[SPOILERS for those not caught up on Legends of Tomorrow ahead.]
Even through all of the many, many crazy and unexpected time-traveling adventures it’s been on, Legends of Tomorrow has succeeded by keeping its ensemble the constant centerpiece of its stories. Whether it’s a Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) episode or a more Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) led outing, Legends has never lost sight of the chemistry and relationships between the crew of the Waverider – which gives the often zany, fantastical series a grounded emotional anchor to always hold onto. It’s for that very reason then, that the current second season of Legends has been such an interesting change of pace for the series.
After first losing track of Arthur Darvill’s Rip Hunter for the first half of the season, Legends of Tomorrow brought back the fan-favorite time master in a welcome return that quickly turned sour. Instead of being the usual stubborn, good-hearted character that fans have come to know and love, Rip had been turned evil by the time the rest of the Legends caught back up with him, making their reunion less celebratory than they might have thought or expected.
A new featurette for the next episode of Legends of Tomorrow has been released by The CW online, diving further into what fans can expect from this installment, titled “Land of the Lost”. Interestingly enough, the featurette only briefly teases the dinosaurs and pre-historic time period the episode is set in, with the show’s creative team instead opting to suggest that the main focus of the episode will be on fixing the damage that Rip causes at the beginning of the adventure. Check out the video for yourselves, above.
As loyal Legends of Tomorrow fans are aware, the last season 2 episode ended with Rip being captured and imprisoned upon the brig of the Waverider, and it was fairly clear that Rip wasn’t going to stay there for long. Gideon’s allegiance to him is an interesting, if predictable, way for Rip to cause trouble on the ship too, which should make it even more difficult for the Legends to get out of their situation – considering the one responsible for it has more control over the ship’s interface than they do.
This certainly won’t be the first time that a sci-fi/fantasy series has dedicated at least part of an episode to going literally into the minds of one of its characters, either. Still, given Rip’s unpredictable arc this season, it does make sense for the Legends to have to try and investigate their friend’s psyche in the new episode; not only for answers on how to get out of the prehistoric era, but also to possibly understand and fix the “changes’ made to his mind by the Legion of Doom. Whether or not any progress of that kind is made remains to be seen, of course, when Legends of Tomorrow heads back in time, once again.
Legends of Tomorrow returns tonight with “Land of the Lost” on The CW.
Source: The CW