As Escher moves in on Kellog, a serial killer stalks Vancouver. Cameron can remember details that help with the case—but revealing them will make her look suspicious. Meanwhile, Alec gets to know his new friend—- but not so well as we do.

Title: “Second Truths”

Cast and Crew

Directed by Pat Williams
Written by Jonathan Lloyd Walker

Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron
Victor Webster as Carlos Fonnegra
Erik Kundson as Alec Sadler
Peter Benson as Todd Sanchez
Kimberley Sustad as Patsy
Nicholas Lea as Gardiner
Jennifer Spence as Betty Robertson
Stephen Lobo as Matthew Kellog
Brian Markinson as Inspector Dillon
Hugh Dillon as Escher
??? as Nora Masters

Full cast and crew information may be found here.

Premise

A serial killer stalks the city. Keira recalls some aspects of the case, but not everything– and using her special knowledge may create new problems for her.

Kellog and Escher try for the same human resources, and we learn more about Alec’s coffeeshop friend.

High Point

I’m happy to see Liber8 in the background for an episode. “Second Truths” creates considerable suspense and creepiness while raising an issue that a time-traveler would face on a regular basis.

Low Point

Kiera finally reveals the truth to Carlos—but doesn’t bother showing him the tech that would help confirm her story.

Also—how does she know that a certain person’s cancer won’t go into remission? Or that the timeline hasn’t been altered in some other way that would allowe him to continue? She would of course check to see if he might be working with someone else, but she draws that conclusion very quickly, without considering other possibilities.

The Scores:

Originality: 3/6 The originality here is how much it resembles a more traditional TV genre show. It’s not original, but it’s original for this show. Keira (for reasons that make some sense) even charges alone, Starling-like, into the villain’s lair. And no one who gets close to a key character can just be interested in him.

Effects: 5/6

Story: 5/6

Acting: 5/6 We get some excellent performances in the final act.

Emotional Response: 4/6

Production: 6/6.

Overall: 4/6 This episode has an interesting, neo-traditional TV feel to it. It resembles a contemporary version of the kind of show Continuum would have been in an earlier era. We have a Case of the Week, and the obligatory scene where the hero with special abilities reveals the Truth to a trustworthy individual. In all fairness, she needed to bring Carlos in on her secret.

In total, “Truths” receives 32/42