In Review: Timeless – The Alamo

The team learns about courage at the Battle of the Alamo.

Synopsis: The team learns about courage at the Battle of the Alamo

Review: When Wyatt is told that this will be his last mission he goes all out to try and fullfil his main goal. Which is to kill Flynn. Unfortunately for him he cannot really make any major changes to history in order to succeed in his mission.

And with it being the Alamo things are even more complex given that Flynn has an entire army to hide behind while Wyatt, Rufus and Lucy try to help while simultaneously trying not to do to much to ruin how history records the Alamo.

For Wyatt though the Alamo mirriors an experience he had as a soldier in the future where he and his men were in a similar stand off, but Wyatt had to take on the role of John Smith and run a message back to HQ in the full knowledge that his fellow combatants were going to most likely die.

Wyatt has a few great scenes with General James ‘Jim’ Bowie who led the men, women and children that defended the Alamo while Rufus had some fun scenes with Davy Crockett.

This episode was a hell of a lot of fun and fairly educational from the point of view of someone that is not to familiar with this particular chapter of American history, which was filled with some of America’s most colourful history people.

Matt Lanter put in a fantastic performance as Wyatt and had some fantastic support from Chris Browning in his role of General Bowie. 

I was also impressed with Jeff Kober as Davy Crockett. 

We didn’t really see to much development with the whole Rittenhouse conspiracy this week, but in a way that is a good thing because it would have most likely ruined the flow of this particular story.

If ‘Timeless’ can continue to bring us interesting historical tales like this. Then it will more than justify the recent decision to extend the first season episode order. We can only hope that the show rates highly enough to win a second season.

Timeless - The Alamo
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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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