In the second installment of this season’s Timeless, our time traveling trio goes to the 50s to save racing legend Ryan Millerson.
But Millerson doesn’t need saving. In fact, he’s one of the few hundred sleeper agents planted by Rittenhouse to change history. In this case, to singlehandedly destroy the American car industry.
And once again Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus thwart their attempts upsetting Emma, who tells Carol that she should have killed her daughter when she had the chance.
This concept is rather difficult to grasp sometimes. Since Wyatt knew about Ryan, you’d imagine that this person has always existed. Yet further investigations reveal that by placing these agents, they’ve altered history without anyone even noticing. So before they place Millerson there, Wyatt was never actually a fan. And those memories he has of being a fan as a child, well, those are recently made up. It can get difficult to follow as you try to remember what’s real and what’s been altered.
Emma arrives at the Darlington 500 with one of her henchmen to make sure Milleron’s mission goes off without a hitch. She’s surprised that someone on a suicide mission would have decided to fall in love and have a baby. Millerson admits that he’s still dedicated to the cause and that his wife, who is madly in love with him, was just a fun way to pass the time. But it quickly becomes obvious that he has some hesitations about blowing himself and his vehicle up during the race.
To make certain he follows through, she threatens to kill his wife who will be sitting next to her at the race. Thankfully, Wyatt, Rufus and Lucy don’t allow that to happen.
After realizing that Millerson was part of Rittenhouse, they befriend Wendell Scott, one of the first African-American drivers in NASCAR. Wyatt is a huge fan, which helps the group out since he’s not too keen on Rufus’ bro-nod. I guess it hasn’t caught on just yet.
Wendell helps them escape the Darlington and eventually, sneaks them back in with Lucy and Wyatt hiding out in the trunk’s secret compartment. This is the second time they’ve been alone together and had the opportunity to kiss and both times, they are interrupted.
At this point, everyone knows they have a thing for each other so why not just go for it? Stop dragging it out because pretty soon, the audience is going to get VERY annoyed.
Wyatt, who we find out is a big racing fan, finally gets his moment of glory when they shoot Millerson and steal his race car with a bomb inside. The scene that follows is honestly an ode to my love for this show. Do you think three people from 2018 ever imagined they’ve been trying to outrun the cops in the ’50s while driving a race car with a ticking time bomb that could go off whenever they hit a bump? Probably not.
Thanks to Wyatt’s talents, they successful got away from the cops and hid out in Wendell’s garage. He was so impressed with Wyatt, he offered to race sometime, which is, unfortunately, an offer he’ll never be able to take them up on.
Part of traveling in time is meeting historical figures that you’ve always been fond of and seeing their eagerness for the future and not being able to tell them that things may not work out the way they’d hoped. In this case, Wendell had such an optimism for winning his first race but they knew damn well when that would happen, NASCAR would never give the trophy to a man of color. How do you tell a man that he’s going to get robbed of the very glory he’s been working for his whole life because of skin color? Thankfully, they didn’t have to because Wendell wasn’t naive.
Back in the present, Jiya realized her vision was actually a glimpse of the future to come thanks to the burn Rufus returned with. And if that’s the case, those visions of San Francisco looking like a post-apocalyptic world are true.
Connor Mason continues to struggle with the demise of his career. He scores and invite to speak at some symposium and attends, ignoring Agent Christopher’s warning. Well, it seems like he learned his lesson as she embarrassed him in front of his competitors by having him arrested.
No one can leave this underground bunker, got it?
Imagine if Rittenhouse actually figured out where they were hiding!
Speaking of Rittenhouse, remember Keenes, the OG founder of Rittenhouse and Carol’s grandfather? Well, they are waiting for him to give them some kind of direction and instead, he’s asking for record players and deviled eggs.
But there’s a method to his madness and they realize it when they see the mural he painted, which apparently serves as some kind of roadmap.
His vision, Rittenhouse’s vision for the world: to take what’s best of the human culture and get rid of the worst. In other words, until all that’s left is perfection.
“We will save the world,” he tells his sheep.
Funny enough, both sides think they are doing just that — saving the word.
Most people would agree that for there to be order, we need a balance of good and bad. Focusing solely on perfection takes away the well-roundedness of the world which we need to function as a civilization.
Will they need to forgive Garcia Flynn to stand any chance?
13 Best Government Conspiracy Shows to Watch During Your Self-Quarantine
Feeling a little restless and bored at home during your self-quarantine? It’s understandable. You didn’t expect to be living and working from home a month or so.
