As the DC Comics-inspired Legends of Tomorrow approaches its season finale, Rip Hunter’s pursuit of Vandal Savage feels as though it’s coming to an end. After going back in time last week to save their younger selves from the Pilgrim, they travel back to the future this week, to a time when Savage is in the midst of the destruction that ultimately kills Hunter’s family.
Aside from Savage and the highly trained army at his disposal, the Legends must also contend with his daughter (an elite fighting machine in her own right) and a giant robot named Leviathan. Kendra/Hawkgirl has to channel her deceased husband, which brings up awkward feelings regarding Ray/Atom that she discusses with Sara/White Canary. Snart/Captain Cold takes it upon himself to connect with Savage’s daughter, while Ray and Jackson/Firestorm rewire the Atom suit to reverse its function.
As Episode 13 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow (“Leviathan”) draws towards the season finale, fans can rest assured that plenty is in store for Season 2. After the episode recap, there is an update for Legends of Tomorrow Season 2.
Giant Atom vs. Giant Robot
With a team of eight superheroes, multiple characters are going to play minor roles each week. For “Leviathan,” those characters are Mick/Heat Wave, both halves of Firestorm, and White Canary (played by the ever-popular Caity Lotz). On the contrary, Atom played a big role in this week’s episode in more ways than one. Savage’s giant robot Leviathan was capable of wiping out entire cities, and Ray stood up to the challenge.
With Professor Martin temporarily out of commission, Firestorm was not an available weapon. Instead, with a mechanic’s assist from Jackson, the Atom suit was reconfigured to make Ray a giant. As “Giant Atom,” he defeated Leviathan. He was unable to truly relish the victory, however, when Kendra revealed to Ray at the end of the episode that she still has very complicated feelings about her late husband of 4,000 years.
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Vandal Savage is captured
The most recent incarnation of DC Comics super villain Vandal Savage is finally captured by the Legends. Kendra is unable to kill him, however, despite having an ancient mace that could do the trick. Of course, with three Legends of Tomorrow episodes left in the season, it was unlikely Savage would die. Instead, he is a prisoner, thanks to his daughter being convinced that he is an evil man. Hawkgirl couldn’t bring herself to kill Vandal, because she learned he had brainwashed the incarnation of Carter/Hawkman of that era. If Savage dies, Carter’s mind will be lost forever.
Snart used his experience with an abusive father to connect with Cassandra Savage, who was eventually convinced of her father’s evil ways. At the end of the episode, she was working with the resistance to help bring down her father’s army.
DCTV Crossovers in Legends of Tomorrow‘s Season 2
A day before “Leviathan” aired on the CW, the Christian Post reports that the show’s executive producer (Phil Klemmer) revealed some news about Season 2 of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow. Without providing any specifics, the not-really-spoilers he gave include the fact that we’ll see a lot of new faces and that Season 2 will be a stand-alone.
“Episode 201 will very much be a new pilot with new good guys, new bad guys, new stakes, new dynamics, new goals.”
Keeping things vague, he didn’t mention specifically if any major characters would be replaced or written off. All of the Legends have origins in either Arrow or The Flash, so even if they don’t make it to Season 2 of LOT, that doesn’t mean they won’t be seen around the “Arrowverse” again.
While the stars of The Flash and Arrow are busy filming their own shows, Klemmer said that having a crossover for both Stephen Amell (Green Arrow) and Grant Gustin (The Flash) is “definitely something that we’re planning on doing next season for our show.” With the successful crossovers between all three CW shows — and the great reception from the Flash/Supergirl crossover — the DCTV crossover possibilities are endless.
Next week on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
While Savage was safely locked away at the end of Episode 13, the trailer that’s been released for Episode 14 (“River of Time”) shows that safety to be short-lived.
Where to Watch
The CW airs DC’s Legends of Tomorrow on Thursday evenings at 8/7c. Replays of the most recent episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow can be streamed on-demand at the CW’s website beginning Friday. Current episodes of Legends of Tomorrow (including “Leviathan”) can also be streamed with a Hulu Plus subscription the day after it airs on the CW.
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