Legends of Tomorrow‘s second season has gotten off to a strong start after its freshman run received mixed reactions from fans. Part of the series’ redemption has been the inclusion of new team members and a deeper exploration of DC legacy. The Legends’ team dynamic was altered when Rip Hunter beamed members to different points in time, while sending the Waverider on a collision course with Damien Darhk’s nuclear weapon, which was meant for New York. With Captain Hunter’s current whereabouts unknown, Sara Lance has taken over as captain of the Waverider, while the Legends have been joined by new team members Nate Heywood (Citizen Steel) and the JSA’s Amaya Jiwe (the first Vixen).
One issue with Legends of Tomorrow‘s first season was the shortcomings of its main villain: Vandal Savage. While no doubt a menacing villain in the comics, Savage’s TV portrayal left much to be desired. This time around, though, Greg Berlanti and team are pulling out all the stops, as the main antagonist of the current season is set to be the Legion of Doom. So far, we have seen two members, Damien Darhk and Eobard Thanwe (Reverse-Flash), and will see Captain Cold and Malcolm Meryln join them in the midseason finale.
It was reported earlier that in the latter half of season 2 Legends of Tomorrow would feature an episode from the Legion of Doom’s perspective. Now, thanks to executive producer Marc Guggenheim, we know that episode 10, titled, ‘The Legion of Doom’ has entered production.
While Legends of Tomorrow has only given us a small taste of what will be the ultimate plan of the Legion of Doom, we do know whatever it is has Eobard Thawne traveling throughout time, and even killing Rex Tyler/Hourman to keep it a secret. When the villainous team finally forms in the midseason finale, we will likely learn a bit more of what they have in store. But ‘The Legion of Doom’ is poised to be the episode that provides the most information yet on what the Legends will be dealing with for the rest of the season.
The villain-centric episode is enticing since Reverse-Flash, Damien Darhk, Captain Cold, and Malcolm Merlyn are some of the stronger villains in the Arrowverse. While Merlyn may have worn out his welcome with fans on Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow provides the opportunity for fresh new conflicts – in particular, a showdown with Sara Lance, who he was originally responsible for killing (using Thea as a proxy). It will also be interesting to see how Leonard Snart fits into the equation, and whether he was just picked up from a random point in time, or if he is ressurected in some way – Flashpoint, Lazarus Pit, etc. We won’t have to wait much longer to find out.
Legends of Tomorrow continues Thursday, November 10 with ‘Compromised’ at 8pm on The CW.
Source: Marc Guggenheim