Okay Continuum, you win this one! Everything about this season being all over the place or feeling as if the show had lost its way, forget it. Throw it out the window. Burn it. The last few episodes helped the entire season turn around and the finale blew everything out of the water.
“Last Minute” was a tough one to watch as everyone struggled to make the right decision. It found old enemies forming new alliances (however temporary) to fight against the biggest threat to date: Green Alec. But was he really the villain they thought him to be? Green Alec, in charge of Piron, is ready to launch his HALO project thus accelerating the Piron company to new heights. The surviving members of Liber8, as well as Red Alec and Emily (who narrowly escaped an assasination attempt), Kiera, and Brad team up to find any way possible to expose the HALO project for the failure it will be as well as stop Green Alec from heading down the path they all fear.
Brad revealed an important piece of information to Kiera, that the device he got back from the Freelancers is actually equipped to send out a distress signal as soon as he is supposed to have finished his mission. If he activates the device and no response comes from it, then the future that he was sent to prevent from happening has ceased to exist. If something comes out of there, they’re all screwed. Before they can think about the endgame, they have to figure out a way to stop the HALO launch from happening meaning stopping Green Alec at any cost.
Working with Garza, they come up with a plan to hack into the HALO launch video feed to air their own video with Travis talking about the dangers of the HALO project as well as give Garza time to set up a fake assasination attempt. As she executes it and Green Alec is taken by the security team (including Carlos), Green Alec is actually kidnapped by Carlos so that Red Alec can return to the Piron building and destroy the antimatter lab. He also plans to steal back the time travel device. Unbeknownst to Carlos though, Green Alec has a tracking implant in his arm and his actual security team “rescues” him and takes him back to Piron where he and Red Alec have an epic face off on the roof. In the struggle, as we know that one of them is going to do, Red Alec uses a sliver to stab Green Alec in the throat, killing him. His last words to a better-late-than-never Kiera are that her future dies with him. Kiera is worried about the implications of what they’ve done but she understood the risk from the beginning and accepts whatever may (or may not) come from then on.
Kiera and Brad, now forced into similar situations, bond over their predicaments which even leads to a little romance for the pair. Have they both accepted that whatever life they had before is gone forever? Following the Alec vs Alec faceoff, Liber8 takes the chance to claim control over the Freelancer base with special interest in their time travel method. Kellogg confronts Red Alec, who is now attempting to take over duty at Piron, and reveals that in all these forms he had Green Alec sign in the recent weeks there is a security measure that instead leaves him in charge of Piron and leads Alec to being ejected from the company. Brad and Kiera test his beacon to see if anything happens and initially nothing occurs leading them to walk away hand in hand but suddenly several armed soldiers appear revealing that the future they were trying to prevent is still in fact set to occur.
I was honestly surprised at how well the finale was written. The story finally came to an epic conclusion while still leaving plenty of questions for a potential (and hopeful) season 4! The characters were tested to their very core in this season and while Continuum had a few bumps in the road, it all came back full circle. Kiera was able to eventually put aside her grief with Red Alec’s decisions and became a partner again for Carlos who struggled through much of the early season. Green Alec was doomed from the beginning as Continuum has proven to anyone that a character with greed and malice has no place in the world at all. Red Alec would do right by anyone, albeit with a few mistakes along the way, but that’s what makes his character so endearing as well as mysterious. He’s still a kid in essence, and that’s an easy thing to forget in this story. He may not be the man some have come to both love and hate but he still hasn’t hit that one deciding factor that will determine his future as well as everyone else’s. And hats off to Erik Knudsen this season! He had a tough role (or roles) to portray as he was faced with a Jekyll and Hyde type situation as far as character development. However, Kiera finally putting aside the “I have to get back to my family” mentality was probably what brought it all around and forced a change in her character. She would always love her family, but she finally accepted the fact that maybe she was never meant to get back there therefore pushing her character to find a bond with someone new: Ryan Robbins’ character Brad. Ryan Robbins (whom I only had the pleasure of seeing in Falling Skies until now) is a brilliant actor and one with a lot to prove. He really pushed the storyline into a better place and even pushed Kiera’s character into a new frame of mind. This season has been all about change, revolution, and fight but in the end who are the real heroes of the story? Some people got what they wanted and others lost, it was a draw of the season. Now where do they go? If all they did still wasn’t enough to prevent a disastrous future, what more will it take to rescue themselves? Everyone may have worked together for this fight but it sure won’t last long…What did you all think of the finale? The season as a whole? Are you looking forward to a season 4? Be sure to comment below or tweet me (@lmfsrush) or us (@ThreeIfBySpace)!