So who is this “terrorist” organization that Kiera is fighting? Is their purpose as terrible as their methods?
A fair decision can’t be made without hearing both sides, so if you haven’t already, check out the recruitment video and manifesto on their website, Liber8.com.
Let’s take a look at the members of Liber8 to understand what drives them.
Edouard Kagame (Tony Amendola - IMDb) authored Liber8’s manifesto. He is the oldest of the time travelers and the only to remember the world before the corporations took over. Though his temperament has softened over time, he has always rebelled against what he feels are injustices.
Travis Verta (Roger Cross - IMDb) was handpicked from the military to become a genetically-enhanced super-soldier, a remorseless killing machine that carries out any and all orders. Now free of the corporate military’s shackles, he believes following Kagame will allow him the revenge he needs.
Matthew Kellog (Stephen Lobo - IMDb, Twitter) is an expert manipulator. Whether in the relative freedom of a corporate job or in prison for abusing his position for his own gain, he can charm almost anyone into doing his bidding. Whenever he’s around, people can never be sure if their decisions are really their own.
Sonya Valentine (Lexa Doig - IMDb, Twitter) served as a research scientist for the corporate military. She was the architect of the super-soldier program, but saw Travis as more than just a test subject. When the decision was made to shut down the program, she turned against the corporate world and joined Liber8 with Travis.
Lucas Ingram (Omari Newton - IMDb, Twitter) worked to develop time travel for the corporate military at Alec Sadler’s company SadTech. When he discovered it would be used for evil purposes, he was accused of being a traitor. Unable to defend the accusation and fearing for his life, he felt his only option was to switch sides.
Curtis Chen (Terry Chen - IMDb, Twitter) feels he was unfairly passed over for the super-soldier program and aims to prove he is every bit as dangerous as Travis. He is a true believer in Liber8’s mission, and he makes no effort to hide his distrust of Kellog.
Jasmine Garza (Luvia Petersen - IMDb, Twitter) was captured by the corporate military while serving as a paramilitary solider and tortured for 3 years. She has both physical and mental scars that may never heal from the experience.
Stefan Jaworski (Mike Dopud - IMDb, Twitter) is another former military member. He has a look and an attitude that announces to everyone that he is not someone to be crossed. Jaworski has no reservations about being the first to strike in a fight and is deadly at close-range or at a distance.
Liber8 admits it’s responsibility in the deaths of thousands. No one with any morality can look at Liber8’s actions and say what they do is okay, but what they’re fighting for may just be exactly what we have.
Over the course of the first season of Continuum, I expect several times where we will disagree with how Liber8 accomplishes it’s goals while at the same time feeling a certain amount of relief each time they succeed. Could they even win over Kiera?