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Timeless – The Kennedy Curse (2×05)

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The bunker is getting pretty crowded!

We spent most of the time in the present on this week’s Timeless, and it was still just as suspenseful as when we traveled back to the Salem Witch Trials.

Okay, Lucy didn’t almost die at the hands of her mother this time around but still, bringing back a young JFK to the present to prevent Rittenhouse from killing him was pretty out-of-this-world.

Rittenhouse is trying to create their perfect world and they are willing to eliminate anyone that stands in their way or is counter to their goals, even some of history’s greatest President’s. They also have no qualms about actually changing history completely.

While our time-traveling trio doesn’t prioritize preserving history much anymore, they know that without JFK, the world would be a vastly different place.

So, when they traveled to Connecticut 1934, they decided to bring back John in the time machine.

What they didn’t anticipate is that John would be suspicious of their bunker hospitality and find a way to escape into the modern world full of technological advances that made his head spin.

John runs to the nearest gas-station and befriends a group of teens traveling to Palo Alto. One of the girls obviously can’t resist his charms so she asks him to tag along, even though he kind of seems a bit crazy.

Meanwhile, inside the bunker, Lucy is recovering from her 17th-century diseases and trying to avoid Jessica at all costs.

In case you forgot, Rittenhouse brought back Wyatt’s wife from the dead and in an effort to save his marriage, he opted for full transparency which meant informing her all about his mission and the fact that time-travel is 100% real.

To be honest, she’s handling it like a pro.

What Wyatt didn’t tell her about is his dalliance with Lucy. It seemed like Lucy was “cool” with his wife’s return but since she almost died, she’s been a little on edge about the whole thing.

Still, after JFK escapes, there’s really no time to dwell on it. Wyatt offers to go look for him and Jessica offers to join.

Lucy decides to third-wheel the whole thing and it’s just as awkward as it sounds. It also makes Lucy realize that Wyatt really only has eyes for his girl; they have so much history together, history that doesn’t just date back to the start of their missions.

Jessica is a bit too overconfident in my opinion. If I had just resurrected and my husband was on this mission, I wouldn’t try to assert myself in any situation. But that’s exactly what Jessica does. Sometimes it’s helpful, sometimes it’s just a bit too forward and proves that three’s a crowd. She’s ruining the great dynamic that Wyatt, Lucy and Rufus have built up!

Both sides are on the hunt for John and both Lucy and her mother, Carol, quickly realize that JFK must be at the hospital. It’s a plus that both of them are historians that know facts regular people don’t for example that John had several health issues that would have probably flared up from all the stress of traveling to “the future.”

Somehow, Emma is able to locate the hospital quicker than Lucy, Wyatt and Jessica who are in the area. When they arrive at his hospital room, he’s no longer there but they come face-to-face with Emma.

A fight between Emma and Wyatt ensues and well, both of them can hold their own. Lucy and Jessica try to offer assistance but that simply allows Emma to get Lucy in a chokehold.

“Does she mean less now that you have your wife back,” Emma asks him as she holds a knife to her throat. Now, this obviously means Rittenhouse has some major plans for Jessica. Emma also just revealed that Lucy and Wyatt have history which Jessica hadn’t picked up on.

“Do it,” Lucy says assuring him Emma is Rittenhouse’s only pilot.

Since Wyatt is a good guy, allowing Emma to run free wasn’t surprising. What was shocking was that Emma finally had a chance to kill Lucy, which is what she’s been counting on since she took over the mission from Carol, yet she let her go. Why? Did she know it was only a matter of time before security came and she wanted to get away?

Does she enjoy this back and forth with Lucy? I’m really confused as to what fueled her decision.

Jessica obviously noticed the way Wyatt looked at Lucy when her life was on the line and figured that maybe Wyatt’s second chance wasn’t with her, it was with Lucy.

She was really willing to walk away from all of this and even asked Lucy to tell Wyatt “goodbye.” And Lucy could have just let her walk, knowing she’d get Wyatt back all to herself but realistically, she couldn’t do that to him.

Wyatt may have feelings for Lucy but he’s in love with his wife; his whole life’s purpose was dedicated to bringing her back.

No one foresaw her return when the slept together in Hollywood, but now that she is back, he needs to make it work with her and Lucy needs to let go.

It’s a difficult realization but it makes so much sense. Lucy would never want to be the woman to get in the way of true love.

However, I don’t think Jessica and Wyatt are going to experience many sunny days ahead because like I said, Rittenhouse definitely has a plan for her. She may be Rittenhouse and simply not know it.

And obviously, now that Jessica knows all about their mission, they can’t just let her walk out into the real world. She could expose them and become a real threat.

I really thought that Agent Christopher would suggest that Jessica take Lucy’s spot in their missions considering her less-than-friendly meeting with Carol.

Carol definitely cares about her daughter, but Lucy is an adult and you can just keep her off these missions, especially because she really wants to stop Rittenhouse. And threatening other people’s children is honestly such an asshole move. Come on, Carol, you’re better than this!

Agent Christopher and Connor should just take their kids down into the bunker to keep them safe. I mean, it’s the only way at this point.

Lucy, Wyatt and Jessica finally found JFK at a house party. They got to him before Emma this time which was a good thing, however, he had already used to internet to find out that he’d become President, that his siblings would die because of the “Kennedy Curse,” and that he’d also die a few years into his term.

How do you go back to regular life knowing all of that? Everything could have happened now because he knew about it.

Rufus tried to help him changed his fate by telling him to avoid going to Dallas on November 22 but when he returned to the future, he found out JFK was still assassinated in a different city.

This goes back to Jiya’s visions — it seems some people’s stories are just meant to be no matter how much they try to change it.

Do you think Carol will kill Christopher and Connor’s families to send a message? Will Jessica join the time-traveling missions? Someone mentioned they are looking to add more seats in the lifeboat.

Will Lucy and Flynn develop a romantic relationship? He overheard Lucy and Wyatt talking about what happened between them and then inserted himself by offering her a beer. I really hope the writers don’t go down that route because much like Wyatt, Flynn’s motives behind taking down Rittenhouse have also been to bring back his wife and children.

What did you think of the episode?


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

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Must watch government conspiracy shows

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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