Timeless went back to the 80s this week but it wasn’t for a work assignment.
Wyatt convinced Rufus to help him steal the time machine so that he could go back and prevent his wife’s killers parents from meeting. Sound messed up? That’s because it is. He literally went to prevent two people from hooking up at a bar because their future baby would be a serial killer. Chills.
He took a play from Flynn’s book and pretended that he “forced” Rufus to pilot the ship by holding a gun to his head, similar to how Flynn stole one of the ships. However we know Rufus went willingly because Wyatt even stopped by Lucy’s place in the middle of the night to tell her about his plan.
“Why does it feel like we’re saying goodbye,” Lucy asked him with tears in her eyes. That statement held more weight than the scene gave away, especially because she has real feelings for Wyatt and he’s so focused on getting his wife back. If he succeeded, there would be absolutely no option for them to ever be together and that was unsettling. Maybe some things are meant to be in the past? Maybe fate is real, no matter how hard Wyatt tried to deny it.
Anyways, the two time traveled to that day and Wyatt assured Rufus he did “all his research.” That was a lie. He did some research and knew what he was looking for, but he never thought to check the weather, which apparently played a HUGE role that night.
Wyatt and Rufus track Claire down at the bar, attached to a hotel where she’s spending the night. When they arrive, she’s already chatting up Joel, the bartender they need to keep her away from. Things seem to be working out for them at first until a trooper walks in to inform them that no one can leave the bar because of a tornado. How are they going to keep two people away from each other when they can’t leave the room? Flirting.
Wyatt does his best to keep Claire interested but that goes south when he flight attendant friends enter the bar and reveal that they saw him at the airport and he claimed to be her friend from high school. “We just met,” Claire said and Joel came to her aid, kicking Wyatt out of the bar.
With all the variables changing, Wyatt asked Rufus to lure Joel out the kitchen so that he could pretty much kidnap him until Claire’s flight left the next day. Of course his plan got foiled by some douchebag who he punched out and he ended up getting arrested by the trooper, who spotted his gun.
That’s when they had to turn to extreme measures. Rufus helped Wyatt break out and he barged into Claire’s room where she’d already been hooking up with Joel. Talk about cock blocking. He pushed Joel outside but when he fought back, he accidentally hit him too hard and he cracked his head on the cement. Yep, despite promising Rufus not to hurt anyone, he actually killed his wife’s killers father. Hey, at least he got what he came for right?
On their way back to the present, Wyatt was an emotional wreck overcome with guilt for what he’d done to this innocent man and ecstatic to finally see his wife again. When they landed, Lucy told him the bad news – the other two women killed by Wes were still alive. But Jessica was still dead and her killer was “never found.”
“That’s not possible” a crazed Wyatt yelled as he was arrested and taken away. How was it possible? Wyatt didn’t just take Flynn’s word for it… he actually visited the guy in prison and got a confession. So was Wes not his wife’s murderer? Did Flynn lie to him and pay the guy to admit to a murder he didn’t commit? And if so, what’s the purpose? To break up the A-team so that he could finally complete his mission in taking down Rittenhouse?
This really raises the stakes. We saw Rufus and Wyatt travel somewhere without Lucy’s expertise and saw the dynamic change completely. Will we now see Lucy and Rufus team up without Wyatt? How will their dymanic change after losing a critical part of their team?
Speaking of Rittenhouse, we finally got a little more insight into the organization. Anthony went behind Flynn’s back and called Mason Industries with a proposal for Rufus. Since he was on a rogue mission, Anthony settled for speaking with Lucy. After making sure she wasn’t wired, he told her that he felt Flynn’s plan was too dangerous and the longer these time traveling machine’s were around, the more opportunities Rittenhouse had to go back and alter history completely so they could take over the world.
His proposition – blow them up and end this once and for all. Lucy was skeptical, as she should be, but he promised that by the end of the day, she’d be informed of an explosion, which meant he went through with his plan. Oh there was an explosion alright but the time traveling machine wasn’t destroyed. Flynn must have caught onto Anthony’s plan and eliminated him before jumping again. At this point, I’m starting to think Flynn is just as dangerous as Rittenhouse.
Lucy and Agent Christopher seemed to bond a bit this week since she was left behind while the boys did their thing. Christopher was mad about Wyatt’s stupid decision but Lucy totally understood. They were people who were given all the power to change the past, yet they felt completely helpless because they couldn’t change things that mattered to them. They couldn’t bring back loved ones, they couldn’t fix society… it was damaging to them. In fact, she was surprised Wyatt didn’t go through with the plan sooner.
Then she confided in Christopher everything she knew about Rittenhouse and discovered that Mason’s partner-in-crime and leader of everything was actually her DAD! She finally got up the nerve to go confront him and the meeting was more pleasant than expected. In fact, her father said she could never run from Rittenhouse because it was in her blood. Lucy is one of them, whether she likes it or not. Will this be her push to join Flynn’s cause and help him defeat her own dad? Or will she betray Rufus and Wyatt? Up until now, neither her nor Wyatt were personally involved with this agency. Rufus was being manipulated by them and Mason but now, Lucy is wholeheartedly invested. How will this sway her decisions?
Thoughts on this week’s Timeless?
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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