The Timeless movie is coming next month!!! We have lots of thoughts about what we’d like to see… including an open door for Season 3! Check out our roundtable with Fangirlish.
Friends and fellow Clockblockers, I think you know the joy that was in my heart when Sony TV and NBC announced that Timeless would be getting a 2-hour holiday special as a way of wrapping up the story and also saving Rufus. Yes, I know we were going for a Season 3, but as far as I’m concerned, the door is wide open for that possibility. Besides, Clockblockers are tenacious as hell on behalf of this show we love so much!
So now that December is next month (OMG!), our friends at Fangirlish think it’s the perfect time to reflect a little on what we most want to see in this 2-hour Timeless feature!
Team Fangirlish came up with the awesome questions, which I’ve included below along with my responses, as well as Lizzie’s (Fangirlish) and Lyra’s (Fangirlish) contributions. The full roundtable post includes ELEVEN contributors, so definitely go HERE for more Timeless feels!
1. Timeless is coming back, and that’s thanks to the fans. Talk a little about the rollercoaster of emotions from cancellation to the announcement of the movie, and the continuing fight. Why does this show mean so much to you? Why does it deserve to be saved once again?
Funmbi: I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that Timeless is back from this 2-hour Holiday Special. I remember waiting and waiting to hear that Timeless would be renewed for Season 3 and then finally getting the news that NBC and Sony were unable to work out a deal for the third season. I was so, unbelievably disappointed. And then my Fangirlish friends got to work elevating all of us and reminding us that fangirls and fanboys *do* save the world. And if our love and enthusiasm could will a second season into existence, we could it once again! I’ve been so inspired by the Timeless fandom’s optimism and persistence. It’s that determination that has brought us this 2-hour movie and will hopefully see us into Season 3! Clockblockers know a good thing when we see it, and Timeless is phenomenal. This is the quality content we deserve on television! Timeless has elevated the lesser known stories of people of color and women, both historical and contemporary. This series has given us compelling relationships, including romance, friendship, and family (the one you’re born into and the one you make for yourself), along with cast and creators who are so talented and respectful. As a fangirl of color, history-buff, and romance-lover, Timeless will always hold a special place in my heart. So, I will do everything in my power to help bring it back for another full season!
Lizzie: I don’t know what to say here, because though I, like everyone, felt the up and down, I just never thought Timeless wasn’t coming back. I’m not being facetious here, I genuinely never really gave up, in my heart. I hadn’t gone through the stages of grief. I was sure in some way or another, we’d see this show again – and I was proved right! This makes me tremendously happy, of course, as the show has touched something in a lot of people, and made me part of an awesome community of mostly women who never give up, and who are kind and smart and just amazing. And that’s one of the many reasons it deserves to be saved – because it has the best fans in the world, and I think that’s a testament to the product that the show puts out, one that attracts the kind of people I want to be friends with.
Lyra: Timeless is the good writing that we have desperately needed for years. From episode one, this show has continued with a standard of writing and excellence that I wish other shows would learn from and implement in their own stuff. The season two cancellation felt like someone telling me that I was wrong in wanting, needing, or deserving excellent writing, character development, and story arcs. And let me clarify, I’m not certain on things. It takes me a while to decide what kind of breakfast I’ll have or what sweater to wear. But this, this show, I know for a fact that I deserve, need, and want excellent writing, characters, and the whole lot of the Timeless family. That’s why we continue to fight for another season. That’s why the Clockblockers are still here.
2. Timeless is set to air a two hour NBC finale this December, one that will presumably bring closure to the story. What do you hope to see in this, ending wise? Do you want all happy endings or do you want the show to leave the door open for more?
Funmbi: I’m totally with Lizzie here, I WANT BOTH. I want to our Time Team to be *alive*, safe, secure, and in love. Rufus can be saved and reunited with Jiya. Plus, Present Lyatt and Future Lyatt can be together. Agent Christopher will be with her wife and kids, Flynn can get his family back, and Connor can get his empire back. However, I definitely want the possibility for more adventures because, as far as I’m concerned, Season 3 is still totally within the realm of possibility.
Lizzie: Can I say both? Both is possible. I believe in these writers! We can save Rufus, fix the unnecessary love triangle, get Flynn his family back and leave Lucy and Wyatt at a point where we know they’re on their way towards becoming those people we saw come from the future, hopefully without the apocalyptic look, and still leave some things open-ended so we can pick them back up in some way, in the future.
Lyra: I want all the happy endings. Every. Last. Single. One. Of. Them. I want Rufus back alive, I want Flynn to peace out and be with his family, and I want my boo Lucy to get her sister back. I want it all! Also, just because a happy ending happens, doesn’t mean that there can’t be more. I trust these writers and know that they can pull these characters into whatever adventure they would have in store for a season three.
3. What are your Top 5 things you absolutely need to see in the movie?
1. SAVE RUFUS.
2. I want us to learn the trajectory that allowed Future Lyatt to figure out how to save Rufus and then brought them back to the present.
