Review: Continuum, “Power Hour”

Before I get started, I should mention that I watched this episode under less than ideal circumstances. Specifically, Showcase’s video player died about halfway through, and it took over a day for me to get it working again. So that may negatively impact the quality of this review.

The official logo for ContinuumMoving on…

The main theme of “Power Hour” seems to be Alec and and Julian trying to change their destinies, with both of them attempting to find new paths as far away as possible from who they became in Kiera’s timeline.

Julian takes a stand by utterly rejecting his Theseus identity… only to discover that he may have already shaped history.

This episode is another recent case of Julian managing to actually be kind of likable, as much as it truly pains me to say that. It seems he may finally be understanding that it’s not all about him, though I wouldn’t be surprised if he relapsed at some point. If he doesn’t, Continuum will deserve major credit for making a character as viscerally despicable as him actually tolerable.

He still has that douchey haircut, though.

I do wonder what game Curtis is playing at. He seems to have a hand in pretty much everything that’s going on, but I can’t begin to guess what his endgame is. I can’t help but wonder if he’s the one everyone should be truly scared of.

Meanwhile, Alec rejects corporate life and decides to help the police department directly… which ends with him serving as a puppet for Kiera, meaning nothing has really changed.

Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron in ContinuumI do think Kiera’s playing with fire. Brad is seeming less trustworthy all the time, she risks burning bridges with one of her staunchest allies by going behind Carlos’ back, and I think her desperation to get home at any cost is going to cause a great deal of grief. We’re already seeing the truth of that.

The action of “Power Hour” comes as Kiera and Garza attempt to sabotage a mysterious new project of Kellogg’s, despite continuing to have what I’m going to call a strained working relationship.

The fights this time weren’t as mind-blowing as we’ve seen in the last two episodes, but it was still plenty entertaining, and the climax was a real shocker.

I’m kind of inclined to agree with Garza’s perspective on matters throughout this whole debacle, honestly. I mean, she’s still a psycho and possibly a pyromaniac, but she’s right.

On a related note, I do like the idea of Garza having a super suit of her own. A character as volatile as her having access to that level of technology can only provide entertainment, and I’m not going to object to the eye candy factor, either.

Luvia Petersen as Jasmine Garza in ContinuumOn the whole, I found “Power Hour” less enjoyable than the previous episodes (though the split viewing couldn’t have helped with that), but still a pretty strong showing.

Overall rating: 7.5/10

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