While you’re doing your part to flatten the curve and help prevent the spread of coronavirus, if you don’t have something to keep you occupied, your mind begins to wander just a little bit.
That’s honestly the only explanation I can think of for all the conspiracy theories I’ve been reading. While there’s absolutely no basis to them, it made me think that maybe there’s something there entertainment wise– people are craving a specific genre of television to help them through this tough time.
So, I’ve put together a list of shows surrounding government conspiracies that you might enjoy while you are cooped up inside.
Manifest (two seasons – currently airing)
Manifest is a mystery inside of a riddle that focuses on the return of Flight 828 five years after its initial disappearance. The plane’s re-emergence shocks everyone because they assumed their loved ones were dead. As the passengers begin looking for the truth, they stumble upon a government conspiracy that’s dangerous and frightening.
Emergence (one season so far)
Manifest made way for Emergence, a drama about a small-town cop who takes in a young girl at the site of a mysterious plane crash. The young girl begins exhibiting certain supernatural powers, and as high-ranking officials develop an interest in the girl, Jo realizes she’s entangled in a mystery larger than she ever imagined.
Stranger Things (preparing for season 4)
When Will Byers goes missing, three best friends in the small town of Hawkins, Indiana begin their search for him along with his mother and police chief Hopper. The investigation leads them to unraveling a series of supernatural mysteries that lead to secret government experiments with an alternate universe.
God Friended Me (two seasons – currently airing)
Not all government conspiracy’s have to be dark and dangerous, sometimes, they’re feel-good shows! Miles is friended by the “God Account,” a mysterious account on Facebook that allows him to help people in need. Miles and his friends try to figure out who is behind the all-knowing account, and the possibility of a government entity is high up on that list.
The Bodyguard (one season)
The British police thriller follows Police Sergeant David Budd, who is a war veteran suffering from PTSD. He currently works for the Royalty and Specialist Protection Branch of London’s Metropolitan Police Service and is assigned as security for Homeland Secretary, Julia Montague, who is rather controversial in the political landscape. It keeps you guessing until the very end over who did what and who knew what.
The Passage (one season)
The series, based on a trilogy of the same name, focuses on Project Noah, a secret medical facility where scientists test dangerous viruses that could potentially be a cure-all. However, there’s a chance they could potentially wipe out the whole human race if they get into the wrong hands (this might be a little too on the nose). A federal agent grows to love a young girl who becomes a test subject and attempts to protect her at all costs… even human destruction.
Alex Parrish is the one of the top recruits at Quantico, a training facility for only the best and brightest, but she’s being set up of masterminding the deadliest attack on U.S soil since 9/11 — a bombing at Grand Central. Can she solve the conspiracy and clear her name before its too late?
What’s better than a show that combines time traveling to relevant, pivotal, and iconic moments in history with a government conspiracy? Timeless is an adventure series that places you in the middle fo all the actions as Lucy, a historian, Wyatt, a soldier, and Rufus, a scientist, get recruited to thwart a nefarious government institution that wants to change the world as we know it.
Prison Break (5 seasons)
Michael Scofield’s brother, Lincoln Burrows, is convicted of a crime he didn’t commit and put on Death row. Michael holds up a bank to get arrested and begins his elaborate plan of breaking them both out, which eventually leads into the reason he was framed and yeah, you guessed it, it’s an intricate political conspiracy that’s really messy.
24 (9 seasons)
Jack Bauer, Director of Field Ops for the Counter-Terrorist Unit of Los Angeles, thwarts assassination attempts, torture, traitors, and nuclear attacks, while hoping to save his nation from ultimate disaster.
Designated Survivor (3 seasons)
In a similar vein and also starring Kiefer Sutherland, low-level cabinet member Tom Kirkman ascends to the role of President of the United States after a devastating attack on the night of the State of the Union blows up the Capitol and kills the President and most of the top-reigning officials. Soon, it’s revealed that Kirkman wasn’t the designated survivor on accident as a government conspiracy unfolds.
The Event (one season)
Extant (2 seasons)
After a year in space, Molly Watts (our girl Halle Berry) returns to Earth and reconnects with her husband, a gifted scientist, and her son, Ethan, who has skills and powers that make him incredibly special. However, she begins to realize something isn’t just right and the conspiracy that unfolds threatens her career and family. The thrilling drama hails from Steven Spielberg, so even if it’s slightly overcomplicated, you know it’s bound to be an adventure.
