Timeless s2 ep 6

Having spent a big chunk of my Blindspot post yesterday saying that that show needs to keep making room for some of its recurring/newer characters and experimenting with changes to the format, because the core team/format is getting a bit stale, I’m now back to do my weekly plea to Timeless to stop making room for its recurring/newer characters and quit messing with the format because the core team/format was lovely and I miss it. Sigh.

Since the show’s determined to keep changing things up, however, this week’s away team is made up of Lucy, Rufus, Flynn as the muscle, and Connor Mason taking the inaugural trip in the Lifeboat’s new fourth seat, all heading off together to stop Rittenhouse from killing the legendary Robert Johnson aka the King of the Delta Blues, and effectively strangling rock’n’roll, the Civil Rights movement and the entire counter-culture at birth. Back in the present, meanwhile, Wyatt takes a break from rubbing Lucy’s face in his newly unwidowed status (Dude. Either move yourself and your wife’s love shack somewhere away from your ex-girlfriend/partner, or keep it the eff down), and heads off to destroy Rittenhouse at source, all on his lonesome. Spoiler – he doesn’t quite manage it, and that whole sub-plot just seems like busy work to keep him out of the way for a week.

The time team part of the ep is where it’s at, though. Connor’s not my favourite character, but his bond with Rufus has always been the best thing about him and the Johnson story’s a good, interesting one, using that bond and both those characters well, and weaving in some nice parallels with Johnson’s history too. And Paterson “Lando Calrissian” Joseph is clearly having a ball getting out of HQ and into some sepia-toned fun instead. Taylor Swift Lucy and Flynn work well enough together, too; she needs a friend considerate enough to have a clue about how awful she must be feeling (*side-eyes Rufus and Wyatt*) and whether I’ve forgiven him for his season 1 activities or not, Flynn seems to have more than a clue, so fine. Flynn the Friend it is. Something more? Well, we’ll see. I’m all about Lyatt all the time, as you know, but I have a feeling a healthy dose of jealousy right now for Mr Delta Force might be no bad thing.


8 thoughts on “Timeless s2 ep 6

  1. Liz Holliday May 17, 2018 / 1:46 am

    I’m waiting for the moment when Jessica is revealed as Rittenhouse. I can’t see any other reason they’d have brought her back – putting Wyatt off his game is a bit thin (wasn’t that the reason theorised for her return?) I bet if he hadn’t taken her to the bunker, she’d have found a way to get there anyway…

    • Jed Bartlet May 17, 2018 / 9:33 pm

      Hi Liz and welcome to Unpopcult! I’m just annoyed at ANYONE getting in the way of Lyatt, Rittenhouse or not.

      (BTW sorry – I deleted your second comment as it was a bit of a spoiler for anyone who hasn’t seen Wednesday’s episode yet… but we’ll pick that particular plot development up in due course!)

      • Liz Holliday May 18, 2018 / 7:23 am

        That – the spoiler issue – hadn’t occurred to me; so thanks for catching it! I’m in the Lyatt camp too, but I think Flynn might be going to make him work for it…

  2. CJ Cregg May 18, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    Hi Liz – I hadn’t heard the “put Wyatt off his game” as a reason, but I have been thinking people have been getting the better of Mr Delta Force a bit too easily the past couple of weeks, without me putting two and two together. The lone Rittenhouse guy was able to get the jump on him too easily this week and last week, OK Emma’s a trained operative so fair enough her getting the better of him, but even the sickly teenage JFK managed to knock him over and barge past him. I completely agree with you though – the real reason has to be Jessica being Rittenhouse. I NEED Jessica to be Rittenhouse! I haven’t seen this week’s suffragette one yet but season’s end isn’t that far away so I really hope the reveal is sooner rather than later.

    • lizholliday May 21, 2018 / 10:55 pm

      I went back and looked – Rufus suggests that putting Wyatt off his game might be Rittenhouse’s reason for bringing Jessica back. (It’s just after Wyatt tells Lucy about Jessica in a phone call – she then goes and tells the others about it). But there’s really nothing to suggest whether Rufus is right or wrong.

      • CJ Cregg May 22, 2018 / 1:15 pm

        Ah right. I think I was too busy being outraged that she was back at that point so I missed it….

  3. Jed Bartlet May 22, 2018 / 7:41 am

    I wasn’t looking forward to this one very much. To my surprise, though, I really liked it. This might have been because – without being in any way an expert – I knew a bit about the historical setting for this week’s time travelling. More than that, though, I thought that the reshuffled dynamic worked well: Connor in the field was significantly less irritating than normal, and Flynn might have been retooled but he’s an intriguing part of the team relationships.

    Talking of which – I’m ride-or-die for #Lyatt, as you know, but Wyatt’s behaviour towards Lucy amounts at the moment to little more than insensitive cruelty. So I’m entirely on board with #Flucy as a supportive friendship. At the very least.

    • CJ Cregg May 22, 2018 / 1:12 pm

      Exactly. Wyatt is being a complete jerk. Flynn is being a good guy. I don’t know how this happened but there we are. *throws hands up*

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