Thursday, December 22, 2016

What I’m Watching: Timeless

Timeless: Season 1, Episode 10 “The Capture of Benedict Arnold” (B+)

I knew that this episode, which marks this show’s last installment until mid-January, had to end with a huge game-changing cliffhanger, and I’m glad to see that it didn’t disappoint. Benedict Arnold seems like a fantastic historical figure for this show to cover, and how convenient that Flynn could just be a foreign spy helping whichever side benefited him most. Neither Arnold nor General George Washington were particularly pleasant people, and our friends were bold to try to seem like Arnold’s compatriots. It was an intriguing surprise to discover that Rittenhouse was once a person and not just an organization, and I’m pretty sure that we have here is a classic case of time travel to kill the father that then results in the son seeing his father’s death and becoming the person he’s meant to be because of that incident. Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus working so casually with Flynn felt strange, but I think this is the start of the transformation, since we got that great ending with Flynn taking off in the mothership with Lucy aboard, headed to some unknown destination where he will presumably show her whatever it takes for her to change her tune. I’d love to see a more advanced version of this show where Lucy is on the other side of things and Wyatt and Rufus have to try to combat her and see how they can stop her or understand what she’s really up to. I don’t expect that to happen too soon, but with Agent Christopher asking questions and Mason telling Rufus that he’s well aware of his lies to Rittenhouse, things are bound to explode sooner or later.

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