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Timeless – Party at Castle Varlar (1×04)

TIMELESS -- "Party At Castle Varlar" Episode 103 -- Pictured: (l-r) Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston, Sean Maguire as Ian Fleming -- (Photo by: Sergei Bachlakov/NBC)

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Our time traveling crew went back to the most dangerous moments in history – Nazi Germany.

While I’m usually anxious watching Timeless every week, I was especially nervous because well, one wrong move with the Nazi’s and you are done for.

The FBI was able to pinpoint Flynn’s exact location in the present, but they weren’t quick enough in stopping him and Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus had to follow him there because well, he took the atomic bomb with him and there’s nothing worse than a Nazi with an atomic bomb.

The trio isn’t exactly “incognito” as spies… they stick out like sore thumbs, especially Rufus, who is definitely not light skinned, blonde and blue eyed.

One of the first people they meet is British spy Ian Fleming. Wyatt geeks out because if you’re not aware, Fleming is the dude who wrote James Bond. In a sense, they’ve just met THE James Bond. And Mr. Bond has quite the hots for Lucy. He’s also 100% down to help the three of them stop the rocket from launching.

They devise a plan to kidnap aerospace genius Wernher von Braun, a man Wyatt was all too willing to kill. Honestly, who isn’t Wyatt willing to kill? He’s trained like a soldier but Lucy, the historian knows if they kill him, they’ll royally screw up history. von Braun may have helped the Nazi’s but he was pardoned and later paved the way for NASA’s Apollo program, and helped America win the space race against the Soviet Union. His death would devastate American history in a way they would not be able to bounce back from.

Lucy is Fleming’s date to the rocket launch party at Castle Varlar, where they want to kidnap von Braun but of course, the plan is foiled when Flynn shows up. He tells her that his plan isn’t to give the nuclear bomb to the Nazi’s, he wants give von Braun over to the Russians, guaranteeing they win the Cold War and change history in his eyes for the better. However we still don’t know a few things so we can’t trust Flynn – why is he so obsessed with Lucy, what is his end goal and who is Rittenhouse?

But for a dude claiming to be good, Flynn has a poor track record. Killing Lincoln? Helping Nazi’s? Selling Lucy and Fleming to the Nazi’s? Thankfully Wyatt and Rufus were on the lookout and get there just in time to save them both. They get their hands on von Braun and make a run for it, being closely tailed by Flynn and a dozen Nazi’s who would be sure to blow their brains out. Thankfully, Lucy recognizes a Catholic symbol, which revealed a secret tunnel from the 1500s. The symbol was called a “priest hole,” Wyatt inform them before adding, “it was in Skyfall.” I think the only thing better than traveling back in time is being able to reference things from someone’s future that they aren’t yet aware of like Fleming’s hit movies. Poor dude didn’t even know what movies were back then!

This time, Wyatt, Rufus and Lucy succeeded in stopping Flynn. In fact when they came back to the present they found out Fleming wrote an additional movie with the three of them as lead characters. I’d definitely watch that movie!

As for that nuke that Flynn didn’t use in 1944, their goal was to turn it into a renewable battery for the motherboard so they’d never have to plug up again. Which means it will be harder for the FBI and agency to find them again.

Now, back to that Rittenhouse question. Lucy has heard about them multiple times, Flynn is trying to erase them from history and Rufus is working for them. If they could all just communicate, maybe decoding this mystery would be a little easier. Rufus actually tried to stop secretly recording Lucy and Wyatt for these Rittenhouse people but soon after, a creepy old man literally broke his car in order to threaten his family. Safe to say, Rufus will definitely be stepping his game up after that.

As for Lucy, all the time traveling finally caught up with her while in Germany and she kind of cracked. I mean, she saw Lincoln get shot… I’d be surprised if she didn’t have PTSD. She has a sweet heart-to-heart with Wyatt, who basically tells her the only way to keep trudging is to find what she’s fighting for. These two are definitely going to start dating soon right? I mean there’s no way Lucy is going back to her fiancee because one, she’s been hit on by James Bond and two, she’s smitten with Wyatt.

Back in the present, Lucy toughens up and tells Agent Denise that she’ll only keep working if they bring back her sister. That’s who she’s fighting for. Is there a way to do this? My guess is to go back to a time and make sure her mom and her sister’s father actually meet and fall in love. Easy peasy right?

Timeless focused less on the morals of changing history this week which made for a fun and playful episode… well as fun as you can get during World War 2. Hopefully the show continues with this adventurous tone. I like seeing the characters as multi-dimensional fighting out of their comfort zone but motivated by something personal for the greater good while still being able to make jokes and movie references.

 

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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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