In the future, Travis (Roger Cross) and Curtis (Terry Chen) are seen racing out of a building, firing their weapons upon a group of armed security guards while yelling about Garza (Luvia Petersen) being late for their rendezvous. Within seconds, Garza shows up being the “wheel” of one of the futuristic planes, getting to them just in time as a building crumbles beneath them. As it turns out, it is the very building from the pilot that caused the members of Liber8 to be sentenced to execution; as we see Kiera and the other CPS officers taking Kagame (Tony Amendola) into custody as the building explodes.
Then Kagame is shown being placed inside a glass-encased prison cell where he talks to someone he calls Theseus, which correlates to Theseus Day that was mentioned in last week’s episode. (More on this below).
Back in present day Canada, Sonya (Lexa Doig) and Kagame are talking about it being his birthday with Sonya giving him a hardbound copy of “A Tale of Two Cities” and he gives her a key to something that he claims “will give her all the answers she needs” but she has to keep this between them.
Then we see Kiera (Rachel Nichols) waking up in Kellog’s (Stephen Lobo) bed aboard his yacht and it becomes obvious that she spent the time with him; but not because she necessarily wanted to but because she wanted to get the missing piece from the time travel device that he took from her apartment. As she is leaving the yacht, she gets a call from Carlos (Victor Webster), who is back to work already, and he alerts her to a report that military grade explosives have been stolen and a federal agent – Agent Gardiner (guest star Nicholas Lea) – is at the precinct looking into the theft. Immediately after that, Kiera gets a call from Alec, who is dealing with the water damage at the farm – which includes his computer set-up in the barn – and he tries to tell her about what he found in the memory traces of her CMR after the reboot, but their call is ended because Lucas (Omari Newton) has disabled cell service city-wide.
As Kiera works her way back to the precinct, she runs into a homeless guy named Jason (guest star Ian Tracey), who is rambling on to passersby that “today is the day” and then he claims he recognizes her from the Liber8 execution in 2077. It turns out that somehow he was transported back in time just like Kiera and the Liber8 members only he arrived 20 years before them. He explains to Kiera that while working on couplings at the prison where the Liber8 members were to be executed he somehow time traveled back too, waking up near the waterfront. He spent the next few years in a nut house because he talked too much about the future and everyone in that time thought he was crazy, but eventually the government came in and put everyone out on the street with him surviving on his wits ever since.
As the converging stories progress, we see Travis upset with Kagame about where Sonya has gone – she’s on a personal mission for him – and then Julian shows up at Liber8’s front door with Alec not that far behind him because he tracked down Julian’s location (which he kept secret from Kiera). Alec is taken prisoner by Liber8 inside their safe house with Kagame telling him that he has more involvement in what is happening and what will happen than he can begin to imagine. Alec eventually is able to escape, nearly getting caught a few times, but making it out.
Meanwhile, Julian has been brought into the fold by Liber8 to execute another step in Kagame’s plan, which seems to be taking the stolen explosives to one of the office buildings in City Plaza. But that is seemingly thwarted by Jason and Kiera, who after talking about what is to happen on that day – a day in their history that was the first time Liber8 attacked the city. Kiera is able to get the entire police department to City Plaza to avert the pending disaster. Soon enough, Julian shows up in the parking structure of building one at City Plaza in the explosives-laden truck; but as the SWAT team, led by Officer Bradley (guest star Jonathan Walker) overtake the truck, Julian presses the detonator but nothing happens. He is then arrested and everyone believes that the tragedy has been averted.
But, that isn’t the case when Kiera sees Kagame, disguised as a police officer, walk into building two at City Plaza. She races after him and quickly learns that he has explosives strapped to his chest – he is the real bomber and Julian was just the diversion. Alec races inside too with Kagame telling them both that the plan he has been following had been future Alec’s plan all along.
Within seconds, building two comes down, ending Kagame’s life and taking out a lot of innocent bystanders; but Alec and Kiera survive the blast despite their being so close to the entrance – thanks to her suit – and Gardiner and Carlos also survive and Gardiner sees Kiera disappear once she emerges from the rubble. She then heads off to find Jason, who earlier claimed he had built a time-travel machine, but the hope that instilled in her is destroyed, when she discovers that it is a poorly-constructed device that will never work not even with the missing time-travel piece for which she now has back in her possession.
She ends up, once again, back at Kellog’s yacht, trying to find out if it was he who called Gardiner’s boss – after he tried to track down who Kiera is really working for since there is no such thing as Section 6, the agency for which Kiera has been claiming she works for, but it wasn’t Kellog and it wasn’t Alec so who is this mystery Mr. Escher who called off Gardiner? And then Kiera and Alec talk with him telling her that he was the one who sent her back in time and she’s not going to believe why. As she floats away on Kellog’s yacht, we are all left to wonder just what is going on.
What else did we learn during this episode?
• Sonya went to a bank to get items from Kagame’s safety deposit box where he had money stored for his mother who was giving birth to him that very day and instructions that she is to take over for him; and later, she turns a gun on Travis;
• Kagame not only meets with future Alec (William B. Davis) in his glass-encased prison at which time he gives Kagame the time travel device; but we also learn that Theseus is actually a fellow prisoner, who turns out to be the future version of Julian.
“End Times” is the 10th and final episode of the debut season of Continuum and was written by Simon Barry and directed by Pat Williams. There is no word yet on whether Continuum has been picked up for a second season.
What are your thoughts on this episode? What do you think will happen now that the first attack by Liber8 has taken place? Who is Mr. Escher who helped clear Kiera and get the Feds off her back? What does Alec know that he needs to tell her about his involvement in coming back in time? When Carlos finally figure out what is really going on with Kiera? Please share your thoughts about this episode in the comments section below.