Warning: Spoiler alert! Enact now not proceed must that you can even have not watched Sunday’s two-hour finale of Timeless. Deem us, that you can perhaps be sorry.
Editor’s display: The destiny of the demonstrate has now not been announced but.
Timeless factual went to the… future?
In Sunday’s two-hour finale, the Time Crew acknowledged goodbye (presumably) to Rufus, who, despite his most moving efforts to avert loss of life, perished in Eighties Chinatown at some stage in a rescue mission to connect Jiya. But the community didn’t possess time to mourn Rufus for long. Moments after they returned to the bunker, another time machine — one which appears to be like suspiciously more futuristic — blasts by map of, catching the crew off guard. Who factual announced their arrival?
The hatch opens and it is…Lucy and Wyatt?
Yup, that is sparkling. Lucy and Wyatt factual met Future Lucy and Wyatt. “Successfully, what are you ready on?” future Wyatt, rocking a perfectly-groomed beard, asks the shell-horrified Time Crew. “You guys wanna get Rufus support or what?” future Lucy, in a brief bob and giving off predominant Lara Croft and Ripley vibes, chimes in. Jaw, meet floor.
Looks, the sport-altering finale revelation modified into within the works for the explanation that very starting up — effectively earlier than the series’ debut in fall 2016. “What you scrutinize at the extinguish of the finale modified into pitched to me in my meeting when [executive producers] Shawn [Ryan] and Eric [Kripke] asked me to play the part, so it has been two seasons of getting to that 2nd,” superstar Abigail Spencer tells ET. “That modified into the sadness of after we got canceled [last year] modified into, ‘But there’s one thing in actuality factual coming!’ That is factual the heartbreak of myth storytelling.”
Following the bonkers finale point out, ET spoke with Spencer about how the 2nd came to be and why it modified into fine to possess it at final come to fruition.
ET: My jaw dropped after we saw future Lucy and Wyatt. Matt Lanter had educated me the finale ended in a ability that “changes the entirety,” and this obvious does.
Abigail Spencer: We surely filmed me, a Future Lucy, within the pilot and then we ended up cutting it and decided that it is miles also greater to work toward that, fairly than introducing that within the pilot. That modified into pitched to me from the starting up and a part of why I took the job, because I do know where we’re going. What’s moving in regards to the time dawdle and the personality model are issues are going to defend setting up, and tracking these changes over time is why of us are getting hooked into the demonstrate in season two. Season one, we in actuality needed to situation up the field and season two, we now possess in actuality been ready to search out the characters. That is chilly that you weren’t expecting it.
The variations of Lucy and Wyatt we now possess gotten to know these two seasons factual met their future selves nose to nose. How did you wrap your mind around that doppelganger 2nd?
(Laughs.) Thank goodness I’m gracious with [Orphan Black‘s] Tatiana Maslany, who’s one among the supreme actresses on the earth, and he or she has needed to murder it with eight of herself, so I surely possess a factual cohort to instruct coronary heart’s contents to and discuss over with if well-known. And, you already know, I suspect it is going to be a scenario to now not work 24 hours around the clock. For storylines, that’ll be a scenario as effectively. The Future Lucy that you meet at the extinguish already knows that this occurred and already knows what’s going down with Lucy within the present, so there can also be a piece of of levity to it because they’re adore, “We’re going to murder that instruct.” I’m very spicy to appear for where it goes. I surely hope that we get to murder more.
Moral so we can ascertain this level: How a long time sooner or later are Future Lucy and Wyatt from?
It be 5 years sooner or later — and Flynn surely acknowledged that within the episode that aired final week. What’s moving is, when you return and stumble on season two after you already know what’s occurred within the extinguish, you are in actuality going to appear for all the clues that had been planted. Flynn says, “You came to me. You seemed about 5 years older. You seemed factual.”
Future Lucy appears to be like completely varied from Lucy within the present and has a badass Lara Croft vibe to her. Did the producers illustrate to you what Future Lucy modified into adore?
