While Wyatt deals with Jessica’s return in the present, Lucy, Rufus, and Flynn follow Rittenhouse into the midst of the Salem Witch trials. We share our thoughts (and wails) in this week’s Timeless roundtable with our friends Fangirlish!
Clockblockers, I start this week’s review the same way I ended last week’s: WHY CAN’T WE HAVE NICE LYATT THINGS?! And truth be told, “The Salem Witch Hunt” isn’t a very edifying episode for Lucy, overall. Even outside of Wyatt/Jessica drama, for Lucy to go back in time only to have her mother frame her as a witch so Lucy will be burned at the stake is pretty devastating. *SIGH* RittenMom…
On top of that, Rufus and Jiya are having a misunderstanding over her visions, plus we still don’t know if Flynn can be trusted. But BONUS for meeting Abiah Franklin. You can definitely see where Ben gets his gumption and fierce love of individual liberty.
Thank goodness this week’s roundtable with our friends Fangirlish gives us the chance to tease out all these feels! Team Fangirlish came up with the awesome questions, which I’ve included below along with my responses and Alyssa’s (Fangirlish) and Lizzie’s (Fangirlish) contributions. The full roundtable post includes NINE contributors, so definitely go HERE for more thoughts on “The Salem Witch Hunt”.
1. Describe your feelings about “The Salem Witch Hunt” in one gif.
2. Jessica is back, and Rittenhouse is the reason why. Do you think she’s an innocent pawn in Rittenhouse’s game, or is there more to her being back than just Rittenhouse trying to mess with the Time Team? Is she one of the bad guys? Will she say yes?
Funmbi: I have a lot of feelings about Jessica being alive. Clearly, I don’t like that Jessica’s return throws a monkey-wrench in my Lyatt OTP. “Hollywoodland” is such a treat because we get to witness how Lucy and Wyatt have been vulnerable with one another, emotionally connecting, PHYSICALLY connecting. They’ve each been struggling, but together, they’ve found some happiness and are ready to explore the next phase of their relationship. AND THEN JESSICA. *RAGE* Because of course we can’t have nice Lyatt things.
As far as the role of Rittenhouse, I am Agent Christopher: “If Rittenhouse brought her back, she could BE the danger.”
Real talk and WHOLE truths right here! Now, I don’t know if Jessica is willingly colluding with Rittenhouse, but there *has* to be a reason they think that reuniting her with Wyatt will help further their goals. With Jessica in the picture, it calls into question Wyatt’s loyalty to the Time Team and drives a wedge between the family. This would make it difficult for the Time Team to chase Rittenhouse operatives across time and foil their plans. But I have to wonder… could Carol be behind the plan to bring Jessica back? I mean, there are lots of ways to break up the Time Team, why this? I’m thinking that Carol’s plan is to break up Lyatt, specifically, and use Lucy’s heartbreak to lure her back into the family. Just a though.
Alyssa: The writers would certainly like us to believe that Jessica is a pawn in Rittenhouse’s game. But we’re not like Wyatt, who is leading with his heart on the Jessica matter and failing to use his head and see this situation objectively. The thing about the Timeless writers is that they’re not basic. They don’t tend to follow the obvious direction when it comes to characters. If Jessica is evil and a part of Rittenhouse, which seems quite likely at this point, there’s something else that goes along with that. Whether it’s that Jessica is a sleeper agent that, like the others, was reluctant to leave the time period in which she was left. Maybe Jessica starts off as that sleeper agent with the Time Team. But maybe she’s the one sleeper agent that decides to fight back. We’ve yet to see someone from Rittenhouse step back from the organization in such a way. (Though we did see Lucy’s grandfather be the first to realize the error of Rittenhouse’s ways last season.) While I’d like for Jessica to not be evil — and have Wyatt choose Lucy not because Jess is evil but because he sees a future with Lucy — at this point there’s no way she’s not Rittenhouse. She’s got to be evil. What reason would she have to remain in this broken marriage? Rittenhouse has got to be behind this, and Jessica is doing what’s instructed of her. Though, don’t get me wrong, Wyatt will still choose Lucy over Jessica — and not because she’s evil.
