Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Timeless - The World's Columbian Exposition

While I enjoyed some of the groundwork laid in the first couple episodes of Timeless, the show didn't grab me enough to keep my interest week to week. Checking back in after a few episodes, I discover Lucy (Abigail Spencer) is the prisoner of Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) who has abducted the historian to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair in hopes of forcing Lucy to help him kill three important members of the secret organization known as Rittenhouse: Thomas Edison (Link Baker), Henry Ford, and J.P. Morgan (Marcus Hondro). To keep Wyatt (Matt Lanter) and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) out their hair, Flynn's men lead the other time travelers into the World's Fair Hotel, better known as the Murder Castle and home to notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes (Joel Johnstone).

With her friends' lives in danger and her back against the wall, Lucy leads Flynn to the one man who can break into the heavily guarded room where his targets will meet - the not-yet-famous Harry Houdini (Michael Drayer). Houdini might have the skill to help Flynn, but the magician's sleight-of-hand ruins the villain's plans as well as help free her friends, and the other potential victims, from the clutches of a serial killer - who proves to have more tricks up his sleeve than even Houdini suspects. Thankfully for the team, so does Lucy.

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