Lucy’s journey was one of self-discovery, and also one of learning to think for herself. What did you think about where she started and where she ended up at season’s end? What was your favorite Lucy moment? What’s your hope for her in Season 2?
Lizzie: I think the Lucy from the beginning of the show was a lover of history and someone who believed firmly in following directions and the Lucy from the end of the season was someone who understood that, sometimes, directions come from people with their own interests, and that the hardest and most important thing you can do, from time to time, is make the hard choices yourself. I also think that she’d been too isolated – she had her family, and she especially had her sister, but Lucy didn’t have anyone outside of that she’d give her life for, and having Wyatt and Rufus really changed her in that she learned she’d be willing to give up everything not just for her family – but for these two men as well.
My favorite Lucy moment was when she distracted H.H.Holmes long enough for her boys to come and rescue her, and I think that moment speaks to how far she’s come. She’s not only book smart – but book smart was all her life allowed her to be before this adventure started, and now Lucy is better at applying her smarts to actual situations. And there lies my hope for her – I hope she keeps growing, I hope she allows herself to not be defined by books, I hope every once in awhile, she thinks with her heart and yet I hope she never stops being the voice of reason when reason is needed.
Alyssa: Lucy has come a long way from being just a historian. I feel like she’s always possessed this inner strength and determination. But it was this adventure and experience with the Time Team that really allowed her to flourish and grow up. Even as she’s growing as an individual, she has never lost her passion for adventure and exploring history. Some of my favorite moments come when she’s meeting these famous people in history. It’s so refreshing to relate to that in the way that we sometimes fangirl over celebrities or athletes. My favorite moments with Lucy came when she was standing up and taking charge of her own destiny. She had people like Flynn and her father telling her that her future was set in stone. But, with some inspiration from Wyatt and Rufus, she decided to choose her own destiny. As far as season 2, I’m curious to see how Lucy deals with this revelation that her mother is also a part of Rittenhouse. To see how she handles that, as well as this continued pressure to join up with the organization. I want to see her continue to fight for her sister. I don’t want her to ever lose that; it’s a part of her. Of course I want more development with Wyatt and OT3. But I’m curious to see how things transpire between her and Flynn following his arrest which he believes she orchestrated.
Lyra: When Lucy started out on Timeless she had a spark in her that longed for adventure and exploration like the people in her books. You could see it in her eyes from the very beginning. Now it’s a flame! Also she’s always seemed to be sure of herself, frightened, passionate, caring, all wrapped in one. And by the end of the season these parts of her were perfected and put to the test because of her love for her team and historical integrity. Hands down, my favorite scenes are when she is confronted by Flynn and the journal. Every time I think of the countless places she must of visited and how much things have had to change in the future to make it possible for him to have that journal. I hope that we can start carving our way to that future in Season 2.
Erin: My favorite Lucy moment is when she started her with the team and traveling in time. She has such a passion for history, time travel, and she really just had that passion that I would want in my own life. She takes on every scene with that same passion. What I hope that she finds in the future – well, in Season 2, I hope she gets her sister back. I know that it will take time, but I want her to have that because I feel like Lucy deserves that.
Sarah: Lucy came onboard the Lifeboat out of curiosity and a genuine desire to see if it was actually real, that the history she had read and studied for her whole life could come alive in front of her and it was amazing to live that through her eyes. By the end of it she still had that sense of wonder, but it was understandably tempered by her experiences and her inner fighting spirit of preserving history the way it was played out. What I loved about her journey personally is everything time traveling brought out in her I think was already there, her brilliance, ability to think on her feet and fierce protectiveness of what she believes in and of the people who matter most to her that only grew to include Rufus, Wyatt, Jiya, etc. I still think my all time favorite Lucy moment (so far) is when she told off the sexist guy in the 60’s about calling her baby doll and just lit into him, that was glorious. My hope for her in Season 2 is for one to get some answers how deep Rittenhouse goes into her family, and more than anything to get her sister back and have the choice to live her life by her choices and not by anyone else’s especially an evil big organization’s designs.
Lindsay: The thing about Lucy is that she doesn’t like change. She likes everything fixed, how it ‘should’ be. No risk taking. In these circumstances, Lucy and the audience are reminded that life does not work that way. You can’t always control what happens, no matter how hard you fight it. Lucy I think realises this when she is trapped in the World’s Fair Hotel. They have been in sticky situations before, but this is the point where she realises the fight needs to protect herself and those she cares about.
Charles: I think Lucy has grown up for lack of a better phrase this season. She has seen that history has not been the great dreams she thought they were but also has learned not to let that take away from her sense of adventure. My favorite Lucy moment has to be when her adventure with Ian Fleming. It was a perfect fun adventure with Lucy more than holding her own. For season 2 , I’d like to know more about the journey and it’s almost grip on Lucy and Flynn. I want to see Lucy break away from that grip and also the grip that her mother/Rittenhouse is forcing on her. I want to see Lucy fight back and not let any destiny dictate her future.