Lizzie: A part of me really wants Jessica to be just a woman Rittenhouse brought back to mess with Wyatt, and not someone who’s got any idea of what she stepped into, but, at the same time, the logical part of me, the one that has watched this show for twenty episodes, the one that has watched each episode more than once, that me knows that the Timeless team is very good at catching the big plot holes, and for Jessica to be all the things I just said, I think they’d need to twist us into a pretzel to explain why the telegram didn’t work, why her killer wasn’t her killer, not the mention the foreshadowing they’ve done regarding her actually being evil. Either that, or those are huge plot holes and that’s not just what this writing team does. So, Occam’s Razor, the simplest explanation is likely the right one: Jessica is involved with Rittenhouse. Which, of course, leads to her say yes, Wyatt, even though she has absolutely no reason to give this thing that wasn’t a happy marriage another chance, even though that would require staying in a hidden bunker with a bunch of strangers, and even though he just made eyes at that woman coming out of the time machine.
See how it just doesn’t add up unless there’s something more to it?
3. Lucy’s clearly heartbroken in this episode – and yet she pushes Wyatt towards Jessica, as the noble person she is. Do you agree with her decision? Do you understand her reaction? What do you think her journey in the episodes to come is?
Funmbi: *SIGH* Again, I’m all sorts of conflicted about Lucy’s decision here. Part of me is pretty shocked that Lucy would just give up on her relationship with Wyatt. Why not put up a fight? Wyatt isn’t the man he was when you first met him, so there’s no reason to expect that his relationship with Jessica would be the best for him. At the same time, Lucy has witnessed Wyatt’s pain and guilt over the way Jessica died and his frustration about not being able to change history to save her. So when the chance comes, it’s out of her love and care for Wyatt that Lucy would want him to have a second chance to make things right with Jessica.
It’s going to hurt Lucy to watch Wyatt make a go of things with Jessica. With that said, I think it’s going to become very clear very quickly that Wyatt is no longer the best partner for Jessica and vice-versa. Yet, I don’t see Lucy as the lady to sit around and mope. She has a plan to take out Rittenhouse–if Wyatt is on board, good. If not, Lucy will find someone else who is. Like Flynn…
Alyssa: Oh, Lucy, you noble idiot. I love you, I do. If there was the epitome of pain it was this phone conversation, which managed to emotionally gut me in a way I wasn’t prepared for. Watching Lucy’s face as she learned that Jessica was alive was the kind of pain that you can’t shake for awhile. Seeing her future and possibilities slip away was gut wrenching. And yet, I agree with her decision. I feel like if any of us were in this same situation that we’d do the same exact thing. What else could Lucy have done? Demanded Wyatt not try and reconnect with his wife? That’s just not in her character. While she might not know it, Lucy (like us) knows that Wyatt needs to reconnect with Jessica. He needs to give this a chance. He needs to see if it can work. If he doesn’t and comes back to Lucy, he’s settling.
I’m a firm believer that this always had to happen if Lucy and Wyatt were to move forward. Jessica’s ghost has been a burden since season 1 — one that needed to be exercised before further inhibiting further development. Now, we get the chance to see that resolution. I think we all know what the endgame here will be. Wyatt will choose Lucy, because she’s his future. He’s a different person now, and that’s because of Lucy. But in order to get to that endgame, we have to deal with the cauliflower in the room. I feel like Lucy’s journey this season, as it pertains to Wyatt, is learning that she has to fight for what she wants. Right now she’s content, and rightfully so, to sit back and let this play out. But that’s not going to work forever. Eventually, Lucy is going to have to fight for Wyatt. And I feel like we’ll get to that point this season.
Lizzie: This is a tricky question. I think what she did was totally in character, I didn’t expect her to act any other way, and honestly, I don’t think I would either, were I in her shoes. So I guess I do understand it, and writing-wise, I agree this was the path to take, but a selfish part of me wanted her to fight for him, you know? Now, I realize that wasn’t probably the time, and that’s exactly what Lucy’s journey is in the next few episodes, imho, giving him the space, yes, and trying to be his friend anyway, but also, at some point, coming to the realization that she can and should voice what she wants, because above all things, Wyatt is also her friend, and he deserves her honesty.
Separate from Wyatt, though, and as much as this hurts and as much as she’s got a right to be heartbroken, Lucy has never been the type to sit and mope. So I expect her to keep being Lucy, to keep trying to bring Rittenhouse down. Hopefully, Wyatt and her will come to the place they need to come to at the same time, but for now, she needs to keep on living, and fighting and being who she is – the woman Wyatt loves. He’ll find his way, she can’t control that. All she can do is be Lucy.
