After a rollercoaster of a hiatus, Timeless officially returned tonight. The NBC hit show made history after getting cancelled — in a move that nobody fully understands to this day — only to be resurrected three days later. As one of the smartest, most well-developed shows on air today, the mystery of why NBC decided to cancel Timeless back in early 2017 still remains.
But who cares about that now, right? Our favorite show is back tonight, and it’s better than ever. And I have to say, guys, having watched the first four episodes of season 2 already, you have no idea how mindblowing this season is going to be. If you thought season 1 was good, you’ll be happy to know that season 2 blows it out of the water and surpasses any expectations.
That said, let’s talk about tonight’s premiere “The War to End All Wars”, shall we?
The last time we saw our Time Team, they thought they had finally defeated Rittenhouse and were ready to move on with their lives. Garcia Flynn had been arrested, Lucy and Wyatt had finally started broaching the subject of possibilities between them, and everything seemed to be getting back to normal for everyone. That is, of course, until Lucy’s mom revealed she’s a part of Rittenhouse and that Lucy is actually considered royalty — a pureblood Rittenhouse.
Does it remind anyone of Harry Potter and that crazy notion of pureblood wizard families? And that Rittenhouse is kind of like Voldemort? No? Just me? Okay.
So, we ended season 1 with that punch to the gut and returned — a year later. Please don’t ever do this to us again — with Mason Industries getting blown up with everyone in it and Lucy missing. Cut to six weeks later: Lucy is still missing; Rufus, Wyatt and Jiya are in hiding; and the Lifeboat has been severely damaged.
Wyatt is going insane with worry for Lucy, but Agent Christopher is very adamant about leaving the bunker they have been hiding in: The only way any of them are leaving is on the Lifeboat when it’s finally fixed. Needless to say, that that doesn’t sit well with Wyatt at all.
Now without further ado, let’s get to the top 5 moments of the Timeless Season 2 Premiere “The War to End All Wars:”
5. Wyatt’s drive to find Lucy. Yes, I know I literally just mentioned that, but can we please talk about that first scene with Agent Christopher in the bunker? It seemed that everyone was trying to come to terms with the fact that Lucy may very well be dead. After all, it’s been six weeks, and it looks like she’s just dropped off the face of the Earth. But even when Rufus mentions that they don’t even know if she’s still alive, Wyatt is very firm in his belief that she is still out there somewhere — and they need to get moving and find her before Rittenhouse hurts her. As he said to Denise, he doesn’t need to grieve because Lucy is not dead. Rittenhouse would never kill her because she was born into it. Lucy is not an asset to him, like Agent Christopher said; she is so much more than that.
4. Lucy’s relationship with her mother. Lucy spends the entire episode hoping her mother will see the light and turn her back on Rittenhouse. But even though Carolyn has a soft spot when it comes to her daughter, she is still a Rittenhouse agent, and that is more important than anything. The look on Lucy’s face when her mother turns her back on her is probably one of the most heartbreaking things I have ever seen. Even though she had been planning to blow up the mothership with everyone in it, Lucy still went along with her mother’s plan with Emma — hell, she even killed that poor soldier to keep her cover — but deep down, she still believed that her mom was still her mom, and that she would be able to convince her to return with her and stay on the right side.
Realizing that her own mother is willing to fight against her — and not for her — was really the breaking point for our Lucy, and I can’t even imagine what she’s going through. Ever since she started this crazy journey, she has literally lost everything.
3. Rufus calling out Wyatt on his very obvious feelings for Lucy. That entire scene was a testament to how well this team works together. The chemistry that the core three have together — whether it’s the three of them together or separate — is something that is so hard to find, and Abigail Spencer, Malcolm Barrett and Matt Lanter have really just clicked together in a way that can only be considered like lightning in a bottle.
So when Rufus calls him out on it — and the line “You idiot! You’re in love with Lucy, just admit it” is so perfectly delivered by Malcolm Barrett — it is a testament to their friendship and how well they know each other by now. When they first started, they were complete strangers who had to learn to trust each other in order to survive; but now, they are so much more than that. The entire Time Team (including Jiya, Agent Christopher and Connor Mason — to some extent) have become a tightly knit group, but our core three have become a family to each other — especially Wyatt and Lucy, who don’t really have any family left anymore.
2. Reunion. All three of them played the hell out of that scene, but Abigail Spencer really brought her A-game. Lucy’s happiness is so palpable when she sees Wyatt and Rufus — after spending the past six weeks thinking they had both died in the explosion — that you can’t help but share in her joy and relief. Her reveal that she was ready to die to stop this Rittenhouse madness shocks both Rufus and Wyatt, but she doesn’t give them time to react and just shoves a grenade in Wyatt’s hand, telling them to take care of the mothership and that she will explain later.
I know I’ve said this before, but these three characters have something so special together that it’s hard to put into words. Everything about them is so natural and easy and it’s just beautiful to watch. Their actual reunion scene — as well as their showdown against Emma and Carolyn — was full of everything that make them work as a team, and it further proves how amazing their chemistry really is.
1. Lucy and Wyatt. Abigail Spencer and Matt Lanter make it so easy to get onboard this ship. Even though the core team is amazing together, it feels like this show hit the jackpot twice in terms of chemistry. Lucy and Wyatt have made the transition from strangers, to tentative friends, to best friends, to something more so seamlessly that it has been such a joy to watch. It has been pretty obvious that there is something there at least since season 1, episode 9 “The Last Ride of Bonnie and Clyde,” but it has really come to the forefront since the last couple of episodes of the first season.
In the season 2 premiere, however, it’s like they took what they had and multiplied it by a hundred. The worry, the obvious connection, the way they look at each other is so beautiful that you can’t help but root for them. When they’re finally back in the present and Wyatt asks if Lucy’s okay, she finally allows herself to break down after telling him about killing that soldier and her plans to blow up the mothership with herself and her mother in it. Lucy has lost everything from her previous life as a professor, but her one constant has been Wyatt.
That scene is so touching and quiet, and Abigail Spencer delivers one hell of a performance, that at that moment they cement that they’re it for each other. They know how the other feels because everything is out in the open between them — not with words, not yet. But their actions have made it abundantly clear that they love and trust each other, and that it’s only a matter of time for Lyatt to happen.
But, of course, Jiya had to go interrupt their almost kiss. I swear I nearly threw something at my TV when I first watched this scene. But it’s cool, I can wait. I know it’s coming, and I know these two are inevitable.
Anyway, what did you think of the Timeless season 2 premiere? Did it live up to your expectations? What are your theories on what Rittenhouse is really planning, planting all these agents through key moments in history? What’s the deal with Jiya’s visions?
Tell me all about it in the comments below or come find me on Twitter to talk about this fantastic show!
Timeless airs on Sundays at 10/9c on NBC.