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The Travelers try to assimilate

Last week, the Travelers team detonated the device in hopes that would change the course of Helios and affect the future for good. But as MacLaren said then, he wasn’t sure it worked because they all still existed. Wouldn’t changing the future mean they’d fail to be born? That’s just one of several questions raised during the first six episodes.

With Monday’s new instalment, “Protocol 5,” representing Episode 7, the team goes back to their “normal” lives. After all, with the mission completed—theirs anyway—there’s nothing to do but live in this time. It’s a struggle for everyone, and all isn’t as it seems.

MacLaren
Forbes needs MacLaren’s help, desperately, and what looks like a dangerous, covert operation turns into something completely different and threatens to blow his cover.

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Marcy
We’re not sure what’s going on with Marcy, but it involves soft music, a bathtub and some very sharp things. That causes David to draw a line in the sand with regard to her behavior.

Carly
With no mission to complete, Carly’s life as a single mom—and no MacLaren—is a depressing place.

Trevor
He seems to be the happiest about having a new life during this time period. But hanging out with Rene isn’t the bliss he was hoping for.

Philip
Now that the adrenaline rush is over, Philip needs one from the drugs. That, obviously, leads him down a dangerous path. Cue a visit by Ray, who steps in to help out his gambling genius.

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Showcase.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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The Travelers are on their most important mission yet

Last Monday’s episode of Travelers was quite the brain-blower, wasn’t it? What I assumed would be a first season full of “missions of the week” was thrown aside as MacLaren’s squad was captured by an unknown entity and questioned about what time they were from and what their tasks were.

The very fact Marcy, Carly, Trevor and Philip were asked when they were from opens up a possibility I’d never considered: travelers have been coming to this time from different eras and spaces. If that’s the case, storylines could end up being hard to follow and I have my fingers crossed creator Brad Wright doesn’t get too judicious with adding new characters. I like this core five and would rather concentrate on them.

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Here’s a sneak preview to Monday’s new episode, “Helios 685,” written by Rebecca Hales and directed by Helen Shaver.

Those time of deaths continue to impress
Like Six Feet Under did killing off the folks who ended up in the Fisher’s funeral home, Travelers is very creative when it comes to the scenarios surrounding times of death. Tonight is no different.

Kevin McNulty alert!
Fans of Arctic Air rejoice! The former Mel Ivarson guests in tonight’s instalment as … we don’t learn his name. And Kyra Zagorsky is back as the smart-talking Dr. Delaney.

The truck driver wakes up
Remember the driver who was transporting the antimatter device in Episode 1? Well, he’s woken up from his coma and Major Gleason has questions to ask.

Monday’s mission is the most important yet
As MacLaren explains, what happened during the last episode must be put aside, as the events surrounding Helios 685—an asteroid on a collision course with Earth—have to be addressed. The asteroid is a big piece to the puzzle surrounding the future of the planet.

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Showcase.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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Link: Ian Tracey talks The Romeo Section, Travelers and Incorporated

From Heather M. of The Televixen:

Link: Ian Tracey talks The Romeo Section, Travelers and Incorporated
“[Fergie] is not a man to be trifled with. He’s a street cop, hard as nails. He’s seen it all and done it all, dealt with everybody, every kind of hard-ass criminal there is. Rufus…might get the idea he can use his alpha dog attitude to push back, and [Wolfgang warns him] that dealing with a cop of this caliber, you don’t want to mess around. You can be leaned on very hard. [Rufus] comes up with a couple of details to brush them back.” Continue reading.

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The team is in deep trouble on Travelers

Things don’t look good for our travellers. Not at all. While one image from Monday’s episode, “Room 101,” shows MacLaren on a rooftop with a helicopter overhead, the other is far darker and scary: his team is caged, strapped to chairs and hooked up to IVs of some sort. Is it fallout from the face-off our team had with Hall? Is Hall getting revenge for his arrest?

Here’s the official episode synopsis from Showcase:

MacLaren is on his own as he fights to unravel the mystery of his team’s sudden disappearance.

Here are a few more plot points heading into Monday night.

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That opening scene…
We were blown away with Brad Wright’s way of introducing the travellers in Episode 1, but he outdoes himself tonight, as three new folks arrive in 2016 in a unique way. Their arrival also caused us to pause and ponder the instance surrounding their deaths in the first place … and that travelling is still imperfect.

…is nothing compared to the second before the main credits
With just four minutes elapsed, the reason MacLaren is solo and how his team became separated from him is established.

Trevor still has his sense of humour
The quartet may not know what’s going on, but that doesn’t stop Trevor from cracking wise about catheters.

Forbes is catching on
You can only miss so many court dates before your partner starts asking questions, and that’s the case with MacLaren. I wondered how he’d be able to juggle his FBI gig with the missions and the short answer is, he can’t.

This time is full of very bad people
Hall may or may not be involved in what happens to Carly, Marcy, Trevor or Philip, but “Room 101” does reveal a shady someone or group is interested in the travellers. And they know a lot. Who, exactly, are they? We’re not sure, but through them we’re given some key insight into what the world the travellers left looked like.

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase.

Images courtesy of Corus.

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Teamwork threatens to tear the Travelers apart

Last week on Travelers, Philip put the team in jeopardy when he attempted to save the life of a young boy named Aleksander. In Phil’s eyes, they’d been sent back to save the world, so why not save some extra folks along the way? Trouble is, that’s contrary to the mission, something The Director sternly warned them about. For the second time. By episode end, Trevor realized one of the names Philip wrote down on the hideout’s wall was one he knew. So, was it one of his parents? Girlfriend Rene? Best bud Kyle?

Here’s the official episode synopsis for Monday’s new episode, “Hall,” written by Pat Smith:

MacLaren’s leadership is challenged when he’s directed to assist a more experienced team of travellers that wants to join forces.

And here are a few more non-spoilery tidbits we can tell you:

Louis Ferreira alert!
Fans of Stargate Universe, Motive and This Life rejoice! Mr. Ferreira appears as a shady individual named Hall that Grant and Forbes (Arnold Pinnock) are keeping tabs on when a deal of some kind goes bad. One of the men on the scene—a traveler—gives Grant a message that sends them off-mission.

Our team works with another group
Remember how we were told there were thousands of travellers on earth all working separate missions? That’s the case tonight, as Grant et al. aid another. Also? It turns out that, like Philip, not every traveller is interested in the mission they’ve been given; some go rogue. That makes things very complicated for everyone and Marcy’s past, er, future comes back to haunt her.

Trevor has more fun in his new body
He’s enjoyed fresh air, hamburgers and morning erections; no Trev hits the track to give his muscles a workout. And his family meeting with Ms. Day about his marks? Classic.

Jeff tries to work himself back into Carly’s life
It’s a one-sided conversation, but Carly really shouldn’t ignore just how dangerous her baby daddy is. After all, he did see the security footage of Marcy and he’s a cop.

Travelers airs Mondays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Showcase.

Image courtesy of Corus.

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