Timeless “The Day Reagan Was Shot” Review
Impact matters a lot when in defeat Rittenhouse does not slow down. You look for a new way for them to turn the tides in their favor, and up to this point they have not let us down. Now could they take things a step further to make this less of a stalemate? Definitely, though right now the impressions seems that they are saving such confrontations for the end.
The name of the game is bold changes. No bigger change than to affect the day that Reagan was shot. I like that this time around they missed the mark in what they were trying to prevent. Nothing is more key to their success than knowing the importance in their presence at specific points in time. So the little time they wasted in addressing the real reason they were there was perfect for how they were all thrown outside of their comfort zone. I myself was caught off guard believing that the day President Reagan was shot was important, only to discover that the target is actually Agent Christopher. At this point you could remove anyone from the board and events might happen a bit differently. All the same there would still be obstacles for Rittenhouse. Though if you took Christopher out of the equation, you might as well just hand the lifeboat and future over to Rittenhouse right then and there. That aside, This point of time in the 80’s was a refreshing contrast for the atmosphere and choice in clothing alone. Not facing the challenges of earlier points in time didn’t hurt one bit since it was all about the mission and nothing else.
How they try to prevent her from taking a different path was the true challenge of this episode. Lucy and Jiya’s efforts were moving for how far they were willing to go in order to not only save Christopher, but preserve her future. You can never keep things the same once someone become entangled in this mess, but the best you could hope for is that the idea of what her life becomes stays intact. Meaning Christopher’s family. It was unfortunate that Christopher had to be made an example out of to say that no one is safe, but right now she does have the most to lose.
The team’s first chance to genuinely interact with a sleeper agent was more than welcomed. Normally this person would come out of nowhere, and in most cases so far the sleeper wouldn’t survive. It made a big difference that Wyatt and Rufus were able to hear themselves what goes through the mind of a sleeper and what makes them determined to see their missions through to the end.
Seeing the inside of Christopher’s home was a refreshing change for the importunity to see how different she can be in a more stable environment. Getting to know her significant other and her kids in that moment was appreciated since they are becoming more important for her to protect moving forward. With that said, she became the big point of interest in general which was not a bad thing at all. The deeper they get into this conflict, the more danger any one of them face who have people to lose. In this case however, what happened in the present was the least of anyone’s worries. Understanding who Christopher was, and how she got to this point was a long time coming. This season so far has been good for the time they have taken to give us the full exploration into the major players.
Rufus is almost killing you at this point with the distance he kept putting between himself and Jiya. This is one of those things where you are watching the train crash and you just can’t understand why the person is taking that path towards self-destruction. Not when he could be more supportive and active towards trying to prevent what was foreseen. It took some time to redeem himself, but I’m glad they took the path they did.
Timeless “The Day Reagan Was Shot” was a good surprise for anyone who wanted to feel the excitement that comes with the stakes higher than ever when one life could change everything for this team. The takeaway was worth it that some changes are worth making to protect the ones you care about most.