Travelers Preview: Traveler 0027

Travelers

Grace gets her day in court Monday night on the next episode of Showcase’s Travelers.

[Warning: General spoilers ahead.]

A fairly standard op takes a turn as new Travelers arrive with a surprise mandate to hold Grace accountable for her actions last season and during the viral outbreak a few weeks ago.

That formal tribunal stirs up all sorts of feelings for Marcy, who broaches the topic with David, and she doesn’t get the response she’s expecting. There’s also the complication of Blair still being in the picture, and accidentally stumbling into Marcy’s world.

Grant and Kat celebrate (in a couple of completely adorable scenes), with the debacle of the forgotten anniversary seemingly bygones.

Philip struggles with a sense of purpose as the world veers away from the version he knows inside and out, which also has direct implications for the team.

Trevor steps up to defend Grace, who’s surprised to find herself not completely devoid of empathy.

It’s an episode that’s a fantastic showcase (no pun intended) for Jennifer Spence. She does a terrific job with Grace’s range of emotions, from defiance about what she firmly believes to have been correct, even if unethical, to grief about finally realizing and accepting the full weight of the life she forfeited in coming to the 21st and remorse for the decisions she’s since made out of practicality. She’s so good here.

Amanda Tapping directs a script by Ashley Park. Look for Van Helsing‘s Vincent Gale as an integral guest star. Only three weeks left this season, with the next two weeks bringing us two-hour episode blocks. Enjoy!

Travelers airs Mondays at 9pm ET/PT on Showcase. You can catch up on the first seven episodes of this season on Showcase’s website. Season 1 is running now in the U.S. on Netflix, with Season 2 arriving on 12/26. Here is a sneak peek of “Traveler 0027.”


Photos Courtesy of Jeff Weddell/Showcase; Video Courtesy of Showcase

 

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