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Timeless EPs Talk Rittenhouse Twist, [Spoiler]'s Condition, Season 2 Plans

Warning: The following contains spoilers for Monday’s Timeless finale

Timeless dropped a mother of a twist during Monday night’s finale when Lucy’s mom, Carol (played by Susanna Thompson), revealed to her daughter that she’s a member of Rittenhouse. That makes Lucy something akin to Rittenhouse royalty, coming from two of the mysterious organization’s strongest bloodlines.

“Rittenhouse has an operative on the mothership” — that would be Emma, who’s a mole! — “and soon they will control everything: the past and the present, the future,” Carol informed Lucy. “Together, we will change history.”

Elsewhere in the season ender: Lucy enlisted her grandfather to be a double agent within Rittenhouse in 1954. Back in the present, they tracked down his apartment full of intel, allowing them to arrest key members. Then Lucy arranged a secret meeting with Flynn to hand over the names of his family’s killers, and he, in return, gave her back her journal, which he claimed she gave him. (More on the when and how of that below.) But the peace was short-lived as Agent Christopher swooped in to arrest Flynn.

And last, but definitely not least interesting: Jiya had a strange physical reaction after taking a ride with the trio in the time ship, which was built for just three.

Below, creators Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan talk about Lucy’s shocking discovery, Jiya’s time-bending state and Season 2’s potential conflict.

TVLINE | Has Lucy’s mother always been Rittenhouse, or is she just a member in this timeline where she’s healthy?
SHAWN RYAN | She’s always been Rittenhouse. This is something that Eric [Kripke] and I had talked about even as we were making the pilot, before we even had writers on staff, that we felt that Lucy’s mother was Rittenhouse. We just debated when and how to reveal that. She’s someone who in both timelines… has always been a secret and an important member of Rittenhouse.

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Sanders: Protests on left aren't like the tea party

Sen. Bernie Sanders bristled at the idea that liberal protests against President Donald Trump all over the country are analogous to the protests and demonstrations that marked the beginning of the tea party movement.

“It’s not a tea party because the tea party was essentially funded by the billionaire Koch brothers family,” Sanders said during an interview with NBC News’ Chuck Todd on Sunday on “Meet the Press.” “This is a spontaneous and grass-roots uprising of the American people.”

Sanders, a Vermont independent who ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, went on to say that there would be protests all over the country meant to pressure Republicans to answer questions on repealing and replacing Obamacare.

“On February 25th, two weeks from yesterday, there is in fact going to be rallies all over this country, and I think you’re going to see people in conservative areas, in progressive areas, asking the Republicans: ‘What are you going to do when you throw 23 million people off of health insurance?’” Sanders said, adding: “'How many of them are going to die? What’s your plan when you raise prescription drug costs, on average, $2,000 for senior citizens? Are you really going to repeal the protection against preexisting conditions so that people who have cancer or heart disease will no longer be able to have health insurance? You going to throw kids off of their parents’ health insurance programs?’

The tea party movement began in 2009 in opposition to some of the policies of President Barack Obama, including ones that became the Affordable Care Act. The recent protests in favor of the ACA have flipped the script somewhat.

"Republicans are going to have to start to answer those questions, and the American people are pretty clear, overwhelmingly they want to improve the Affordable Care Act, they do not want to simply repeal it,” Sanders said.

Tom Brady thinks visiting Donald Trump’s White House isn’t “a political thing.” He’s wrong.

  • Five New England Patriots players are protesting their team’s visit to the White House this year. QB Tom Brady is not one of those players.
  •  In an interview with NBC Sports’ ProFootballTalk, the Super Bowl MVP and Trump pal went so far as to claim that the visit wasn’t even about politics. (See quote above)
  • It’s convenient that the person most outspoken about how nonpolitical a visit to Trump’s White House would be is the person least likely to be impacted by Trump’s politics. 
  • For the players doing the protesting, however, few things are more political than palling around with the most openly bigoted president in recent memory. Read more (Opinion)
[Are Lucy x Wyatt more than friends?] Short answer: no. Long answer is, there’s some kind of sexual tension there. I think that first kiss kind of awoke something that was subconscious before that in both of them. I don’t think they’re going to be hooking up any time soon. It’s just another color in their relationship. [On the Time Team dynamic] The thing we’re most focused on in the short term is this idea that these three characters have really become a family and that they’ll really fight for each other and protect each other, as much as they might drive each other nuts, and that the bonds between them are growing very strong.
—  Eric Kripke, Timeless showrunner, on Lucy x Wyatt and the Time Team (x)
The only thing I can really offer is that despite what adults will tell you, there is no such thing as a safe job or a safe path, even if it seems that way. Really, you’re not ever taking a risk if you follow your dreams because it’s going to be just as unsafe as any other path you take. At the same time, it’s going to be very rewarding when you get through that if you followed your dreams. If you’re going to do the unsafe thing anyway, at least do what you love.
—  TABLO (160415 NBC News Interview)