Timeless Saved! NBC Resurrects Time Travel Drama for a Two-Part Series Finale

Can a show be resurrected for the second time, two years in a row? Apparently, yes, if that show is called Timeless. In an unprecedented move, NBC decided to bring the cult phenomenon back (again!) for one last ride in the Lifeboat. Timeless returns this holiday season with a two-part series finale to wrap up the story. After all, Clockblockers don’t do anything halfway, do they?

Today marks the end of an excruciating wait for Timeless fans. The show lived in limbo for six weeks after the finale until NBC ultimately decided to cancel it, despite the outcry from fans on social media. Although Clockblockers were incredibly loud online, to the point of trending #RenewTimeless and #Timeless worldwide, ratings still weren’t up to par for the network to consider a renewal, so NBC finally pulled the plug on the beloved show.

(We can all agree Nielsen ratings is an outdated system that doesn’t accurately measure ratings anymore and needs to die)

The thing is, Clockblockers are a resilient and determined bunch, and they didn’t just go quietly into the night. A major fan campaign to save the show was launched then and fans tweeted nonstop at networks and streaming services — really, anyone that would listen — about the merits of the show and why it needed to be saved.

Because, see, Timeless is an incredibly diverse, complex and extremely well-written show with a stellar cast, that has been quite literally changing history. In its time travel adventures, the Time Team — historian Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer), Delta Force Sergeant Wyatt Logan (Matt Lanter) and scientist Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) — serve as conduit to bring amazingly well produced history lessons to our homes in each episode. Teachers across America have been using Timeless as a way to get students more interested in learning history and other subjects, making the show an excellent cross-disciplinary tool for education not only in America, but worldwide.

And then, as if a tweet storm wasn’t already big enough, Clockblockers raised money in record time to fly a gigantic Save Timeless banner over San Diego Comic Con a couple of weeks ago — a move that definitely didn’t go unnoticed by The Powers That Be. After that stunt, we knew there was definitely something happening behind the scenes, especially when the Timeless Writers tweeted the following:

Expectations were through the roof for the past week and today our efforts have finally paid off. The Timeless Writers finally ended their over a week-long suspense and put us all out of our misery with the best news:

Of course we all wanted a season 3, but at least now we’re getting some closure and the chance to save Rufus. After all, wasn’t that what we wanted? And according to Sony president Chris Parnell, not all hope is lost:

It’s time to rejoice, Timeless fans! You did it! We get to save Rufus and go on one last adventure together. What a time to be alive, my friends. What a time to be alive.

The Timeless two-part season finale is scheduled to air this coming holiday season at NBC.

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Timeless: Lucy Preston and a Lesson in Resilience

I know, Clockblockers. The wait is nearly unbearable now. Even though we still don’t know if Timeless will be renewed for a season 3 (we really think it will because what else can they do at this point, right?), we have nothing but time on our hands to analyze and talk about everything that happened in season 2.

We have already gotten our writers to talk about season 2 as a whole, but from now on, we’re going to break this up by characters and moments. First up, we have our girl Lucy Preston — our very favorite historianand boy, do we have a lot to talk about.

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Timeless Roundtable: Season 2 In Review

Timeless is the kind of underrated show that everyone deserves to hear about. It is well produced,  well written, and has such a stellar cast that we seriously don’t understand why the series isn’t more popular. Timeless is critically acclaimed and boasts a hardcore fanbase, but it’s still fighting for a renewal — for reasons that completely baffle us.

Timeless season 2 delivered an even better story than the series’ first year, teaching viewers history lessons and making us fall in love with its amazingly complex characters all over again. We root for them, we cry with them, we hurt with them, and we most definitely want to keep them around for many seasons to come. The season 2 finale hit us all in the gut with a one-two sucker punch that left us breathless and grieving the death of a beloved character, only to turn around and make our heads spin with the mother of all plot twists.

