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Timeless – Atomic City (1×03)

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Our time traveling trio has seen two historical and catastrophic events play out. But this week, they’re going to Vegas baby.

While that may seem like a funner experience, the outcome might be deadlier than anyone could imagine.

Lucy just returned from Lincoln’s assassination but she doesn’t have much time to deal with her new life, which changed when they saved people from the Hindenburg explosion. She doesn’t have a sister anymore but she does have a fiancee who she really only knows from scrapbook photos. So far we know his name is Noah and he likes to walk around naked.

Wyatt’s life hasn’t changed much but he probably wishes it had considering he spends all of his free time looking at old articles from the night his wife died. I think his idea that “fate” isn’t real will drive him to do something to bring her back, which will probably alter everyone’s lives.. possibly for the worst.

As for Rufus, we don’t really know much about him other than he’s working really closely with the leaders of Mason Industries and never seems to leave to do anything regarding his personal life. This week Agent Mason proposes the idea that Anthony was working with Flynn on the inside. Apparently, Rufus and Anthony were good friends and he’s appalled that his boss would ever think that… until he goes back to the past.

Flynn wastes no time, taking the Mothership to 1962. No one knows exactly where he’s going but they’re able to pinpoint him to Las Vegas. Lucy’s google skills find out that President JFK was in town that day for a fundraising event so it’s Viva Las Vegas circa the 60s. Despite the anxiety that comes with time traveling, trying to not change history and stop a mad men from destroying the world, seeing all these events from the history books play out must be pretty exciting.

The 60s is a very popping place – people are playing poker in the pools, the mafia is listening to some Frank Sinatra and the rat pack, atomic bombs are being tested near the strip, JFK is sleeping with his mistress Judith Campbell and Flynn is taking pics of it on his modern day camera. Why? Well, he needs it to blackmail Judith into getting what he wants, which we later find out includes her sleeping with the general to get the keys to help him steal the core to an atomic bomb. Can you say whoops? Don’t you hate the way men use mistresses. Despite her rep, the trio finds Judith to be a pretty inspiring woman who has it together. Too bad they know exactly how her story will play out and can’t steer her down a better path.

Rufus realizes that Anthony is working with Flynn, but doesn’t allow Wyatt to shoot him because he knows Anthony and needs to know his motives. Truthfully, I agree with him. Shooting him wouldn’t help them get to the bottom of what Flynn really wants, which he know is to “wipe Rittenhouse from history.” Every single episode has mentioned Rittenhouse but what is it? Is it a place? An event? A person?

And despite how close the group is, they’re all keeping secrets. Rufus is spying on both Wyatt and Lucy. She hasn’t told the guys that she’s had something we could call heart-to-hearts with Flynn who told her she’ll one day be on his side.. and even mentioned Rittenhouse.

But since we don’t have any inkling as to what it is, we can’t understand the consequences of this atomic bomb. All we know is what atomic bombs are capable of and we have to assume, it’s a threat to the whole world. So how do they stop Flynn? Well thankfully, Mason Industries was able to narrow down where Flynn and his people might be hiding out. Will they get there in time?

Other Thoughts

  • Lucy was inspired by Judith and took a “break” from Noah to find herself. Basically that meant “I have no idea who you are and what’s happening so I need to just breathe.” He was understanding so that’s good.
  • She’s definitely going to fall for Wyatt.
  • I’ll assume that the minute that happens, something will alter the past and surprise, Wyatt’s wife is alive again. Be careful what you wish for they always say.
  • Last week, I had a theory that Flynn was from the future and that maybe he was Lucy’s husband and was able to steal the Mothership because he knew about it in advance. This week, I’m kind of starting to think maybe Flynn is Lucy’s father? It would make sense why she never knew who her dad was?

Overall, the show is intriguing. I love going back in time and seeing the past through Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus’s eyes. And despite not knowing much about Flynn’s mission, I keep wanting to tune back in to see what he does next and how they stop him… or fail to.

 

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Timeless Series Finale – The Miracle of Christmas

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Timeless the Miracle of Christmas Series Finale

The Time Team went on their final mission on Timeless Season 3 Episode 1 and despite things looking a little bleak at first, there were happy endings all around.

How apt was that final montage featuring “Time After Time?”

