Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Timeless - The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

The second episode of the new series sends our three intrepid time travelers back to 1865 on the day Abraham Lincoln (Michael Krebs) was assassinated. While we know Flynn (Goran Visnjic) has plans to change history, once again the episode obscures what his true motives are as history plays out (for the most part) in much the same way. Meanwhile, Lucy (Abigail Spencer), Wyatt (Matt Lanter), and Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) have their own internal debate about possibly doing more than just stopping Rufus and saving Lincoln from assassination. Assuming Flynn is after the other targets of the assassination plot, Lucy and her team split-up to cover the targets. Successful in that none of the other men were killed there's still the lingering question over how much Flynn's changes effected their own timeline.

The lost off her sister and her mother's (Susanna Thompson) improved health aren't the only change Lucy notices in her short stints between time jumps. She discovers her genealogy isn't exactly what she believes and is surprised to discover that she has a fiance whom she's never actually met. With Flynn's jumps targeting big events not to change them but interconnected moments or people his true purpose (other than his rhetoric) remains unclear. What is clear is the more Lucy jumps the less recognizable her home might become.

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