Continuum Review: “Second Thoughts”

A drugs-and-gangsters episode– but it works fairly well. This could mark a turning point for the series, for better or for worse.

Title: “Second Thoughts”

Cast and Crew

Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron
Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra
Erik Kundson as Alec Sadler
Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog
Roger Cross as Travis Verta
Richard Harmon as Julian Randol
Lexa Doig as Sonya Valentine
Luvia Petersen as Jasmine Garza
Jesse Moss as Shane Mathers
Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon
Omari Newton as Lucas Ingram
Brian Markinson as Dillon
Jennifer Spence as Betty Robertson

Full cast and crew information may be found here.


The Liber8 factions head in very different directions as Cameron, the police—and Alec Sadler—deal with a drug from the future.

Meanwhile, we learn that time travellers have been far more involved with creating the future than the show has previously acknowledged.

High Point

The show launches a poll as to which side the viewers find most sympathetic. For all of Kiera’s charm and heroism and all of Travis’s criminal dealings, the scripts increasingly makes that a valid question.

Low Point

The gang-members involved in the shoot-out with Cameron and Fonnegra demonstrate appallingly poor aim. Only Imperial Stormtroopers are so imprecise.

The Scores:

Originality: 4/6 This week takes a different direction for the show.

Effects: 5/6 The effects were good, overall. The, uh, items in the case could have been better-rendered.

Story: 4/6 The story works well, and I’m intrigued by the directions taken by the Liber8 factions—even if Travis’s plan unfolds with ridiculous rapidity and ease.

The newly-disclosed time-travel elements could prove interesting—or they could take Continuum down a Primer/Doctor rabbit-hole that the show may not be able to handle.

Acting: 4/6

Emotional Response: 4/6

Production: 6/6.

Overall: 4/6

In total, “Second Thoughts” receives 31/42