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15 Reasons Timeless is the Best Show on Television

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You’ve probably heard friends mention Timeless in passing. If you haven’t, you need to get new friends (I kid, mostly), and you need to add this sci-fi time-traveling show to your “summer binge list” ASAP.

I expected to like this series, but I didn’t expect to be the spokesperson for it. Now, whenever someone asks me for a show recommendation, I blurt out the title with such pride and gusto, it’s like I’m personally responsible for its brilliance.

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Timeless – The General & Chinatown (2×09 and 2×10)

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I did not see any of that coming!

Timeless has had a rather intense second season and it all came to a boiling point during the two-hour season finale.

The third series is still in limbo but after that cliffhanger, we need at least a shortened third season to wrap everything up and bring Rufus back.

Let’s dig in, shall we?

The epic finale kicks off with Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus and Flynn traveling to the Civil War to stop Rittenhouse from killing Harriet Tubman.

Mere minutes before their adventure into the past, Agent Christopher tells Wyatt that Jessica may or may not be double-crossing them and that Rittenhouse has been following her since her childhood.

While she thinks its best that Jessica leaves the bunker, Wyatt is adamant about her staying. “She’s pregnant,” he blurts out which sounds an awful lot like a lie she made up to woo Wyatt.

In fact, even Lucy seems to think Jessica is bluffing which further irritates Wyatt.

Though their time in 1863 was important to preserve history and make sure the Union won, it didn’t do much to move the story along.

I was more intrigued with how badass and fearless Tubman was and also, admired her dedication to the fight for her people.

We all know slavery was wrong, but until you see it through the eyes of a modern-day man encountering situations that don’t exist anymore, you don’t fully grasp how bad it was.

While the core four were “abroad,” Jiya ordered that Mason take her to see Stanley Fisher, Mason’s former pilot who also experienced similar symptoms and was now in a mental hospital.

I’ve always liked Connor, but he made it seem like Fisher had lost his marbles when, in fact, he was just a man who had learned how to control his visions.

And yes, most of the time that meant that he had to give into them, but he realized that they were a gift.

Much like Jiya, Tubman possessed the same gift and even had a vision that they would be coming to help her fight. This adds an additional layer to the prophecy mystery because from what we know, Tubman never time traveled so why would she have visions?

Maybe they weren’t caused by the time machine after all?

Wyatt realizes that maybe he should have heeded Lucy and Rufus’ warnings about Jessica because he finds her whisking Jiya away into the time machine at gunpoint.

Now, we all knew this was coming because there was no way that Jessica would have been brought back just to be Wyatt’s wife again.

And my reaction is pretty similar to everyone else’s — how did they allow for this to happen? Why did they let Wyatt boss them around?

Rufus is especially peeved because Wyatt was so caught up in his own love triangle, he forgot that he was putting everyone else in danger. He jeopardized them and their plans for his own selfish reasons.

However, as much damage as Wyatt had done, much of this was on Rufus because he was the one who openly talked about Jiya’s visions with Flynn within earshot of Emma.

She may have been helping them on that mission but sadly, her goals are not aligned with theirs.

When she overheard that they had someone who could see into the future, Rittenhouse needed to study her and utilize her so they kidnapped Jiya and disabled the trackers so her team would never be able to find her.

Jessica assures Jiya that if she participates, they won’t hurt her but honestly, that’s not at all comforting.

Plus, if Jiya allows them to access her visions fully, they’ll know too much information that could potentially sabotage them.

Rittenhouse clearly underestimated Jiya because she takes the first chance she gets to escape by killing the guard using her bed sheets.

She begins feeling dazed and loopy as she makes her way to the time machine. Emma realizes what’s happening and tries to stop her, but thankfully, Jiya is able to escape.

Unfortunately, the pill took over her whole body by that point and she never stuck the landing.

“She’s lost in time,” Rufus worriedly announces.

And he’s not wrong, though, it doesn’t take long for everyone to find her in San Francisco, Chinatown in 1888 through a book that Jiya’s been reading a lot lately.

Of course, she sent them a message that warned, “don’t come,” which was seemingly naive of her because Rufus would never let her die.

But before they could go find her, they needed to find the time machine.

They find the coordinates left in Jiya’s secret message and alas, find the 130-year-old time machine hidden under trees and bushes.

