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Emma Whitmore was an engineer for Mason Industries, and the pilot of the original time machine, who was believed to be dead. She now works as an agent for Rittenhouse. She is played by Annie Wersching.

Background

Emma Whitmore was the second pilot of the Lifeboat alongside Anthony Bruhl. She claimed that the more she traveled through time, the more she received threats from Rittenhouse until one day in 2014, she evaded Rittenhouse by faking her death and stranding herself in Missouri in the 1880s. Emma supposedly stayed in that timeline for roughly a decade until April 3, 1882, when Garcia Flynn, with the aid of Jesse James, met her and took her with him to the Mothership. (“The Murder of Jesse James”)

It was later revealed by Carolyn Preston that Emma is a member of Rittenhouse. After the capture of Garcia Flynn, she is depicted taking the Mothership for Rittenhouse over the bodies of agents sent to secure it. (“The Red Scare”). Emma resents Lucy, because, while she worked hard to rise up the ranks of Rittenhouse, Lucy has status because she was born into old Rittenhouse families. (“The War to End All Wars”)

Notes

  • It is revealed in "Mrs. Sherlock Holmes" that she grew up with an abusive father where she escapes him with her mother. She also graduated from California Technological Institute.
  • Emma is not only a qualified pilot of the Mothership but also a skilled fighter.
  • Emma has travelled to many historical events during her time as the Mothership's official pilot and as Rittenhouse agent.
  • Despite her loyalties to Rittenhouse, Emma has shown many times to appreciate history in many instances such as:
    • She tells Flynn the story behind Napolean's nickname.
    • She was very eager to meet famous figures of the 1920's such as Picasso at the Dingo Bar.
    • She seemed slightly reluctant to kill Marie and Irène Curie when they saw the Mothership by accident.