DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: Time Shaft… Vandal Savage In League With Time Masters

At the end of last week’s DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW, Rip (Arthur Darvill) and part of the team returned Vandal Savage (guest star Casper Crump) to the Time Masters. In the Time Chamber, Rip showed the Masters incontrovertible proof that Savage was guilty of planning to destroy Earth.

Instead of Rip being absolved for going rogue, he and the Legends found out that it is the Time Masters who are corrupt. The Time Masters plan to send Vandal back to 2166 to fulfill his destiny of destroying the world, and Rip, Ray (Brandon Routh), Martin (Victor Garber), Mick (Dominic Purcell) and Kendra (Ciara Reneé) are taken from the Waverider and put in prison.

Snart (Wentworth Miller) and Sara (Caity Lotz) heard the Time Masters’s soldiers boarding the Waverider and hid, and Jax (Franz Drameh) is theoretically in 2016. Martin had sent him there earlier on the jumpship to stop his deteriorating health.

Snart is ready to bail, realizing that he and Sara would not be strong enough to defeat the Time Masters, but Sara refuses to pilot the ship, insisting that they must save the rest of the team.

She has good reason to worry. Both Rip and Mick are in danger from the Time Masters. Rip thought he was deserting the council to save his family and the world, but Rory turned his back on them and his Chronos persona to rejoin the Legends. Punishment for their betrayals is almost certain.

Tonight’s episode, “Destiny,” is the lead-in to next week’s season finale, in which Rip will be returning the team members to 2016 to decide if they want to go back to their pre-Legends lives or to continue fighting evil throughout time and space.

Since the Vandal Savage storyline is supposed to wrap up in Season 1, there are some questions remaining to be answered.

Will Kendra and Carter (Falk Hentschel) find their way back to each other again, and if so, will he join the Legends?

Will any of the Legends prefer their “old lives” to the new ones in which they are able to continue saving the world?

SUITS star Patrick J. Adams has been booked for a yet-undisclosed role on next week’s episode. Could DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW be adding a new hero?

Will a behind-the-scenes move affect what happens next season? Writer Grainne Godfree (THE FLASH, ARROW) and ARROW producer/writer Keto Shimizu will be joining the Legends creative staff for Season 2. Producers have implied that Season 2 will be quite different from Season 1 in the missions undertaken by the team.

Who will the Legends be fighting after Vandal Savage is dispatched?

Will Leonard Snart decide that it is time to become a hero? And is that Lenny kissing Sara in the promo?

Olatunde Osunsanmi directed “Destiny,” and EP Marc Guggenheim wrote the story. EP Phil Klemmer and producer, Chris Fedak, wrote the teleplay.

DC’s LEGENDS OF TOMORROW airs tonight (May 12) at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT on The CW (U.S.) and at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on CTV (Canada).

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