Since it’s been a hot-minute since they used this thing, Flynn and Connor work tirelessly to get it fixed up.

When they do embark on the journey, it isn’t perfect but it’ll have to do if they want any chance at getting Jiya back.

Unfortunately, when they finally find the place from Jiya’s photograph, Rittenhouse’s whole team — Carol, Emma, Jessica, and Keynes — have already beat them there.

After the inevitable shoot-out, Emma and Jessica escape after killing both Keynes and Carol.

I don’t really blame Emma for wanting to take the reigns as she’s been slowly getting phased out by Carol because she wasn’t “blood.”

She may have been sleeping with Keynes but he was easily manipulated by his granddaughter and instead of allowing them to remove her, she removed them.

The last scene between Emma and Carol is heartbreaking because even in her dying moment, Carol still doesn’t realize that she’s been on the wrong side of history. Her biggest regret she tells her daughter is that she didn’t bring her into the fold sooner.

Okay, thanks, mom.

Rufus finds Jiya working at some bar and she’s mortified to see him. “I said don’t come,” she tells him as if she actually believed he would leave her alone forever.

When she realizes how confused he is, she clarifies that this is where he dies in her visions.

As the rest of the group joins, Jiya refuses to leave with them. According to her, if she does, her vision will come true.

Emma and Jessica bust into the restaurant and a shoot-out ensues. Wyatt and Flynn cover the rest while Lucy convinces Jiya to come with them.

When they finally reach the moment in which Rufus repeatedly died in her visions, she’s able to save him.

However, the celebration is cut short because as they try to escape the building, Emma ambushes them and kills Rufus.

Turns out, sometimes you can’t change your fate.

At this point, Lucy is so furious at Emma for taking away everyone she’s ever cared about — Rufus, her mother, Wyatt and her sister — that she runs after her.

Unfortunately, she’s unable to pull the trigger and Emma gets the upper-hand. She’s about to destroy her when Flynn comes to the rescue.

After Emma escapes, Lucy breaks down crying in Flynn’s arms and for a minute, it seems like they are going to have a moment.

Meanwhile, Wyatt chases down Jessica who admits that Rittenhouse raised her which means they are family.

But, although she lied to him about the relationship, she admits the baby is 100% real.

Sadly, Wyatt won’t really ever get a chance to be a father because Jessica made a break for it.

When they arrive in the future, Jiya is a mess as she blames everyone for Rufus’ death.

This time, this mission really broke their spirits and got the best of them.

Not only did they leave behind a friend in Chinatown, they lost a piece of themselves.

As they mourn Rufus, Wyatt finally tells Lucy that he loves her. “He wanted me to admit it,” he tells her.

It’s a good thing he told her she didn’t have to say it back because honestly, she’s been through the wringer this season. And emotionally, she was just trying to let go of her feelings for him out of respect for Jessica.

Flynn sees them huddled up in a corner and realizes that whatever spark they had in Chinatown had faded as Wyatt became available again.

And when it seems like all hope is lost, the whirring of a time machine picks up before a second one lands smack dab in the bunker.

The team crowds around anxiously waiting to see who steps out.

And then….. FUTURE WYATT AND FUTURE LUCY open the latch door.

“So, you want to get Rufus back,” they ask the shocked group.

First of all, future Wyatt and Lucy look pretty badass; they’re a far cry from the broken people standing in front of them. It really seems like they’ve figured out this time-traveling stuff.

Second of all, this explains how Lucy was able to give Flynn her journal without remembering. It wasn’t current Lucy, it was future Lucy who wanted him to help lead their past versions on the right path.

Then, there’s the fact that they can all exist in the same timeline. This defeats the rule we’ve been following this whole time that has prevented them from traveling to a time period where they already existed. Wouldn’t that cause some kind of glitch? How is that even possible? Did they figure it out sometime in the future?

And what does this mean for future time travel? Can you just go visit yourself?

And lastly, how can they bring back someone who is dead? Or did Rufus survive and was stuck in 1888 until this very moment?

Such a twist requires the series to continue and tie up loose ends. I don’t think I’d survive if I never knew how this was possible. And what secrets to the post-apocalyptic Lucy and Wyatt know? Are they together? Has Rittenhouse been defeated?

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