Timeless Gets a TV Series Finale To Wrap Up Show
Timeless fans have something to celebrate. After the time-travel drama was canceled for a second time last month all hope seemed lost for the Time Team, but NBC and Sony Pictures Television found common ground and are bringing back the series for a two-hour series finale.
Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, and Malcolm Barrett are all on board for one final chapter. Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan, executive producers of the show, have assured fans “they can expect the Timeless they know and love. A focus on the unsung and underrepresented people of history, and most importantly, one final emotional story for the Time Team.”
“While we wish we could’ve made another dozen seasons of Timeless, this is the next best thing,” said Kripke and Ryan in a statement. “We’re thrilled to take the Lifeboat out for one last spin and bring closure to our story. The studio, network, cast, and crew are all doing this for one reason only: the fans. Because they deserve it. Because the fans made this happen and we thank them for their passion, support, and helicopters. So? You guys want to get Rufus back or what?”
The finale will resolve the massive cliffhanger of season 2, which means the future versions of Lucy and Wyatt will have their chance to keep their promise of saving Rufus and take down Rittenhouse once and for all. Hopefully, the finale will tie up all the show’s loose ends; like the will-they-or-won’t-they romance drama of Lucy and Wyatt.
The Timeless two-hour series finale event will air sometime this holiday season on NBC.
If you’re not watching Timeless, here are 5 reasons why you should:
It’s rare when you find a TV show that is original and flawless; more often than not, the premise reused, or the plot is predictable. From the very first episode, Timeless has been grasping adventure which made it surprising that it got canceled only after one season. But that all changed thanks to the FANDOM surrounding the show who rallied together and were able to save the show three days later; and got it renewed for a second season. Season two has been nothing but extraordinary, and here you will find five reasons why you should tune in, the rest I’ll leave up to you.
Time Travel At Its Best
The time travel plot has been done a lot entirely, and it’s either very bright or awful. Timeless is time travel done right. There are rules, and these rules make sense and are upheld throughout the show. The most frustrating thing about the time travel aspect is that the science isn’t believable, the writers of Timeless have been able to overcome this. The viewers are not asked to accept anything, but they are given explanations that are not only believable but an enjoyable advancement of the plot.
Not only does the show have the science down, but they make the time-traveling adventures the most fun history class you will ever take. You aren’t just thrown into a random plot or character-relevant events; we are watching Lincoln’s assassination, the Space Race, Benedict Arnold betrayed America, and you aren’t just remembering the Alamo, you are watching it destroyed. And we are watching the “Time Team” try their best to keep these historical moments intact and deal with the repercussions of messing them up. It makes one appreciate these stories of American history in a new light.
The exciting part about Timeless is that we also get to see stories that we haven’t heard before – the people and places the history books don’t bother to mention. For example, the woman that the movie Hidden Figures are based on getting a front row seat in an episode, and there are so many others. Every event features a story centered around someone who plays a crucial role in building America we know today, but for reasons unknown, we don’t know about them. Did you know that Al Capone had a brother or that the Lone Ranger was black?
There have been times where audiences have stopped watching a show because the characters were becoming whiny and the stories flopped because of it. It makes the series hard to watch, and the episode never seems to end. Timeless, on the other hand, is told through the characters. The characters are the heart and soul of the series allowing their situations pave the way into a plot that is intriguing and flows gracefully without trying to “shock” the audience. Timeless gives us something to come back to, a cliffhanger or a plot twist and they have done it in a way that is organic and not something to pull the characters through the ringer for the sole purpose of making it look “dark” or “gritty.” Eric Kripke and Shawn Ryan care more about their storytelling through their characters as opposed to using a plot device that won’t benefit the series in the long run.
Each performer will make you feel so deeply. Abigail Spencer will have you falling in love with her over and over again. Malcolm Barrett will have you crying almost every time because he is that good. Matt Lanter can communicate so well with using only his expressions, it’s incredible. Goran Višnjić has made Garcia Flynn one of the most exciting and multi-layered villains in years. Timeless includes performances so extraordinary during each episode that they are always deserving of praise. And even though the leading group is gifted, the guest stars often portraying the historical figures have effortlessly managed to make their characters layered in a fantastic way that you won’t want to see them leave.
What makes Timeless such a great show is that they have taken a concept that has been done a bit entirely, and ultimately makes it its own. It also takes stories in history that has never been done and makes it relevant. Timeless is one of those shows that reminds you why you love watching time travel. The writing is fresh and captivating, the plot will keep you on the edge of your seat making you not want to wait for the next episode, and the characters will both steal and break your heart.
You can catch up with Timeless on Hulu or the NBC app.