Episode #1: "Pilot" October 3, 2016
The team pursues Flynn to May 6, 1937, where he prevents the Hindenburg disaster in order to bomb the dirigible on its return flight to Europe, when it is carrying important Americans to the Coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth. Lucy theorizes that Flynn wants to destroy the United States of America "in the crib." Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus hijack the Hindenburg and force its pilots to land it; as a result, all of the passengers survive despite the airship being destroyed by a stray gunshot from one of Flynn's henchmen. During a confrontation with Lucy and Wyatt, Flynn shoots and kills reporter Kate Drummond, whom Lucy and Wyatt had befriended and who was supposed to die in the original crash. Flynn reveals to Lucy that he possesses a journal written in her handwriting which she has yet to create; he urges her to ask Agent Christopher about "Rittenhouse." In the present, Agent Christopher denies knowledge of Rittenhouse and Rufus reluctantly gives Connor an audio recording from the mission. Lucy discovers that her invalid mother is now healthy, but her younger sister Amy no longer exists and Lucy herself is engaged.
#2 "The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln"
October 10, 2016
Flynn travels to April 14, 1865, the date of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. He works with John Wilkes Booth and his co-conspirators, intending to ensure that the planned assassinations of Vice President Andrew Johnson, Secretary of State William H. Seward, and General Ulysses S. Grant are also successful. Rufus is upset that Lucy argues against trying to save Lincoln, despite the negative effects his death had on African Americans. Flynn tells Lucy that she will aid him in the future. Lucy meets Robert Todd Lincoln and attends the performance of Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre as his guest; Flynn, frustrated with Booth's refusal to use a modern firearm, takes his place and murders Lincoln himself, but Lucy saves Grant while Rufus and Wyatt save Johnson and Seward, respectively.
Lucy admits that, despite having decided to let Lincoln's assassination occur, she called out in a last-minute effort to save him. In the present, Lucy learns that her parents never met because her father married the granddaughter of a Hindenburg passenger, which means that the man who originally raised her was never really her biological father. Rufus refuses to make further recordings for Connor, but Connor forces him to continue on the basis of having financed his education; it is revealed that both are aware of "Rittenhouse." Lucy arrives home, late for her own engagement party, where she confronts her mother over her father's identity, but is interrupted by a greeting from her fiancé, a stranger.
#3 "Atomic City" - October 17, 2016
In 1962 Las Vegas, when atomic tests are common near the city, Flynn uses intimate photographs to blackmail John F. Kennedy's mistress, Judith Campbell, into helping him steal a plutonium core, as her relationship with a general enables her to access the secure facility where it is kept. Rufus discovers that his coworker Anthony, whom Flynn abducted when he stole the time machine, is Flynn's willing collaborator; a discussion between Flynn and Anthony reveals that their goal is the destruction of Rittenhouse. Anthony seemingly relinquishes the core to Rufus, who then puts himself in front of Wyatt's gun to protect Anthony. The team discovers the core is a decoy; Flynn successfully escapes with the real device. Wyatt arranges for a telegram to be delivered to his wife in fifty years, attempting to save her life in 2012. In the present, Agent Christopher orders Wyatt to eliminate Anthony and Wyatt covers up Rufus' interference. Wyatt learns that his wife is still dead. Lucy tells her fiancé, Noah, that she needs to move out of their home to stay with her mother and clear her head; he lets her go, because he loves her. In the Nevada desert, Flynn and Anthony dig up the plutonium core, which they had buried rather than risk transporting it through time.
#4 "Party at Castle Varlar" - October 24, 2016
Jiya locates Flynn by tracking his usage of the power grid to power the Mothership, but Flynn's group escapes in it. In Germany, December 1944, the team believes Flynn intends to give the nuclear weapon to the Nazis, but it turns out he is actually planning to abduct Wernher von Braun and deliver him to the Soviet Union. With help from Ian Fleming, the team secures von Braun's defection to the Allies. Wyatt helps Lucy find "something to fight for" to overcome her fear during field work, while Ian and Rufus discuss the matter of trust among spies. Rufus confronts von Braun, who claims that moral considerations impede innovation. In the present, the team discovers that their adventure inspired a James Bond film that is new to the timeline. Lucy demands that Agent Christopher and Connor help her recover Amy as a condition of her continued cooperation. Rufus correctly theorizes that Anthony has used the plutonium to create a permanent battery for the time machine rather than a weapon. Rufus refuses to continue spying on his teammates, but a man from Rittenhouse threatens Rufus's family if he does not cooperate.
