Exclusive Continuum Sneak Peek: Kiera Snaps! Can a Battlestar/Smallville Vet Save Her Sanity?

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The jarring time jump, dealing with life-and-death crises and the ongoing separation from her husband and son finally take their toll on Kiera this week on Continuum — and TVLine has an exclusive sneak peek at the proverbial straw breaking the camel’s back.

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In Friday’s episode (Syfy, 10/9c), the occasion of her son Sam’s birthday steers Kiera on a path to an emotional meltdown — a spiral not helped any when Gardiner and his minions confront the mysterious “federal agent” about her litany of lies, in the course of a departmental “mole hunt.”

As seen in the clip below, when Gardiner pushes Kiera’s buttons a bit too hard, she shoves back — literally, triggering an internal diagnostic within her CMR that forces her to deal with her loss… or else. Press PLAY, then scroll down for more.

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Series star Rachel Nichols previously described the CMR safeguard as “an on-board shrink,” and one played be genre-TV vet Alessandro Juliani (Battlestar Galactica, Smallville). “and when your [stress] levels get to a certain point, the shrink comes in says, ‘Hi. I’m shutting you down until we talk through this and your levels are back to normal.’”

The intelligent intervention tees up what Nichols called “a very aggressive, beautiful and heart-breaking episode.” Costar Lexa Doig (aka Sonya) echoed that sentiment, telling us, “Rachel does a phenomenal job…. It’s quite heartrending, and quite touching.”

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Comments (14)

  • I know the Canadian fans have been raving about this episode since it aired. Definitely looking forward to seeing it.

    Comment by wordsmith – July 3, 2013 01:00 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • You guys are so obedient actually waiting for it to air on a US station. I am not, too good to wait.

      Comment by Ty – July 5, 2013 12:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I am so confused, that episode aired weeks ago.

    Comment by guest – July 3, 2013 01:16 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • In Canada. TVLine is a US-based website. Not very confusing.

      Comment by Brooke – July 3, 2013 01:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • This is kind of sad, there has been a 2 week break and then I see this article and it’s for the us :’( haha lol

        Comment by Kresh – July 3, 2013 01:28 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Best. Episode. Ever! It’s because of episodes like this that Continuum has become one of my favorite tv shows! And earned its early renewal this year! So, so, so good!

    Everyone watch it!

    Comment by Barbie Furtado – July 3, 2013 03:21 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Good to know another season is coming! I like the show very much.

      Comment by Brooke – July 3, 2013 04:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Super good episode and love the show, but most of the questioning i was just like “Just dont answer” lol. I mean shes supposedly this secret section 6 (her cover), so what gives them the balls to interrogate her? Why in the world would she be asked (or let alone answer) questions about her family or her son, (which is dangerous because they can be used as targets for blackmail or revenge), also why would she answer questions asked by a lowly Police station Captain? And that goes doubly for the guy that is constantly jabbing at her….lol which leads me to:
    Why in the world would you go at a person like that?! She does insanely good Police work, you saw her turn invisible, and you go at her obvious and hard? Lol IDIOT. How does he know she has the morals to not just turn invisible, follow him home and snap his neck? That was just dumb, they wanted drama and tension so they chose a unrealistic path. Maybe a regular cop would be dumb enough to go straight at her like that but a Federal Agent like him? No, he’d put on a fake smile but behind her back be looking into her. If i see someone turn invisible first thing i think is they have access to really really really high end tech, like DARPA level stuff, i would no go snooping and accusing to their face, most likely they can 1) Kill you so fast and easy 2) Have SUPER powerful friends 3) Work for a SUPER powerful organization and so on.

    Comment by M3rc Nate – July 3, 2013 04:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Love this show but I don’t understand that hype over this particular episode. It’s basically an hour of Rachel’s character crying like she does in every episode..

    Comment by dddddddd – July 3, 2013 07:07 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Lol. Made me laugh. I don’t disagree fully, but her crying doesn’t annoy me too much because she IS a Cop from the future (with the tech they basically aren’t even bad-asses or ruff or anything unlike cops today or in the past who don’t have full body bullet proof suits-shields-cloaking etc) and being away from her Husband and Son are good reasons. (Though personally the second she slept with Kellogg her character killed all of the “empathy” i had about her “Husband and Son” story-line, especially because she did it why? To get the time-travel-piece? She could have gotten that by staking out the boat, waiting till he left then breaking in and finding it….no the writers wanted her to sleep with him cause she was so lonely, and i think it back fired and fans spoke fairly loudly saying what i’m saying, and so we haven’t seen Kellogg interact with Kara barely at all since.
      BUT, the reason this episode was so good (especially considering as you point out its the pinnacle of the crying) is just that, it is her at her breaking point, missing her son (that seems to be mainly all she misses now a-days, no “I miss my husband” or flashbacks of him) kept effecting her more and more and more until this episode where she mentally snaps, and then the built in Psychologist helps her come to a good place about it and she comes out the other end a stronger Woman.

      Comment by M3rc Nate – July 3, 2013 07:51 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I wasn’t sure which Battlestar/Smallville vet you were talking about….there is just much overlap between those 3 shows. Allesandro Juliani, Tahmoh Penikett, Lexa Doig, Stephen Lobo, Adrian Holmes, Mike Dopud……the list goes on and on.

    Comment by SonOfCoul – July 3, 2013 10:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
    • Just because all sci-fi show are filmed in Canada since 1990

      Comment by Roger Canada – July 4, 2013 05:07 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
      • Oh yeah!

        Comment by Britany Columbia – July 4, 2013 06:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I have found season 2 much better than season one. It is more focused and the story starts to make more sense and is not so muddled. I almost gave up on this show the first season.
    It was very choppy and hard to follow.

    Comment by Leave Comments – July 4, 2013 01:48 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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