"The World's Columbian Exposition" is the eleventh episode of Season 1 of Timeless. It premiered on January 16, 2017.

Plot Edit

Synopsis Edit

Lucy is kidnapped by Flynn and taken to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, and master illusionist Harry Houdini may be the only one who can save her. Wyatt and Rufus desperately search for Lucy, only to fall into a sinister trap.

Summary Edit

The MissionEdit

Flynn's AgendaEdit

  • Flynn plans to assassinate Rittenhouse members Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, and J. P. Morgan at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair.
  • Knowing that Wyatt and Rufus are out to rescue Lucy, Flynn has them trapped in the infamous "Murder Castle" run by serial killer H. H. Holmes.

Changes to the TimelineEdit

  • Wyatt shoots and kills H.H. Holmes. In the original history, Holmes was captured alive. He confessed to thirty murders, and was hanged in 1896.

Cast Edit



Historical Events and Figures Edit

Events Edit

  • The World's Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World's Fair, was held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 1 to October 30, 1893. Some products introduced in this event, were featured in this episode:
  • The first Ferris wheel, introduced by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr.
  • Pabst Blue Ribbon, a beer that got its name from winning the award as "America's Best" during the exposition.
  • Cracker Jack, a popular caramel popcorn and peanuts snack.

Figures Edit

Episode Notes Edit


  • When Rufus mentions to Sophia that he is also an MIT graduate, she mistakes him for Robert Robinson Taylor (1868-1942), MIT's first African-American student.
  • Before bidding farewell to Houdini, Lucy tells him to look out for a "Bess", or an "Annie", or a "Frances". "Bess" was Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner (1876-1943), Houdini's assistant and wife from 1894 to his death in 1926.

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