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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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13 Best Government Conspiracy Shows to Watch During Your Self-Quarantine

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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.

Quantico

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?

Timeless

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)

Sean Walker, a seemingly regular man, begins to look into the mysterious disappearance of his fiancee and exposes one of the biggest cover-ups in American history.

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!


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TV Shows to Binge During Your Self-Quarantine and Social Distancing

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TV Shows to watch While Working from Home Coronavirus

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.

 

Scandal

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.

 

Timeless

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.

 

Mr. Robot

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.

Stranger Things

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.

Grey’s Anatomy

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 

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.

 

YOU

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!

Binge. Enjoy. And wash your hands!


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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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