"The Salem Witch Hunt" is the fourth episode of Season 2 of Timeless. It premiered on April 8, 2018.


While Wyatt sneaks away from the bunker to face an unbelievable truth, Lucy, Rufus and their former enemy-turned- teammate, Garcia Flynn, chase the Mothership to the Salem Witch Trials. There they must prevent the execution of a headstrong young woman who, it turns out, is the mother of one of the most consequential Americans of all time - the yet to be born Benjamin Franklin. When Lucy is accused of being a witch, the team rallies together not only to save Abiah and Lucy but all the accused women.


The Mission

  • The Lifeboat team must prevent the execution of Abiah Franklin during the Salem witch trials.

Rittenhouse's Agenda

  • Carol travels to September 22, 1692, and accuses Abiah Franklin of witchcraft, with her execution erasing future Founding Father Benjamin Franklin from existence.
  • Carol also accuses Lucy and Rufus of witchcraft as a means to eliminate them from Rittenhouse's mission.

Changes to the Timeline

  • Rittenhouse travels to 1980 to erase the existence of Jessica Logan's actual murderer.
  • The Salem witch trials become the "Salem revolts," as the Lifeboat team prevents the execution of the accused.

Guest Cast

Historical Events and Figures


Episode Notes


  • While exercising, Nicholas is watching a video of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.


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