My Timeless Season 2 Finale Wish List

So, I told myself I was going to post something about my book coming out a few weeks back. I really did not mean to post two Timeless posts back to back. Because this is not a blog about Timeless or even TV-shows, it’s about books…and writing tips…well, it’s supposed to be anyways.

But with only one week to go until Timeless is over for this year (because I refuse to accept the possibility of Timeless being canceled!) I had to write and post this little “wish list” for my hopes and dreams and expectations of Timeless’ season 2’s finale!

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Things I want in 2×09 + 2×10! 

Obviously SPOILERS for 2×08 – The Day Reagan Was Shot

Also this promo

With no further ado, here is a list of questions I want answered, characters I want more of and all around stuff that I think would be awesome to see in season 2’s finale (and/or season 3).

1. Jessica explained

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So even before the OMG WHAT? ending of 2×08, I think most of us were kind of freaked about Jessica and wondering WTF she was doing and how she was alive along with a number of other things.

Is she Rittenhouse? (At this point most signs point to Yes, right?)

How is she alive? How did Rittenhouse manage it? Did they time travel back and pick her up and save her that way (and maybe she was always alive and that’s why Wyatt going back to save her didn’t work)?

Or did they go back and recruit her long before that night she was meant to die?

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Most important – why did they save her? I doubt it was to make Wyatt feel less guilty…

Was it Carol Preston’s last attempt to get Lucy to join Rittenhouse/ come back to her? How did they even know Lucy/Wyatt was a thing (maybe it was as obvious to them as to the rest of us)?

Was it just to mess up the team dynamic?

Did they hope to change things so Wyatt never was on the time team (he only remembered Jessica being dead because they were in Hollywood when Rittenhouse ‘went back’ and saved her – if they had been in present – the time team’s memory would have just changed too, right?) and if Jessica hadn’t died, Wyatt’s life might have looked very different (even if it does seem like he ended up on the Time Team anyways.)

Clearly, something shady is going on with her and the mysterious alive brother – which parallels the two brothers on tonight’s episode – and the “pregnancy” which feels very much like a way to distract the hell out of Wyatt and stop him from asking questions. (Fangirlish awesome review of the ep. points out the different possible pregnancy scenarios.) Frankly out of the ladies in the Bunker isn’t Lucy the most likely to be the one with a “bun in the oven” after that spontaneous night in 1941? (I mean I hope not, due to large amounts of vodka she’s consumed since, but would still make more sense than Jessica.)

On to the next question is, if she’s Rittenhouse, even as a ‘sleeper’ then why hasn’t she DONE anything (other than make all Lyatt fans hate her)?

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Rittenhouse wants Lucy dead (and the rest of the gang too) and they want the time machine, either for themselves or destroyed. Why not just blow the bunker to hell as soon as Jessica called in and told them where she was (and don’t pretend Rittenhouse wouldn’t kill one of their ‘own’). Or does she not know where the bunker is? She seems to have access to the internet so getting a message to RH wouldn’t be that hard, would it?

So what if she not Rittenhouse? Or is she part of some sub-group of Rittenhouse with a different plan than the Carol/Emma/Nicholas fraction? Something else entirely?

I really hope we get answers to most of these questions and then I figure Jessica will die (or maybe they could stand her in the past.) She’s just not interesting enough and once Wyatt realizes he loves Lucy and Jessica is revealed as Rittenhouse I’m not sure she has a future.

2. The Journal Explained

We got a hint of this at the end – five years from now (or so) – Lucy will go back in time to give Flynn the journal. For some reason. I mean obvs, he needs it since it’s the catalyst for everything.

One of my theories is that the journal is from a totally different timeline entirely – like maybe one where Lucy is actually part of Rittenhouse?

And in that alternate reality, things played out very differently? Because clearly, Lucy knew who killed Flynn’s family when writing (will know when she writes it? time travel. confusing.) the journal and who a lot of people in RH were (and that for example, her mother was Rittenhouse) but she didn’t put those things in the journal. Why would she not put those bits of crucial information in the journal?

Maybe she would join/ be recruited into RH not knowing what it was really about? Maybe she was approached by her bio dad after her mother died in the original timeline? Then much later figured out their plans?