4. Rufus’ was so concerned about the possibility of killing someone that he not only was not a support to Lucy, he almost was a tad unfair with Jiya. What advice would you give Rufus right now, if you could have a talk with him? What do you expect from him?
Funmbi: Rufus, my favorite #HeroInAHoodie, you have to get out of your own head because right now you’re being your own worst enemy. BE BETTER. Rufus cares about Jiya, of course. I think her visions have him so spooked that he can’t see beyond his own fear and what the visions mean for him. But if Rufus is this afraid, just think of how Jiya must feel. She’s experiencing a very unique illness (and thanks to Connor Mason, we know that it’s likely fatal). It makes total sense that Jiya would want to share what she’s going through with her partner. Plus, there’s the added concern of Jiya wanting to use whatever she knows to protect Rufus in his travels. *SIDENOTE* Is Jiya *only* having visions of Rufus?!
For Rufus to tell Jiya to keep her visions a secret from him doesn’t set a good precedent for the relationship. Furthermore, he’s being highly dismissive and selfish. Fine, you don’t want specifics, but to silence Jiya like this is unfair. I just hope Jiya can find someone else to turn to, like maybe Lucy or Agent Christopher or Connor.
As far as Lucy, I need Rufus to make sure that she’s able to help her manage how awkward things are going to be with Jessica in the bunker now. He’s the only one who knows the depth of what Lucy is going through. I need Rufus to deflect, physically keep Jessica away from Lucy, etc. BE BETTER.
Alyssa: Rufus, I love you, but we need to have a talk. I’m more than okay with Rufus not wanting to know about Jiya’s visions because, as we saw, it affected his actions on the mission. He was distracted and on edge and it showed. And because of that he failed to recognize that two important women in his life were hurting. If there’s ever been a bigger proponent of Lyatt, it’s been Rufus. So it was surprising that Rufus couldn’t see that Lucy was hurting and be that support system we’ve come to expect. As for the Jiya situation, I was more upset than anything about how he communicated the message of not wanting to know the visions. He was pushing Jiya away during a time when she needed a shoulder to lean on. I’m perfectly okay with Rufus not wanting to know about the visions, but he needs to understand that in being in a relationship with Jiya he needs to be mindful of her feelings, as well.
Lizzie: Rufus, my dear, I love you, but you need to get out of your own head a bit. I said it in my review, but I need to say it again: Life sucks for everyone, and it’s entirely possible it sucks for the people closest to you more than it sucks for you, which I realize is a new experience for a time traveling black guy. But hey, that’s the way cards were dealt. So look outside of your own problems and your own concerns for a minute or two. Your friends need you. Jiya needs you. They need you to be there. They need you to be you. Don’t let hem down.
5. Wyatt is so caught up in this ideal of what his marriage was that he’s ignoring reality. How do you feel about the way he behaved this episode? In character? OOC? What do you think his journey in the episodes to come is?
Funmbi: The thing that didn’t become clear to me until a conversation with Lizzie is that Jessica’s memories of her marriage to Wyatt are real. That relationship was NOT healthy and Wyatt was not a nice guy. And actually, I don’t know if Wyatt has idealized his marriage. As I mention before, Wyatt has felt guilt and pain about Jessica’s death for a long time. I do think it’s within his character to want to make up for his past mistakes and failure (as he would see it). Wyatt wasn’t able to protect Jessica before, you better believe he will put 125% of himself into being a better partner for her now that he has a second shot at it.
I, personally can’t imagine wanting to go back to what feels like a toxic situation. However, I can see how Wyatt would argue that he has changed and can be a better man for Jessica now.
Alyssa: While it might seem out of character, I don’t actually believe that Wyatt was out-of-character in this episode. The thing about Wyatt — sweet, noble, loving Wyatt Logan — is that he’s someone that leads with his heart. For someone that likes to put up the strong soldier front, Wyatt is someone that cares a damn lot and it shows. And that’s why Rittenhouse decided to bring Jessica back, however they did it. They know who Wyatt is. They knew that bringing back his wife would not only distract him but serve to put a divide in the team. Wyatt’s a noble guy. Once his dead wife was alive again there was no way he was not going to go to her. There was no way he wasn’t going to try and make this work. Just because we didn’t necessarily like how Wyatt handled this whole situation doesn’t mean it was OOC. Wyatt will always strive to do the right thing. Wyatt will always strive to do what’s best for those he loves, even if he accidentally hurts himself or others in the process. Wyatt loves with his entire being, and his actions speak volumes. That’s just who Wyatt is.