3. I don’t know whether I think there should be a time jump… the reason I say this is because I neeeeeeeeeeeed Emma to die. And I want Lucy to be the one to take her down. Is there enough time for that with 2 hours? Maybe they should make it commercial-free…
4. Present Lyatt’ needs to resolve any and all conflict, including the potential of Wyatt having a baby with Jessica. Again, this might be where a time jump could be useful… in the interim, Wyatt could have found out that Jessica was lying about being pregnant or that another man was the baby’s father. Regardless, this needs to be resolved before Lucy and Wyatt can come together, reaffirm their love, and be happy forever and ever.
5. Flynn needs resolution as well–in terms of the Lucy’s journal and all it says, in terms of his own relationship with Lucy, and also in terms of finally getting his family back.
Lizzie: Okay, five! I got this. First we save Rufus, of course. I would also like a reunion with Jiya after we save him, that’s all part of number one. I want Flynn to get his family back, and I want it to happen when he’s not on the trip, so he doesn’t remember all the things he did to get them back. That’s the happiness I want for him. What else? I also want closure for Jessica. I don’t think she’s pregnant, but I think we need a real answer either way, and I think the ambivalence needs to go and we need to firmly establish that she’s RH, and even if she were pregnant, the baby is innocent, but she isn’t. I want Lucy and Wyatt back together, not fully healed, and not as strong as their future selves, but on the way to become that couple we saw come down the lifeboat joined at the hip (they need a GOOD, long talk for this), and of course, I want some Christmas spirit, because the magic of the season needs to be felt somehow!
1. Save Rufus!
2. Everyone in turtlenecks.
3. Taking down Rittenhouse.
4. OTP’s finding happiness across the boarddddd!
5. Cheesy Christmas miracles.
4. What is YOUR happy “ending”? What does the final shot of this movie look like, for you?
Funmbi: For me, the final scene of the movie needs to be Lucy, Amy, Wyatt, Rufus and his family, Jiya, Connor, and Agent Christopher and her family all getting together to celebrate the holidays. I want them smiling and laughing, with Lyatt and Riya kisses on the mistletoe. Then, in an after credits scene, we’ll see the Time Team together, planning their next adventure on the Lifeboat… because Season 3 is coming!
Lizzie: My happy ending is …the Time Team getting back on the Lifeboat again, the three of them, together, maybe with Jiya in tow, this time, as Denisse and Connor stay back. Meanwhile, Flynn is back with his family, happy. That’s the “ending” I want. I wouldn’t mind a flashforward of sorts, to kinda give us the taste of a real ending, but I like this idea of it ending with the original three.
Lyra: Everyone making their way to Lucy’s house for Christmas. Carol and Amy are there, already prepping dinner. Lucy goes to pick up Wyatt cuz why the fuck not. Wyatt asks if they can switch seats because he wants to show her something. They switch and drive a bit until they reach this house. Lucy is confused when they park. She has no idea who this home belongs too until a family comes into view through the large windows they have, cuz why the fuck not. Everyone has those windows in my story! It’s Flynn. They all wondered where he went after they saved Rufus and here he is, safe & sound with his family. It’s closure for all of them cuz the loss of Flynn’s family is what set this all off. Lucy and Wyatt hold hands, taking it all in, ready to close this painful chapter in all their lives and start something new with each other. Wyatt looks at Lucy and asks, “You ready?” My home girl Lucy knows what he’s REALLY asking. Is she ready to start something new, scary, amazing? With him? She says “yes” without hesitation and they drive to Lucy’s where there is a slow mo montage like scene of them being cheesy Christmas dorks. The end.
5. Prediction time! What do you think happens? How do they save Rufus? How do they end Rittenhouse – or do they? What happens to Flynn? Do Lucy and Wyatt find a way back to each other?
Funmbi: Rufus being saved is the absolute priority and I’m really hoping that Future Lyatt knows what they’re doing and have a real plan. Yes, saving Rufus might bring them into conflict with Rittenhouse, and if Emma and Jessica have to die, then so be it. I don’t know if Rittenhouse needs to be eliminated… maybe Lucy can take control of the organization and make them a force for good across history, including helping Lucy get Amy back and Flynn get his family back. Also, I’m definitely going to need Lyatt sexy times… and if we get a Lyatt and/or Riya wedding, my heart will explode with joy.
Lizzie: No idea, and I don’t care, as long as they save him! I don’t think they end Rittenhouse, though, not completely. I think that’s what you leave sorta open. That’s my Buffy kinda finale, after all. The bad guys are still out there. As for Flynn, he goes back to his family, hopefully without the memories of all he did to get to them, because if not, is it really a happy ending?
As for Lucy and Wyatt, they do find their way back to each other, of course, as they were always meant to. No ‘ending’ is complete for me without this.
Lyra: They save Rufus. Yes. Rittenhouse gets erased or some shit. Flynn goes back home and is with his family. Insert tears here. Lucy and Wyatt find their way back to each other and bang it out. I mean. Hold hands and live happily ever after.
The Timeless Holiday Special airs Thursday, December 20, starting at 8:00pm on NBC! Get ready to live tweet like our favorite show depends on it!