The following recap contain spoilers for the series finale of Continuum. If you don’t want to know if Kiera went home to 2077 then stop reading now. If you do, please continue on.
In terms of series finales go Continuum’s unfortunately doesn’t fall into awesome ones like Parks and Recreation or Smallville (my personal opinion) but at least it wasn’t awful like How I Met Your Mother.
I wasn’t quite satisfied with the series finale as I felt there were still many questions left unanswered and new questions being asked.
So let’s start this recap.
We open up the episode where the last one left off, the aftermath of the Future Soldiers attack on the VPD. Kiera asks Carlos for a head start before he goes gun’s a blazing to the warehouse where Brad, the Future Soliders and Kellogg are.
Kiera then goes to talk to Alec and the two discuss what’s next. For Kiera, it’s going home to see her son Sam and she will risk everything to do so. Alec then tells her “let’s risk everything”.
Kiera and Carlos have a tearful goodbye to say how much each has meant to each other.
Before leaving, Kiera tells Dillon the truth about her coming from the future and the reasons why. Dillon does believe her. Kiera and Alec then drive off to start their mission but lurking behind at the VPD rubble is Garza.
Part of the plan is asking Jason to retrieve the time ball from Alec’s house. Before he leaves, Jason scribbles a note. When Jason gives the time ball to Kiera and Alec, Kiera tells Jason that he can come with her as 2077 is his home too. Jason says that he has been gone too long and that the present is his home. But before Kiera leaves, Jason gives the note he wrote so she can give it to his father. The note supposedly contains things that Jason has wanted to say to his father but didn’t.
Back at the warehouse, Brad delivers the key to Zhorin who opens the portal. The portal manages to tether to their time and they have 90 minutes to get people through. However, the key has been sabotaged and only three people manage to get through but Brad sees that they are soldiers. Brad realizes that it is an invasion that is coming and not loved ones escaping a dire future. So the portal has to be shut down and repaired before the 90 minutes are up and the tether is lost.
Zhorin asks Kellogg if he knew that Alec and Kiera sabotaged the key. Kellogg replies that it doesn’t surprise him if they did. We also learn that because the two time lines are tethered, it means that nothing can happen to Kellogg without it affecting the older one. Kellogg feels like he is a prisoner but they say it’s for his own safety. There is a brief mention on time paradoxes and how Kellogg lost his grandmother in 2012 but this isn’t further explored – Unanswered question number 1 (at least for me).
Alone with Vasquez, Kellogg says that he wishes that he had someone that was worth fighting for and tries to seduce Vasquez by saying they can rule together. But Vasquez isn’t biting and says nothing can come between them. Kellogg states that it’s obvious that Vasquez has feelings for him but when she still won’t let him go or tell information about himself, Kellogg stabs her with a corksrew. As Vasquez lays dying, Kellogg wants to know why they can never be. As she takes her last breath, Vasquez says that Kellogg is her father! Twist. Definitely didn’t see that coming.
Outside the warehouse, Carlos and the VPD are planning their attack but Jason comes on the scene to say because the machine is some sort of anti-matter device that it’s not a good idea to hit as it will take out half of Vancouver.
Back in the warehouse, Kellogg meets with Curtis who tells him the Traveler is coming and gives him something (I think it’s the time ball but I am not 100%). Kellogg then calls Kiera and tells her where to go. Just before Kiera and Alec enter the warehouse, Alec shares how much Kiera has done for him in terms of shaping him to be a better person.
Kiera and Alec make their way through the warehouse but are stopped by Brad. Eventually, Brad, after being duped by Zhorin, is back on Kiera’s side. We learn here the invasion is to stop Kellogg’s dark future from happening.
The VPD wait out the head start and joining them is Dillon along with Piron guards and lone wolf Garza also enters the fray.
Zhorin sees the VPD and starts to open fire and takes one of the power suit canisters and gives it to Weaver. Weaver, now in the Future Soldier suit, opens fire on all those in the warehouse. Kiera and Alec notices that the Piron guards aren’t firing but aren’t surprised at the same time.
Garza is making her way through the warehouse too when she comes across Curtis who admires her for her tenacity in being loyal to the cause. Curtis then tells Garza that Kiera is their best hope.
As VPD cops are falling by the wayside, Kellogg appears so Kiera takes him hostage as Zhorin takes Alec at gun point. There is a standoff for a bit where Kiera states that Kellogg is going to use the portal to go back to the moment when Liber8 appeared in 2012 and kill them all, including her so that he can corrupt Alec. The stand off ends when Alec is forced to fix the key. Alec does fix the key and the power suit canister back in the machine, the portal reopens. This is when all hell breaks loose as Kellogg orders the Piron guards to open fire and kill everyone.
Kiera and Carlos are both hit but are fine. Unfortunately, Kellogg kills Dillon.
And Kellogg being Kellogg uses the portal for himself and tells Kiera that he always chooses him and goes through it. Because Kellogg did what he did the invasion cannot happen and now the portal is starting to collapse. Seeing a fallen Dillon, Kiera wants to help but Alec begs her to go back to her time.
Kiera is a bit conflicted as she doesn’t really want to say good bye to Alec or Carlos. Alec continues to beg Kiera to go back and vows to create a better future for her.
Kiera goes through the portal at the same time the Traveler appears and does something that makes him disappear too. I never quite understood the purpose of the Traveler even after Curtis told us about him in a past episode.
After Kiera goes through the portal, Curtis tells Garza, Carlos, Alec, Jason and Brad that the Traveler was able to go back to his time. Garza then wonders what about Kellogg’s plan to go back to 2012. Alec explains that they knew that Kellogg would be spying on them as he programmed the time ball. So Alec tricked Kellogg into entering the wrong date. Where did Kellogg end up? Definitely not 2012 but maybe the 1800s? Sound off in the comments if you know what time period Kellogg ended up in.
As for Kiera, she appears in a building right in front of Kagame. Kiera thinks she has failed but Kagame has no clue what Liber8 is when she mentions them. Kagame then realizes that the woman before him is from all the stories that Uncle Julian told him about and knows that this is Kiera. Alec comes running down and is a bit miffed that he missed Kiera’s arrival. Alec has waited 60 years to find out if Kiera made it after entering the portal. Kiera learns that Alec did indeed change the future as they walk along the Bloedel Conservatory that there is no corporate congress and no CPS, just the VPD. We also see that the park has been named the Carlos Fonnegra Memorial Park, something that Alec and Emily fought for. Kiera learns that Alec and Emily stayed together until her death.
Kiera wants to see Sam. Alec brings her to the park and Kiera sees Sam from afar. Alec tried to pin point her return as close as when she left (I think that’s what he said). Kiera wants to go to Sam but Alec holds her back as we see another Kiera greet her son. Alec says that what she did in the past allowed this Sam to have a safe and happy life. And the episode ends there with a special shout out to the loyal fans of Continuum.
Some unanswered questions that I have is what happened to Garza? If Emily isn’t Jason’s mom, does Jason exist? What about Brad?
Another thing I don’t understand, so there are two Kiera’s now in 2077? If so, what is Kiera going to do now? Kiera came back home to be with her son but she can’t so maybe it was for the better that she stayed back in 2015. If someone can clarify the ending to me that would be great. This show was definitely too smart for me.