Continuum Season Three
Terrorist timeline troubles
Release Date: OUT NOW! 2014 | 15 | Blu- ray/ DVD Creator: Simon Barry Cast: Rachel Nichols, Erik Knudsen, Victor Webster, Stephen Lobo, Lexa Doig
If you were having trouble following the convoluted plotting during seasons one and two of Continuum, you might as well give up now and bail on the adventures of Keira Cameron and her terrorist timeline woes. If, however, you’ve lapped up all the temporal twists and turns of this cunning little series, you’ll bloody love this newest batch of 13 episodes.
We pick up this year with Keira stuck in Freelancer prison, while Alec has travelled back in time to save the life of the woman he loves. It’s not long before there are doppelgangers everywhere and characters we thought were good guys or bad guys suddenly flip like pancakes – moral ambiguity is what Continuum does best, after all. It’s also rather good at giving us unexpected deaths, fantastic fight scenes and a season finale that will kick you so hard in the goolies you’ll be bruised for a week.
The downsides of season three, however, are that the writing doesn’t feel quite as focused as its first two years, and Keira has now changed so much it’s getting tough to empathise with her. Despite this, however, Continuum is still a damn fine series.
Extras: Two commentaries ( on “Minute By Minute” and “Last Minute”) from Simon Barry and executive producer/ director Pat Williams, 13 decent webisodes, and a half- hour behind- the- scenes piece. All episodes in season one had “Time” in their title. In season two, it was “Second”. Season three? “Minute”.
Nigel Farage had just walked in.