MARIA’S JOURNEY I don’t think I need to recap the stunning revelation that just occurred; we’re still reeling from the news. Now that we know the truth, of course, it all makes sense. Looking back, Maria let the mask slip just once. Five months ago, when she was faced with performing surgery on Thomas, with his life and the entire mission on the line, she momentarily forgot to use her Italian accent. Don was the only one who witnessed it, however, and he had other things to focus on. He’d forgotten about it until just now. Maria has said that she didn’t learn to time jump until puberty, so it must have been quite a shock when her son Leonardo manifested that ability much earlier. She did the next thing; engineer events in Nov. 2011 so that he showed up in front of Samantha and Dave…his grandparents.