#5 "The Alamo" - October 31, 2016
Wyatt receives word that the NSA is bringing in another operative to replace him, as he has failed to take down Flynn. Flynn travels to March 2, 1836 and makes a deal with Mexican President General Antonio López de Santa Anna to help bring down the Texas Revolution three days before the original end date of the Battle of the Alamo. Lucy, Wyatt, and Rufus follow suit and enter the Alamo Mission, but Flynn kills William B. Travis, preventing him from finishing his "Victory or Death" letter. Making matters worse is the Mexican Army waving the red flag to take no prisoners in their siege. Flynn is upset that the timeline is changing; in the original timeline, Santa Ana allowed the women and children to leave the Alamo before the final assault. Before the Mexicans begin their attack, Wyatt and Rufus dig an underground passageway to the aqueduct while Lucy overcomes writer's block and finishes Travis's letter before entrusting it to John William Smith, a young soldier who would later become the first mayor of present-day San Antonio, Texas, who escapes with the women and children while James Bowie and Davy Crockett fend off against the invading Mexicans. In the present day, Lucy and Rufus inform Agent Christopher that they will not continue their mission without Wyatt; as a result, Wyatt stays with the team. The team discovers that Lucy's letter, although substantially different from Travis's original, preserved the timeline by rallying support for the Texas revolution. Lucy reconciles with her mother, who tells Lucy about her real father, then hands Lucy a piece of paper with her real father's name.
#6 "The Watergate Tape" - November 14, 2016
Rufus is paid a visit by Mason and the Rittenhouse Agent, who assigns his team to go after Flynn to June 20, 1972, the start date of the Watergate scandal, and to make contact with someone in 1972. During the scandal, President Richard Nixon had conversations in the Oval Office recorded, but 18½ minutes of the tape had been erased by his secretary. The team intends to prevent Flynn from obtaining the lost recording, but Flynn captures them shortly after they arrive, revealing that he has the tape. He plays a recording of Nixon talking about Rittenhouse, and orders Lucy and Rufus to find a missing "doc" Nixon referred to on the tape within five hours to save Wyatt's life. Rufus, however, is ordered via telephone to "destroy the doc" by his contact. Flynn reveals to Wyatt that while he was in the NSA, he intercepted a series of financial transactions between Rittenhouse and Mason Industries, but when he reported this to his superiors, Rittenhouse had his wife and daughter murdered; since then, he swore to destroy Rittenhouse through time travel. He also reveals that Rittenhouse was founded in 1778.
Using intel obtained from Mark Felt a.k.a. "Deep Throat", Lucy and Rufus are led to the D.C. branch of the Black Liberation Army and discover that the "doc" is a woman with a doctorate in history, and a former member of Rittenhouse who knows the organization's entire roster. Tensions rise when Lucy discovers that Rufus has been carrying a recording device throughout their travels. Caught between their orders involving the doc, Lucy and Rufus escort her to a drop-off point after revealing her hideout to both Flynn and Rittenhouse, resulting in a gunfight between both sides while Lucy rescues Wyatt. The trust between the trio is strained after they discover each other's secrets and motives. Back in the present day, the Rittenhouse agent questions Rufus over his actions in 1972 and reveals that he was the contact. Lucy decides to pay her father, Benjamin Cahill, a visit, having put it off earlier. The man who opens the door is the Rittenhouse agent, though she does not know this. She speaks briefly to him but leaves without introducing herself. He promptly makes a phone call to inform someone that Lucy has just visited him.
