Why The Timeless Team Isn't In The Final Scene

Timeless Abigail Spencer Lucy Preston Malcolm Barrett Rufus Carlin Matt Lanter Wyatt Logan
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Fans of Timeless still have some time left before they can watch the series finale. But right now they can get some insight into how the NBC show will draw to a close. The final scene will not feature the Time Team. Matt Lanter explained why:

What I think is pretty cool is the end end -- the very end -- doesn't end on us. It doesn't end on the team. It's larger than us three, or it's larger than the team, which I think is cool. It's a little bit of a closed chapter for our characters, but things are left open at the end of this series finale. And our characters are still around, so you never know. There's always potential to have to save the world again.

So, a hint of what is to come in the finale and the potential of something occurring beyond that. Matt Lanter (Wyatt Logan) told ET a lot without saying too much. What exactly the final scene does end on is still open to speculation. That is something you can count on Timeless fans engaging in until the much-anticipated two-hour conclusion premieres in December.

It's intriguing to think of the possible implications of no Time Team members appearing in the final moments. Maybe new members of the Time Team will be introduced and given the spotlight?

It is difficult to imagine Timeless taking that route. The finale is usually a time to spend every moment with the characters fans have come to love -- not share that time with new characters fans haven't had the chance to love yet.

Regardless, it seems as though there could be potential for a revival of some sort, down the line. Before the finale has even aired, Matt Lanter is providing ample hope that the Time Team's adventures may not be over. If the Time Team gears up to save the world again, cameras will definitely need to catch the action.

For now, the series finale will have to suffice. Timeless' concluding installment will fit in perfectly with the time of year it airs. The plot is set to leverage that, as it will have a Christmas theme. The finale's logline promises to take fans through the past, present, and future with the Christmas season as a recurring element.

In many ways, the Timeless finale will be one giant gift for fans. The show's supporters have been integral throughout the show's run. Timeless was cancelled after its first season, only to be revived for a second in the wake of ardent fan support.

Fans were left heartbroken again when NBC cancelled the time travel drama for the second time. Fans did not let that get them down, though. They came to the rescue again, mounting efforts to secure the ending Timeless deserved. Season 2 did not end in a way that provided any closure.

Despite fans' efforts, hopes for a third season faded. A silver lining ultimately emerged with the news that the Peacock Network would give the show a proper series finale. Thankfully, fans have not had to wait an entire year between the Season 2 finale and the series' ender. Timeless signed off in May and will draw to an official close later next month.

The two-hour series finale of Timeless will premiere Thursday, December 20 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. To help pass the time -- new shows are arriving this fall and throughout the midseason to keep you busy.

Britt Lawrence

Like a contented Hallmark movie character, Britt happily lives in the same city she grew up in. Along with movies and television, she is passionate about competitive figure skating. She has been writing about entertainment for 5 years, and as you may suspect, still finds it as entertaining to do as when she began.