Timeless Season 2 Premiere Recap & Review
On Sunday night, Timeless, a show on NBC, returned for its second season premiere after previously being cancelled and brought back by the fans, much like the show, Nashville. For anyone who’s never heard of it, Timeless is about an unlikely trio made up of a history professor, an army soldier, and a technician, going back in time using a time machine to protect history from a terrorist by the name of Garcia Flynn. But it turns out Flynn is screwing up history for a good reason; to stop Rittenhouse, a mysterious organization with some type of evil intent led by the main character’s biological father. Although it’s still unclear what they’re really after.
Now at the end of last season, the government finally arrested Flynn for stealing a time machine and screwing up history and Lucy, our main character, finds out that it’s not just her father that’s involved with Rittenhouse but her mother as well.
In present time, Wyatt (the soldier) and Rufus (the technician) are waiting for Lucy to show up so that she can save her sister, which is what she’d been trying to do since the pilot episode. Then as Wyatt is calling Lucy’s phone, a red light beeps which is the start of a big explosion, blowing up Mason Industries, AKA the company that supplied and created the time machines in the first place.
We skip 6 weeks later to find that Lucy is still missing and FBI agent Christopher is keeping a close eye on Wyatt, Rufus, Connor Mason (head of Mason Industries) and Jiya (Rufus’s girlfriend, who is another time machine technician) while the agency continues to search for her. Then we find out that Lucy is with her mother and Rittenhouse agent, Emma and have time jumped to World War I to save a certain, Nicholas Keynes, with the help of the infamous Marie Curie and her daughter.
By now, Lucy’s become embedded into Rittenhouse and proving to her mother that she is loyal to the cause and even goes so far as to kill an innocent man in the process. But it turns out that Lucy was never planning on coming back to the present and was just going to blow up the time machine with her mother, the Rittenhouse agent, and her inside of it so that Rittenhouse would never fulfill their mission, whatever it really is.
Eventually, the team back home gets the lifeboat (a smaller time machine) working and find out that the other time machine traveled back to World War I and therefore go to that time period. Wyatt and Rufus eventually find Lucy and later helps her escape from her mother and the Rittenhouse agent, letting them get away with the guy they saved. Turns out that Nicholas was actually the man who came up with Rittenhouse’s manifesto and predicted that time travel would be possible someday. Oh yeah, and he’s also apparently Lucy’s great-grandfather, thus complicating once again Lucy’s ancestral ties to the organization.
Overall, I’m excited to see what’ll happen next between Wyatt and Lucy, especially since they almost kissed in this episode after they return to present time. I’m also still curious about what Lucy’s mom gets out of Rittenhouse; yes, she was somewhat born into the organization but other than that, we still don’t know much about the organization let alone her involvement in it.
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