The plot of Rittenhouse kept on thickening till it exploded in the finally.
The plot stayed strong,, Adding Flynn to the mix and making him well a bit lovable was in my opinion the best choice the writers ever done, like probably ever :D seriously his banter and short comic answers just made the show looks much more attractive ,, and even making him right there part of the love triangle with Lucy and Wayyat was good planning ,, I'm actually rooting for him to end up with Lucy ,, other than having my own theory that Lucy is actually his wife .. i mean things here are "timeless" so who knows !!
The cast was also here more engaging ,, they were all just the perfect team of time travelers and almost in all the episodes with presenting a new story they felt like they'v been doing this forever.
Final thought, we all know the show was cancelled last year,, then brought back, and now there's a huge possibility of a third season renewal,, hence, i'd really like to meet that guy who made them believe that there is a chance to take in this project and thank him face to face.
Jessica was finally revealed as a spy for Rittenhouse and then the team tensions explode at the bunker. Rufus feels like death is just around the corner due to Jiya's visions. The episode is more a rescue mission than a key part of history but it was just as good.
Some big events went down, the deaths of Lucy's mother and great grand father who was a big figure in Rittenhouse. When Emma was kept out of the look I expected her to join the other side but instead she coldly killed them both. The biggest moment of the episode was Rufus and the inevitable. Heartbreaking, simply heartbreaking. I actually felt two chills go through me when I realised he actually was dead.
What a cliffhanger, especially when future versions of Wyatt and Lucy show up to save Rufus. How will this play out and the rules of time travel have changed even more. Please renew for another season. This show is too good and decent.
The aliases, "steal a car, find some clothes", the interpersonal relationships, the humor, the character development. It's a great show! And two seasons in it hasn't lost what makes it work.
Can't wait for S3!!!
BUT when you start having characters who in every other episode can shoot a pin at a thousand yards 'miss' people repeatedly at a few metres....your just trying to extend the script.
Maybe this is also reason why story involved a lot of soap opera type love interest drama. It's cheaper to chat about feelings than make interesting time traveling.
I almost gave up on the show in about middle of the season, but endured to the end. Not a great show or "a masterpiece" like reviews here are calling it, but mediocre scifi, with a lot of plot armour with characters. Like it seems to impossible to shoot Emma over 2 meter distance ( even by trained soldier).
And those plot holes! Jeez! For instance, why did they reveal every sleeper agent by travelling mothership right when they activated them? Why not go back 5 years and give sleepers orders to assassinate someone years later? It would be impossible to track down sleepers and stop them.
I just cannot get over with why Rittenhouse was so stupid in this season. They would had million ways to destroy Lucy and Wyatt and everyone.
This series needs a lot more clever writing than this.
Yes, it was pretty action packed, and I must admit that did not predict the ending, well, not that way. But action was just dumb most of part. I knew that there will be no ammo in that gun, after she (so blatantly predictable) hesitated with killing. I mean both were predictable. This was pretty much like some cheap Western movie, and not because it happened in those times. I laughed on many scenes, really, was so bad. Rushed work - 2 episodes for 1 week. Where they rushed - it's not yet vacation time :-)
Expectations for season 3 - and don't be afraid, it will happen for sure - are low on my side. More nonsense, forced plots and like. Less interesting history.