Maybe there are different ‘fractions’ of Rittenhouse? How else could Ethan Cahill have gathered all that info that they used to take down RH but a large chunk of the organization survived? Why else would Lucy’s mom say everyone was ‘so proud’ of her. Maybe they used her to take down another fraction of their organization, leaving only their (more zealous) group?

So maybe the journal is from a totally different timeline we’ve already completely diverged from? Or is it all a loop? Will the series end (in five years :D) with Lucy going back to give Flynn the journal that starts everything?

I don’t think we’ll touch much more on the journal in this season, but I really would love to know more about it and where it is RIGHT NOW! What happened to it? Lucy had it when her mom kidnapped her, right? Does Rittenhouse have it now? And if so, is that why Lucy didn’t put everything in it? Did she know it would end up in enemy hands? Did something in the journal make them bring back Jessica? Because she wrote Wyatt was obsessed with her death? Did she write stuff in there to throw RH off? Hey, that’s actually a fun theory!

3. Lyatt

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So if we don’t get some of the Lyatt angst resolved in the finale I’m going be seriously pissed. Most important of all I’d really like to see Wyatt pick Lucy before Jessica is revealed to be Rittenhouse.

With the whole pregnancy thing, I’m not sure we’ll be getting that.

But so far the writers have not led us wrong, so I’m hoping they’ll do this part right too. Okay, there was the bathroom joke. And Wyatt acting kind of like an idiot after seeing Lucy with Flynn… and the bringing Jessica to the Bunker bit might have been better handled a little differently. Okay, so there is some stuff but I’m hopeful things will turn out okay.

I did hear that season 2 was planned with a season 3 in mind and so we won’t be getting a lyatt reunion, but I’m hoping that’s bull. We have something that looks like it could be a Lyatt kiss about to happen in the season finale promo so I’m thinking we’ll at least get a little bit of it. Everything might not have been worked out, but I’m hopeful. Last years finale managed to get a whole lot of stuff packed into it and it was only one ep!

To be honest, though, I would be fine with a somewhat ambiguous ending for Lyatt this season as long as I knew we were absolutely 100% getting season 3. Because a lot of stuff have gone down between them and now we got a (pregnant?) Jessica thrown in the mix. That’s a lot to sort through in just two episodes.

Thought I would love Wyatt saying something along the line of this…

 

(possibly when talking to Carol. See nr. 8.)

 

4. More Flynn (and Emma)

I really enjoyed the Flynn/ Rufus team up last week. Even if pretty much Flynn with anyone is a really fun dynamic, Flynn and Rufus are just super-duper amazing together and I want more of it. In fact, I’m thinking “Flynn and Rufus” could be the next Mulder and Scully! The Amazing Time Traveling Dicks!

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Flynn it up!

 

Also while we’re at it: more Flynn / Emma would be fantastic. I always found Emma kind of interesting, even when she was a bad guy without much backstory, but with the few scenes we got with her in 2×07 I now absolutely need more of her. Especially her and Flynn arguing and giving each other looks. But all around I’d like more of Emma. Like just her dealing with Nicholas and being bad ass for Rittenhouse all while wearing her smirky face!

5. Destiny /Fate/Visions/Free Will /Choices /Changing the Future (Rufus Not Dying)

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This is something the show has been teasing since season 1 – what is meant to be? What’s destiny? Is Lucy’s sister supposed to live and Jessica supposed to die? Can Jiya see the future? Is the future set in stone? Did Lucy have that drink because she wanted to or because she was meant to? Was JFK always meant to be assassinated?

I know we can’t get any real true answers to any of this, but they’ve been talking a lot about destiny and Jiya’s visions and choices and stuff this season, especially focusing on Riya.

And while it’s all very fascinating and I’d love more talk about it (like could we have a whole episode in the bunker where the whole gang just sits around talking time travel problems and choices and butterfly effects and the grandfather paradox?) There is one very important thing about the whole destiny thing and Jiya’s visions, that needs to be proven wrong.

It’s a pretty obvious one.

Rufus needs to not die.

Unless they’re going to use him dying to somehow propel them into trying to go back to their own timeline and create lots of interesting time travel loop/ paradoxes/ wonky stuff. Which leads to him not dying. That’s the only way I would be okay with him dying – if it was for time travel awesome mindblowing stuff to happen. And he came back (never really died?)