But at the same time, Wyatt has completely idealized his marriage. It wasn’t perfect. It was ugly. He wasn’t the best version of himself, as we know given the circumstances of Jessica’s death. He got drunk, they had a fight, and let her out of the car and she was killed. But after her death Wyatt idealized a situation that wasn’t healthy. A big part of his journey is going to be exploring his marriage with Jessica and realizing that things weren’t as he believed them to be. He needs to realize that the man he was when he was with Jessica isn’t the man that he is now.
Lizzie: Oh, totally in character. This is Wyatt to a “T” and it kinda pains me to see people criticizing him left and right, not just because this is who he’s always been, but because who he is a suuuuch a good guy. Yes, he’s reckless and yes, he lets himself be ruled by emotion, but he genuinely cares and he just wants to right his wrongs. That’s the main motivation I see for the Jessica thing. He’s so consumed by guilt about how she died and by shock at seeing her alive and so caught up in this idea that he had of their marriage that he just isn’t seeing the full picture. He can’t …not yet. So his journey is exactly that, he needs to be with Jessica to see that he doesn’t want to be with Jessica anymore. That perhaps their relationship was never what he thought it was. That perhaps she just wasn’t the one for him. That the man he is today owes a lot to Lucy and Rufus, and that man, the one he’s grown to be, doesn’t belong with Jessica. He belongs with Lucy. He loves Lucy.
And I have no doubt he’ll get there. You shouldn’t either. And you shouldn’t judge him as he finds his way. Instead, you should be proud of the fact that he’s willing to go through this emotional journey.
6. Pick one song to describe your feelings about this episode.
7. If you’re Jiya – do you listen to Rufus. Do you keep your visions to yourself? How do you think the conversation they had in this episode affects their relationship going forward?
Funmbi: If I’m Jiya, I give Rufus a side-eye, call him out for not being supportive, and then go find someone else to confide in about the visions. My hope is that someone, maybe Lucy or Connor, knocks some sense into Rufus and he realizes how selfish he’s being to alienate Jiya. But ultimately, Jiya may need to put herself and her health first.
I think it’s so interesting that, whereas the earlier people who got that time travel sickness died or have schizophrenia, Jiya seems to be physically improving. I wish Connor could reveal a little bit more of the trajectory if the illness with the others. Like did they get physically better while their mental health deteriorated as a result of the visions?
Alyssa: I believe that Jiya will listen to Rufus in terms of telling him about her visions, unless it’s something life threatening. With that said, I don’t want Jiya to have to deal with this on her own. She shouldn’t have to. Honestly, I’d love to see Jiya reach out to Lucy about these visions since Rufus doesn’t want to know about them. I’m all for any type of Lucy and Jiya bonding, and this opportunity is perfectly presented. Not to mention the implication of any potential vision. What if a Time Team member is in jeopardy? Is Jiya supposed to be quiet and let them get hurt? Though in the beginning Jiya might keep quiet about her visions, when she gets wind of something serious I have no doubt she’ll come forward about it. As far as Jiya and Rufus’ conversation, I feel like it’s a significant test in their relationship. In telling Jiya that he doesn’t want to know about the visions, he’s pushing her away. He’s not showing that he’s that shoulder that she can lean on during these times of need. But that’s something that Rufus is going to have to learn this season. When you’re in a relationship it’s not just about you anymore. It’s about you and your partner. You are a team. You work together. You need to communicate. You lean on each other. You comfort each other.
Lizzie: art of being in a relationship is finding a balance. Right now, with these two, it seems it’s one way or the other – so to answer the last part of the question first, they’re gonna have to find a balance that’s not Jiya keeping quiet 100% of the time. That being said, I think she will listen to him at first and not tell him, which I also think will tear at her to the point that Rufus will just have to be like, okay, fine, tell me. Either that or he’s gonna get hurt badly because she DOESN’T say something, and I really, really don’t want that.
