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TIMELESS Exclusive: “The Day Reagan Was Shot”

By on April 30, 2018

TIMELESS -- "The Day Reagan Was Shot" Episode 208 -- Pictured: Abigail Spencer as Lucy Preston -- (Photo by: Ron Batzdorff/NBC)

Sunday's next episode of Timeless sees the Time Team heading Washington D.C. in 1981, on the fateful day John Hinckley penned his famous confession to actress Jodie Foster, before attempting to take out President Ronald Reagan, in the manner of  Robert De Niro's Travis Bickle from Taxi Driver.

And although you won't see Foster or De Niro this week, you will see a rookie police officer on the scene by the name of Denise Christopher, whose actions in the aftermath of the shooting will determine whether the Lifeboat and the Time Team end up in Rittenhouse's hands in the future, or not.

No pressure guys! It's just the fate of humanity at stake.

We've seen the episode a little early, thanks to our friends at NBC, and have a number of teasers to share with you. 

As always, we never divulge major plot points or character reveals that would spoil your enjoyment of the live episode. That said, we suggest a modicum of caution proportionate to your feelings on spoilers in general.

(If you would like to learn more about ScreenSpy’s strict Spoiler Policy, you can do so through the link in this sentence.) 

Cagney and Lacey

Did we mention that Jiya gets to come along on the team’s trip to Washington DC circa 1981?

Jiya’s inclusion gives Claudia Doumit a wonderful opportunity to show off her comedic chops, as she and Abigail Spencer’s Lucy team up as a couple of lesbian detectives named Cagney and Lacey (don’t worry, the show doesn’t premiere until later that year.) on an important mission.

Comedic moments aside, this double act serves a critical purpose this week, in addition to bringing a tear or two to the eye.

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