Timeless: Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde
December 6, 2016 5:06 AM - Season 1, Episode 9 - Subscribe

The time-traveling trio are on the run with the Barrow gang, and they must uncover Flynn's target in the Depression-era South by gaining the trust of criminal duo Bonnie and Clyde. Meanwhile, Agent Christopher pursues a lead in the present day.
posted by oh yeah! (11 comments total)
Not a big fan of the Wyatt/Lucy ship, but I've seen worse (Supergirl/Mon-el, for example). As long as it doesn't turn into some awful triangle where Wyatt has to choose between her and Jessica I guess it's fine.
posted by oh yeah! at 7:23 AM on December 6, 2016

It's going to be a triangle between them and Lucy's sister somehow. I don't care for it either.

More Rufus and Jiya pls
posted by numaner at 8:23 AM on December 6, 2016

I don't mind the relationship dance, but I went into this pretty much assuming that was gong to be the outcome, so my expectations are being met.

I was a bit put off by Lucy's "confession" as it seemed to contradict itself. First she says she never had the lightning moment (and didn't really seem to believe the possibility for one existed) and then she lectured how everybody has to keep themselves open. I guess she could just be confused given her recent (to her) engagement status.
posted by sardonyx at 8:29 PM on December 6, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm usually all about the ship, but I find Wyatt to be the least appealing hunk of beefcake on TV in a long time. I know he's probably supposed to be some kind of "manly-man with hidden sensitivity," but he always strikes me as about as intellectually curious as shoe polish. I know Rufus has his own love interest, but I find him a much more compelling hero in every way than Wyatt. Some kind of weird Lucy/Flynn ship would be darker and more interesting to me, if they had to have a ship.

Finally, given they can take all sorts of things with them in the lifeboat, why not things that would be useful to them, like penicillin, knock-out drugs for the baddies, any other stuff masquerading as items of the time, Bond-style?
posted by The Wrong Kind of Cheese at 4:29 PM on December 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'm right there with you sighing deeply through the Lucy/Wyatt 'shipness.

TWKoC, I would watch the heck out of a Lucy/Flynn thing! Maybe through reading her diaries, he falls in love with her, and though she's meddling in his plans, he cannot harm her because then the diaries he loves her for would not exist. He'd have to help her, even -- help her hunt him. An extra thread to both their timelines.

I liked Lucy's cool lying about how they were out to rob the bank themselves. And Wyatt's proposal story was wonderfully sweet, at least until the writers, through Lucy, made sure viewers were 100% perfectly clear and triple-underlined that it was really the story of his wife. Lucy was smart enough to get it at the time and so were we, so that was disappointing.

The new timeline's end for B&C with Clyde going first isn't nearly as fascinating to me as the real history, with that Ford V8 turned into a sieve on a dusty Louisiana road. But it makes sense that it ended that way.

I still laugh at the names on their IDs. Rufus fan club for life.
posted by mochapickle at 12:42 PM on December 8, 2016

I guess I'm in the minority, but there is something very attractive and appealing about Wyatt that goes beyond his looks (and while I'm normally not the type to fan-girl over actors, I find him very,very pretty to look at). Actually, I kind of like him over Lucy in that he doesn't act as stupid as she sometimes does--at least for somebody who should know better. In this episode, for example, she just walks up to the bank manager, starts asking about opening an account and is stunned when she's asked if she has her father's or brother's permission. Well, duh! Of course that was going to happen. You could see it coming a mile away, and yet Lucy, the historical expert didn't expect it at all.

Wyatt is completely out of his element. He's used to having a clear target and mission. He doesn't get to have that here. Plus, he's still coping with his own emotional struggles, which are (in a way) more real than Lucy's. Okay, her sister has vanished, but a) she has been promised that efforts will be made to correct that timeline, b) she has her mother back in a healthy state and seems to be making strides towards improving their relationship, c) she has a fiance who may be a nice guy who she could take the time to get to know if she really wanted to (which she doesn't).

Wyatt, on the other hand, is still a grieving widower who not only feels guilty that he was the cause of his wife's death but knows that he won't be getting her back even if they can fix the timeline.

So while I'm not necessarily rooting for the two of them to get together, the relationship (whatever it ends up being) doesn't bother me in the slightest.
posted by sardonyx at 9:16 AM on December 9, 2016

The bank thing really bothered me!

Lucy absolutely would have known that. It seems like had the writers wanted to drive that particular point home (which is interesting, even though it had zero to do with the story -- wasn't that sort of rule in place well into the 60s-70s?), Lucy would have told Wyatt while they were walking in.
posted by mochapickle at 10:25 AM on December 9, 2016

Sardonyx, it's not that I dislike Wyatt - I agree that he's easy on the eyes, and I like the sort of deadpan humor he has (thinking of the Stranded episode). It's just the ship I'm finding contrived. Or that it's enough angst for him to be agonizing over whether or not he can un-deadify his lost love without the added angst of being torn between feelings for Lucy and her.
posted by oh yeah! at 3:32 PM on December 9, 2016

That's perfectly fair. As I said, I don't have a lot of expectations going into shows like this (despite me whining about them being silly or illogical), but one of the few I have is that main female lead plus main male lead will be thrown together at some point, no matter what. As long as they're not objectively terrible together (see The Flash) I usually just go along for the ride. I'm also not the kind of person to ship characters together, so I don't have anything invested in seeing better couples made up of combinations. If they happen naturally or organically or because of storytelling reasons, I'm cool with that too.
posted by sardonyx at 4:15 PM on December 9, 2016

Finally, given they can take all sorts of things with them in the lifeboat, why not things that would be useful to them, like penicillin, knock-out drugs for the baddies, any other stuff masquerading as items of the time, Bond-style?

I KNOW RIGHT?? Like at this point all 3 of them should be proficient in at least some weapons, and this company can make a time travel ship but no modern spy gear except for what looks like a USB voice recorder? Seriously?
posted by numaner at 1:15 PM on December 12, 2016 [1 favorite]

main female lead plus main male lead will be thrown together at some point, no matter what.
If we have to have that, why not Rufus? This whole crush on a co-worker is going nowhere for him and is boring to boot.
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