For those of us who think ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ has improved immeasurably since the expulsion of Rip Hunter from the Waverider, I have some sad news.
In the Winter Premiere, the team is heading to get Rip Hunter back from his exile in 1977, where apparently he is a film grad student who has lost his memories due to the Time Drift, and it would seem the future apparently is dependent on Rip regaining his memories and rejoining the team. Apparently, he is being targeted by the Legion of Doom, which is creating a time aberration large enough to draw the attention of the Legends, so they travel to 1977 and find Rip in the possession of something called the Spear of Destiny which they need to keep out of the hands of Darhk, Merlyn and Thawne. Along the way, they will recover their wayward captain, much to the chagrin of those of us who thought the team was so much better without Rip’s leadership.
Check out the extended trailer for the Winter Premiere below, and then read the full synopsis below which tells the full story of what to expect from the episode. And then feel free to share your thoughts on the return of Rip Hunter and what it will mean for the team in the comments section below it all.
And here is the full episode synopsis below:
LOST MEMORIES — When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.
After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Bradon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.
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