Last week, on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” fans witnessed the surprising death of one of the team’s core members, sending shock waves through The CW’s resident band of time-traveling misfits. However, according to executive producer Phil Klemmer, this is merely the beginning, as the Season 2 finale will apparently feature more deaths than you can shake a Spear of Destiny at.
While speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Klemmer was asked if fans should expect to see any more characters meet their maker in the upcoming season finale. “There will be so many deaths!” Klemmer replied. “It’s just nothing but death. It’s a wall-to-wall carnage. It’s a meat grinder. It’s more people that I’ve probably killed in my entire television career. It’s ridiculous.”
This is certainly a bold statement from Klemmer, especially considering the somewhat family-friendly tone of most of The CW’s Arrowverse series. On the other hand, we are dealing with time-travel, so the bloodbath Klemmer was gushing over might not result in permanent farewells.
Regardless of whether or not the dead stay dead, it certainly sounds as though the season finale won’t be all doom and gloom. Klemmer explained how the episode will not only sprinkle in some of its quintessential humor, but also some thought-provoking introspective when the Legends travel to the past and meet their former selves. “Obviously, from a mythology standpoint, it’s very exciting to imagine what will happen when we do the one thing that Rip told us never to do,” Klemmer said. “But from an interpersonal perspective, it’s interesting to see how our Legends will interact with themselves. There’s comedy to that. The fact that our one team can’t come to a consensus and march in a straight line, it’s hilarious to imagine what two teams would try to do if you try to herd those cats. But then there’s also a very poignant opportunity for people to meet yourself — your future self getting to talk to your past self and impart whatever lessons you’ve been able to learn over the course of Doomworld. We’re not going that far back in time, but so much has happened. They were the most fun scenes I’ve ever written on the show — [the scenes] between the Legends and themselves — both for the comedy and for the pathos of it all.”
“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave, and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel. The finale will not air at its regular time, but will instead air on Tuesday, April 4th at 8:00 EST on The CW.