#Timeless S1 Ep. 1 "Pilot" Series Premiere Recap and Review
When a time machine has been stolen, the people of a Corporation and Homeland Security send three people, a history professor, a soldier and an engineer to stop a mad man from changing the past.
Timeless seems to be one of those shows that ask more questions and only getting some answers. Abigail Spencer plays Lucy Preston, a history professor who didn't get the tenure at a university and her mother is dying. She gets a knock from Homeland Security to come down and help after Garcia Flynn (Goran Visnjic) steals the time machine that really looks like an eye.
Lucy meets with Master Sergeant Wyatt Logan former US Army Delta Force and Rufus Carlin, engineer and coder and the three had to follow where Flynn went and that place was the night of the Hindenburg disaster.
The three tries to find Flynn and his gang and when they learned that they're going to bring down the Hindenburg. But when they get there, the Hindenburg didn't blow up in flames like it was suppose to in the history books had said. No Flynn had a didn't idea, this one was to blow it up and kill everyone in it.
Even though Wyatt stopped the bomb from going off, the Hindenburg still went down, this time from one of Flynn's men firing a shot, probably the same people that had in the history book including a journalist that Wyatt seems to look like his late wife.
Flynn and Lucy gets to have a nice chat. He tells her that she doesn't have a clue why she's doing this but it's her destiny. Plus he shows her the book that he's using that has her handwriting, the question is how did he get it?
By the time, Lucy, Wyatt and Rufus get back, things to back to the same expect that Lucy's mother is not on her death bed and her younger sister is no longer alive. The three comes back and sees that Flynn has gone back this time to another history moment.
This shows does have that feel of The Blacklist since John Davis and John Fox are executive producers in this Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan created series. I do love some of the characters, like Spencer's and Rufus seems to be the comic relief character. Loved it when he told a Jersey cop that he better live long enough to see Michael Jordan, Michael Jackson and Mike Tyson and not to mention Barack Obama change the world.
Visnjic is pretty good as a villain, but I want to wait to see how he does more in future episodes. To me he's still Dr. Luka Kovac from ER in my heart.
It seems that when no matter what the event will happen no matter the outcome. We saw the Hindenburg in the first scene go down from what actually happen to when Flynn and Lucy went back the Hindenburg still went down and the same people were killed. I hope that's not what each episode will do.
I've really enjoyed it. It's a show that I'll be tuning in each week. I'm a history buff myself and can't get enough of history when I was in high school and college.
What did you think of the pilot to Timeless? Like it? Hate it? Leave a comment!
You can catch Timeless Monday nights at 10/9c on NBC.