So, we’re hopeful for a season 3, more history lessons, more Lyatt and most definitely more Rufus Carlin. Come on, NBC. We need to save Rufus!

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Timeless: Season 2 Finale “The General/Chinatown” Review

I know, Clockblockers. The uncertainty is killing us. This past week alone has probably been the most stressful week for a lot of us and — as of tonight — we still don’t know the fate of our show just yet. Timeless is that rare phenomenon — an extremely high quality TV show, well produced, fantastically written and directed with a stellar cast. It has everything going for them, and yet, here we are.

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Timeless: Five Things You Need To Know About The Season 2 Finale

Can you believe we’re already here? Wasn’t it just yesterday that season 2 of Timeless premiered? How are we getting ready to face the season finale already? These past few months have literally flown by before our eyes, and it’s almost time to endure yet another summer hiatus.

Because I refuse to believe Timeless will be cancelled. We are getting our season 3 because this amazing show needs to keep telling these incredible, diverse and complex stories while teaching us history through the amazing people who made such a difference in our world and are often overlooked. So season 3, NBC. We’re counting on you.

With that being said, the finale is out of this world. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, and honestly? Thank God they’re airing 9 and 10 back-to-back because if we had to wait another week, the cliffhanger in 9 would kill us all. You’ll cry, you’ll laugh, you’ll want to punch Wyatt in the throat, and then you’ll cry again. And then, you’ll ugly sob –really hard. I did. And then, your jaw is going to hit the floor because the cliffhanger is crazy.

But for now, here is what you need to know about “The General” and “Chinatown.”

  • Wyatt is a stubborn puppy in denial. He will frustrate everyone so much. Shit is going to blow up in his face, and you’ll almost want to say it serves him right. But you won’t because it’s Wyatt, who’s been thrown into an impossible situation; and his emotions and thoughts are all over the place. He’ll get his head on straight eventually, though. I promise.
  • Harriet Tubman is a badass queen. Even Rufus says so. My favorite aspect of “The General” was the dynamic between Rufus and Harriet. Every single conversation they had was fantastic. Have I mentioned how much I love the writing on Timeless? Because I do. So much. Also, Harriet Tubman? What a brilliant  woman. Such a brave, generous soul. Look her up, people. Google is your friend.
  • Jiya is a badass. By now, we all know Jessica is Rittenhouse and kidnaps Jiya at some point, but our favorite techie queen can totally take care of herself. She takes the damsel in distress concept and tap dances on it before setting it on fire. I am so proud. Also, Claudia Doumit is absolutely fantastic in both episodes. She deserves all the awards, guys. All. The. Awards.
  • Lucy and Emma. That showdown we all heard so much about? I don’t even know what to say. Both Annie Wersching and Abigail Spencer were incredible, but Spencer’s performance deserves a standing ovation. It was absolutely phenomenal and heartbreaking.
  • Lyatt. Sigh. My tortured, noble babies. Let me put it this way: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, guys. The road will be painful, hard — and definitely full of angst — but there is hope. Lucy loves Wyatt so much — even Jessica knows! — and he loves her right back. They’ll find their way back to each other…eventually.

The 2-hour season 2 finale of Timeless is scheduled to air this Sunday, May 13, at 9/8C on NBC. DON’T MISS IT. WATCH IT LIVE. TELL YOUR FRIENDS.

Timeless: 2×08 “The Day Reagan Was Shot” Review

I feel like I should probably just copy and paste a paragraph on how amazing Timeless is every week because I honestly feel like a broken record. Just like the past seven episodes, Timeless once again hit it right out of the park in an episode that hit us through the heart and killed us with too many emotions.

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Timeless: 2×07 “Mrs. Sherlock Holmes” Review

I probably sound like a broken record, but Timeless really does get better and better each week. Tonight’s episode in particular was a fantastic example about everything that makes this show work. The beat of the episode was outstanding; the writing, the performance, everything was absolutely incredible and I can’t understand why NBC hasn’t renewed this show yet.

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