Thursday, February 9, 2017

What I’m Watching: Timeless

Timeless: Season 1, Episode 14 “The Lost Generation” (B)

So what we had in the first episode of this show was our friends going back in time and returning to a world that was substantially different, even just due to the conspicuous non-existence of Lucy’s sister Amy. Since then, we’ve seen almost no major changes, which doesn’t really make sense given how much Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus have affected, like becoming characters in a major James Bond movie, delaying the Hindenburg disaster, and changing when Lincoln got assassinated. For them to go back to change the course of history by setting Charles Lindbergh in a different direction and return to nothing been different is hard to believe, and it makes you wonder whether there’s anything that they can do to actually accomplish what they want to. Going back in time to gush at and meet celebrities isn’t going to take them far, and now Rittenhouse is running the show, which bodes ominously for everyone. Lucy’s mom giving her the journal is a momentous event, but this show is going to get itself caught in one confounding time loop since Flynn has now gone back in time to change events based on what Lucy wrote in her journal, which she only wrote after all of her experiences involving meeting Flynn. Wyatt breaking out of his cell and the team now colluding with Agent Christopher are also developments that I can’t imagine the omniscient Rittenhouse should be able to let happen, but I have a feeling that they’ll remain remarkably unopposed in their efforts to fight back.

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