- Partially confirmed. As if episode 9, we've seen that before the execution her path had crossed with most of the members of Liber 8.
- She was part of the teams that arrested Kagame and Valentine. She also met them in the gleaner community without realizing it.
- She provided security for a demonstration of a project Ingram was working on, where Jaworski was a test subject. And it also turns out she arrested Jaworski after he escaped.
- She fired the missiles that killed Kellog's sister.
- She provides security when Garza is brought on board Alec's flying palace along with a group of hookers.
- Perhaps I'm misreading the original WMG, but this troper reads it as if it's suggesting Kiera will turn out to have been a member. Given that she seems even in the flashbacks to have quite a special zeal about it, it could be because she feels particularly betrayed at them becoming a violent group
Alec, despite being the inventor of it seems most of the technology of 2077 and being a very rich and powerful man, might be disgusted at the state of things and the blatant misuse of his life's work. He's secretly a leader of an underground movement that has been building its power and influence for the past six decades at all levels worldwide, and as soon as the Liber 8 members and Kiera are sent to the past (completing the time-loop) it'll be time for the millions of members to come out of hiding and essentially take the world back from the corporations / dictatorships. The whole purpose of Liber 8 and Kiera in the past is not to change it, but to sow the seeds for the future.
Kagame's Liber 8 could not win. He was defeated and set to be executed and lost hope, but Alec showed him that he'd actually won with there being millions around the world waiting for the proper time to rise up. Essentially, Kagame saw the fruits of his labor before he'd even did them and it gave him such hope that he was willing to go along with the time-travel plan and later die.
- As of the first episode of season 3, this is Jossed. There might be a Stable Time Loop going on, but there are definitely more than one timeline.
- Seems to be Jossed. They appear to have access to the temporal-transfer apparatus in 2077 and have used their future knowledge to carve out comfortable niches for themselves in the past a la Kellog, and are decidedly not working on any kind of master plan.
- Further information in "Second Opinion" would seem to suggest that in fact, "Mr. Escher" is a Freelancer actively working to preserve the current timeline which would catapult his company into being one of the most powerful in North America. Thus, Old Alec's plan may partly involve derailing Escher's plans, or modifying them in some way.
- It looks like "Freelancers" are actually part of the Super Soldier program, and their 'futuristic compared to 2077' tech is secret, highly classified stuff that Kiera would not have known about, but Old Alec does. In light of this, Old Alec almost certainly knew that Mr. Escher was bootstrapping Piron from detailed examination of the Liber 8 soldiers, as well as old fashioned industrial espionage.)
- All of the above is Jossed in the season 3 premiere: The Freelancers are members of a cult founded by a time traveler from the XXII century who went back 1,000 years. The purpose of their order is to prevent any major changes in the time continuum.
- and Escher is Sam Cameron, doing everything in hopes of preventing the 'temporal Prison Break' from taking his Mother away from him
- Jossed: The Freelancers are locally recruited member of an Order founded in the 12th Century. However, the time traveler who founded the order did come from the early to mid 2100s.
- Looks like it was Jossed. She was apparently selected from a group of call girls to meet Old Alec Sadler. Thus, her reaction to Young Alec also telling her he thought she was pretty. Interestingly, the functions of the CPS seem to extend to providing the kinds of things private security guards normally do in 2012, i.e. securing prostitutes for CEOs and the like. However in actual fact, she wasn't there to "service" Old Alec. He wanted to talk to her, and knew she was tasked to kill him. She was told by Old Alec to kill his younger self if he looked like he was embarking down the same path that would preserve the pre-time-travel 2077 timeline.
- Jossed. The wave stopped propagating before it even left the room.
- Which would explain Emily's lack of knowledge about the Kardashians and her intensive knowledge of time travel.
- Jossed as of "Second Wave". Escher is not very friendly to Emily.
- Unfriendliness does not preclude a familial relationship.
- He's been paying her to be near Alec. That doesn't sound like a very likely familial interaction.
