Another of those time-travel mythologies that come thick and fast throughout this series, but here is one with a slight twist which works in favour of the enjoyment of the episode.
I enjoy how the story starts back in 1847, with a sick child who cannot be cured, and whose father goes off in search of food and water – and finds himself in the present (1961 of course) and faced with the noise and differences you could imagine.
I really can’t say how I expected this story to pan out when I first watched it. I guess it was always about finding some sort of medicine and getting back to save his son and the others, but the information offered to him outweighed that. The couple at the rest stop inadvertently give him the location of a nearby water hole where wildlife is also sure to flock to. He also discovers a book with the name of his son in it, offering him a vision of his future as well, and more incentive to go back and help him.
The episode moves along well, certainly after our protagonist Chris Horn makes it into the future, and everything pieces together nicely without undue effect on the space-time continuum.
Rating: If only the gun hadn’t disintegrated. 4/5