Kiera Cameron experiences a nervous breakdown and some voices invade her head.
We also learn the identity of the mole in the police department.
Title: “Second Opinion”
Cast and Crew
Directed by Pat Williams
Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron
Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra
Erik Kundson as Alec Sadler
Nicholas Lea as Gardiner
Roger Cross as Travis Verta
Jesse Moss as Shane Mathers
Jennifer Spence as Betty Robertson
Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog
Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon
Omari Newton as Lucas Ingram
Cantfinder Name as Nora Masters
Full cast and crew information may be found here.
A new chief inspector takes over operations, and she suspects Kiera is a mole working for Liber8. Kiera, meanwhile, loses contact with Alec when she has a breakdown and a program embedded in her head activates.
The episode concludes with a disturbing but uncertain revelation.
I’m uncertain what the conclusion means, but I’m hoping it’s not a deceptive cheat. It makes perfect, disturbing sense, and has far-reaching implications for the series.
The episode features two far-fetched premises necessary to the story.
The embedded program could be possible, I suppose, but its ability to erase large portions of Kiera’s memory while leaving a functioning human being, if real, seems really unlikely.
More significantly, the episode calls attention to the unbelievable notion at the center of the series, the creation of a faux secret agency, accepted as real by a major metropolitan police department. I really don’t see how Kiera would be permitted to work for them, or how suspicions about her could be cleared so easily.
Effects: 5/6 Simple but effective techniques create the futuristic kid’s toy, probably the most plausible tech we see this week.
Emotional Response: 4/6 The story begins well; the rushed and unlikely conclusion does not work so well. The final scene makes some amends.
In total, “Second Opinion” receives 34/42