Also, somebody please make a GIF of Mason’s face when he finds out Rittenhouse Guy is Lucy’s dad — if only because I want to see how my face must’ve looked when Lucy got back home and her mother gave her THE FREAKING JOURNAL FUTURE-LUCY WRITES IN! DUM-DUM-DUMMMMMM!!! I’m so glad the backstory behind this crucial little prop might finally be filled in, but that’s not even the most important part of the ending. The most important part is when Wyatt reunites with the rest of the Scooby Gang — after springing himself from the black site with Christopher’s help and a paper clip — and tells them, “The agents in control of Mason Industries, they’re Rittenhouse.” … [Read more...] about Recap: A Moveable Feat
Legend has it that the Carver hacked into Bank of America and took its servers down. He’s also “the Cloud-fuckin’ master” when it comes to that technology. There’s even a cool, suspenseful build-up to his appearance. Walking through a gutted office en route to the Carver’s desk, Erlich describes more amazing Carver feats before telling Richard, “Don’t touch anything! Failure is contagious.” Since I’ve already (mis)quoted Tarantino to describe the aura surrounding the Carver, let me describe his actual reality by correctly quoting a movie from Tarantino’s least favorite director, John Ford: … [Read more...] about Recap: That Satanist Chicken
Richard presses on, much to Gavin’s dismay. “You’re a mean person, Richard!” he yells. “You’re a bad guy!” I was shocked to feel a bit of sympathy for Gavin, so kudos to Matt Ross. Before tearing up Richard’s contract, Gavin says, “I should let you have a crack at it just to see you fail!” Richard pounces on this momentary return of his rival’s vengeful side. On a giant photo of Gavin, Richard sketches some graphs and numbers to show how the peer-to-peer Internet will work. “This would, over time, render every Hooli server obsolete,” Richard says. “And make Jack Barker shit himself.” For this reason alone, Gavin becomes Richard’s partner in Pied Piper: The Next Generation. … [Read more...] about Recap: Hot Dog or Not Hot Dog?
Funny enough, the cliffhanger we were left with at the mid-season finale, with Flynn jetting off with Lucy to eras unknown, turns out to be of little importance. That’s okay by me; Flynn literally dragging Lucy away by her wrists was a bit too low-rent damsel-in-distress. He’s now got her in a present-day hideout where he makes her research the whereabouts of Rittenhouse Jr., a.k.a. the kid who got away after she refused to let Flynn kill him. She finds no record of the boy, assuming he went underground after his father’s murder, and Flynn couldn’t find him on a quick return trip to 1780. After he lays a thick guilt trip on her — “So my family’s still dead. And it’s your fault. All this would’ve been over.” — Flynn effectively lays out the show’s blueprint for the foreseeable future, promising to “take down Rittenhouse one member at a time for as long as it takes.” … [Read more...] about Recap: Americana Horror Story
Upon landing in Arkansas circa 1934, the Scooby Gang also hashes out this new Rittenhouse wrinkle, with Rufus speaking for all of us when he says, “I don’t know what’s worse, Flynn or Rittenhouse.” For the time being, Flynn is worse because he shows up on the hunt for Bonnie’s Rittenhouse key alongside famed Texas Ranger Frank Hamer. After Lucy and Wyatt are caught in the midst of Bonnie and Clyde’s latest bank heist, they help the famous duo escape the cops as a three-way, and a True Romance–style shootout unfolds. (This is the second time I’ve spotted one of these standoffs in Timeless. See also: the safe house in “The Watergate Tape.” If nothing else, this is fun for me because True Romance is one of my all-time favorite films.) … [Read more...] about Recap: Love on the Run