When the machinations of history start to repeat themselves, it’s usually a sign of something sinister lurking in the shadows. At least, that’s what you’d expect from a show like Timeless. But even though Season 2 left us with a cliffhanger at the end of everything going to hell, we had no idea what was coming for our heroes next. If you missed any of the action during the last few weeks, here are some quick recaps of everything that happened during Season 1. Rittenhouse is a group of well-connected historical villains who want to reshape history to suit their needs (and privileges). In order to achieve this plan, they have employed a time travel device — stolen from the future remnants of Team Witness — and have sent their agents back in time repeatedly to eliminate key players and events necessary for America as we know it today.
Did Rittenhouse Cross State Lines?
No, Rittenhouse did not cross state lines. This was part of the company’s agreement with the states of New South Wales and Victoria, Australia. Rittenhouse will only sell their products in those two states. This is to protect the states’ liquor monopolies.
Why You Shouldn’t Rittenhouse Cross State Lines?
1. It’s All About the Location
One of the reasons people stay in their dating comfort zone is because they think they have to travel a long way to meet someone new. In reality, it is the distance between you and the person you are talking to that determines how quickly the chemistry will develop, not the actual miles between your two locations. If you are looking for a potential partner online, you could be limiting yourself to a very small pool of people within a very specific area. So while you might think you’re reaching a much bigger audience by crossing state borders, you may inadvertently be shrinking your dating pool by excluding a lot of people who are right in your backyard. In-person dating is a very different scenario than online dating. When you are face-to-face with someone, you can smell their cologne or see if they put any effort into their appearance. You can see if they’re a bad listener, or if they interrupt you when you’re trying to talk. If a potential partner’s dating profile is vague or misleading, it’s much harder to notice those red flags in person.
2. Safety & Security Are Top Priorities
Communicating over the internet with someone you don’t know is risky business — you never know if you are talking to a real person (or someone pretending to be a real person). If someone likes you online, they could be anyone in the world. In-person dating is more relaxed because you have more to go on when assessing a potential partner, like vocal inflection, body language, eye contact, and general social skills. These things don’t come through in a profile. When you date locally, you can meet people in familiar places. That can make you feel safer, especially if you are meeting someone you don’t know very well. And if something goes wrong, you can easily get away from the situation. If you drive on a date in a different city, there are fewer options for escape. And if something goes wrong, it’s going to be much harder to get back home.
3. There’s More To Life Than Dating
Online dating is a form of social media, and like all social media, it comes with a certain amount of stress, anxiety, and pressure to perform. Sometimes, you’ll be the one feeling that way, other times it will be the person you’re trying to impress. All of this can be exhausting, and it’s not uncommon for people who rely on online dating as their primary means of meeting new people to feel depressed or frustrated. As we mentioned before, when you date locally, you can meet people in familiar places. While it’s important to put yourself out there, it’s also important to keep your life balanced. If you are hanging out at bars or coffee shops all the time, you may be putting a lot of pressure on yourself to meet someone new.
4. You Can Go There But You Can’t Come Back
When you date people outside of your metro area, you increase the chance that they will want to stay there. It’s true that relationships don’t always work out, and people do break up. However, when you date people in other cities, the chance of them breaking up with you and then staying where they are is much higher. In-person dating is a numbers game. You can’t win it if you only date people who live nearby. You have to date people from all over in order to have a chance at meeting someone special. And that means that you will likely have to break up with someone at some point, too. But if you are dating people who live in other cities, there’s a good chance that you will only have a limited amount of time with them.
5. The People You Meet Might Not Be Who They Said They Were
Online daters are sometimes accused of faking their identity — whether they mean to or not. For example, someone might come across as a 30-something woman, but they may actually be a 45-year-old man. If you are meeting people online in your own city, you can usually confirm their identity yourself by seeing them in the real world. But if you are dating outside of your metro area, you don’t have that option. It’s very possible that someone could tell you whatever you want to hear, and you have no way to verify what they’re saying. If you want to be sure that you’re meeting real people, dating locally is the only way to go.
Who Are The Good Guys?
- For readers who don’t know, Rittenhouse is a secret society that has been operating secretly in the shadows of American history since the founding of the country. They have been responsible for some of the worst atrocities and social injustices in American history, including the Salem witch trials and the Great Chicago Fire.
- In the show, we see them trying to turn the tides of the Revolutionary War and restore the thrones of the Crown. The main characters of the show are government agents who have been tasked with protecting American history from Rittenhouse.
- They are – Lucy, a historian and former student of Professor Nichols (aka Garcia Flynn). She is the team’s leader.
- Rufus is an engineer who specializes in time travel and is the team’s technical expert.
- Connor, a former soldier, and historian is known for his expertise in the Revolutionary War. He used to work for the Department of Defense until a mission gone wrong left him wrongly imprisoned for murder.
- Jessica is an agent who specializes in weaponry and combat.
Who Are The Bad Guys?
- As we mentioned above, Rittenhouse is a secret society that has been operating secretly in the shadows of American history since the founding of the country. They have been responsible for some of the worst atrocities and social injustices in American history, including the Salem witch trials and the Great Chicago Fire.
- In the show, we see them trying to turn the tides of the Revolutionary War and restore the thrones of the Crown. The members of the organization consist of a number of well-connected historical villains. They are
- Nicholas Keynes, aka Garcia Flynn. A British agent posing as an American professor. He is Rittenhouse’s de facto leader.
- Emma is a wealthy heiress who is secretly a ruthless manipulator behind the scenes. – The rest of the team consists of mercenaries sent back in time to kill key figures in American history. There are 7 of them — all of them are members of Rittenhouse. They are Jennifer Nadal, Ronald Reagan, Clara Ford, George Washington, William Henry Harrison, Henry Ford, and Al Capone.
What Happened At The End Of Season 1?
- By the end of Season 1, there were two major changes that affected the entire trajectory of the show. First, Lucy, the head honcho of the entire operation, was killed by Emma. This left Rufus, Connor, and Jessica to pick up the pieces of their shattered operation and try to keep everything together in her absence.
- Second, Rittenhouse stole a time machine from the remnants of Team Witness and started crossing state lines to attack different points in American history. The idea of Rittenhouse crossing state lines has massive implications for the future of the show.
- If a group of villains starts traveling back in time to attack different points of history, there’s virtually nothing our heroes can do to stop them.
- Rittenhouse knows they’re being hunted by a team of experts and are going to be very careful to cover their tracks. After all, they have been planning this for a very long time.
Rittenhouse crossed state lines and started meddling with foreign history. This, coupled with the fact that the Time Defense League is woefully underfunded and ill-equipped, means that our heroes have their work cut out for them. They desperately need to track down Rittenhouse’s headquarters and take advantage of the one advantage they have the knowledge of the future.