6. Something Actually Having Changed BIG Time When They Get Back From The Past

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So far, even big things, like the Hindenburg not crashing and a rocket not going off (saving thousands of people) in Europe during WW2 seems to have changed surprisingly few things. I mean sure, for Lucy personally, the loss of her sister and return of her mother changed things. Jessica coming back changed Bunker life. But mostly, things have stayed the same in the world.

I think having something HUGE change would be really interesting. Perhaps after a mission that doesn’t seem that important. Just because there is such great stuff that could happen. Lots of alternate reality possibilities to explore. Rittenhouse sleepers don’t always need to be the focus…

There are some hints of something going down differently with the civil war in the latest promo and having the time team fail and come back to a totally different world would be really refreshing.

In fact, I’d love for this season to end with them coming back and thinking they’ve maybe fixed things, only to have the TV show then some huge war or like the Hunger Game only real (okay a long shot, but something else horrible). Returning to a very Rittenhouse-ish world, maybe not quite a Handmaid’s Tale, but something serious wack would be one heck of an ending.

And it would be a great jumping off point for season 3. Then next year it would be about actually changing the world back to normal again rather than just stopping Rittenhouse, which I think would be awesome and force the team to ask a lot of questions and interpret actions and reaction and how thing ‘reverberate’ through time/butterfly effect stuff.

7. What Happened During the Missing Six Weeks

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So just what happened to Lucy during the six weeks she with Rittenhouse was never actually explained much. Wyatt tried asking her about it and in episode 2+3 there were some small references to it, but since Jessica came back Lyatt heart-to-hearts have been focused on other stuff. Which I’m cool with and everything…

But seriously, Lucy has been through a lot. So even if she was just locked up in a room and had Rittenhouse propaganda thrown at her for a month and a half – that is still something she needs to actually deal with, talk about. Maybe she did talk to Flynn about if off screen 2×05? Or maybe that’s why she’s sleeping with a bottle of Vodka under her bed (is she still doing that five years from now when she writes the journal? That’s a terrifying idea.) Some mention of it could have been made in last weeks episode (I don’t think there was but correct me if I was wrong) with Alice in jail and Lucy maybe mentioning a little offhanded how she knows how it feels? Too late now though.

I’d just like a little bit more of this, maybe a little hint to what actually went down, the next time Lucy meets back up with her mother.

8. Carol / Wyatt Meeting Again

This is something I’d just love to see. Wyatt did spare her/ couldn’t shoot Carol, and it would be interesting to see if this makes her possibly do the same for him. Or at least maybe treat him a bit nicer if Wyatt ended up somehow captured by RH. Or they could have a chat if they captured her. I’m not picky.

Maybe she’d even listen to him about how much she’s messed Lucy up and that might help turn Carol around to their side…which sort of brings me to this next one.

9. For Lucy To Get Amy Back and Carol (To Have) Die(d) of Cancer

This is a bit of a wishful thinking thing, but I’d love to see Lucy actually have something good happen to her. Maybe it’s more of a show ending / fanfic thing than a wish for seaosn 2, but I really would like Lucy’s sister coming back and Carol having died from cancer to happen.

I think the cancer thing would be a pretty “good” way for her to go. Partly because it would be heartbreaking for Lucy to have to kill her mom. And if someone else on the team killing her did that would mess with her relationship with them. We already know  Wyatt can’t/won’t do it, but Flynn or Agent Christopher shooting her would still be hard for Lucy. And at this point, I just want thing not to be so DAMMED HARD for her. It’s like come on! Give the poor woman a break for F’s sake.

I mean sure, there is Rittenhouse killing Carol. But that would be really sucky of them (unless she totally betrays them and decides to be on the Time Team’s side, which we’ll see about) and even then it would be a bit sloppy storytelling. Which is not Timeless

But if Carol does change her mind and teams up with Lucy and co, I think a good ending would be Carol agreeing to help Lucy get Amy back even knowing she will die in the process. That would really be the best for Carol to really make a menz. In fact it’s the only way for her to even sort of make up for doing this to Lucy.

 

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This breaks my heart every time…

 

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