TV Club: Timeless launches its will-they-or-won’t-they

Birds do it, bees do it, shows of pretty much every genre do it. It was clear from very early on—from the pilot, really—that Timeless was planning to engage in the time-honored tradition of the will-they-or-won’t-they. Not all WTOWTs are created equal, of course; for every Jim and Pam or Mulder and Scully, there’s a Rachel and Finn or an Apollo and Starbuck. Sometimes they emerge thanks to a natural chemistry between the performers on screen, as was the case with The West Wing‘s Josh and Donna, and the show adopts to accommodate that energy. More often, though, there’s a plan to wring as much tension as possible from two people not doing it, and it was clear from the beginning that Timeless was going to do just that.

Well, shippers rejoice, because the Lucy-Wyatt will/won’t train is a-rollin’. In one sense …

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