‘Timeless’ 2×07 Advance Review: “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes”

There are episodes of TV that make you emotional. There are some that touch you deep, that stay with you. And then there are some that do both of those things while making you reflect on where you are, where you could be and how far you still have to go, and that’s the kind of episode “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” is.

Let’s be fair here – I’m not sure this episode is going to be nearly as emotional for you men as it was for me, and as it’s likely to be for most women. There’s a certain amount of emotion that can only be mustered by understanding the road that one has traveled – or, more importantly, the road others have traveled for us.

That aside, though, “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” succeeds as an episode not just because it’s the most feminist episode Timeless has ever done, but because, as always, it parallels what’s going on in the past with what our characters are going through and because it uses a specific event in history to further the stories of the people we know and love.

Favorite episode of the season? I think I’ve said the same thing after most episodes this season, but all in all, looking back, I think this might be it for me – or at least, definitely top 3. (Because Hollywoodland, let’s be honest. You get me).

So, to get you excited (more excited? Is there more excitement in you?) for this episode, here are some hints!

  • Lucy and Wyatt have a long-overdue honest conversation (or two).
  • Goran Visnjic and I have had issues for a while because I wasn’t truly a Luka Kovac fan (there’s a rant) and Flynn just wasn’t my favorite in Season 1. That’s all changed. I’m fully on Team Flynn. (TEAM FLYNN, NO TEAM SHIPPING FLYNN WITH ANYONE, THAT’S NOT THE SAME)
  • Wait, I take it back. I might ship Flynn with someone, and I bet you can’t guess who.
  • You’ll alternatively want to strangle Rufus, slap him, hug him and hand him a bottle of liquor.
  • But at all times you’ll want to hug Jiya who is just a precious unicorn that must be protected at all costs.
  • I teared up at first, and then outright sobbed at seeing the story of the suffragettes develop and at thinking of what could have been – and is.
  • EMMA BACKSTORY ALERT! EMMA BACKSTORY ALERT!
  • Lucy’s words to one character in this episode made me hella emotional.
  • Wait, Lucy’s words to two characters in this episode made me hella emotional.
  • Grace Humiston. Go Google her. Thank me later. Or thank the Timeless writers later.
  • It’s official – I both like and care about Mason now. I don’t even know when it happened.
  • The final scene of this episode is HELLA emotional. Just …get the ice cream.
  • It’s awesome to see characters grow and to see journeys start to come full circle. It really is.

Timeless airs Sundays at 10/9c on NBC.

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