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Episode 2.04 : Second Skin

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TV Info


Episode Premiere

June 28, 2013

Distributor

Syfy

Genre

Drama, Sci-Fi, Action

Show Period

2013 - now

Production Company

Reunion Pictures Inc.

Cast and Crew


Director

William Waring

Screenwriter

Shelley Eriksen

Main Cast

  • Rachel Nichols as Kiera Cameron
  • Victor Webster
  • Erik Knudsen
  • Stephen Lobo
  • Lexa Doig
  • Roger Cross

Synopsis


Capitalizing on the public's hatred of big oil companies, Travis and Garza use this to their advantage and have members of the Syndicate hijack and blow up multiple gas tankers throughout the city. Each of the drivers are allowed to live and handed propaganda about Liber8.

When Alec and Kiera continue to experience interference over their CMR comm line, Alec discovers that another CMR suit must exist. With Alec's help, Kiera tracks it down to a yard sale in a suburban neighborhood and learns it had been sold as a costume. The unsuspecting buyer and owner of a dry-cleaning business, Rex, buys it as a costume for a space-themed wedding.

The man running the yard sale, Dan, explains that the suit belonged to his aging mother. In an effort to get more information about how a second CMR suit ended up in the past, Kiera asks to speak with Dan's mother. When she arrives at the nursing home, Kiera is shocked to find that the old woman is in fact her CPS partner Elena from the year 2077. She explains to Kiera that when the time bomb went off during the execution, she was thrown back to 1975. In those years since, she turned off her CMR and tried to live a normal life, getting married and having children of her own.

At the wedding, Rex discovers his costume's unique abilities when he accidentally sets his arm on fire and yet the suit doesn't burn and his arm remains unscathed. On the way home from the wedding, he and his girlfriend stop at a gas station that's being robbed by members of the Syndicate, as part of Travis's continuing efforts to get the public to turn on big oil. Rex, testing the limits of his new "supersuit," is shot by one of the gang members but remains unharmed. When Travis sees this, he and Garza are on a mission to get that suit from Rex.

When the police arrive and Kiera begins questioning the gas station clerk about what he saw, Agent Gardiner grills Kiera about the supersuit described by the clerk. Kiera dodges his questions. Later, Agent Gardiner corners in her car, demanding answers about Section 6 and Mr. Escher. He refuses to get out of her car and insists he accompany Kiera on her visit to Elena. Knowing her former partner well, Elena covers for Kiera when she and Gardiner arrive.

Kiera asks Elena to turn on her CMR to use it as a homing beacon to help locate the suit. After much reluctance, she agrees. With Alec's help, he cycles all available CMRs, giving Kiera the location data she needs to pinpoint its location. Unfortunately, when he turns on the suit, he also gave that information to Travis and Ingram, who each track the suit for their own agendas. Everyone is headed to Rex's dry cleaning shop.

Travis and Sonya converge on the dry cleaning shop while Rex dons the suit in an attempt to be a hero. As Rex and Travis fight, Sonya and Garza find themselves in a tense standoff at gunpoint. When they grapple and run out of ammo when firing their weapons at the ceiling, the pair engages in a brutal, close-quarters fight. Travis savagely beats up Rex, the suit no match for Travis's super-soldier, superhuman strength.

When the cops show up, everyone flees the scene. Travis tries to drag a semi-conscious Rex, still wearing the CMR suit, with him. Before he can escape, Kiera bursts through the back door and shoots Travis in the shoulder. They abandon Rex - and the suit – and flee the scene. Kiera calls an ambulance for the badly beaten Rex. Agent Gardiner meets the ambulance at the hospital and becomes enraged when he sees that Rex is no longer wearing the suit. Meanwhile, Kiera drops off Elena's CMR suit with Alec.

When Kiera returns to the nursing home to visit Elena and introduce her to her new partner, she is overwhelmed to learn that Elena had passed away. Her son Dan assures Kiera that his mother led a good life and that she wishes Kiera would do the same.

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