As I said last week, I wasn’t planning to review any more episodes of Timeless for now. But I’m bound, I think, to say that this one, in which Wyatt, Lucy, and Rufus are plunged into the middle of the final days of the Bonnie and Clyde story, was as good as anything this show has had to offer. In particular, Wyatt and Lucy get tangled up in a bank robbery, end up in a getaway car with Bonnie and Clyde, and thus find themselves required to impersonate another pair of lovers on the lam.
Which means that, without anticipating it, they’re suddenly in one of Unpopcult’s favourite genres, the Pretending To Be A Couple episode. So, out of nowhere, we get THE KISS, which, of course, even though it’s all make-believe both participants are TOTALLY INTO; the chaste sharing of a bed; the slightly awkward next-day conversation, all I-was-playing-a-role and I-know; and the walking away from each other looking conflicted and thoughtful. Just about everything we’d want from the Pretend Couple playbook, with a snuggling-up-on-the-sofa thrown in for good measure. And, for those interested in such things, Dr Luka Kovač is wandering around toting a gun while wearing a snappy 30s suit and hat combo. Tremendous entertainment.