Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What I’m Watching: Timeless

Timeless: Season 2, Episode 5 “The Kennedy Curse” (B)

I’m surprised that this sequence of events hasn’t happened more on this show, with a famous person from the past that our team is trying to protect ending up having to be transported to the present. It was easy to identify John F. Kennedy right away in 1934 because of his accent alone, and it was a committed performance from actor Grant Jordan. His reactions to much of the technology that he didn’t understand were entertaining, and then he had a far more serious response to the Wikipedia articles about the deaths of his siblings and the Kennedy Curse. Once again, this show emphasizes its timeline-correcting stance, with Kennedy opting not to go to Dallas but getting assassinated at the same time in Austin instead. It’s good to know that Flynn is working with the team now, with the only real issue being seats in the lifeboat that forced them to leave him behind when they brought Kennedy back instead. The situation with Lucy and Jessica was hopelessly awkward, and I’m really curious if Jessica is a permanent addition to the show or if she’s going to disappear again soon, leaving Wyatt devastated and ready to run right back into Lucy’s arms. Carol taking Agent Christopher hostage to remind her that she too has a family was a foreboding development, and there doesn’t seem to be any end in sight for Nicholas’ orders to take care of Lucy, with Emma as the very eager would-be assassin constantly trying to take her out.