When last we left “Legends of Tomorrow,” a recalibrated Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) came face to face with George Washington himself — and it didn’t end well. In the previous episode, the Legion of Doom — who are just as evil as their nickname implies — finally found a copy of the thoroughly amnesiac Rip Hunter’s memories. But the villains didn’t think it would be enough to just give the ex-Legend his memories back.
“Of course when they upload Rip’s intelligence and his memories, they decide, ‘Why would we want just plain old Rip? Let’s evil-fy him,” explains “Legends” showrunner Phil Klemmer in a new inside look at the CW series’ next episode. The Legion of Doom makes Rip so evil that upon arriving in 1776, he strides up to George Washington — and shoots him in the face.
“Our team is headed back to the American Revolution in 1776, Valley Forge because there’s been this crazy time aberration,” explained Klemmer, initially underselling the craziness of Washington getting shot in the face. The inside look then shows Hunter handing out futuristic weaponry to Revolutionary War soldiers. This can’t end well.
The new footage shown in the Inside Look reveals that the Legends themselves know they’re heading into a trap, but what choice do they have? After all, the Legion of Doom has created a massive aberration that could lead to the total erasure of America from history. As Klemmer says in the inside look, “What could be more splashy than shooting George Washington in the face?” You can check out the entire quick featurette below, as well as the synopsis for the “Turncoat” episode.
A GOOD FIGHT — When The Legends find a new Time Aberration they learn they must travel to the winter of 1776 to protect George Washington and the American Revolutionary War. Unfortunately, things don’t go as planned, forcing Sara (Caity Lotz) to send out Nate (Nick Zano) and Amaya (Maisie-Richardson-Sellers) to help. Meanwhile, Jax (Franz Drameh) and Stein (Victor Garber) who are busy protecting the incapacitated Waverider from their new enemy, are forced to step into roles that they don’t think they are prepared for. Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell and Arthur Darvill also star, Alice Troughton directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & Matthew Maala (#211). Original airdate 2/7/2017.
Airing Tuesdays at 9 pm ET/PT on The CW, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” stars Brandon Routh as the Atom, Victor Garber and Franz Drameh as Firestorm, Caity Lotz as White Canary, Maisie Richardson-Seller as Vixen, Dominic Purcell as Heatwave and Nick Zano as Citizen Steel.
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