'Timeless' Season 2 Spoilers: What Happened to Rufus and Find Out if There Will Be a Movie

NBC's sci-fi drama series Timeless concluded Thursday, and though it may have been a satisfying ending to some, there are still burning questions left to be answered.

Timeless co-creator, Shawn Ryan sat down with TVLine to reveal the biggest developments of the two-part "Christmas Miracle."

"Well, we had to save Rufus," Ryan said. "Can you imagine if we made this and we didn't save Rufus? The backlash we would have endured?"

Not only could fans breathe a sigh of relief that their favorite scientist didn't truly meet a demise, but another cliff-hanger was also checked off the resolution list.

"We had to resolve the Lucy/Wyatt/Flynn romantic triangle," Ryan told TVLine. "And I know that Eric Kripke, for months if not a year-and-a-half, has been adamant about how at some point we had to go back to São Paolo, Brazil, and see Lucy give Flynn the journal."

"That turned out to be this real emotional wallop in the finale, so credit to Eric for knowing that it was something that needed to be in there," he continued.

As the show is centered around a trio of time-travelers, many historic scenes are at the forefront of the show's plot.

Since the finale was aired during a more festive time of year, writers had the challenge of finding a "Christmas-themed" setting. So, where was the finale going to take place? – 1950 North Korea.

"It's already hard enough to find a historical event, now we've got to find one around Christmas Eve or Christmas Day," Ryan said. "And then Eric and Lauren [Greer], who wrote the episode, were like, 'We think we've got something,' and they told me the story about the evacuation of Hungnam in 1950, during the Korean War—dubbed 'The Miracle at Christmas.' I was like, "Well that's a title if they want this to be Christmas-themed!

"The only issue was that there's no one really of huge historical significance involved in it," he continued. "This pregnant woman that we came up with is a stand-in for everyone that isn't written about in history books but is nonetheless important."

The sci-fi drama avoided cancellation not once, but twice. In June 2018 NBC decided to cancel the show a second time. The Timeless co-creator took to Twitter shortly after the news broke.

Obviously, the cancellation did not last long after the resulting backlash from devoted fans. While a two-hour movie was up for discussion back in June, Ryan seems to be open to the idea of Timeless taking on different forms in the future.

"I keep thinking about how Star Trek was a TV show in the '60s, and then became movies in the '80s, and became a TV show again in the '90s, and then became movies again," Ryan told Entertainment Weekly. "I don't know what form [Timeless] might take [if it were to continue], but…we've been killed twice, and we've come back both times, so we'll see."

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