There’s likely plenty of other shows… which ones would you add to the list? Share them with us in the comments or on Twitter @CraveYouTV!
TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing
In case you haven’t been keeping up with global news, coronavirus, COVID-19, is forcing everyone to practice the 2020 version of”conscious uncoupling” known as “social distancing.”
Many cities/states are on lockdown with bars, restaurants, and other establishments closing their doors to keep the outbreak from spreading even more than it has.
If you’ve found yourself self-quarantined at home on the couch to prevent the spread of germs, you’ll likely be looking for things to keep yourself occupied.
Many shows have shuttered production with daytime and late-night talk shows going sans audiences or completely dark for the remainder of the month.
And this means it’s the perfect time to binge-watch those shows you’ve been putting off.
Here are some shows to watch during your self-quarantine.
What the world needs now is a fixer who could tell us all how to get out of this mess. Since that’s not possible, we have the next best thing in Olivia Pope, DC’s fixer and right-hand to the President, who is also in a torrid love affair with him. It’s political, dramatic, and sexy as hell to this day.
Don’t you wish we could all travel back to a time before the coronavirus? Same. Maybe if we had a time machine like Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus, we totally could. But alas, we’ll have to settle for watching their journey through key historical moments as they attempt to stop Rittenhouse from destroying the world.
Locke & Key
Think Harry Potter meets Narnia. Netflix’s new fantasy thriller finds a family moving into a mansion following their father’s death where they learn that it’s filled with secret keys that open up portals to other dimensions. You never know where you’ll end up, but it’ll make you forget you’re curled up on your couch amidst a toilet-paper shortage.
Elliot works as a cybersecurity engineer by day and doubles as a vigilante hacker by night. When he’s recruited by a mysterious underground organization, he’s forced to do things that make him question his personal beliefs, his morals, and most importantly, what’s real and what isn’t.
Financial burdens (like the fact that you spent all your money stocking up on canned goods and paper towels) plague three suburban moms who are tired of always playing “catch up.” They decide to take matters into their own hands and rob a grocery store. Soon, they find themselves trying to navigate a world of crime that has absolutely no rules. As they try to survive, their actions will keep you on the edge of your seat.
You’ve already heard of Stranger Things, and if you haven’t seen it yet, it’s high time you do. The series takes place in 1980s Indiana and follows a group of young friends who become privy to supernatural happening within the government.
There’s no better time than during a quarantine to watch all 16 seasons of Grey’s Anatomy. Honestly, when else are you going to have the time? All you need to know is that it’s a medical drama, there’s a doctor named McDreamy, and Shonda Rhimes is the boss babe behind it.
The Good Place is a stroke of comedic genius mixed with some of the most insightful and wholesome storytelling of our generation. It’s also the only series that had the perfect series finale (fight me, but after coronavirus cause there’s a no-touching ban). Eleanor Shellstrop is shocked to find herself in the Good Place following her death and immediately realizes she’s there by mistake. No one is prepared for her hilarious afterlife antics as she hides from architect Michael and her new friends while trying to become a better version of herself.
Don’t be deterred by the plot — a young Latina woman learns she’s pregnant after she’s accidentally artificially inseminated. The series weaves together the best parts of a telenovela while adding heart, feshed-out characters, strong female leads, irresistible love interests, and family at the forefront of every storyline.
Love is Blind
In the reality TV vein, Netflix delivered the world’s newest obsession. It’s a social experiment that many claim prepared our generation for dating throughout “social distancing.” Love is Blind forces a handful of contestants to meet people while isolated in pods. Once they find their “soulmate,” they propose to them without meeting face-to-face and a few weeks later, walk down the aisle.
If you’re not familiar with Joe Goldberg, you’re missing out. YOU is a suspenseful thriller that digs into the mind of an obsessed serial killer and follows his romantic relationships.
Game of Thrones
Similarly to Greys Anatomy, when else are you going to find the time to watch all of Game of Thrones? This is the perfect time to dig into a pop culture phenomenon so you know what “winter is coming” means the next time someone mentions it.
The Marvelous Ms. Maisel
If there’s anyone that can cheer you up and put a smile on your face, it’s Ms. Maisel. Set in the late 1950s, Miriam aka “Midge” breaks the rules and pursues a career in stand-up comedy. While it’s unheard of for women of her class to pursue a career, it’s even more unheard of a woman succeeding in such an industry. But leave it to Midge to prove everyone wrong and do it with flair and style!
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