Spoiler Alert: To know the answer to “Do Lucy and Flynn end up together in Timeless?” is to be spoiled for the entire series, including how the two-hour holiday special ends. So if you want to retain some element of surprise, it’s not too late–you can hit the back button now and come back when you’ve finished the series. But if you cannot handle the suspense and just have to know whether or not time-traveling historian Lucy Preston and villain-turned-anti-hero Garcia Flynn manage to get their shit together and realize they’re a perfect match, read on!
Do Lucy Preston and Garcia Flynn end up together in Timeless?
The short answer: Sadly, no. At least, not in the main timeline we’re shown in the two-part holiday special, “The Miracle of Christmas.” In those episodes, which for the time being stand as the series finale (never say never about future installments when it comes to this show!), Lucy marries Wyatt and they have twin daughters. This happens in large part because Flynn, who is clearly in love with Lucy, heroically sacrifices his own life to change history, save a team member, and ensure she gets the happy ending she deserves. Basically, the Garcy ’ship is tragically romantic until the very end.
And yet, there’s a catch. Because this is Timeless we’re talking about here, a show where multiple universes can and do exist, so nothing’s actually quite that simple–or definite–when it comes to Lucy and Flynn. Let me elaborate…
The longer answer: Anything’s possible! According to “The Miracle of Christmas, Part I,” while one version of the story finds Lucy professing love for Wyatt and Flynn gazing upon his wife and child one more time before he dies, there’s at least one alternate timeline in which Lucy and Flynn find comfort in each other’s arms.
From the journal that a hardened, gun-toting future version of Lucy writes and then hands off to Flynn in 2014–a journal that he keeps close to his heart for most of the series (swoon!)–we learn that the two embark on a passionate affair after surviving the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 (AAAAHHHH!!!). Lucy shares delicious details about their first kiss: How Flynn makes the first move after finding her wrapped in blankets and lost in thought, how his lips help her forget her heartbreak over Wyatt, and how she kisses him back. (Confirmed: Titanic remains the ship of DREAMS!)
And though present-day Flynn tells present-day Lucy that their relationship didn’t end well because she still had lingering feelings for Wyatt, who’s to say that in that reality, these two lonely souls didn’t find their way back to each other, get a second chance at love, and create their own happily ever after? For that matter, how do we know that Lucy and Flynn don’t fall madly and irrevocably in love in most other versions of history? After all, in every timeline we’ve witnessed, the two of them seem drawn together like magnets, and share a deep bond that no one else understands. The show begins with Lucy giving Flynn an account of her most private thoughts, and it ends that way too–the show literally does not work without the two of them. So if you’re feeling disappointed by these answers and don’t know if you really want to keep watching (or start watching) Timeless, just remember: The potential for Garcy romance is endless whether we see it onscreen or not, canon supports this 100%, and fanfic is here for you.
Journal entry gif via bleedingcool.com