In Review: Time After Time – Secrets Stolen

Dr. John Stevenson has met his match in a stunning - and equally cunning - doctor named Brooke Monroe

Synopsis: Dr. John Stevenson has met his match in a stunning – and equally cunning – doctor named Brooke Monroe (Jennifer Ferrin), while H.G. and Jane travel back to the 1980’s where they make a shocking discovery that could change Vanessa’s life.

Review: This latest episode digs a little more into the origin of John Stevenson and we learn that he had a son with one of his flings back in the 1800’s.

The back and forth acting between Josh Bowman and Jennifer Ferrin in this episode feels like it would work well with a dance rhythm given the obvious chemistry. Additionally it looks like Ferrin relishes playing the mad scientist type of role. Munroe easily rhymes with Moreau. So I’m guessing the apple doesn’t fall to far from the tree. 

Elsewhere H.G. and Jane follow up on some information that they find in Chad’s apartment. Information, which takes them back to Long Island in 1980 where they crash a party being held by the parents of Vanessa Anders. H.G and Jane witness Vanessa’s father accidentally kill his business partner over some documents titled Utopia. An ironic dig perhaps.

Back in the present H.G. and Jane have to decide what they should reveal to Vanessa from the little that they have learned.

The party is cut short though when Stevenson having broke away from Brooke finds himself in a confrontation with her brother Griffin who also happens to be Vanessa’s fella.

Fortunately for Griffin. Stevenson was not to concerned about killing him, but chooses to subdue instead. Stevenson then nicks the time machine and heads back to 1938 Paris.

This leaves us with some intriguing questions.

  1. What is Utopia and how was Vanessa’s father involved?
  2. Is Brooke and Griffin somehow continuing with this Utopia project?
  3. What us Stevenson looking for in 1938?
  4. Does Vanessa know about the work that Griffin’s sister is doing?

Overall this was a pretty good episode in terms of deepening the mystery, but I hope that we’ll get a few answers in next weeks episode.

Time After Time - Secrets Stolen
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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