In Review: Timeless – The War to End All Wars

After barely escaping an explosion at Mason Industries, Wyatt and Rufus chase the Mothership back to a French battlefront during World War 1

Synopsis: After barely escaping an explosion at Mason Industries, Wyatt and Rufus chase the Mothership back to a French battlefront during World War 1 to rescue Lucy from Rittenhouse. There, they learn that Lucy has recruited Marie Curie, the famous French scientist and the only person ever to win two Novel Prizes, to help save the life of a wounded American soldier, only to learn that the soldier is Lucy’s own great-grandfather who Rittenhouse is bringing to the present to be their leader.

Review: Picking the story up from where things left off in season one. Rittenhouse is still out there and is using the time ship to rebuild its organization and to that end, Lucy who believes her old team to be dead has been forced to go on a mission with her mother and Emma in order to save the life of an American soldier and bring him back to 2018 in order to head up Rittenhouse.

Back in 2018 things have not been going well for Connor Mason and the rest of the team. Mason industries have been all but destroyed and Connor is having to get used to not having the resources that he has been accustomed too, but he is still working with Agent Christopher, Rufus and Wyatt to try and get Lucy back. Jiya is also still with them, but still suffering from the seizers that she started to have after her journey in the lifeboat at the tail end of last season.

Wyatt and Rufus manage to go back to World War 1 and they do eventually reconnect with Lucy and bring her home, but they also retrieve some valuable intelligence from a soldier in the war who happened to have an iPhone on him, which detailed Rittenhouse plans via some diary entry’s made by Lucy’s great-grandfather.

Kim Bubbs and Melissa Farman put in solid performances as Marie Currie and Irene Currie respectively and I enjoyed the sequence where they show Lucy and her mother how to use the X-Ray machine that they have hooked up via the car battery. Unfortunately, these two characters felt a little underused due to the fact that there was a lot of expositional stuff to get through to set up the rebuilding of Rittenhouse. 

Overall. I really enjoyed seeing Timeless return to television and hope that it manages to hang in there and get a third season. But to do so it is going to have to hit the ground running. This was a pretty good start to that end. It will be interesting to see how the series moves forward now that we know what a threat Rittenhouse is and the fact that there are sleeper agents sawn throughout time, which is what Wyatt suspects. Will make for some interesting fun in the months to come.

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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at: [email protected]
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