Season Finale. "The Red Scare" is the sixteenth episode of Timeless. It premiered on February 20, 2017.



A life is on the line as the team chases Flynn to Washington, D.C., during the Red Scare of the 1950s in the Season 1 finale. Also: The trio attempt to take down Rittenhouse once and for all; and Lucy wagers the ultimate sacrifice to save history.


The Mission

Flynn's Agenda

  • Flynn travels to Washington, D.C., on February 20, 1954, to eliminate Rittenhouse by bombing their big summit.

Changes to the Timeline

  • Ethan Cahill is fully informed of the existence of time travelers from 2017, including his own granddaughter Lucy Preston and he gathers extensive information on Rittenhouse that leads to a major bust on members of Rittenhouse in the present day.

Guest Cast

Historical Events and Figures


  • Joseph McCarthy

Episode Notes


  • "Hey There" (from The Pajama Game) sung by Rosemary Clooney (1954)
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