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


Eric Kripke (created by), Shawn Ryan (created by) | 2 more credits »





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?


The urban legend that Robert Johnson sold his soul to the devil in exchange for his skills as a guitar player is part of the mythology of his song "Cross Road Blues"; as arranged by Eric Clapton, the live version by Cream on their album "Wheels of Fire", re-titled "Crossroads", is probably the most famous cover version of the song. 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 »


Rufus Carlin: Hey, I'm glad you and Jessica are enjoying the room.
Wyatt Logan: I know, I feel bad about...
Rufus Carlin: Because that 1950s Kem Weber sofa sleeps like a dream. It's like staying at the Four Seasons.
Wyatt Logan: Really?
Rufus Carlin: Yeah, except there's only ever one season, and that season is winter.
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References The Unit (2006) See more »

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Birth of the Blues
9 May 2018 | by gretchiekcSee all my reviews

This episode was balanced perfectly. Learning a bit more about Conner Mason and Rufus' relationship was wonderful for adding character depth to both of them. We see a dejected Mason gain some much-needed confidence. We see Wyatt struggling with and coming to realize the depth of his feelings for Lucy, we see Lucy learning to trust Flynn and Flynn working desperately hard to gain that trust. Just about every character has a vital role to play in this episode. Even the normally boring Agent Christopher has her moments in this one when she scolds Wyatt and lets her (dare I say it) emotions get the better of her. There is so much in this episode that works.

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