Do not read past this point unless you have watched up to season 2 episode 1 of Legends of Tomorrow.
The episode begins with a man named Nate Heywood who breaks into Oliver Queen’s office. He has some bad news for Oliver. It seems that the legends are in trouble. He knows this because he has noticed slight changes in the historical record. Also he seems to be smart enough to realize that Oliver Queen is the Green Arrow because of the coincidence from the first season where Green Arrow showed up a week after Oliver returned from the island.
It seems that an atom bomb was detonated in the New York harbour in 1942 and Oliver and Nate go to check it out in the present day. They find Mick Rory in stasis. After waking him up Mick tells the two of them about how they fixed history in France before going to New York in 1942 to fix history again. To do this they kidnap Einstein, find Darhk in New York selling uranium, and then kidnapping his ex wife. Of course the bomb is still constructed and in a Nazi submarine. Rip tells Jefferson to do a few things with the ship before the atom bomb is fired towards the city. In order to save everyone Rip scatters everyone throughout time, puts Mick ins stasis since he’s injured, and puts the Wave Rider on a collision course with the atom bomb.
This brings us back to the present day where Mick is all alone on the ship before Oliver and Nate come. Oliver tells Nate to help Mick find everyone who was scattered through time since he is able to use his skills as a historian to find minor changes in history. This leads to a few short scenes of Nate and Mick walking into strange places and saving each member of the team as they are about to die. Rip is nowhere to be found and after watching his last message which made it seem like he died they think he died in the blast.
Nate is now in charge of the Wave Rider. Also it seems like Reverse Flash has something to do with all the strange changes in time such as assassins in the 1700’s having laser guns and Darhk learning about atom bombs. Of course the other DC superhero show which has time travel will have such a strong connection to this show. I was wondering when the show would actually pay attention to speedsters. The episode ends with the Justice League of America showing up and telling the legends to answer a few of their questions.
A few questions I have about this episode. Is Rip Hunter really dead? How did Nate know where Roy was when he landed in a time without any recorded history other than fossils? What does the Justice League mean for the show? Which superheroes other than Vixen will join the team?
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