The season 2 finale of Timeless aired Sunday evening and fellow Timeless fans like Leslie Jones, Kelly Clarkson, William Shatner and I were left gasping.
The 2-hour finale led us on a time-traveling chase from South Carolina during the Civil War with Harriet Tubman to Chinatown in San Francisco during the Gold Rush and back to modern times. The episode ended with the possibility of traveling to the future.
If you haven’t been watching NBC’s Timeless, you have missed one of the best and most original shows on TV.
Yes, there’s been time traveling shows before. Quantum Leap, Time Machine, and others, but Timeless is different.
Mason Industries and the Mothership
Connor Mason, a British tech genius builds a pair of time-traveling pods. Why? Why do tech geniuses do anything? Because they can.
Like all science experiments, something always goes wrong. In this case, ex-CIA agent, Garcia Flynn (Goran Višnjić) steals the Mothership and takes it on a time-traveling mission to change history for his own nefarious plans.
The Timeless Team
Lucy Preston (Abigail Spencer) is a history professor following in her mother’s illustrious footsteps as an expert in American history. Wyatt Logan,(Matt Lanter) is a special forces military man, still mourning the loss of his wife Jessica. His job is to protect the team and hunt down Flynn. Rufus Carlin (Malcolm Barrett) is Conner’s protege, the time machine pilot and one of the engineers who helped to design the time machine. They all join forces to find Garcia Flynn.
This is not your typical cast. Besides having plenty of diversity, the cast has interesting characters. There are smart, intelligent women like Lucy, Agent Christopher and Jiya who can take care of themselves and don’t need a man to save them. People of colors like Mason, Rufus, Christopher, and Jiya have fully fleshed out characters with their own backstories and motivations.
Timeless and Other Stuff You Missed in History
On a Mission to Save History
FBI agent Denise Christoper and Conor Mason put together the team to catch Flynn before he changes history in unknown and catastrophic ways.
Of course, there are lots of unsolved mysteries and secrets…
- What is Garcia Flynn’s plan for the Mothership?
- Who or what is Rittenhouse?
- What is Connor Mason hiding? More secrets.
- And where the heck did they find all of those gorgeous vintage outfits that Lucy wears on her time traveling trips? The period clothing is great and helps to make each episode feel and look authentic.
Not only does Timeless travel back to well-known dates in history like the explosion of the Hindenburg, the assignation of Abraham Lincoln and the battle of the Adamo, but they also meet some of the interesting people that helped shape history, like Hedy Lamarr, the Lone Ranger, and Ian Flemming.
No. You don’t have to be a history buff to love Timeless.
While watching episode The World’s Columbian Exposition the team ends up in H.H. Holmes’ Murder Castle, I thought ‘where have I heard about this before?” Oh yes, on one of my favorite podcasts, Stuff You Missed in History Class. That is not the last time that little-known characters and facts about history are featured on Timeless.
I’m binge-watching Timeless, on Memorial Day (May 28th) starting with episode one. Come along with me and the Timeless time-traveling trio on our adventures to save history.