In my licensed meeting with them, they pitched Future Lucy as Sigourney Weaver in Alien. As soon as we meet Lucy within the pilot, she’s a historian, and that modified into my pitch support to them. If that is where we’re going, she’s gotta be awkward and kind of earnest and optimistic and dinky one-adore, so that is what we now possess been tracking. The build we met Lucy and where she’s going, there had to be an genuine distinction. Furthermore, Lucy’s more in transition in season two because she’s now not there but, so that goes to possess an influence on who you meet at the extinguish of the finale. Lara Croft in Tomb Raider has been referenced, Sigourney Weaver in Alien has been referenced plenty. All the pieces that she’s [been through], it is crucial that she turns correct into a fighter — with her and Wyatt facet by facet.
Fans can also read into Future Lucy and Wyatt coming by map of together as perhaps signifying that they are together 5 years into the future. What’s your consume?
I suspect we’d need to be picked up for season three to know what occurred. (Laughs.)
Lucy and Wyatt had a broad 2nd earlier than the broad point out, where Wyatt says “I a lot like you” to Lucy and pours his coronary heart out about issues that had been left unsaid within the previous about his feelings for her. The build murder they stand with their relationship following that dialog?
It be moving timing that future them reveals up. That goes to be placing within the air for present Wyatt and Lucy, and it will seemingly be moving to appear for how map more ahead in time they’ve long previous. I produce now not know what goes on to be going down between the present and 5 years down the line, but that dialog will be placing over the air now. And Lucy can also need to form a different. I murder think she’s developed feelings for Flynn and I suspect she’s untrusting of Wyatt and his well-known other. He selected his well-known other, which he’s going to need to possess, so now what I adore is we get to search out how subtle it is miles.
Flynn’s presence has no doubt modified into an surprising wrinkle.
I do know! That is the broad phrase: “Flynn it up, Flynn!” “Flynn’s factual Flynning himself correct by map of the distance.” (Laughs.)
Is Rufus in actuality humdrum? Enact you already know the acknowledge to that demand?
I surely produce now not. I suspect Rufus is this kind of empathetic personality. That you would perhaps additionally very effectively be feeling plenty for Rufus. That you would perhaps additionally very effectively be rooting for him. He’s the one where you in actuality produce now not need the rest to occur to [him]. All of us feel very protective of him, so I thought it modified into very super from a storytelling perspective for him to be a sacrificial lamb and the one we’d all need to rally [around]. Regardless of of us’s feelings, every person’s going to need to come support around together to must get Rufus support. Across the board, every person’s going to be adore, “Nooooo! Noooo, Rufus!”
The broad fight between Lucy and Emma modified into moreover another highlight, especially after Lucy’s mother died ahead of that. Are you able to discuss a dinky bit about that turning level for Lucy?
That modified into a mountainous collaboration. It modified into repeatedly scripted that they’d fight, but to what level? I modified into in actuality a proponent [for it] and every person in actuality rallied around [it]. It be a metaphor. It be significant to murder your lead to bring them support. That is what you needed to murder with Lucy. You needed to murder her. To me, for that reason she turns correct into a fighter is that 2nd with Emma, when she might perhaps perhaps now not defend herself. She’s adore, no one’s ever going to beat me up adore that again. I’m in no map going to ever be that defenseless and that’s the explanation the catalyst for the Lucy that we meet [at the end of the finale], who’s the Lara Croft, who’s the Sigourney Weaver fighter from the future.
It be in actuality pivotal, and I modified into grateful that they in actuality went for it. I modified into adore, factual beat Lucy to s**t. You in actuality must murder her to resurrect her, to be a brand modern person, for season three. Everyone modified into alive to by that. Emma in actuality is our mountainous baddie on the demonstrate, and I adore that it is miles the ladies. It be one thing the demonstrate is doing in actuality effectively and the model that Annie [Wersching] performs it is very subtle and understated, and he or she’s now not attempting to play erroneous and I surely adore that. I hope we get to search out more of Lucy versus Emma scrape.