Travelers Seasons 1-3: Every Recap in Order

Links to every Metawitches recap and post related to Netflix’s Travelers, in order, so y’all can take a break from the mess that is the Travelers tag. Enjoy!

Season 1

Travelers: New Sci Fi Series from Netflix: Pilot Recap/Review– With the hope of preventing their own dystopian future from occurring, agents from the future use technology to send their consciousnesses into the minds of people who are about to die in the present day. Created by Brad Wright, of Stargate fame, and starring Eric McCormack (Will and Grace).

Travelers Season 1 Episode 2: Protocol 6 Recap– MacLaren becomes a traveler and meets the team in their new bodies. As the travelers settle into their new lives, they cope with how the changes affect their previous relationships with each other and the way the people around them react to their new personalities. The team works to contain a dangerous antimatter delivery.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 3: Aleksander Recap– The team struggle to blend into the complicated lives of their host bodies. Philip sends them on a mission to rescue a kidnapped boy. Jeff investigates the travelers.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 4: Hall Recap– MacLaren receives a message that another travelers team needs[ assistance. The rescue turns into a power struggle between the two teams. Jeff threatens Marcy and David.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 5: Room 101 Recap– After greeting a new team of travelers, Philip, Marcy, Trevor and Carly are kidnapped and questioned. David, MacLaren and Boyd search for them.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 6: Helios 685 Recap– To prevent the Helios asteroid from impacting Earth in 18 months and beginning an apocalypse, the travelers must carry out an elaborate scheme involving a Canadian death cult, a giant roof top laser, a stoned chief engineer, and a clueless antimatter scientist. What could go wrong?

Travelers Season 1 Episode 7: Protocol 5 Recap– The injections everyone took in Helios 685 to protect them from toxic gasses are having side effects that include hallucinations, leading to some strange experiences and interesting insights. But otherwise, normal 21st century life feels dull after working several exciting missions in a row. 

Travelers Season 1 Episode 8: Donner Recap– When a new traveler botches his mission and goes on the run, it’s up to MacLaren to bring him in. Jeff takes Carly to court and gets David in trouble at work.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 9: Bishop Recap– MacLaren is assigned a solo mission on an airplane. Jeff hinders Carly’s job search and tells Kat about Mac’s affair.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 10: Kathryn Recap– A medical team from the future fight to save MacLaren. The rest of the team ensure Kat doesn’t remember the previous 24 hours.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 11: Marcy Recap– Trevor tries to prevent the death of a friend. Marcy’s medical hacks fail and so does her health. Two new travelers, who are on the run from their enemies in the future, have a solution for Marcy.

Travelers Season 1 Episode 12: Grace Recap– A rogue traveler assassin terrorizes the team. Confusion reigns when the Director goes offline and a rebel faction fights for control of the future.

Travelers Season 1 Analysis and Speculation– An attempt to sort out what just happened.

Season 2

Travelers Renewed for a Second Season by Netflix– Announcement post.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 1: Ave Machina Recap– While Trevor and Grace are in surgery, the FBI questions the rest of the team. Traveler 001 tells his story to a therapist.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 2: PROTOCOL 4 Recap– Dozens of hotel guests experience the worst timeshare sales pitch ever. The travelers take a minute to deal with their personal lives after the trauma of the last few episodes.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 3: Jacob Recap– In a callback to S1Ep5, more travelers who have been tortured while drugged and bound to wheelchairs are discovered. The team realizes they have a serious problem on their hands. 

Travelers Season 2 Episode 4: 11:27 Recap– The team engages in corporate sabotage and political assassination in order to prevent the release of a genetically engineered super plant that’s potentially so invasive it could choke out all other plant life within decades.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 5: Jenny Recap– The Faction starts a global pandemic, using the travelers as their unwitting accomplices. The travelers realize the Faction has been fooling them for months.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 6: U235 Recap– With Grace and Derek’s help, the team fight to end the plague in the present day and stop the Faction now and in the future.

Travelers Season 2 Episodes 1-6- Review and Analysis of the First Half of the Season– Review and analysis of plot, themes, cinematography and characters.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 7: 17 Minutes Recap– The team takes a road trip to recover an object that’s of crucial importance to the future. The Director makes repeated attempts to warn them about impending danger.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 8: Traveler 0027 Recap– The travelers raid a faction stronghold. Grace is put on trial for conspiracy against the Director. Marcy and David save his ex-girlfriend’s life.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 9: Update Recap– Phillip gets a historical update. Trevor and MacLaren face personal tragedies. Marcy and Carly help Phillip rebuild the team’s investments.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 10: 21C Recap– Marcy takes drastic steps to bring back the memories she lost in the reset and the show does a drastic retcon of her origin story. The rest of the team protects a future president of the US, currently a preteen girl under attack by the Faction.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 11: Simon Recap– With Simon’s help, the travelers search for Vincent, then MacLaren brings Dr Perrow in on the plan to capture him. Things come to a head in the team’s personal lives.

