Timeless season 2 episode 5: Should the show explore bringing historical figures back to the present?
Tonight’s episode of Timeless saw the show take a different approach to the time traveling, which Wyatt and Rufus brought back President JFK to the present. The episode opened with a professor of Kennedy’s who was a sleeper agent attempting to kill young JFK. Luckily, Wyatt, Rufus, and Flynn were there to save him, but were chased all the way to the lifeboat, resulting in Wyatt and Rufus leaving Flynn in the present in order for the to bring JFK to the present to keep him safe.
The episode started off differently and, to be honest, it was quite refreshing. It was new angle for the show to take, while still keeping the show’s main concept. In our opinion, the show should continue doing something like this, whether it is by bring historical figures back to the present, or another angle the show comes up with. This episode as a whole really packed a punch and brought the intensity. It kept us engaged and on the edge of our seats, which is why the writers should do this again. Many shows on television follow the case-of-the-week format and they keep it different with a variety of cases, but after awhile things get repetitive. It’s not that it is not fun and great to watch these shows, but it nice to keep things refreshing.
Timeless is in a difficult spot because it is still trying to prove that it absolutely deserves a third season. By switching things up, the writers have brought excitement and give fans a reason to return week after week because now you never know what to expect. By keeping the audience guessing the writers are keeping the curiosity alive in the fans. Curiosity is a powerful weapon that when used right, can make all the difference.
Tonight’s episode also gave us a more insight into how the whole Wyatt/Lucy/Jessica love triangle is playing out. What we loved is that the show did this without breaking the momentum it was carrying. Even though the episode took place in the present, we never thought for a second that the episode took a step back. In fact, the show took a step forward.
Overall, we hope that the writers continue to experiment with different angles and storylines because this show is one of our favorites and we want to see this show on our televisions for a long time.
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