Okay… that fight in the hospital with Wyatt? Let’s talk about it for a moment. Wyatt is United States military trained and Emma not only held her own against him but seemed to have the upper hand a few times. It makes me wonder about her personal history. She’s obviously been trained, but was it by Rittenhouse in preparation for her role in the organization? Or did Rittenhouse recruit her because of her training? She started out at Mason Industries, is that where they found her? Or did they place her there? Where the hell does Emma come from? Who exactly is she and what’s in it for her if Rittenhouse succeeds? So many questions about her that I suddenly need answers to.
Maybe the most pressing one being… girl, where do you get your shoes?!
A Mother’s Love
Carol earned a few points this episode. Of course she lost them all and then some when she threatened Agent Christopher, but still she proved that she does care about her daughter. She doesn’t know or understand her daughter but she still wants to protect her. She’s not willing to turn on Rittenhouse to do it, not yet, and while she’s not she has to look to someone else to pick up her slack.
The side story this episode with Denise and Carol was small when compared to the episode itself but HUGE when compared to the season as a whole. This is set up people. And it’s done subtly and beautifully. I’m now completely sure that something is going to happen that will cause Carol to turn on Rittenhouse to save Lucy.
This storyline also served to remind us of something important that we have neglected to think about.
Denise is a mother with children to protect as well.
All The Feels!!
Lucy, my poor Lucy. You are breaking my heart girl! What’s left of it from last week at least. She’s so quick to tell Jiya that she didn’t know Jessica was still alive when her and Wyatt had their night in Hollywood. We know that and like Jiya we aren’t judging you sweetie. There was absolutely no way for you to know that Rittenhouse had decided to screw things up for you like this. You don’t need to feel guilty about what happened with Wyatt, or the fact that you’re in love with him despite him still being married. But you are Lucy, and you wouldn’t be the Lucy we’ve all come to love if you didn’t.
I wanted to grab Lucy by the shoulders and shake her at the hospital after Jessica realizes that there had been something happening between her and Wyatt. Not because I was frustrated she didn’t just let Jessica walk away (okay, maybe that’s a small part of the reason.) The big reason though was that Lucy didn’t seem to see the parallels between herself and Jessica as she’s telling her everything that Wyatt did for her.
“He risked his job, his freedom, everything because he never stopped loving you.”
Lucy, Wyatt spent weeks worrying about you while you were held by your mother and Rittenhouse. Wyatt never gave up hope that you were alive. Lucy, Wyatt tried to break out of the bunker to go look for you. Wyatt was willing to be court martialed if it meant saving you. Lucy, don’t you see? Wyatt is in love with you.
Dear, sweet, self-sacrificing Lucy’s speech to Jessica does the trick. Jessica is staying and giving Wyatt a second chance. We should be happy for Wyatt. This is what he wanted, right? But my heart is too broken for Lucy. She looks to defeated as she sits alone and watches an old movie. Flynn, who overheard (or eavesdropped intentionally on) Lucy and Wyatt’s conversation outside the bathroom offers her what comfort he can. Not in words but just in his presence, letting her know she doesn’t have to be alone. It’s not just a beer he offers her in that final scene, but his friendship and support as well.
He’s read the journal that future Lucy gave to him. He knows what happens between Lucy and Wyatt. He also knows that he can’t tell her, so for now he’ll settle for just being there for her. I do truly believe that Flynn cares about Lucy. Not romantically but definitely platonicaly.
Lyatt is on a journey. Part of that journey is Wyatt accepting that while he may still love Jessica he is no longer in love with her and the marriage he idealized after she died never existed. Wyatt’s journey is one of letting go. Lucy’s journey on the other hand is one of hanging on. She’s going to need to accept that she’s allowed to be happy and to fight for that happiness.
Watching Lucy and Wyatt try and navigate a post-Hollywood and back from the dead wife friendship is hard. Hard because you know these two are meant to be together and hard because of how awkward things are now. I miss the old Lucy and Wyatt partnership, I miss how easy and natural they were together. Lyatt is ultimately end game and that Jessica is just a hurdle they need to get over to get there. I know that – but I also know that even when they finally do get there things won’t be the same.
It Only Gets Better…
Be sure to tune into Timeless next week when our team crosses paths with Robert Johnson. Get it? Crosses paths – crossroads. Because Robert Johnson supposedly made a deal with the Devil at the crossroads? Whatever. I think I’m funny.
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