#7 "Stranded" - November 21, 2016
The team follow Flynn to September 15, 1754, in the middle of the French and Indian War in Western Pennsylvania. Upon their arrival, they are captured by Louis Coulon de Villiers and his troops. They escape and head back to the Lifeboat, where Flynn's henchmen sabotage it with C-4 before retreating to the Mothership and disappearing from the timeline. With no technological means to repair their time machine, Rufus buries a message in a bottle for Mason to dig in present day Pittsburgh. On their way to Fort Duquesne, the trio are captured by the Shawnee tribe and they meet chieftess Nonhelema, who trusts neither the British nor the French. Nonhelema orders Lucy and Wyatt to be executed, but chooses to spare Rufus' life, as she senses that he did not choose to be in the situation. After Rufus convinces the chieftess to let his teammates go, the trio proceed to Fort Duquesne, where Rufus forges foil and grabs other items to proceed with the repairs. Meanwhile, Mason's team recovers the protocol container, but it is damaged and the message is completely faded. Using the only clues in the message that reference a scene from Star Wars, Jiya deduces that the ship's navigation system is damaged, so the recovery team must guide them back through mid-jump. Just as they are surrounded by de Villiers' troops, the trio fire up the Lifeboat and Jiya manages to pull the machine back into the present day. Afterward, Jiya reveals her true feelings for Rufus while Agent Christopher requests for Mason to be placed on surveillance. The trio's adventure in 1754 results in a historical UFO sighting known as the "Pennsylvania Orb Incident". During an evening drink, Wyatt convinces Lucy that her future is what she determines herself, regardless of the journal that Flynn possesses.
#8 "Space Race" - November 28, 2016
Flynn and his team travel to July 20, 1969 to infiltrate the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston to disrupt the Apollo 11 mission. Shortly after entering the timeline, Rufus confronts Anthony over his involvement in the 1754 stranding, but Anthony escapes when Mission Control loses communication with Apollo 11. Rufus discovers through a local computer that Anthony has inserted a DoS attack into the center's mainframe. As 1960s technology is unable to counter the virus, Rufus and Lucy get help from mathematician Katherine Johnson, who gets them into the mainframe. Just as they are deleting the virus, they are confronted by Anthony and one of Flynn's henchmen. Rufus kills the henchman before Anthony once again runs away while communication with Apollo 11 is restored by Rufus and Katherine's computer fix. Meanwhile, Flynn meets Lockman Aerospace secretary Maria Thompkins and her son Gabriel at a park before disappearing when he spots Wyatt nearby. Wyatt explains to Maria that Flynn is a Russian spy, but Flynn sneaks into her home and injects Gabriel with a shot of epinephrine to counter a anaphylactic shock before getting away from Wyatt. Back in the present day, the team discovers through a secret file that Maria was Flynn's mother and Gabriel was his half-brother. Lucy is upset that Flynn managed to save his half-brother's life in the past while her sister remains lost in the timeline. At the same time, Rufus is unsure of himself after feeling no remorse for killing one of Flynn's henchmen.
#9 "Last Ride of Bonnie & Clyde"
December 5, 2016
The trio travel to May 22, 1934 Arkansas, as Flynn is in pursuit of a necklace key that is somehow related to Rittenhouse. Upon their arrival, they encounter Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow of the Barrow Gang during a bank robbery and discover that Bonnie is wearing the necklace key. Claiming to be a rival bankrobbing couple, Lucy and Wyatt help Bonnie and Clyde escape from a gunfight with the police and Flynn. Lucy tells Wyatt that they need to get the key from Bonnie before 9:00 a.m. on May 23, the day when Bonnie and Clyde are ambushed and killed by a posse of Texas and Louisiana officers in Bienville Parish, Louisiana. Meanwhile, Rufus is arrested in connection with the bank robbery and interrogated by Texas Ranger Frank Hamer, who obtains information on the trio from Flynn, but he is released after showing a fake driver's license and because Hamer has Barrow Gang member Henry Methvin in custody, much to Flynn's chagrin.
At their hideout, Bonnie reveals that Clyde gave her the key as an engagement gift, despite being married to someone else. Clyde then tells Lucy and Wyatt that he stole the key from Henry Ford, who offered a $50,000 reward for its recovery. As Wyatt attempts to grab the key, Bonnie and Clyde are suddenly awakened by Methvin. Rufus arrives, but as Bonnie and Clyde hold the trio at gunpoint, Rufus plays back his recording of Methvin revealing the hideout to Hamer, causing Clyde to kill Methvin as Hamer's posse and Flynn close in. A shootout occurs and Clyde is shot dead by Hamer while Flynn grabs the key from Bonnie and flees before Hamer kills her. Back in the present day, Mason warns Cahill that Agent Christopher is coming close to discovering Rittenhouse, unaware that she has them both on surveillance. Upon the trio's return, Agent Christopher asks Rufus who funded Mason's time machine project with $2.5 billion when the company was on the verge of bankruptcy. When she shows him a picture of Cahill, Rufus agrees to tell her everything he knows about Rittenhouse. Elsewhere, Flynn sneaks into a house and uses the key to open a clock to reveal a secret scroll.
