And we’re off to San Antonio, Texas in 1936.
What’s there? Father of Blues Mr. Robert Johnson and his producer, Don Law.
But what would Rittenhouse want to do with a blue’s player from the 30s?
As Lucy theorizes, without Johnson there would be no rock n’ roll, no cultural revolution and no fall of Nixon.
The time-travelin’ trio + Flynn gear up but Agent Christopher has something else in mind for Liam.
Instead, she sends Connor Mason who is drunk and having a pity party for himself because today officially marks the end of Mason Industries.
And yes, while to the world, Mason looks like a complete failure, the important thing is that he isn’t. His invention, well one of them, may have ended up in Rittenhouse’s hands, however, it’s also being used by the good guys to thwart their missions.
Plus, they need him to go because he’s a huge fanboy of Johnson while no one else really knows much about him. Historical knowledge can only get them so far.
There’s just one problem — Mason may have created the time machine but he’s never actually jumped. Yeah, imagine everyone’s outrage when they realize they’ve been risking their lives in a machine the inventor never even test drove.
“It’s bloody dangerous,” he tells them which honestly, doesn’t make anyone feel more confident.
The team shake-up is quite refreshing. I love our dedicated trio but well, we’ve kind of been conditioned to know what to expect from them.
With Mason, we’re seeing everything for the first time, through a fresh pair of eyes, similar to when Jessica first was accepted into the circle of trust.
“How do we begin,” Mason asks. “Get some clothes, steal a car,” they say nonchalantly. To them, it’s a new day, same mission.
A lot can be said for becoming accustomed to jumping to different time periods and aren’t phased by meeting your historical heroes.
At the Gunther Hotel, Johnson and Law are gearing up to record a series of albums.
Before the even begin, Rittenhouse agent busts in to take out Johnson but Flynn gets there in the nick of time and shoots the agent.
At this point, Johnson is so shaken up thinking this is just another side-effect of making a deal with the devil, he backs out of recording the album for good and heave ho’s out of there.
Through some persuasion, Flynn and Lucy convince Law to give Johnson a second chance.
Meanwhile, Rufus and Mason are tasked with tracking down Johnson who is going to his sister’s house.
One horrible part of being separated in the olden days? No way of communicating. Seriously, you have no idea how much easier cellphones have made things until you find yourself in a situation where they don’t exist.
It almost seems like things are over for good when Johnson tells them he’s walking away from the guitar for good but thankfully, that never happens.
Even though Law ends up getting killed by his sleeper agent wife — Flynn and Lucy didn’t see that coming — they still arrive at his sister’s place just in time.
Mason ponies up and kills the sleeper agent thus saving Rufus’ life.
However, he’s still hesitant about his place in the world and tries to leave back to the present, but Rufus tells him they don’t have time for a midlife crisis. They need that album to be recorded.
For someone who is that powerful and smart, he sure second-guesses himself a lot.
“Fanboys don’t save the world,” he tells Rufus but Rufus doesn’t believe it.
Why? Because he was Mason’s fanboy once and look at him now; they’re working side-by-side to save the world!
Following an inspirational pep-talk where Rufus tells him it’s his turn to inspire him, Mason produces Johnson’s album the way it was always intended to be. His excited shriek even makes the final version which he plays back in the present.
Meanwhile, Liam is on a mission to, as Christopher puts it, “take out Rittenhouse for good.”
Since Liam is the only agent she trusts, she decides it’s a good idea to send him in on this mission completely alone.
Doesn’t sound dangerous at all, right?
He raids the warehouse where Christopher met up with Lucy’s mother on Timeless Season 2 Episode 5. Guess Carol didn’t think her ambush all the way through.
The place is completely empty, but after taking down one agent, he finds a key FOB with a serial number on it that eventually leads them to Rittenhouse headquarters.
At this point, Christopher has completely lost it because she thinks Liam can take on everyone. Wouldn’t they have agents? You never send in one man without backup, I don’t care how good of an agent he is!
Once Rittenhouse becomes aware that they have an intruder, the alarms go off and everyone begins destroying evidence.
They were definitely prepared for an attack.
Wyatt comes face-to-face with Carol and Christopher orders him to take the shot but he can’t do it which speaks to his immense feelings for Lucy.
She gets away which incites both a sigh of relief and breath of discouragement.
If he took the shot, Lucy would never forgive him even though Carol technically deserves it — she almost got Lucy killed during the Salem Witch Trials!
Grandfather Keyes runs in guns a blazing, but thankfully, Wyatt emerges unscathed as they all jump into the Motherboard and jump, presumably to a second HQ.
However, Christopher and her team now have a lot more to work with. What new intel will they find once they search the place?
During their time together, Flynn leveled with Lucy when he brought back the book that she reportedly gave him in some future mission.
“I know better than you know yourself,” he tells her which is actually a really interesting statement. Does he hold all the answers to Lucy’s future in that book?
And did the book mention Jessica’s return? Has this always been in the works and we just didn’t know it? Because that would be so meta!
I’m not opposed to Lucy and Flynn bonding, however, even Wyatt sees that there is something happening between them.
Both of them have experienced loss and heartbreak and Lucy needs to find some comfort. Maybe she finds that in Flynn? Maybe, they end up together and that’s the reason she gave him the book in the first place! I shudder at the thought.
It’s also interesting to see Wyatt feel hurt that Lucy isn’t giving him the time of day. You can’t have your cake and eat it too, Wyatt.
It’s funny that before, he was so wrapped up in Jessica’s return, he didn’t care how it made Lucy feel. But now, when he’s beginning to realize that Lucy might be moving on, he’s hurt again. Men, always trying to suck you back in when they think you’re finally letting go.
What do you think happened between Lucy and Flynn when she went to his room? I really hope it was innocent!
As for those prophecy’s that Jiya wasn’t supposed to tell Rufus about… well, she had no choice since she just saw him DIE! Is it their next mission?
Will the team really loose one of their original three?
13 Best Government Conspiracy Shows to Watch During Your Self-Quarantine
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.
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?
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)
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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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