First of all, Lady Mae is going after Carlton. But it’s not because he’s gay. That doesn’t mean she’s on the right side of wrong, though.
Meanwhile, I predict some boy-related tension is about to go down between Sofia and Cousin Zora. Sofia likes this young singer at Triumph Church, and Zora’s coaching her on ways to get his attention. But when they go watch Isiah Hambrick rehearse, he bores his attention into Zora as if awkward Sofia doesn’t exist.
At the final scene of season 1, Uncle Mac’s still a cad. And he’s fresh out of jail. Poppa Greenleaf is still struggling with his disease and trying to hide it… I think it’s Parkinson’s. But the cops come for his ass as they drop Uncle Mac off at the mansion doorstep. They warn Pastor to stick around town. Why? Because he’s accused of being complicit in the death of a church caretaker who died in a fire at an early church Bishop ran during the 1980s. Lady Mae’s father (who is also a cad we’re learning) told Grace that fire wasn’t an act of God as had been previously thought. Some Johnny struck a match but the match DIDN’T go out.
What are Garcia Flynn and Anthony after? Wish I knew. All I know is they travel through time to stop Rittenhouse from being able to… Not sure. But the writers keep throwing bread crumbs each week. Seems our villains—who might be our heroes, but seem really dastardly right now—don’t want Rittenhouse to learn how to travel through time.
Our villains might be our heroes, but seem really dastardly right now
In this week’s episode, they’re in 1969, trying to make sure Flynn doesn’t thwart the first moon landing.
He doesn’t, and our heroes manage to save the day yet again.
Viewers can’t expect to gain tons of new knowledge about Flynn’s motives, outside of him wanting to stop Rittenhouse from learning secrets of time travel. However, this episode reveals more learn about Flynn’s family background.
Flynn ends up meeting his mom, then a young widow who also worked as a secretary for an aerospace company. By the time Flynn is born, she’s an engineer. He tells her, after giving his mom’s son a shot in the arm, he remembers her as a sad woman, and he wants to make her life happier.
That shot? Saved his half-brother who was going into anaphylactic shock—the same day as the first moon landing. According to Flynn’s recollection of history, his half brother who died before Flynn was born. Flynn saved him that day and somehow ends up curing the boy’s allergic reaction to bee stings. When our heroic trio return to the present, that boy is now a man—living in Paris.
Meantime, Rufus doesn’t like the person he’s becoming as a result of these time hopping excursions. For the first time, he killed a man and didn’t feel anything about it. But before that, he was in nerd-man’s heaven with all his heroes doing their thing in mission control that day. (By the way, I consider “nerd” a compliment.)
This week’s episode also gave a long-overdue nod of recognition to NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose calculations were instrumental to some of the agency’s groundbreaking missions.
Beth finds out Rebecca met William years ago. She learned this while she and William got high off some “adult brownies.”
Toby is grubbing down his spaghetti. Talking about what they’ll do in New York for the part of Thanksgiving holiday. Kate tells Toby the trip for both of them is a no-go because he’s chucked the diet and now Kate’s chucking him.
Kevin pretty much gave Olivia a rundown of his life. She intimated she felt he was from a typical bland middle-class family. “Wonder Bread,” she called it.
So what would’ve happened if the Hindenburg didn’t blow the fork up? NBC’s Timeless is all about that, and more.
Yes, I also watch another NBC show–The Good Place. What the fork did you think? Some of their shows are so boss this fall, I can’t bring myself to say a durn cuss word.
So let’s get into Timeless.
My favorite line in this pilot: “I am black. There is literally NO place in American history where that would be awesome for me.”
Lucy Preston is a history professor who is pissed she didn’t make tenure at the university where her sick mother used to work. No, I don’t think her mom was some kind of degenerate. She’s really sick. I’m guessing cancer, but they don’t say. All we know is she’s hooked up to a heart/vital signs monitor and has been unconscious for a while. Lucy confides in her sister about the disappointment. Amy advises Luch to start making her own future instead of worrying who she’ll disappoint by taking a different path than their mother.
Rufus Carlin is a total coder geek (that word is NOT a pejorative in my world), a brotha who’s taken a fancy to a fellow nerd at the lab where he works.
About that lab… it’s housing a project so top secret that the gov’mint doesn’t even know about it. Well… they didn’t until gun-toting capsule thieves commandeer suck it away to the Hindenburg disaster date—May 6, 1937—a few hours before it’s supposed to combust. Side note: It isn’t lost on me that the capsule resembles the logo of longtime network competitor CBS. Is that intentional?