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Your "Traveler" Questions, Answered

Your "Traveler" Questions, Answered

Remember when the short-lived series "Traveler" ended with an episode that promised to answer all your questions — but then totally didn't? The series creator, David DiGilio, has fixed that with an extensive blog entry at TVGuide.com explaining everything that would have happened in seasons two and three of "Traveler" — and beyond. Here are some of the biggest revelations:

  • The quest to uncover the Fourth Branch — the organization that seemed to be calling the shots toward the end of the series — would have been the major plot of season two. Jay, Tyler and Will would have sought to expose the organization, which was a secret society filled with rich, powerful, and mostly corrupt members of America's oldest families.
  • The painting — John Trumbull's "Declaration of Independence" — was key because it depicted the formation of the Fourth Branch. Will took it as leverage in case the organization decided to punish him for letting Jay and Tyler live.
  • Tyler has an evil brother, Gabriel, who would have been the key nemesis in season two. In that season's finale, Tyler would have been murdered at Gabriel's hands.

For more, especially about Will Traveler's past, just

  • Will Traveler's real name was Stephen Mailer, and he was trained in martial arts and other fighting techniques from a young age by his uncle. That uncle got him enlisted in the military and, ultimately, directed him to join Operation Hometown, working for Jack Freed.
  • The Hotel Guy, aka The Porter, finally has a name: Jon Anselmo. He was a rogue CIA agent bent on destroying the corrupt Fourth Branch.
  • In the FBI subplot, Marlow would have struck out on her own to uncover the FBI's ties to the Drexler bombing; ultimately, Chambers would have killed her. Chambers' daughter would have been introduced as a character, and she would have eventually convinced her father to abandon his ties to the Fourth Branch.
  • How it all would have ended: In the final episode, Will would have sacrificed himself to save Jay and expose the corrupt reign of President Shears. Jay, with Kim's help, would have carried out Will and Tyler's legacy by revealing the lies and deceit of the Fourth Branch.

"Traveler" fans — if any of you still exist — are these answers more satisfying to you than the ones we saw on TV?

Photo copyright 2007 ABC, Inc.

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evilaelf evilaelf 5 years
A friend lent me this show. I watched ABC quite a lot and I had never seen a preview for this, back around the time it would have been airing. Serious fail on ABC's part. It is the best show I have watched in a long time. If it only would have had those remaining episodes to fill out the 13 total...the last 2 seemed, not really rushed, but crammed with details that weren't as entertaining as seeing the boys researching on their own. After reading the 'summary'...I dunno. I think some of those plots sound a little lame. Like the evil brother, Marlow dying...the whole 4th branch conspiracy. *Still crushed after the last episode*
sydneyalias sydneyalias 8 years
I'm not that thrilled with the plot of the show. It seems like it's been done MANY times....secret group of rich people who really run our country...shocker!
mellafe mellafe 8 years
man, I would've loved to see that. And the idea of Tyler being killed by his brother would've been a major WTF?!?! moment.
ashleybear ashleybear 8 years
I really liked this show. It is nice to have a conclusion though.
Eaving Eaving 8 years
I was actually really sad it wasn't picked up for more episodes and another season, I truly enjoyed this show. And not just because it was the summer drought.
southernbelleNYC southernbelleNYC 8 years
This was actually a really good show--I thought it made a good substitute to Lost and was even more disappointed that it was canceled after I learned that Lost wasn't back on until February! Thanks for posting what was supposed to happen, there's nothing worse than when a show like this leaves you hanging!
alexlove alexlove 8 years
I hate that it was canceled, but if Tyler was supposed to be killed off I don't think I would have have been able to handle it.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Thanks, Buzz. Traveler was one of my must-see shows; glad to read about what might have been.
SassAndBide SassAndBide 8 years
it was a good show :cry:
BlackPowerBunny BlackPowerBunny 8 years
well, i'm happy to finally have some answers. i just don't understand the thought process of what shows stay and what shows go. you get all excited about a show and then they kill it. there are very few overnight successes nowadays. they need to give a show time to create a buzz. geez.
shafiii shafiii 8 years
huh... interesting.
NadiaPotter NadiaPotter 8 years
so sad that this kind of interesting series don't make it. JERICHO!! JERICHO!!! JERICHO!!
Allytta Allytta 8 years
oh my god! how dare they cancel it? it was the new prison break, with hotter younger guys and new interesting story. idiots.
sugarbox sugarbox 8 years
glad to see a conclusion, or read a conclusion, though it would've been nice if it could've continued. though based on the lack of comments maybe the cancelation made sense...?
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