- Jossed. He's Alec's father.
- Unfriendliness does not preclude a familial relationship.
- The brain-bendy part of all this is, what if Kiera hadn't been intended to go back in time? Of if she was, is Young Alec withholding something Old Alec wanted her to know?
- Also backing this up is that although Kiera doesn't often mention it, the show and supplemental material indicate that she actually used to be a soldier in the 2060s. This would only improve the chances of someone high up making a case for a secret military CMR inserted into a cop.
- Current-timeline Alec would seem to be the likely candidate. Escher's ruthless in a way even Old Alec doesn't quite seem to be, and we know Old Alec is enough of a chess-master type on his own. Throw into the mix a cynical, disillusioned teen genius who bootstrapped himself with 2077 future tech and you could get someone who gives less of a damn than anyone about what will happen to ordinary people and more about just getting super rich, timeline be damned.
- A possible addendum to this theory. It's possible that Old Alec saw the possibility of his tampering causing this eventuality, thus the reason he sent back Garza as insurance was to prevent him from becoming Escher. The other freelancers may be pawns of Old Alec, attempting to course-correct the future to one that he wants. Really, you have to admit that the idea that Old Alec playing Xanatos Speed Chess against three different versions of himself would be very in-character for him!
- Jossed. Escher is revealed to be Marc Sadler, his father. As a result, Jason is not his father as he'd initially suspected, but his son.
- Supplemental canon material called "The War Files" Josses this pretty well. Numerous references are made to the Corporate Congress.
- There is currently approximately 30 trillion American dollars stored in swiss/cayman/etc bank accounts. This isn't even counting the assets that are out for the public to see. That's more than enough for a few corporations to get together and pay off the debt.
- As of the first episode of season 3, this is confirmed.
- Partly confirmed. Kiera does indeed "team up" with the Freelancers, but Betty is now a reverse mole against Liber 8 since Carlos busted her for spying.
- May still be a possibility with Carlos. Betty's dead, but they're really playing up the evil corp bad guys this season.
So that leaves an unknown party yet to be revealed, or most likely Emily. There are several reasons as to why this could be the case, given that she had access to the lab, the other Kiera appeared to have been caught off guard with no time to react, and by eliminating both her and Escher from holding Alec back so that they could run away together. She also had no reason to steal anything there, unlike the others. The fact that she seemed surprised to see Kiera in Minute To Win It doesn't help her case.
- Jossed. Curtis Chen did it, along with a time traveller from an alternate 2039 in which Present!Kellog was at one time a corporate baron, but fell victim to the never-ending civil war among various factions in the GVRD and by 2039, was the leader of a faction whose last gasp was to find a Timey-Wimey Ball and send Brad back to avert that catastrophe; it appears that the event was precipitated by a raid on a Freelancer base in that era, and they discovered fragmentary records that pointed to Kiera Cameron as a possible focal point for the changes.
Also, it may be possible that this has happened before in the previous time-line that led to 2077, only in that version Kiera chose to kill the other Alec so she could have a chance of getting home. Kagame's bombing and Future!Alec's foreknowledge of some of Liber 8's activities does suggest that a previous loop of some sort may have happened before, only this time Alec added more contingency plans to make sure the right version of him is eliminated. If Kiera still can't do it, Garza can, because we still don't know the extent of what Future!Alec told her to do.
- Other thought that crosses this troper's mind; Time-Travelling!Alec might get Emily to do it. Or of course, she might do it off her own bat, what with her knowing about both, having chosen to side with one of them (the two Alec's having apparently ruled out being friends), and having her wondrous propensity for deadly force.
- Appears to be Jossed. It's the time-travelling Alec Sadler that's been locked up by the Freelancers, with Kiera's help.
- Still a possibility. Kiera seems to doubt that she jailed the right one, given how Alec's behaving. And Kiera seems to have realized this, since she takes Brad to break Alec back out.
- Wow, that ended up pretty spot-on, except Alec ends up being the one to kill his past self.