Travelers Season 2 Episode 12: 001 Recap– Vincent kidnaps the team’s friends and loved ones.

Travelers Season 2: Review, Analysis and Speculation– Review; analysis of characters, plot and themes; and Season 3 speculation.

Season 3

Travelers Renewed for Season 3 by Netflix Exclusively [Updated 3/15/18]– Initial renewal announcement and links.

Travelers Renewed for Season 3 by Netflix Exclusively- Showcase Is Out– Official renewal announcement.

Travelers: Netflix Announces Release Date for Season 3– What the title says.

Travelers Season 3: New Trailer and First Look Photos [Updated]– Trailer, photos, analysis, video of Eric McCormack’s appearances on Build and the Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Travelers Season 3: Spoiler-Free Review of Episodes 1-3 (Ilsa, Yates & Protocol 3)– Seems self-explanatory.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 1: Ilsa Recap– The travelers work to clean up the mess created by Vincent’s kidnapping scheme and the ransom videos.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 2: Yates Recap– Mac and his new FBI partner are ordered to protect a TV pundit who spreads fake news about travelers that leads to a tragedy.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 3: Protocol 3 Recap– The travelers follow up with Aleksander Andrieko, the boy saved from serial killers by Phillip’s rogue mission in S1Ep3.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 4: Perrow Recap– The Faction kidnaps 001, who’s still in the body of Dr Perrow. Jeff violently threatens Carly.

Travelers Season 3: Did Carly Provoke the Director into Intervening with Jeff?– A closer look at the series long relationship between Carly and Jeff. Spoilers through S3Ep10.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 5: Naomi Recap– Grace and the team are called in to help a young girl who hasn’t recovered from being used by the Director to perform a critical mission. The team’s relationships and ethics continue to deteriorate.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 6: Philip Recap– The Faction kidnaps a group of traveler historians. The team tries to keep a gravely injured Hall alive long enough for him to help them find the missing travelers.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 7: Trevor Recap– When Trevor develops a brain disease specific to time travelers, Grace and the Director disagree about about how to deal with it. David plans the funeral of his mentor and father figure.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 8: Archive Recap– A recently arrived traveler whose host body is almost immediately arrested as a serial killer needs the help of Mac and the team to complete his mission. Jeff and David rescue an archivist from 001 and the Faction.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 9: David Recap– Marcy searches for David as the team realize that traveler archives around the world are threatened by Faction bombs.

Travelers Season 3 Episode 10: Protocol Omega Recap– The Director enacts Protocol Omega.

Travelers Season 3: Why Is It So Hard for the Travelers to Face Being Solo?– Despite the Director’s casual attitude toward death, from Phillip to Boyd to Hall, even the toughest travelers hate the thought of ending up alone in the 21st without their own team of others from the future.

Travelers Season 3: Could David and Marcy’s Fates Have Been Predicted?– A look at the foreshadowing throughout the series for what happened to everyone’s favorite couple. Plus, what does it mean that David fell in love with original Marcy in a different version of the timeline? Does it negate his love for Traveler Marcy?

Travelers Season 3: Grace’s Role in the Director’s Plan– Ever since Traveler Grace arrived in the 21st under dubious circumstances, I’ve wondered- where does she stand with the Director, really?

Travelers Cancelled by Netflix: No Season 4 Planned– We’re on Protocol 5 for the foreseeable future. Includes Eric McCormack’s video announcement.

Time Travel TV Comparison: Dark vs 12 Monkeys vs Travelers– A contrast and compare review between three fan favorite dystopian time travel shows.


It’s not a Travelers post without the protocols. Maybe someday the Director will show us a new timeline.😉 ❤️

Travelers Protocols:

Protocol 1: The mission comes first.

Protocol 2: Leave the future in the past. Don’t jeopardize your cover.

Protocol 2H: Historian updates are not to be discussed with anyone. Ever.

Protocol 3: Don’t take a life. Don’t save a life. Unless otherwise directed.

Protocol 4: Do not reproduce.

Protocol 5: In the absence of direction, resume your host’s life.

Protocol 6: Traveler teams should stay apart unless instructed otherwise.


Images courtesy of Netflix.

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