The premise for the series was always about Keira getting home, and what she would find when she does. Will it be the future she left, with the timeline intact? Will her husband and son be waiting for her? In most shows, the answers would be obvious and simple. This season recognized the complexity of time and introduced the idea of a time war with two different factions fighting to keep different timelines intact.
Episodes That I Liked
E05 brought home the reality of a time war and the time soldiers really started to shift Keira’s politics. Whose side is she on? Liber8 or the soldiers? Over the course of the series, Liber8 moderated some of their positions, as they began to see that the issues weren’t as clear-cut as they initially thought or that their tactics weren’t quite so justified, while Keira started to see some of their point of view too.
Episodes That Were Watchable
E01, E03, E04, and E06 were pretty solid outings, showing some of the shifting alliances and political viewpoints.
Episodes That I Didn’t Like
E02 had a blast of information from the future, but the context wasn’t clear, and it didn’t really integrate well with the other episodes.
At the end of Season 2, Alec had to make a choice, and it created consequences for everyone. Now there is semi-evil Alec and semi-good Alec, although it isn’t always clear which one is the good guy and which one is the bad guy. And other entities are interested in time travel for their own purposes.
At the end of Season 1, Keira found another time-traveller, one who has not faired so well. Everyone thinks he’s crazy, in fact. But most of Season 2 is about her trying to get home still, yet more on an advanced technological plan with Alec to find a way for him to power the device. She also is dealing with more of the separation from her family, including her husband.
Keira Cameron is a police officer. It’s a pretty advanced time, the year is 2077. While she is overseeing the execution of 8 domestic terrorists, they activate a time travel device that sends them all back to the year 2013. She arrives with a bunch of her high-tech police tools — a special suit with lots of functions built into it, weapons that are keyed only to her DNA, and communications equipment to allow her to connect directly to her HQ. Except her HQ doesn’t exist in 2013. Nevertheless, she is a police officer and sworn to apprehend the 8 suspects aka Liber8, so she infiltrates the local police to work with them in combating whatever mayhem Liber8 is going to start as they try to change time and prevent a future ruled by corporations…which would also inconveniently wipe out all of their timelines, including Keira’s son and husband.
The series is starting to heat up, as the local police have created a taskforce to go after Liber8 — Kiera isn’t alone in her fight. It’s a necessary addition to the story, as Kiera is going to regularly need backup, and this round is no exception. Someone is killing people and stealing something from their spine, and Liber8 members are at the top of the suspect pool. The procedural aspects play second banana to the “tech” as Kiera and Alec use high tech solutions to get a lead, but it works for the most part. A far better part …Continue reading →