‘Timeless’ has the rare distinction of being a series that was cancelled twice by the same network, NBC. But after giving it a second chance, ratings simply didn’t improve enough to keep it on the air. But even though NBC chose not to renew it, after Season 2 ended on a cliffhanger, it was decided that the series would at least get a two-hour send-off movie to resolve the cliffhanger and wrap up any additional loose ends.
Teammate Rufus (Malcolm Barrett) was dead, but then future versions of Lucy (Abigail Spencer) and Wyatt (Matt Lanter) appeared professing to have a plan to save him.
Spencer appeared at an NBC/Vanity Fair event, where she did offer a tiny tease of what viewers can expect from the very, very end of the two-hour series finale.
“The final, final scene? I’m not in it. [laughs] The plot thickens. The final, final scene, I’m not in it. So I’ll tell you that.”
That could mean anything. One would imagine that if NBC went to the effort of making a two hour movie to give ‘Timeless’ closure, that the least they could do is give loyal Clock Watchers a happy ending. Perhaps none of the main cast appears in the “final, final scene.” Maybe it ends on a beautiful panorama shot or the camera pans up to the stars, or they show a group of kids playing in a world that is safe thanks to the efforts of Lucy, Rufus and Wyatt.
Can the executive producers offer a bit more info? Eric Kripke, Shawn Ryan and Arika Lisanne Mittman say that fans can expect:
“an epic, unforgettable thrill ride through the past, present and future, with a healthy dose of Christmas spirit. Spread across three centuries and two continents, the finale will test Lucy, Wyatt and the entire Time Team like never before as they try to #SaveRufus, preserve history and put a stop to Rittenhouse once and for all.”
The ‘Timeless’ finale will air on December 20th, 2018 at 8pm EST on NBC.
Source: TV Line