In Review: Timeless – The Salem Witch Hunt

The enemy of my enemy is my friend

Synopsis: While Wyatt sneaks away from the bunker to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus and their former enemy-turned- teammate, Garcia Flynn, chase the Mothership to the Salem Witch Trials. There they must prevent the execution of a headstrong young woman who, it turns out, is mother to one of the most consequential Americans of all time.

Review: The enemy of my enemy is my friend as this episode finally sees the alliance that Lucy has made with Garcia Flynn come into effect. Of course for this to work the writers had to bench Wyatt and how best to do that than to resurrect his wife from the dead, which is something else we can blame Rittenhouse for.

The most interesting part of this episode though is to do with the time travel element and Jiya’s ability to somehow see time loops before they happen. This week she sees Rufus gun down a puritan, but when he changes the outcome the guy dies anyway.

Having them got back to the Salem Witch trails made for some fun storytelling opportunities. After all, it is a part of American history that has been the premise for some great horror films in the past, but with Timeless they take a different approach of looking at the morality and injustice of it.

It was great to see Goran Visnjic back in full flow as the murderous Garcia Flynn. It’s easy to imagine a character like Flynn surviving the Witch trails. Admittedly Flynn is far less manageable for Lucy than Wyatt, which is what made this episode so much fun to watch. 

Overall. This was a fun episode, which presents us with some interesting questions such as whether or not there is another reason for Rittenhouse to be bringing back Wyatt’s wife other than to keep Wyatt benched.  Will she perhaps turn out to be a spy? Also how will Jyia’s talent for predicting time loops be used as the season unfolds?

Timeless - The Salem Witch Hunt
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