I also want to add that, as I said in my review, I’m really glad we’re getting this storyline with Riya, that the writers are giving them a chance to have relationship issues and grow and learn, together. They’re not just a token relationship and they’re not just there to check diversity boxes, and I’m glad we’re getting to explore their problems, and I feel just as connected to their journey as Lyatt’s. That’s rare and wonderful.
8. Flynn’s goals clearly align with the Time Team at this point, so he’s on their side. Do you think he stays on their side if there’s another way to get his family? And what was your take of that scene when they get off the Lifeboat? Is there a romantic vibe there for you?
Funmbi: Come on, now! Let’s be real. Flynn isn’t loyal to anyone except himself. When Carol outed Lucy for supposedly being a witch and the authorities came, did you see how fast Flynn bounced? He fought his way out, jumped out of a window (right?!), and left Lucy and Rufus to the wolves! It was almost comical how Flynn just abandoned them. I think Flynn will stick with the Time Team, for now. But should the opportunity arise to bring back his family OR to take out Rittenhouse, himself, Flynn will be jumping through windows and taking off again.
With everything Rittenhouse did, I’ve sort of assumed that the timeline that eventually results in Lucy writing a journal for Flynn is gone. But maybe that’s not the case. Could all of these events be written in the journal? It would explain Flynn’s continued affinity for Lucy and his instinct to kind of shield her from having to see Wyatt and Jessica when the Lifeboat returns to the present. No, I don’t get romantic vibes. I don’t even get friend vibes. Flynn is purely instrumental in his rationale. I’m much more curious about how Wyatt will react to seeing Lucy’s partnership with Flynn.
Alyssa: If there’s any chance that Flynn can save his family, there’s a 100 percent chance that he will take it. Flynn will not hesitate to sacrifice the Time Team in order to do that. While he’s an ally this season, you can’t forget that this is a man that nearly killed them on several occasions in an attempt to save his family. You think he wouldn’t resort back to that if there was a chance to save his family? Even when he was saving Lucy and Rufus back in Salem, it wasn’t because he genuinely cares for them. It was because he recognizes them and this team as the way to get revenge on Rittenhouse. As for that scene getting off the Lifeboat, there was no romantic vibe between Lucy and Flynn. If anything, it felt like Flynn was merely trying to piss Wyatt off more than anything. But there’s the potential for a friendship between Lucy and Flynn, which I’ll be curious to see play out. But friendship and romance are two completely different vibes.
Lizzie: I think he stays on their side, mostly because they’re his best shot. If he could take down Rittenhouse any other way, he’d take it. I’m not sure he can, so the Time Team is his best shot. Flynn’s a smart man, and I think he’s also a man who has found in the Time Team people that he sorta likes, a little despite himself. So yeah, I think he stays on their side. That doesn’t mean I’d trust him 100% – his family is still priority #1, and that will never change.
As for the Flynn/Lucy of it all, no. I don’t think there’s a romantic vibe there, though I do think Flynn cares for Lucy, or at least for the Lucy he thinks he knows, the one he met through the diary. And also, I think he has a soft spot for Wyatt (interpret that how you will), because he realizes he and Wyatt are very similar and in a way, Wyatt got back what he wanted – his family.
9. Wyatt Logan needs our advice. Give it to him, in one gif.
10. Where does the show go from here? How’s the Jessica storyline going to unfold? Speculate a bit.
Funmbi: I still don’t know if I think Jessica is Team Rittenhouse. It feels a little too contrived, but it would make sense given all the clues that have been laid out. With that said you need to listen to Stop and Fangirl’s latest podcast about Timeless because Lyra has the most awesome speculation about how things will unfold with the Time Team, Jessica, Jiya, and Rittenhouse. You can listen HERE (starting at the 41:16 mark).
Basically there’s angst, so much juicy angst! ANd Season 3 would be so awesome because the Time Team would be breaking all of the time travelling rules in order to put their family back together.
