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Legends of Tomorrow's Latest Death Could Tear the Team Apart

Legends of Tomorrow Season 4

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

After seven short episodes, DC's Legends of Tomorrow said goodbye to Tom Wilson's Hank Heywood. After his son Nate inspired him to stop working with Neron, he attempted to cut ties with the demon, who killed him in cold blood.

In "The Getaway," Nate pretended to pursue the Legends with his father. Under the guise of bonding, he sought information from Hank, only to turn it over to his team. This led the Legends to discover that Hank was using time travel to embezzle money for purposes unknown.

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Because of this week's truth-telling fugitive, Nate soon revealed his true feelings about his father and the work they had been doing together. Though he refused to tell Nate what he was doing, Hank insisted, "Everything I've done has been for you, and the fact that it's hurting you, Nate, it's killing me, but I want to make this right." With that, he let the Legends go as a sign of good faith and promised "no more lies" between them.

Hank had every intention of keeping his promise to Nate. So, when he returned to the Time Bureau, he called a meeting with Neron, who was still disguised as John Constantine's late boyfriend Desmond. "When you came to me, I agreed to this plan because I saw the potential in your vision and I still do," Hank explained. "I mean no disrespect. I value the work that we've done, and I understand why it needs to remain top secret, but I have a new partner now -- my son -- and I can't let anything come between us... I'm saying that I don't need you anymore."

"If that's the case, then I don't need you anymore either," Neron replied, and ripped the soul right out of Hank's body.

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In her cell, Nora Darhk felt Neron's presence and the dark magic he was using. She hammered on the barrier and called for Gary, but it was all for naught. With a primal scream, she used all her magic to break out and ran to help Hank, but it was too late. By the time she reached him, he was already dead.

As she bent over Hank's body to check, Nate walked into the office and found her crouched beside his dead father. Before she could explain, more Time Agents burst into the office with their guns drawn. Knowing what it looked like, she took the only available option: she ran. "I'm sorry," she said, blasting them all back with her magic. When they turned around, she was gone.

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Nora, of course, has been Ray's love interest throughout Season 4. Considering he tends to believe the best of people, he will likely believe Nora if and when she tells him what happened. Gary and Zari, too, worked with Nora throughout the episode, while Mona bonded with her in an earlier episode. It's possible, then, that some of the Legends could take her side, sparking a conflict between the team members.

Airing Mondays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow stars Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Brandon Routh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan and Courtney Ford.

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