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Timeless – Stranded (1×07)

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I think we can all agree that 1754 is a scary time period, with or without Flynn Garcia making an appearance.

Our brave trio headed to a hostile time in history where they made quite a few enemies with the French soldiers, the Indians and smallpox. And while Flynn didn’t actually show up in this week’s episode, he did enough damage, sending his men to break Wyatt, Lucy and Rufus’s time machine so they were virtually stuck in the worst time period possible… and they’ve been to Nazi Germany.

Most of this week’s episode focused more on how they were getting out of 1754 and less on how they were trying to stop Flynn. Since they’ve already been in this time period for about 3 days, it’s safe to say whatever Flynn was trying to accomplish, he succeeded in it. In fact, by the end of the episode, we still don’t know if Flynn chose to come to this century for a specific reason or just to trap them.

Needless to say, it didn’t work. With Rufus’s technical skills, Lucy’s French-speaking skills, and Wyatt’s ability to knock anyone out, they were able to temporarily fix the time machine. Then, they made the leap hoping that without navigation, the ship would take them back home. Now, a lot was weighing in on whether or not the FBI and Mason Industries actually received their note. Yes, the only “fool proof” way to communicate back with base was through a message in a bottle, per say.

The “future” or the present day as we’d look at it, realized something was wrong and were able to dig up the bottle but unfortunately, Rufus’s note was not preserved. In fact the only 2 words they were able to make out were “death” and “millennium.” This might have been a dead end for some but not for Jiya, who recalled a time when Rufus, a man she’s apparently in love with, made a Star Wars reference. With that, she figured out that they had to monitor for a “time jump” and try to steer the ship during mid-jump. Really, is all of this possible? I’m surprised these 3 make it back home every-time honestly.

To me, it was more interesting to see how concerned everyone back home was with the possibility that they might not make it home. For awhile, it seemed like no one was taking this whole “jumping through time” thing seriously – they just assumed Rufus, Lucy and Wyatt would strap in, stop Flynn and come on back. Now, the playing field has been elevated. Flynn isn’t messing around and they need to have better game plans, in case this happens again. You can’t send your people into battle and leave them stranded.

Same goes for the three of them – when the episode began, everyone was on bad terms. Wyatt was pissed that Lucy lied about the journal Flynn showed her. He was also pissed that Rufus didn’t tell them he was recording everything they said for Rittenhouse. Eventually they realized if they were going to survive, it was going to be together. They had to trust each other if they were going into battle. Plus, if everyone is open with each other, it will be A LOT easier to figure out why Rittenhouse is so dangerous… aside from threatening Rufus’s family if he didn’t comply.

We also didn’t touch upon the fact that Lucy is the Rittenhouse’s daughter but I’m sure that plays a huge role in that journal she was writing… even though she made it perfectly clear, she wanted to avoid turning into that person at all costs. If she’s the one rewriting history, then it clearly isn’t up to fate right? Except that if my theory holds true – Flynn is either Lucy’s brother. (Clearly he cannot be her dad or her husband). But the idea is that you’re born into Rittenhouse… Lucy is finding about it now in these circumstances and maybe Flynn found out, went rogue and now this trio was sent in to stop him, orders from his father!?

I believe Connor Mason will figure out Lucy’s link to Rittenhouse soon enough, if he hasn’t already right? And despite saying everyone is “trusting each other,” thankfully Agent Christopher isn’t 100% convinced that Mason is on the right side of what they’re doing. Maybe investigating him will lead her to figure out more about Rittenhouse?

Lastly, how cute are Rufus and Jiya? After an adventure like that, I chuckled when Rufus couldn’t muster up a legit convo topic with her. Like really dude? You almost died 5 times and you’re scared to tell someone how you feel? I wonder how having a significant other on the inside will impact his job and the intel he receives. As for Lucy and Wyatt – can they just be together? I know Wyatt is hoping he can rewrite history and bring back his wife but I just don’t think time travel works like that. Lucy can rescue her sister Amy because she wasn’t dead when they started… they altered history so she dissapeared from existence. But Wyatt’s wife, she literally died because of the choices he made – can he really alter them with no repercussions in the present?

 

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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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