Timeless “The King of the Delta Blues” Review

TIMELESS — “King of Delta Blues” Episode 206 — Pictured: (l-r) Wiley B. Oscar as Muddy Waters, Keith Machekanyanga as Son House, Kamal Naiqui as Robert Johnson, Malcolm Barrett as Rufus Carlin, Radha Blank as Bessie Smith — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

Timeless “The King of the Delta Blues” Review

Robert Johnson is set to record his famous album that would change history, be the birth of rock and roll, and causes the cultural revolution of the 1960s. Rittenhouse has jumped to that time and is threatening it. The only difference is that Connor knows the most about the period and the event, so he must travel with Rufus, Flynn, and Lucy to San Antonio, 1936. The good news is that Rufus and Jiya figured out how to make the time machine able to have four riders.

Meanwhile, Agent Christopher has kept Wyatt behind to help her with another mission. They used the information from her tracking device when she was kidnapped by Lucy’s mother to trace it back to the Rittenhouse location. From there, they find the Rittenhouse Headquarters and Wyatt is faced with an impossible decision.

Jiya continues to have her premonitions, and Rufus has made it clear he doesn’t want to know about them. Despite this, the vision seems to trouble Jiya throughout the episode, even attempting to ask Agent Christopher for advice. It is revealed at the end of the episode what her vision was and boy, it’s a big one.

TIMELESS — “King of Delta Blues” Episode 206 — Pictured: (l-r) Goran Visnjic as Garcia Flynn, Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preson — (Photo by: Justin Lubin/NBC)

Once in San Antonio, the team is faced with challenges they never thought they would and are separated. Lucy and Flynn get some time alone, and they become closer. Whether it is Lucy’s loneliness and depression with losing Wyatt or it is Flynn using the journal to manipulate Lucy, this relationship is growing strong. Rufus and Connor work together to save the king of blues and keep history in tact.

This episode toys with the bonds and relationships that we thought to be so strong or weak. Lucy is drifting further from Wyatt and closer to  Flynn. Jiya feels more distance from Rufus because she can’t talk to him about her visions. Rufus and Connor’s relationship is resolidified to become stronger than we have seen in a very long time. This episode could mark the beginning of a massive shift for our characters and potentially the entire dynamic of the show. While the humor that is usually present in the episode wasn’t as prevalent, it handled some slightly weightier topics, like Mason and his hopelessness in his situation. Either way, Timeless still captivates an audience and keeps us wanting more.






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Ashley Menzel is an avid film lover and lives in Los Angeles, CA. She loves foreign films and dramas and reading books that have film adaptations. Her favorite movie of all time is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. She loves Doctor Who, Supernatural, iZombie, and Grimm.

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