Episodes That I Liked
The fifth episode, A Test of Time, is time travel at its most nerdiness. They want to test their paradox vulnerability — if someone kills their parents before they’re even conceived, will they disappear? There are multiple twists and turns to test the theory, with threats to multiple time travellers and even to those who aren’t skipping through time. The dialogue has some uber time travel theories built into it, and the twists and turns establish the basic rules for the show. One of the best time travel episodes of any show anywhere.
The season finale, episode ten, Endtimes, blew up the premise of the show big time. Some of the elements introduced kind of confuses things later, but at first, it’s amazing…up until this point, the assumption is that the Liber8 crew plus Keira are the only time travellers. But what if there are more? Including a crazy homeless guy who recognizes Keira as a futuristic cop. Mind blown, I couldn’t wait for the second season to come.
Episodes 2 (Fast Times), 3 (Wasting Time), 6 (Time’s Up), 8 (Playtime), and 9 (Family Time) were all episodes that I rated four stars as they dealt with an attempt to go back home, one of Liber8 wanting to play profiteer in the past, early signs of Liber8 taking on big companies who are doing bad things, the dangers of VR technology, and the origins of Alex Sadler, tech mogul.
Episodes That Were Watchable
There were only two episodes of the season that I rated at three stars, and it was more because they were setups for other episodes rather than full episodes on their own. Episode 4, A Matter of Time, has one of Liber8 arrive “late” to the party (time travel didn’t work as expected for him) and episode 7, Politics of Time, bogged itself down in union politics issues.
Episodes That I Didn’t Like
None, it was a great first season.
List of Episodes
|S01E01||A Stitch In Time||Keira has backup against Liber8||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S01E02||Fast Times||Only ep2 and already plans to go home||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S01E03||Wasting Time||Kellogg plays both sides, Chen only 1||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S01E04||A Matter of Time||Kagame arrives to start a war||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S01E05||A Test of Time||Testing paradoxical vulnerability||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
|S01E06||Time's Up||Liber8 targets an oil company exec||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S01E07||Politics of Time||Union politics are never pretty||🐸🐸🐸⚪⚪ - 3|
|S01E08||Playtime||VR games and mind control don't mix||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S01E09||Family Time||Visit the farm, start a hostage crisis||🐸🐸🐸🐸⚪ - 4|
|S01E10||Endtimes||One time traveller? Or many?||🐸🐸🐸🐸🐸 - 5|
The Bottom Line
Keira’s past looks surprisingly like our present