#10 "The Capture of Benedict Arnold"
December 12, 2016
Agent Christopher entrusts a thumb drive containing details of her family to Lucy to carry in the Lifeboat in case history changes again. The Lifeboat team pursue Flynn to New York on September 25, 1780, the day Benedict Arnold planned to surrender West Point to the British Army. The trio are captured by George Washington's forces, and confronted by Flynn, who reveals that the secret letter shows Arnold was a founding member of Rittenhouse. He offers them the Mothership and the identity of Wyatt's wife's killer in exchange for them helping Flynn capture Arnold. The trio and Flynn rush to the British border acting as defectors, and capture Arnold, who reveals that Rittenhouse was founded by David Rittenhouse. The group get Arnold to bring them to meet Rittenhouse, who quickly foils their plot to kill him. Rittenhouse murders Arnold, but Rufus saves Wyatt and Flynn from being executed, as well. Flynn kills Rittenhouse, but Rittenhouse's son, John, escapes from the scene. Flynn finds John, and prepares to kill him only to be interrupted by Lucy. When John disappears, Flynn takes Lucy with him aboard the Mothership and they disappear before Wyatt and Rufus can save her.
#11 "The World's Columbian Exposition"
January 16, 2017
Wyatt and Rufus are desperate to rescue Lucy, who has been kidnapped by Flynn. Flynn takes Lucy to 1893 during the Chicago World's Fair, with the intent to kill Thomas Edison, Henry Ford and J. P. Morgan. Wyatt and Rufus follow them, but get trapped with architect Sophia Hayden and a guest named George Henry in the World's Fair Hotel, aka the "Murder Castle", run by serial killer H. H. Holmes. At the fair, Lucy and Flynn nab Harry Houdini and have him break into Edison's office to plant a bomb, but Houdini prevents Flynn from killing them. Houdini then helps Lucy save Wyatt and Rufus at the hotel. Lucy realizes that "George" is Holmes and is captured, but Wyatt saves her and kills Holmes. The trio bid farewell to Houdini and Sophia before returning to the present day. Rufus records a threat to Rittenhouse and hands it to Mason. Wyatt gets a phone call from Flynn, who reveals the identity of Jessica's killer, and suggests that Wyatt try and erase the killer's existence.
#12 "The Murder of Jesse James"
January 23, 2017
Wyatt visits Wes Gilliam at San Quentin to know if he really is Jessica's killer while Lucy has a nightmare about Amy and Rufus finds out that Jiya will replace him as the Lifeboat pilot in six months. The team travel to April 3, 1882, where Flynn saves famous outlaw Jesse James from being murdered by Charley and Robert Ford in order to get his cooperation to find a person deep within Indian territory. To track Flynn and James, the trio enlist the help of U.S. Marshals Bass Reeves and Grant Johnson, but Rufus discovers that Wyatt plans to kill James himself. Flynn and James arrive at the home of Emma Whitmore, a former time machine pilot who avoided Rittenhouse by stranding herself in the 19th century. After Flynn and Emma leave the premises, James uses Flynn's machine gun to ambush the Lifeboat team and Reeves, killing Johnson. Wyatt shoots James, but as Reeves tells him to stand down, Lucy kills James. Back in the present timeline, Rufus informs Mason and Agent Christopher that Emma is alive. Mason confronts Jiya over hacking the secret video logs before she enters the simulator. At a bar, Wyatt asks Rufus to help him steal the Lifeboat to save Jessica.
#13 "Karma Chameleon" - January 30, 2017
Wyatt and Rufus steal the Lifeboat to travel to Toledo, Ohio in 1983 to circumvent the one-night stand between the parents of Jessica's killer, a bartender and a stewardess. After several unsuccessful attempts, Wyatt chases the bartender outside in the midst of a tornado. The bartender trips over debris resulting in a fatal fall. Meanwhile, Emma tells Flynn and Anthony about Rittenhouse's real intentions for the time machines. Flynn wants to continue eradicating Rittenhouse, but Anthony thinks they should destroy both machines. Anthony confides in Lucy his plans for sabotage. Lucy tells this information to Agent Christopher and they agree to keep it to themselves, and learns of Mason's dealings with her biological father, Benjamin Cahill. When Wyatt and Rufus return to the present, they discover Jessica was still killed but the other two women were saved as Wyatt is taken into custody. There is an explosion at the Mothership's location, but there is a lack of debris from the machine and Anthony's body is discovered in the rubble with close-range gunshot wounds. Agent Christopher and Rufus realize that Flynn discovered Anthony's betrayal and escaped in the Mothership. Lucy confronts Cahill about Rittenhouse.
