Timeless Movie Roundtable: Saving Rufus, Lyatt and a Happy Ending

The moment we were waiting for has come and gone, Clockblockers. The Timeless movie aired on December 20, and gave us one of the most precious Christmas gifts we could have all asked for. Rufus was saved, Flynn turned out to be an amazing hero and Lyatt not only worked things out, but had a beautiful, beautiful happy ending. And don’t even get me started on Jiya, who always worked in the shadows of Mason Industries, and now is front and center in her own company with Rufus.

I had a lot to say about this epic finale in my review, so now I’m just sitting back and letting my fellow writers and Timeless fans discuss and fangirl over this fantastic show.

So sit tight, relax and join us as we dissect the ins and outs of the Timeless movie: “The Miracle of Christmas”.

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Timeless Movie Review: The Miracle of Christmas Indeed

I don’t even know where to start with this review. The Timeless movie was everything I had ever dreamed of, with plot twists that blew my mind and the untold story of an unsung hero. The character of Garcia Flynn was written to absolute perfection. I can’t even begin to express how amazed I was at that twist, and how humbled and touched I am by what a true hero Flynn really was.

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(We can all agree Nielsen ratings is an outdated system that doesn’t accurately measure ratings anymore and needs to die)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

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: 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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Timeless: 2×06 “The King of the Delta Blues” Review

I know, Lyatt fans. I panicked too, you’re not alone. When the episode ended, my first reaction was a big fat “NO. THEY DID NOT DO THAT. THEY DIDN’T. NO.” Fangirlish’s Lizzie (@lizziethat) and I spent the next couple of hours after we watched the screener talking in circles about why they would do that; why would they suddenly set up Lucy and Flynn when this entire season has been about Lyatt?

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