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Timeless – Karma Chameleon (1×13)

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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?

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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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Timeless Chinatown

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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