You know what I am still stuck on how the time travel in the Timeless movie just does not make sense.

My understanding of it pre-movie was that if either Time Machine went back it created some kind of temporal tunnel. However much time they spent in the past, passed in the present. This ‘being out of time’ is what enabled them to keep their memories. I had thought though that memories was all it was. Because if they kept their original body then what happened to the body of the new timeline? Wouldn’t there be two of them?

Everytime they go back it’s to the past of the present timeline – not the past of their original timeline. So, I don’t know, pick a change – that female Sherlock Holmes. Because they changed things she became a leader of women’s suffrage. If they went back and saw her again a year or two later, it would be on this new path, not her original one.

So going back to give Flynn the journal and have it kickstart the whole thing makes zero sense. The journal that they gave him would contradict anything he knew about history – to him in their past it would already have been changed. Also it looked like the journal future Lucy handed over which makes it a lie. It talks of a future that they never lived (the relationship). Which makes it kind of a paradox in itself because how can they have this relic from a future that never was?

I always figured that the reason they returned to the bunker was that nothing they changed in the past, fundamentally altered the course of their lives. So they still got recruited for the mission. Surely though with such big changes like Jessica having been alive again, then that might not have been the case? Could they have ever returned from a trip and had Agent Christopher be “who the hell are you?” to one of them because they never got recruited? How would that even work as Agent Christopher would have remembered whomever they had recruited going on the trip, what would have happened to the ‘new guy’?

I’ve always been a little iffy on how the world changes / Agent Christopher remembers the new history, but somehow still knows where they have gone in time. I do struggle with how they still go when it wasn’t really them, it was the them in the world that they created as well.

They might have explained this in the opening episode? Some kind of temporal entanglement maybe? I’m just picturing the new version of them from the changed timeline, almost being piloted like zombies. They are jumping but don’t know why. They strap in and then when the machine jumps, all machines sort of combine/overlay/become one. Of course this doesn’t explain how a person can be scrubbed from existence. Like they wiped Amy out yeah? Well what if it had been Lucy? On returning to the present would she just fade like dust? Or would she – like the journal – somehow still exist as a relic out of time? Protected because she exists in the past, so she has to exist in the present.

That still does not explain how they never went to Chinatown. I do not understand how Rufus never went and is still alive, and yet somehow Carol and Nicholas are still dead. Or how if it never happened Jia bears marks of it on her body. As I said if they aren’t in the bodies of the new changed world, then why aren’t there two of them?

I told you I’m going to fry my brain. I woke up at 5am and started writing this post. It’s been bugging me all night. I could continue. There is so much that just does not make sense. It’s aggravating /sigh. But I will leave it there for now.

Ok Episode Two time of the Timeless movie.

Just realised I probably should have said I’m not a Wyatt fan, and I like Flynn and Lucy upfront. Oh well.

I don’t think I’m ever not going to be stuck on all the paradoxes. Episode One is just… no sense, logic is not found. I get that time travel is like that but I think it made sense in season one.

Right rambles!

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Ok buckle up. I just realised that I never actually watched the Timeless movie. So I’m going to watch and live ramble.

I wrote a fic theorising on how they managed to time travel within their own lifetime when it wasn’t supposed to be possible. Like a post-season 2 fic.

Ok anyway starting rambles! Episode One.

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(OMG guys guess what mobile tumblr just kicked back. This post from a couple of weeks ago. It said “found a lost draft, do you wish to restore?” and curious I said yes and boom. This had failed to post and then the app froze and I just want ugh and didn’t bother rewriting it.)

Went downstairs and found mum watching Timeless. I said NoSpoilers but she wanted to know if Lucy got her sister back (and I did sadly confirm no) and then she wondered about her mom. I hesitated at this point but said she didn’t get sick again (and mum knew I was hiding something) so I did say she was a bad guy. I then repeated NoSpoilers! Because I didn’t want to wreck it for them.

But I did tell her that it got better as time went on (because it did when Flynn was revealed to be more of an anti-hero). I wanted to make sure she gave it a chance.

And I told her that the ending was a bit crappy (because it was as they made Lucy hook up with Wyatt which is a big NoTP for me yuck).

But I sat and watched about 15 minutes before I remembered I was supposed to be going to bed. It was only episode 2 so I didn’t see any Garcy interaction but /sigh I am definitely having Garcy feels.

I’m so pissed that Timeless got cancelled again. I only started watching it because I figured they couldn’t possibly cancel it twice. Not on a cliffhanger.

*insert slightly hysterical laughter* they suckered me good.

So notes on the finale:

– I really don’t like Wyatt, especially that Wyatt instantly made everything about him with the “I feel so bad and this is all my fault” stuff and then the romance – yuck – that was so not the time.

– Flynn was already my fave but then he got called the “creepy uncle” of the family which reminded me of Rush being called that and gah it’s true. I do love the grey hero/villain turned hero type. Flynn is awesome.

– I can’t believe they really did THAT in the finale re: Rufus 🙁

– Connor yelling on their return, then straight after, struggling not to cry before then crying – now I’m crying!

– Agent Christopher immediately hugging Jiya. I felt that warmth and care.

– The cliffhanger, why oh why oh why couldn’t it have been FLYNN and Lucy? Maybe that’s why the show got cancelled, double Wyatt would have meant double the suck. Sorry I just really don’t like him.

Oh well, Timeless joins the pile of “cancelled shows in which I will never know what bloody happens!!!” Gah I hate that. Honestly if they are going to cancel something, they should at least have the decency to allow for some resolution first.

I’m watching Timeless, 2×07 Mrs Sherlock Holmes. I have like an “anti-ship” thing going on. There’s a love triangle thing going on between Lucy, Wyatt and Flynn.

I don’t ship either Lucy and Wyatt, or Lucy and Flynn, because that magical “oh no I ship it” hasn’t struck BUT I’m blinking and going ewww Notp with Lucy and Wyatt because of how Wyatt is behaving.

Examples just from this episode:

– Wyatt – “stay away from Lucy”, Flynn – “Lucy can decide for herself what she wants to do”

– Wyatt – “I won’t let you do this in case you get hurt”, Lucy – “I know its dangerous but its a risk worth taking”

– Wyatt – “Flynn? You are making bad choices, it’s a rebound thing”, Lucy – “From our one night relationship? My choices are my own.”

– I can’t remember what Wyatt said but Lucy said something like “I’m the one that got the rug pulled out from under me. You are with your wife so please stop acting like you are the victim”

So yeah not impressed, just had to get that out of my system. Flynn used to be the bad guy but he is showing a lot more respect than the supposed hero.