Beaufort, South Carolina in June of 1863. A Confederate general gets a visit from Emma. He’s the sleeper. She brings him a burger and a mission. In the present day Carol talks to Nicholas about Emma. She doesn’t trust her and thinks she is sabotaging missions. Rittenhouse isn’t in her blood and they can’t forget that. Mason and Christopher tell the team about their concerns regarding Jessica. Wyatt isn’t interested. Lucy tries to take his side.
Christopher is not interested. She wants to kick Jessica out of the bunker. Wyatt tells her that he will walk if she gets booted. The alarm sounds. Looks like Rittenhouse is trying to stop Harriet Tubman. Wyatt talks to Jessica before boarding the ship. He wants to know about how her brother was saved but she says she doesn’t remember. They head back in time. Pretty much right away, Lucy and Wyatt fight about whether or not Jessica is trustworthy.
He storms off but they start moving and find the regiment that they were hoping to protect already attacked. They seem to be too late. That’s when Harriet Tubman storms in. She’s a boss and lets them know as much. They tell her about a spy and she agrees to let them tag along. They still need to slow her down and find backup but it’s a start. Jiya confronts Mason about another pilot with visions. He’s in a mental home. She wants to meet him.
Lucy and Flynn are going to go for reinforcements while Wyatt and Rufus try to slow Tubman down until they get back. She’s not about to be persuaded though. Jiya meets with the other pilot. He’s not what she expected. Wyatt goes to a party for plantation owners. Rufus talks to Tubman for a bit about the visions that she attributes to God. They talk to the slaves on the plantation and sneak Rufus inside to help Wyatt. Jiya talks to the pilot about her visions.
After so long with them, he can trigger them and see much longer. It’s time travel in it’s own right. He goes back under. Wyatt figures out the sleeper and he goes to Rufus with the information. While they are deciding what to do, there’s a commotion outside. Tubman takes out a plantation owner. Rufus and Wyatt get in a shootout with the sleeper and get him to run after Rufus throws his history book in the fire. Lucy is outside with backup. They win.
While still in the past, Rufus had a talk with Wyatt about Jessica. When they get back Wyatt spends time alone with his wife. She mentions that Christopher suggested she leave the bunker for the sake of the pregnancy and after a pause, Wyatt endorses the plan. Jessica is reluctant. Using advice from the other pilot, Jiya provokes a vision. Wyatt wakes up in bed alone. He goes looking for Jessica and finds her in the ship about to take off with Jiya as her pilot. Jessica pulls a gun and orders him to stand back as they take off.
The others come and find Wyatt. He explains what happened and they are all pissed, Rufus especially so after Wyatt admits that Jessica’s story didn’t add up. Flynn taunts Wyatt and they come to blows. Jiya comes face to face with Carol. She’s given a pill to knock her out because they are keeping her around for a while. Carol, Jessica and Nicholas are discussing what happened when Emma turns up. She’s annoyed she wasn’t consulted. She thinks she is that important.
Wyatt goes to apologize to Rufus about getting Jiya caught up in this but it’s too little too late. Speaking of, Jiya fakes passing out on the floor so an agent has to help her. He goes to put her on the bed and she takes him out. She runs to the lifeboat and manages to take off. She did take the pill though so she’s fuzzy. She doesn’t stick the landing and ends up lost in time. She did manage to send them a message though. Lucy finds her in a photo in the 1880s in San Francisco. There’s also a message on where the lifeboat is.
Rufus and Mason find the lifeboat and the team heads into the past to find her. They go to the place the photo was taken. There is no sign of Jiya but half of Rittenhouse is there, including Carol, Emma and Jessica. Emma kills Carol and then takes off. Jessica ran too. Left with no choice, Wyatt chases Jessica and sends Flynn after Emma. Wyatt catches up with Jessica and she tells him Rittenhouse is her family and that’s all that matters before disappearing.
Lucy manages to get the little girl at the photo shop to tell them where Jiya is. Rufus goes to see her. She is happy to see him but she tells him that he shouldn’t have come. She can’t go home either because that’s how he dies. She explains the vision and he isn’t interested. He still wants to take her home. Flynn comes back and talks to Lucy about her mom. Emma has big plans for Rittenhouse now that she’s killed upper management.
Mason discovers that Christopher likes to knit in order to relieve stress while the others are on missions. Jiya still isn’t leaving and Rufus still isn’t having it. The others come in and they argue. It’s too late though. Emma busts in guns blazing. They’ll have to fight their way out but Jiya agrees to go. Flynn shoots Jessica but more importantly, Jiya’s vision doesn’t come true. She intervenes and Rufus lives. At least, for a little while. As they all make their way outside, Emma shoots him. Lucy chases her and Flynn chases Lucy.
Wyatt and Jiya try to stop the bleeding but it’s too late. Rufus is gone. Lucy has Emma cornered and a gun to her head. She’s out of bullets though so Emma gets the upper hand. Flynn comes in and scares her off. They go home and at first Mason and Christopher are in high spirits. At first anyway. Once they realize what happened, Mason wants to go back on his own but Jiya lashes out at him.
She goes back to her room and starts a vision. She’s trying to find Rufus but he’s not anywhere. She cries with Mason. In the hallway, Lucy is mourning in her own way. Wyatt joins her. They talk about Rufus and then Wyatt professes his love for her. She doesn’t say anything back and then he keeps talking. They hear a noise from near the lifeboat. It’s another lifeboat! An upgraded one. Out step Older Lucy and Older Wyatt ready to help the team get Rufus back.
I quite like Rufus and don’t think that, should this get renewed, he will be gone permanently. I really think that they’d save him. Jiya was a boss. I’m so impressed with her snarky and fight skills. Also, the Jessica situation is going to cause more harm that good. I would love it if they all wore the scarves from Christopher.