The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 Review: Theo James Meets Rose Leslie’s Family

The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 is now out! This HBO drama is a romantic, science fiction drama created by Steven Moffat and based on the novel of the same name by Audrey Niffenegger. The series is directed by Game of Thrones’ David Nutter and produced by Warner Bros. Television and Hartswood Films.

It stars Rose Leslie and Theo James in the main role as Clare Abshire and Henry DeTamble, respectively. The other cast members include Caitlin Shorey, Everleigh McDonell, Brian Altemus, Jason David, Kate Siegel, Desmin Borges, Natasha Lopez, Michael Park, Jaime Ray Newman and Taylor Richardson amongst others. The fifth episode of the series is out now and has a runtime of 45 minutes.

– HBO Max’s The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 Review Does Not Contain Spoilers –

The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5: A Dramatic Family Encounter

It is sad and anxiety-induced, how soon The Time Traveler’s Wife is going to end. With episode five out, there is only one more episode remaining to put an end to Clare and Henry’s story, which just started to get interesting. The fifth episode gives us Henry’s first encounter with Clare’s family as well as the friendship arc he develops with Gomez.

The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 starts with Herny and Gomez getting into a tiff at a bar, where they were giving their friendship a shot. But, before the water could flow, the two dismissed the idea of them ever being friends. Later on, we see Clare take Henry (who is 28 in the present timeline) to her family home for the first time to meet her parents and siblings. At the Abshire household, the memories of the past keep interfering with Clare’s clarity.

But, what is an episode without Henry’s mischievous time travelling showing up to make or break the day, right? Right before dinner time, Henry disappears and travels to the future where he strikes a chord with Gomez. When he returns, things get tense but, by the end of it all, we see the 20-year-old Henry somewhat transform into the older version of his that Clare has known all her life (including the hair!).

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The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 revolves around the theme of the way we perceive things as we get older. The memories of childhood, no matter how beautifully we remember them, necessarily don’t always match with the way it is recalled in the present. The conflict of two memories and, two people being the same for Clare, all come together beautifully in this episode. This is as much a Henry-centric episode as it is a Clare-centric one, and that is what essentially the series has been trying to do and it’s working.

We meet a bunch of new characters too in this episode such as Alicia played by Taylor Richardson, who is Clare’s younger sister and Mark played by Peter Graham, who is Clare’s brother. The family dynamics are well-explored in this episode and are very faithful to the way Clare’s family plays a part in her story. Richardson was a breath of fresh air as Alicia and this is surely a character we’d all love to see more of in the future.

The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5: Final Thoughts

With the second last episode out, it is clear that The Time Traveler’s Wife will not wrap up the entire plot in this one season. If it tries to it is going to be a mess because it is only from the last two episodes that the series has gotten interesting and mature. All the characters are slowly coming together and, now we finally have Henry transformed into a more mature person. It will be interesting to see what the finale holds for us.

You can watch The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 now on HBO Max. To read our review of the previous episodes, click here.

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The Time Traveler's Wife Episode 5 gives us more of Clare's past and Henry's future.

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The Time Traveler’s Wife Episode 5 Review: Theo James Meets Rose Leslie's FamilyThe Time Traveler's Wife Episode 5 gives us more of Clare's past and Henry's future.