#14 "The Lost Generation" - February 6, 2017
With Wyatt incarcerated for stealing the Lifeboat, Lucy and Rufus travel with Master Sergeant Dave Baumgardner to Paris on May 21, 1927, the day Charles Lindbergh made the first solo transatlantic flight. There, Flynn shoots down the Spirit of St. Louis and takes Lindbergh hostage. The Lifeboat team meets journalist Ernest Hemingway, who helps them in their search for Flynn and Lindbergh. The trio chase after Emma and Karl outside a night club headlined by Josephine Baker, but Dave is killed in the ensuing gunfight. With Dave gone, a drunk Hemingway offers to be the team's muscle, much to Lucy's chagrin. Lucy is nabbed by Flynn, who plans to kill Lindbergh unless she convinces the pilot to leave Rittenhouse. Rufus and Hemingway enter the city's catacombs and rescue Lucy and Lindbergh, who decides to go in hiding. Meanwhile, NSA Agent Jake Neville takes over the time machine project from Agent Christopher. Wyatt deduces to Agent Christopher that Neville's takeover was methodically planned. He promptly breaks out after being secretly handed a paper clip. Lucy and Rufus are shocked to meet Neville upon their return. Lucy discovers in a history book that Lindbergh went underground for a few weeks before resuming his life of fame and fortune before Carol gives her a brand new journal. At a warehouse in Oakland, Lucy, Wyatt, Rufus, and Agent Christopher meet to discuss their next plan of action.
#15 "Public Enemy No. 1" - February 13, 2017
Agent Neville assigns Rufus, Lucy and a soldier to travel to 1962 Houston to erase Flynn from existence by killing his mother, but Rufus and Lucy steal the time machine and reunite with Wyatt. Rather than saving Lucy's sister, they jump to 1931 Chicago to pursue Flynn. There, Flynn helps Al Capone avoid jail in exchange for a meeting with Chicago mayor and Rittenhouse member William Hale Thompson. The team joins forces with Eliot Ness to bring the mobster to justice, but Ness is gunned down by one of Capone's hitmen. With Ness eliminated, the trio seek help from Capone's elder brother, who is living as a Prohibition agent under the name Hart. They gain access to Capone, and the mobster reveals that Flynn has learned about a Rittenhouse meeting in 1954 before Hart announces that he is bringing him in. Capone shoots Rufus as a favor to Flynn before he is killed by Hart. Jiya is questioned by Mason and Agent Neville as to the team's whereabouts. Mason asks Cahill for access to NSA data to track not only the Lifeboat but virtually anyone globally. Just as the Lifeboat is about to jump, Rufus loses consciousness from his gunshot wound.
#16 "The Red Scare" - February 20, 2017
The Lifeboat returns to the present, where Lucy has Noah treat Rufus before she breaks up with him. The team and Jiya jump to Washington, D.C. in 1954. Flynn blackmails Joseph McCarthy into giving him the address of the Rittenhouse summit. Lucy and Wyatt are arrested after Flynn has them framed as Soviet spies. They escape and coerce Ethan Cahill, Lucy's grandfather, into taking them to the summit. Upon their arrival, Lucy convinces Flynn of another way to stop Rittenhouse. When Jiya suffers a seizure, Wyatt and Rufus accompany her back to the present while Lucy stays with Flynn and Ethan. Meanwhile, Mason reveals Cahill's activities to Agent Christopher and expresses remorse for the danger facing Rufus. Back in the present, Lucy, accompanied by Wyatt, visits an elderly Ethan, who gives them decades' worth of records of Rittenhouse's activities. Mason and the team begin using the documents to systematically topple the organization. Lucy gives Flynn the name of the person who ordered the assassination of his family, but he is immediately arrested by Agent Christopher, who agrees to fulfill her promise to help Lucy restore her sister Amy to the timeline. Lucy tells her mother about time travel and Amy before her mother reveals, to Lucy's horror, she too is a Rittenhouse member.