Rip Hunter is in for a world of surprise. In a new clip from “Raiders of the Lost Art,” the mid-season premiere of “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” the former Time Master seeks consolation in a young George Lucas, only to end up in the middle of a time traveler firefight.
The clip opens with a scene from Rip’s movie. Though he is under the impression that he is a film student named Phil, he seems to subconsciously recall his other life, and thereby expresses it through his film. As such, his film’s main character is Rip Hunter and his villain is Vandal Savage, though this Vandal lacks all the menace of Casper Crump’s version from “Legends of Tomorrow” Season 1.
Frustrated, the struggling film student calls for a break and brings Lucas outside to discuss their options. Lucas doesn’t think it’s as bad as Rip claims it is; Rip wants to recast the role, despite not having much time left. As they argue back and forth, Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn approach them. Clearly, Darhk and Merlyn recognize Rip, but Rip has no clue who they are. He gets even more confused when the Legends arrive and they, too, call him Rip.
Naturally, in any situation where the Legends and the Legion are in the same vicinity, a fight breaks out. Rip, desperate to save his film, hangs back and tells Lucas to run — but not before Lucas gets a nasty shot in the shoulder. The police arrive just in time for the Legends and the Legion to scatter, but not before Rip gets arrested, much to his (very vocal) dismay.
According to the episode’s official synopsis,
LOST MEMORIES — When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.
After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.
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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