given up the good fight for the good life. Or has he?

The overly dramatic scene at the end with Kiera losing her poor flash-addled sister had me checking my watch and rolling my eyes. Julian continues to be fought over by rival gang-bangers in prison. Loved the conversation between Carlos and that eccentric future dude. Did he have a conversation with Alec's mother at some point in the past (Alec's flashback); is that what that scene was intended to recall?
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Did he have a conversation with Alec's mother at some point in the past (Alec's flashback); is that what that scene was intended to recall?

... the implication is that "he" (eccentric future dud) is Alec's bio-dad (as opposed to step-dad that got snuffed last season.) Remember, "eccentric future dude," got thrown 20 years further back than Kiera and Liber8.

... Of course, that could just be the drugs giving Alec a false/altered memory.
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I have started to believe that the whole "kill Travis" order wasn't the whole story... by which I mean... when Kagame (sp?) gave the "order" to kill him... did he want him dead? OR just want to kick off all this mess that has happened since?
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How would he have known Sonya's gun would run out of bullets just before she was able to deliver the fatal shot to Travis? I doubt even Kagame could plan things that exactly.
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How would he have known Sonya's gun would run out of bullets just before she was able to deliver the fatal shot to Travis? I doubt even Kagame could plan things that exactly.

My thought is that he knew Travis would be hard to kill with his magic healing ability and whatnot... heck, maybe Travis is impossible to kill at this point... and the result is the kid in prison is going to be uber-protected by Travis' crew now.
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My thought is that he knew Travis would be hard to kill with his magic healing ability and whatnot... heck, maybe Travis is impossible to kill at this point... and the result is the kid in prison is going to be uber-protected by Travis' crew now.

I dunno; a head shot would probably have done him in. If Kagame planned Travis' survival from multiple gunshot wounds (none of them a head shot), then he really was prescient. What I can't quite figure out is what Sonya's angle is.
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I dunno; a head shot would probably have done him in.

That's what it looked like to me. Sonya had to shoot him in several strategic places to disable his "tech" that allows him to heal, but she ran out of bullets before she had the chance to shoot the last spot in his head. As such, he survived the assassination attempt.
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Funny how I can accept time travel and super suit tech but have such a problem with Sonja not doing the obvious by putting EVERY bullet in his head once she decided to follow instructions. It's not like she's unused to shooting people. And it's not like she's unfamiliar with his super soldier tech.

I like the show because of the future tech, and the hottie and Alex characters. The others, not so much. It's a fun watch but I'm never tempted to watch in real time. Always DVR a week or so later.
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That's what it looked like to me. Sonya had to shoot him in several strategic places to disable his "tech" that allows him to heal, but she ran out of bullets before she had the chance to shoot the last spot in his head. As such, he survived the assassination attempt.

I never would have figured that out myself, but now that you say it I think thats exactly what happened. And yeah, having that be part of a plan does seem a stretch but it seems I can accept it. What I really liked about this episode was how Sonya stood up for her ideals-puts a whole new spin on just who the bad guys are. In fact I'm getting less sure all the time who is right and who is wrong in this show. Just what are we supposed to be rooting to happen anyways? I love that uncertainty. This may appear to be a straight forward action show but there is a lot going on beneath the surface. And then there is that suit...
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I guess I'm working under this premise...

Future Alec told Kagame some stuff that got him to agree to be sent back in time... Kagame did not necessarily tell his crew everything he knew.

I could be WAY wrong of course... but I'm working from the theory that Kagame told Sonya to kill Travis. He didn't tell her how to kill him, but he knew what kind of person she was... and given everything else he probably knows about her + what he told her... he probably figured what/how she was most likely to do... with the result being Travis goes to the hospital, not the morgue, and eventually to prison.

So... Travis thinks Sonya rebelled against Kagame's wishes... he doesn't know that Kagame gave the order... meanwhile, Sonya doesn't know why she was supposed to kill Travis... or, if my theory holds, even IF she was supposed to be successful...

Again, I am making half of my theory up... but I have a nagging feeling that the "all is not as it appears" applies to this show quite a bit... so I'm thinking Kagame wanted to change the future and needed to kick off some things before he blew himself up.
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