Timeless (2016–2018)
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The Day Reagan Was Shot 

The Time Team travels back to 1981 Washington D.C. on the day President Reagan was shot, only to discover that the Sleeper's target isn't the President, but a young rookie police officer, none other than Agent Christopher.


Alex Kalymnios


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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
Tonya Glanz ... Jessica
Karen David ... Dhriti Sirivastava / Young Denise Christopher
Pooja Batra ... Ananya Sirivastava
Matthew Alan ... Owen, Sleeper Agent
Erik Stocklin ... John Hinckley Jr.
Clint Culp ... Officer Thomas Delahanty
McKenna Roberts ... Olivia
Michael Garza ... Mark


The Time Team travels back to 1981 Washington D.C. on the day President Reagan was shot, only to discover that the Sleeper's target isn't the President - but a young rookie police officer - none other than Agent Christopher, who brought the time team together and kept the Lifeboat from getting into Rittenhouse's hands. The Time Team must save Agent Christopher's life and prevent her from making a mistake that set her on a different path that would forever change her own future, the future of the team -- and the future of the world. Written by Paul Miller

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Release Date:

6 May 2018 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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16:9 HD
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The Brady bill that Lucy mentions, named for James Brady, Ronald Reagan's press secretary, was an Act of Congress that mandated federal background checks on gun purchasers and imposed a five-day waiting period, until the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) was implemented in 1998. The bill was first introduced into the House of Representatives by Chuck Schumer in 1991, but was never brought to a vote; Schumer re-introduced it in February 1993, it was signed into law by President Clinton that November, and went into effect in February 1994. Since NICS's implementation, more than 200 million Brady background checks have been conducted. See more »


Older Denise Christopher has a bit of an Indian accent when she speaks, but the young Denise does not. See more »


Denise Christopher: [after the team returns from their mission] I've waited 37 years to say thank you to you.
[shakes Wyatt's hand]
Wyatt Logan: No thanks necessary, ma'am.
Denise Christopher: Well, you saved my life twice. Guess that's why I always knew you were the right man for this job.
[turns to Lucy and Jiya]
Denise Christopher: "Cagney" and "Lacey."
[Jiya and Lucy walk up to her laughing]
Denise Christopher: You saved my family. I've never forgotten that.
[Lucy hugs her]
Lucy Preston: I'm so sorry to put that kind of pressure on you. I can't imagine the stress.
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References Cagney & Lacey (1981) See more »

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Another wonderful story!
9 May 2018 | by michealecollieSee all my reviews

What Timeless has done so well this season, in particular focusing on underrepresented historical figures of women and people of color, was even better in The Day Reagan Was Shot. This episode focused on Agent Denise Christopher, played in the present timeline by Sakina Jeffrey, and in the past by Karen David. Christopher is of Indian descent and has a wife and two children. Her backstory was brilliantly told, while not falling into typical TV writing about LGBT characters. The writers have done a wonderful job telling important stories this season! I just wish we had more than the 2 hour season finale left.

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