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Editor's note: The fate of the show has not yet been announced.
Timeless just went to the … future?
In the two-hour final on Sunday, the Time Team (presumably) of Rufus, who despite his efforts to avert death, said good-bye in the 1980s in Chinatown during a rescue mission to rescue Jiya. But the group did not have time to mourn Rufus for a long time. A few moments after they returned to the bunker another time machine – one that looks suspiciously more futuristic ̵
The hatch opens and it is … Lucy and Wyatt?
Yes, that's right. Lucy and Wyatt have just met Future Lucy and Wyatt. "Well, what are you waiting for?" Future Wyatt, who rocks a perfectly manicured beard, asks the shocked Time Team. "You want to get Rufus back or what?" Future Lucy, in a short bob and giving big Lara Croft and Ripley Vibes, chimes in. Jaw, meet Stock.
As it turns out, the groundbreaking final revelation was in the works from the beginning – long before the series' debut in the fall of 2016. "What you see at the end of the finale was settled in my meeting [executive producers] Shawn [ Ryan ] and Eric [ Kripke ] asked me to play the role, so it was two squadrons to come in that moment "star Abigail Spencer tells ET. "That was the sadness when we were canceled [last year] was:" But there is something really good! "That's just the grief of the narrative narrative."
Following the Bonkish finale, ET revealed with Spencer how the moment had come and why it was satisfying for him to finally come to fruition.
ET: My chin fell off when we saw Lucy and Wyatt. Matt Lanter had told me that the finale ended in a way that "changed everything," and that's for sure.
Abigail Spencer: Actually, we filmed myself, a Future Lucy, in the pilot, and then we cut it and decided that it would be better to work towards that instead of introducing it to the pilot , That was from the start for me and part of the reason why I accepted the job because I know where we are going. What's interesting about time travel and character development is that things will continue to evolve, and tracking those changes over time is why people get into the show in season two. In the first season we really had to build the world and season two, we were really able to explore the characters. That's cool, that you did not expect it.
The versions of Lucy and Wyatt we met in these two seasons have met their future self face-to-face. How did you remember this doppelganger moment?
( Laughs .) Thank God I am kind to Orphan Black ] Tatiana Maslany who is one of the greatest actresses in the world and she had to do it on her own at eight, so I have a good cohort to entrust myself to and seek advice if necessary. And I think it will be a challenge not to work around the clock, 24 hours a day. This will be a challenge for storylines as well. The future Lucy you meet in the end already knows that's happened and already knows what's going on with Lucy in the present, so it may be a little bit of recklessness because they say, "We're going to do that thing." I am very curious where to go. I really hope we can do more.
Just so we can confirm this point: how many years in the future are future Lucy and Wyatt?
It's five years in the future – and Flynn actually said that in the episode aired last week. Interestingly, if you go back and see the second season, after you know what happened in the end, you will really see all the clues that have been planted. Flynn says, "You came to me, you were about five years older, you look good."
Future Lucy seems to be very different from Lucy right now and has a strong Lara Croft vibe. Did the producers show you how Future Lucy was?
In my original discussion with them, they set up Future Lucy as Sigourney Weaver in Alien . If we meet Lucy in the pilot, she's a historian, and that was my attitude to them. If we go there, she has to be embarrassed and serious and optimistic and childlike, and we are pursuing that. Where we met Lucy and where she went, there had to be a real difference. In addition, Lucy is more in transition in season two because she's not there yet, so that will affect who you meet at the end of the finale. Lara Croft was mentioned in Tomb Raide Sigourney Weaver in Alien was often mentioned. All she's [been through] is that it's important for her to become a fighter – with her and Wyatt side by side.
Fans may read in the future Lucy and Wyatt, who come through together, may mean that they are together five years in the future. How are you?
I think we would have to be picked up for the third season to know what happened. ( Laughs .)
Lucy and Wyatt had a big moment before the big revelation in which Wyatt tells Lucy "I love you" and pours his heart over things that were not spoken the past about his feelings for her. Where do you stand with your relationship following this conversation?
It's an interesting timing that the future is coming up. That will be in the air for Wyatt and Lucy, and it will be interesting to see how much more time they have. I do not know what's going on between the present and the next five years, but this conversation is going to hang over the air now. And maybe Lucy would have to make a choice. I think she developed feelings for Flynn and I believe that she does not trust Wyatt and his wife. He chose his wife he should have, so now what I like is to explore how complicated it is.
Flynn's presence has definitely become an unexpected crease.
I know! That's the big phrase: "Flynn, Flynn!" "Flynn is just flyning itself everywhere." ( Laughs .)
Is Rufus really dead? Do you know the answer to this question?
I do not really. I think Rufus is so sensitive. You feel very much for Rufus. You are rooting for him. He is the one where you really do not want anything to happen [him]. We all feel very protective of him, so I thought that it is very clever from the perspective of storytelling, that he is a sacrificial lamb and that we all need to gather [around]. Regardless of people's feelings, everyone must come together to get Rufus back. On the other hand everyone is like "Nooooo! Noooo, Rufus!"
The big fight between Lucy and Emma was another highlight, especially after Lucy's mother died before it. Can you talk a little bit about this turning point for Lucy?
That was a great collaboration. It was always planned that they would fight, but to what degree? I was really an advocate [for it] and all really revolted [it]. It is a metaphor. You must destroy your leadership to bring it back. That's what you had to do with Lucy. You have to destroy it. For me, that's why she becomes a fighter, that moment is with Emma when she could not defend herself. It's like, no one's ever going to beat me like that again. I'll never be so defenseless and that's the trigger for the Lucy we meet [at the end of the finale] the Lara Croft, the Sigourney Weaver's fighter of the future.
It's really crucial, and I was thankful they were really for it. I was like, just beat Lucy. You really want to kill them to revive them, to become a new person for the third season. Everyone was excited. Emma is really our big villain on the show, and I love that it's the women. It's something that makes the show really good and the way Annie plays [ Wersching ] is very subtle and understated, and she's not trying to play bad and that may I really. I hope we can explore more of Lucy versus Emma dilemma.