In Review: Timeless – Karma Chameleon

Wyatt convinces Rufus to steal the lifeboat for an unauthorised mission

Synopsis: Wyatt convinces Rufus to steal the lifeboat for an unauthorised mission to prevent Wayatt’s wife’s killer from ever being born. Lucy must cover for them in the present, as Agent Christopher discovers the ship is missing and Anthony Bruhl makes an alarming confession.

Review: In a departure from the usual historical shows that see the team trying to prevent the assassination of some historical figure. This week gets personal. And as Lucy points out to Agent Christopher. I’m surprised this hasn’t happened before now.

Wyatt and Rufus head back to 1983 in order to prevent a random hook up between an air stewardess and a bar tender, which leads to the birth of the individual who allegedly killed Wayatt’s wife.

The episode also sees the murder of Anthony Bruhl who attempts to destroy Flynn’s Lifeboat and tries to get Lucy to tell Rufus to do the same to the one that they have been using. Bruhl feels that the time travelling is only speeding up the agenda of Rittenhouse and not slowing it down.

We also see Lucy confronting her father. Only to be told that she is as Rittenhouse as he is, which narratively makes sense given that the future version of Lucy is supposed to wind up working against them with Flynn.

I have to say. I wasn’t really blown away by this episode in the same way as I have been by some of the historical ones that they have done. That said though. We had some fun 80’s references such as an episode of the first season of ‘The A-Team’ playing and Rufus being geeky enough to know the episode number. And we also got a glimpse of Manimal, which am guessing maybe had some sort of influence on the writing team on this show.

In a lot of ways. This episode served to give us a pretty big info dump.

Timeless - Karma Chameleon
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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