Alyssa: Lizzie, are you trying to get me to write a novel here? What a question! I’m going to try and do my best to keep it short and succinct because there’s just so much going on and so much that could happen, which again is one of the many beautiful things about Timeless. Since you led with the Jessica storyline, let’s talk about that. At this point there’s no way that Jessica isn’t working for Rittenhouse. All of the pieces have been laid. The fact that Rittenhouse brought her back. Her desire to want to try and fix a marriage that she herself said was broken. Wyatt bringing her to the bunker. The fact that Rittenhouse is trying to kill Lucy. There are several directions that these writers could take Jessica, but the most obvious is that she’s evil and is helping in breaking up the Time Team. As far as the whole Wyatt and Jessica situation is concerned, I feel like it’s not something that should take up too many episodes to resolve. I’d like to see Wyatt come to the realization that he’s not the same person he was when he was with Jessica. I want to see Wyatt realize that the person he is now is because of Lucy. I want to see Wyatt choose Lucy before Jessica is revealed to be evil. I also want to see Lucy fight for Wyatt. I want her recognize that love in her heart and be damned if she’s going to let it go. I want resolution, which the producers have promised.
The other thing that’s really bothering me is the Jiya storyline. Like I have a bad feeling about how this is going to play out. I continue to tell myself that there’s no way this show would kill Jiya, but there’s always that voice at the back on my mind telling me it’s definitely possible. There’s supposed to be a big decision in the finale, and at this point there’s no way it can’t involve Jiya. I hate this feeling. Make it go away.
I’d like to see Rufus and Jiya work through the problems in their relationship. And I love that we’re getting to see them working through them. I want to see better communication and more understanding so that they get to a place where their relationship is stronger as a result of the trials and tribulations of this season.
As always, I want more Agent Christopher and Connor Mason. As always, I want less Jessica (though at this point I know that’s unlikely until the end of the season.)
I keep thinking that there’s got to be some kind of cliffhanger here as far as Rittenhouse is concerned. I don’t think that it would so substantial that they’ll manage to accomplish what they set out to do in a 10-episode season, but something of significance has to happen here. Perhaps that involves Carol? And it could be in a good way or bad way. I don’t think I’m reading too much into it going off the looks Susanna Thompson is giving in her scenes, but a redemption arc is totally possible here. We’re seeing now that Carol, in her own sick way, loves Lucy. She’s just not going about that the right way. I’d like to see some development there.
Lizzie: I don’t know! Isn’t it beautiful? I don’t know because there’s so many places they could take this, and this show keeps surprising me at every turn. But, as for the Jessica storyline, I gotta say, for me, as much as I’d like her to just be – a woman who doesn’t belong with Wyatt anymore, I think there are too many dangling plot threads that point to something bigger going on here. Rittenhouse doesn’t bring back dead wives as a favor. It just doesn’t happen.
11. Finally, the Lyatt question. How are your Lyatt feels right now? Are you still feeling confident? Is this still endgame? Let it all out!
Funmbi: *SIGH* Lyatt is definitely still endgame, but it’s going to hurt for a little while as Wyatt tries to make his relationship with Jessica work. I’m just wondering what will be the catalyst for Wyatt to realize that things with Jessica cannot be repaired and that the man he is now belongs with Lucy. Maybe Flynn will show Wyatt Lucy’s journal? Maybe it’ll be Jessica herself, who sees those long looks between Wyatt and Lucy and realize the Lyatt ship sailed long ago? I’m OK. I AM OK. Lyatt shippers, we can love them enough to sustain us through the angst until Lucy and Wyatt come back together again. Then Lyatt will be solid as a rock!
Alyssa: I’ve never been more confident about Lucy and Wyatt than at this moment. The fact that there is conflict introduced is proof that Lyatt is endgame. This always needed to happen. We needed resolution with the whole Wyatt and Jessica situation, we’ve known this since the pilot. This is one of those rare love triangles that, shockingly, is going to serve a purpose in helping these characters as individuals and in their relationship. There is no doubt that Lucy and Wyatt love each other. There’s also no doubt that this is the worst timing ever for this Jessica mess. Or, you could say it’s the best timing for this Jessica mess. Wyatt needs to understand that he’s not the same person he once was. He needs to take his own words into account: Stop living in the past. Start living in the present. Jessica represents his past. Lucy is his present and future. Start living for the now. Yes, it hurts like a motherf***er right now, but that’s a good thing. This is the good kind of angst that fans dream of. The kind that hurts but in a good way because you know the endgame. I trust these writers. And I trust the journey.
Lizzie: One hundred percent. This is endgame. It’s gonna be painful while we get there, but this is endgame. I’m gonna let everyone else pour their feelings out, as I already did in my review, but I just want to say this: This is a journey. Lucy and Wyatt are going to stumble, move away from each other, make bad decisions, etc. But it all leads back to each other. I promise.