Legends of Tomorrow Reveals the Secret of Ava's Past

SPOILER WARNING: This article contains major spoilers for "I, Ava," the latest episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow.

DC's Legends of Tomorrow just revealed the truth about Director Ava Sharpe. In "I, Ava," the latest episode, Sara and Ray discovered that Ava is a actually clone from the year 2231.

At the start of the episode, Gary came to the Legends in a panic. Ava hadn't come into work for a few days, and he was growing worried about her absence. Concerned, Sara recruited Ray and they immediately began to investigate. When a trip to Ava's Time Bureau turned up nothing, they went to visit her parents -- only to discover that her parents were actually paid actors.


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Upon further investigation, Sara, Ray and Gary discovered that the Time Bureau had marked Vancoucer, Canada in the year 2231 as a no-fly zone. Sara found that suspicious, so they took a trip to that year. They quickly realized why: the time and place was overrun by a series of clones called Ava, or Advanced Variant Automations, which filled domestic jobs like nanny, crossing guard and more.

Sara became enraged at the discovery, assuming that Ava had lied to her about her past. However, when Ava turned up, she fainted at the sight of another clone being created. Sara, Ray and Gary realized that Ava had no idea about her own past, and Ava herself confirmed that when she came to.


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After a short battle with Ava's clones, Sara, Ava, Ray and Gary returned to the Waverider. Ray took Gary aside to wipe his mind of the incident, seeing as Gary notoriously can't keep a secret. As Ray took care of Gary, Sara and Ava pieced together Rip Hunter's involvement in Ava's false past -- including the fact that Rip recruited Ava to the Time Bureau, deleted her personal file in “No Country for Old Dads” and likely paid the actors who pretended to be her parents. Rip will likely face a reckoning from both his proteges whenever he turns up next.


Airing Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter, Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, Maisie Richardson-Sellers as Amaya Jiwe/Vixen, Nick Zano as Nate Heywood/Steel and Keiynan Lonsdale as Wally West/Kid Flash.

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