Wyatt spent all season obsessed with saving his ex-wife, Jessica, but then ultimately failed in his mission. Do you think Wyatt is really over what happened to her? Do you sympathize with him – can you understand what he did? What do you hope to see from him going forward?
Lizzie: No, I don’t think he’s over what happened – he doesn’t really have closure, and this being a TV show, I think Jessica and the real story of what happened, which is what Wyatt needs to be able to move on, is something that’ll be explored later on, for sure. (Probably as soon as Lyatt becomes a couple, because ANGST). I sympathize with him, though. I can’t say I wouldn’t do the same thing, consequences be dammned. I’d go back for people I love, without thinking about it. And if that ruins my life? So be it. I do think, however, that failing – and in a way, failing and then being reminded that he still has Lucy and Rufus to care for, to protect, to give his life meaning, afforded Wyatt a measure of peace that’ll allow him to move forward. And that’s what I hope for – I hope to see him try. It’s not an easy journey, and he’s still got some unexplored PTSD to deal with, so I kinda hope the show allows him the time he needs to get there, but all I ask is that he keep moving forward, even if it’s little by little.
Alyssa: I don’t think Wyatt will ever be over what happened to his wife. He’s taken this burden upon himself. He blames himself for her death, and it’s held him back from really living his life. Wyatt has spent the past four years — four years — obsessing over finding her killer, and four years confining himself to a life alone. He doesn’t believe that he should be able to be happy after what happened to her. But finding a family in Lucy and Rufus has definitely helped Wyatt step out of that hole of darkness that he confined himself to. While I don’t think he’ll ever truly be over Jessica’s death, I do believe that he can get to the point where he lives with it and doesn’t let it define him. Lucy and Rufus are a part of that. We saw Wyatt take a huge step in the finale when he told Lucy that he needed to be open to possibilities. The implication was there. Perhaps Lucy can be Wyatt’s second chance at happiness. The most important thing that happened was that Wyatt admitted that he needs to move forward. And if he can believe that — truly believe that — then I think he can definitely move forward. And that’s really what I want to see from him moving forward. I actually want to see him being open to possibilities. It’s easier said than done, but he’s already accomplished the first part of admittance. So let’s see what happens next.
Lyra: Oh Wyatt. *deep breath in* By no means is Wyatt over what happened to his wife. He blames himself for what happened to her and that will be something that he carries around with him for the rest of his life. However, I don’t think he’s as desperate to find her because he has found a family with Lucy and Rufus. He took a chance to find his wife, mucked it up, and I don’t think he’s ready to do it again anytime soon. Well at least without copious amounts of research before hand. Hopefully he takes more experienced people with him, *cough* Lucy *cough*, to make sure he doesn’t muck up the job again. Also, I can’t really sympathize as much with his situation because I’ve never lost someone like that. I can understand that grief makes you work in mysterious ways, but I cannot feel his pain, and in turn, excuse what he did in its entirety.
Erin: I don’t blame Wyatt for what he’s done, because he’s not over his wife and what happened to her. I don’t blame him though because the truth is – I don’t think I would be either. I don’t think for a second that he’s not going to see his wife again. Let’s face it. He will. Cause there has to be something in between – some sort of drama, something that keeps standing in the way of Lucy and Wyatt. BUT – endgame – I see Lucy being his second chance and that’s a beautiful thing. I hope that I see Wyatt find forgiveness for himself, because it’s the one thing that he doesn’t see to have in his life. He doesn’t know how to let go of the pain.
Sarah: Honestly no, I don’t blame him at all. If I had lost someone I loved and was suddenly presented with the means previously thought impossible to save them I would have done the same thing. After his mission failed though, I think it was a wake up call that even with a time machine at his disposal not everything can be changed. I think it will always stay with him on what happened to her that’s not something you ever really forget, but having tried literally everything to save her means he knows it’s not something he can ever truly go back and “fix.” I think it’s given him the opportunity to truly take a deep breathe and let himself find some peace about Jessica, and I do believe he’s taking it. Going forward I hope he gets the chance to embrace his future and all that entails, not just romantically but entirely.
Lindsay: He’s still grieving and all of a sudden, he’s given a time machine. A golden ticket that could fix everything. He puts a good game face when we first meet him but he’s in a bad place. It went quiet for a few episodes but when he tried to stop her supposed killer from being born… it just highlighted how messed up he is. He had to learn the hard way that he needed help and to let go.
Wyatt is a charming, cheeky fella. He deserves happiness, I hope he believes that too. He is a character who has been dealt a crappy card and the challenge in a hopeful season 2 is to how to move forward from that.
Charles: I honestly feel like Wyatt is far from over it but he’s slowly getting there. Losing a loved one is terrible and the pain never quite goes away. Will we see Wyatt try to steal the time machine to stop it from happening again? No. But I don’t blame him at all for trying. As for the future, I see Wyatt trying to continue to get over Jessica’s death and slowly rebuilding his life. Eventually I even see him and Lucy maybe becoming a couple in the distant future.