Now that the writers have us all FREAKING THE HELL OUT they take us back to the bunker where Denise is somehow remaining calm and doing paperwork. Seriously Denise? You could wink out of existence at any second, your family could disappear. HOW ARE YOU STAYING CALM?
Flynn is not calm.
He questions Denise as to why the hell she’s choosing to sit at the bunker and do paperwork when instead she could be at home with her family. She tells him she trusts the team and that there is nothing she can do. Flynn tells her she’s wrong. He tells the Denise about the last time he saw his daughter alive and how he, like any good parent, put her to bed despite her pleas for just a few more minutes. The next time he saw his daughter she was dead. He would give anything have those few more minutes with her. He didn’t get those final moments but Denise has them and is wasting them.
For the first time this episode I wasn’t afraid about what would happen to Denise and her family. My heart was too busy breaking into a thousand pieces for Flynn.
Not Out of Danger Yet
Wyatt and Rufus have the sleeper prisoner and are debating on what to do with him. Wyatt wants to kill him. Rufus wants to take him back as a PoW. He wants them to leave him in 1981 where he, and his family in 2018 will be safe from Rittenhouse. He swears he won’t go after Denise again. That means that Denise’s life is no longer in danger and we can focus on Lucy and Jiya putting an end to her engagement, right? Yeah, no. The sleeper has one more bargaining chip up his sleeve for his freedom. His brother is still out there and he has Denise’s address.
WYATT THERE IS NO TIME TO BE PISSED! BE PISSED LATER! SAVE DENISE NOW!
All or Nothing
While Rufus and Wyatt rush to stop the brother before he can kill Denise, Lucy and Jiya make one last ditch effort to stop her from getting married.
They grab the flashdrive with Denise’s family pictures on it that she gave Lucy after Lucy’s sister disappeared from history. It’s time to tell young Denise Christopher the truth. It’s a suggestion that Jiya made right from the beginning but Lucy was hesitant of. The possibility that the information would be too much for Denise to handle and could make things worse.
I’ll admit I am a complete and total hypocrite. Back in episode 2.05 “The Kennedy Curse” when Kayla gave young JFK information about his future I was flipping out about how bad of an idea that was. This episode I was completely okay with Lucy and Jiya giving Denise information about her future. Yupp, complete and total hypocrite.
Moment of Truth
Present day Denise takes Flynn’s advice and goes home. As she’s walking down the entrance way hallway I’m praying to the TV gods that her family is still there. 1981 Denise listens to Lucy and Jiya and calls off the engagement just as the sleeper’s brother pulls up outside her house. Now I’m praying to the TV gods that Wyatt and Rufus get there in time to stop him. The TV gods hear me and listen. Hallelujah!
Lucy gives young Denise the flashdrive and promises her that everything will fall into place.
Another prayer to the TV gods that she’s right and Denise will be waiting at the bunker for them and her family will be waiting at home for her. Panic level rises momentarily when we just see Flynn and Connor. The logical thought that they wouldn’t be there at all if the team had failed didn’t register until the second time I watched the episode. I was too focused on WHERE IS DENISE for logic. The sigh of relief at seeing Denise was real. She’s still there, her family is at home and safe. There’s also the added bonus that her mother is a part of their lives in this timeline.
I love a happy ending! Oh wait, THERE’S STILL 6 MINUTES OF THE EPISODE LEFT!
The Countdown Begins
Okay so 2 of our final 6 minutes are Rufus and Jiya. This is good. It’s really good in fact. Rufus promises that he’s done sulking and pushing her away. Whatever time he has left he’s spending with her, even if it means a Lord of the Rings extended edition marathon – wait why does he make that sound like a bad thing? Rufus what do you have against LotR?! Maybe Jiya should let you die in the 1800s! Kidding of course. Jiya’s not letting you die at all. She’s sure there’s a way to save you and she is going find it.
Lucy, using Denise as inspiration, goes to Flynn and asks for answers about the journal he says she gave to him. Flynn explains how a Lucy that is about 5 years older than current Lucy found him in a bar three weeks after his family was killed and gave him the journal. Lucy points out that that is impossible because you can’t travel in your own timeline. Flynn counters with that it’s impossible now but maybe Rufus and Jiya figure out how to do it one day. Time will tell.
2 minutes left. It’s too much for us to ask for this episode to end on a high note isn’t it?
I Love Math
Oh those final 2 minutes. Just as it looks like Wyatt is getting suspicious about Jessica she drops the biggest bombshell of the season. She’s pregnant. I’ll admit that I was not okay the first time I screened this episode. Far from it. I was freaking out so bad I had to message a fellow reviewer and friend almost immediately because I needed someone to freak out with. Now this lovely person was able to do what I, in that moment, was not and that was to think logically. I’m sure most of you are freaking out just like I did so let me share with you what she shared with me.
When Jessica was brought back in her timeline Wyatt had been gone for 2 months. It’s only been about 3 weeks since Wyatt brought her to the bunker.
The math doesn’t add up. There’s no way that baby is his.
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