Timeless (2016–2018)
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The King of the Delta Blues 

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When Rufus and Jiya add a fourth seat to the Lifeboat, for the first time ever, Connor Mason joins the team as they travel back to the dusty backroads and smoky juke joints of the ... See full summary »


Greg Beeman


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Abigail Spencer ... Lucy Preston
Matt Lanter ... Wyatt Logan
Malcolm Barrett ... Rufus Carlin
Paterson Joseph ... Connor Mason
Sakina Jaffrey ... Denise Christopher
Claudia Doumit ... Jiya
Goran Visnjic ... Garcia Flynn
Annie Wersching ... Emma Whitmore
Michael Rady ... Nicholas Keynes
Kamahl Naiqui ... Robert Leroy Johnson
Gavin Stenhouse ... Donald Firth 'Don' Law
Susanna Thompson ... Carol Preston
Wiley B. Oscar ... McKinley Morganfield 'Muddy Waters'
Radha Blank ... Bessie Smith
Natasha Marc ... Betty


When Rufus and Jiya add a fourth seat to the Lifeboat, for the first time ever, Connor Mason joins the team as they travel back to the dusty backroads and smoky juke joints of the Depression-era South to rescue the life and legacy of Robert Johnson, who, legend has it, bought his musical genius from the devil for the price of his soul. Meanwhile, Agent Christopher keeps Wyatt in the present to execute a dangerous raid on Rittenhouse headquarters.

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Release Date:

22 April 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA

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16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Rufus uses the alias "Rufus Carlin". George Carlin played the character "Rufus" in the films "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" and "Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey". Both of these films involve time travel. See more »


At approximately 9:45 into this episode's soundtrack, Jiya (Claudia Doumit) asks Denise Christopher (Sakina Jaffrey), concerning instructions to Wyatt Logan (Matt Lantner), why she's not "sending in the calvary [sic]". In response, Denise answers, "I don't trust the calvary [sic]". The correct word, of course, is "cavalry". Although it's properly rendered in the English subtitles, it's just mispronounced. It's certainly easy enough to do given the similar spellings. But what, perhaps, makes it a little more interesting is that this slight error was made by both actresses and apparently not caught on-set. See more »


Don Law: What's the matter, Robert? Too shy to be famous?
Robert Johnson: I'm gonna make us both famous.
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References Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980) See more »

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Strong episode
26 April 2018 | by KingslaaySee all my reviews

A great episode that looks at a legendary blues singer not many people heard off and who arguably led to foundation of Rock n Roll. As they simply put it the start of many things to come began with two men in a hotel room producing music.

The team dynamics are tense. Lucy and Flynn surprisingly grow close and it was interesting to see the two spend the night together. Meanwhile Jia tells Rufus of a chilling premonition that he dies in the next episode, so far her visions have all come true. What was most exciting about this episode was Connor Mason the inventor used his own invention for the first time. It is beyond me why he never once wanted to try this to go back in time. However he made a fun and great addition to the team.

Unique part of history, great story, good tension and decent build up.

Solid 8/10

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