Originally Posted by mrvideo
When did Bree and Roger end up? The looks on their faces tells me they didn't end up when they wanted to be.
Something tells me they needed to go back thru the sames stones in which they arrived.
Originally Posted by Dave Vaughn
I didn't think of that angle, but I thought having the kid with them could screw things up because he wouldn't go back to their original timeline, which would be in 1972/1973 or so
. My wife knows what happens, but has agreed not to share any spoilers with me
Originally Posted by WilliamR
It is because when you use the standing stones you have to think of where you want to go, she kept thinking of home, so they are saying she feels like being with her mother and father is more like home to her.
Originally Posted by mrvideo
That does not explain how Claire got transported to the past in the first place. She certainly wasn't thinking about going to that time period.
Just finished the season! Due to "other stuff" getting in the way, we let the whole season build up on the DVR before we started watching and then binged it in a week. Actually a pretty good way to do it since we were able to keep a tight grip on the plotline all the way through. But you miss out on the weekly discussions here, which is kind of a bummer.
As to my favorite part of the show, the time-travelling element (my wife has a different
), I think Dave has it right. When Brie, Rodger and Jemmie all put their hands together and touched the stone, Brie & Rodger were undoubtedly thinking of their 20th century home, the anticipation of the trip. Regardless, I don't think that has anything to do with it. The first time Claire traveled she certainly wasn't thinking of the 18th century, as mrvideo mentions.
But Jemmie had never traveled. The 18th century was the only home he had ever known. So that messed up the trip for all of them. I'm guessing the "rules" are, the Stones only offer a 200 year trip in either direction, and the first time it has to be backwards. Then, once you've traveled backwards, you can go back forward. But if you've never traveled backward to begin with, nothing can happen. Because Jemmie's hand was in contact with his parents at the time they all three touched the stone, it "short-circuited" the process.
Thus, Jemmie can never accompany his parents to the 20th century. You can't just travel into the future where it's possible none of your "ancestors" ever existed (although, in Jemmie's case, they did). They
can go, but without him. Which of course, they'd never do. So they're all stuck there, looks like.
Of course, I say that not having read any of the books, and don't know if the author has gone into the time-travel element in any more detail. So I could be completely wrong.
The other thing I'm not sure of, is once you travel, does the stone you used as the "trigger" or whatever, does it just vanish or something? One trip per stone and then you need to find a new stone?