Violet recaps the Season 2 premiere of Legends of Tomorrow, titled Out of Time, where the Legends travel to 1942 to prevent New York City from being nuked! Following the recap, both Josh and Violet share their thoughts about the episode.
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Recap of Legends of Tomorrow, Season 2 Episode 1: Out of Time
The episode begins in Star City 2016 as Dr. Nate Heywood tries to rush past security to see Mayor Oliver Queen. He gets Oliver’s attention when he says he thinks Sara Lance, Ray Palmer, and the rest of the Legends are in trouble. However, Oliver says he doesn’t know anything about Legends, though Nate is skeptical about that considering that Oliver is the Green Arrow. Nate explains that he is historian who is a “time detective.” Within the past 6 months, he has noticed subtle changes to history – including a UFO sighting in 1942 (the Legends’ ship) that coincides with an underwater atomic bomb explosion — even though the atomic bomb wasn’t invented until 3 years later.
The next day, Oliver and Nate find the Waverider on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and go looking around. They find Rory in stasis, and awaken him. All Rory remembers is being knocked out by Rip Hunter. He then explains to Oliver and Nate about the Legends, and how they were chasing down time criminals, or aberrations, with minimal problems for about 6 months.
Rory then recounts the Legends’ time in France in 1637, where he didn’t enjoy dressing the part. We then see the Queen seducing Sara. Meanwhile, some time criminals have arrived, shooting their laser guns, so the Legends step in and fight them off. Despite Rip having told them not to use their powers or future tech, they do anyway, and fly away in the Waverider, with the Queen all warmed up for Louis XIII, thus accomplishing their goal of ensuring the conception of Louis XIV.
New York City 1942
Rory continues telling his story to Oliver and Nate, saying that they got themselves in trouble by going to 1942, even though a man named Rex Tyler told them not to.
Following their mission in France, Rip criticizes the group about their performance. Suddenly, the ship shakes. Gideon explains that it was a time quake, which Rip has never experienced before. Apparently it was the result of the Nazis nuking New York City in 1942. Despite Rex Tyler having told them not to go to 1942, because they’ll all die, they decide to go anyway, because they are history’s last line of defense.
Sara goes down to the library and has Gideon pull up info on Damien Darhk in 1942. Ray walks in on her and she has to stop her search. He offers to talk to her about her grief, but she’s not interested, and walks away. Professor Stein walks in just then and he and Ray look at newspapers that Gideon has pulled up. They see that although the Allies still won the war, it last an additional two years, not ending until 1947, and costing 12 million more lives. They also see that Albert Einstein went missing shortly before the attack on New York, and conclude that he must have been kidnapped – so the only way to fix the timeline is to kidnap him first!
Rip asks Jax to stay on the ship and work on it while everyone else is out and about, which he isn’t happy about, but reluctantly agrees.
While the others plan to head to a party at Columbia University in order to find Einstein, Sara says that she has a grandfather that was in the FBI and that she’s going to look for him. Ray is suspicious, so he secretly follows her in his tiny ATOM suit, grabbing on to her taxi. He soon finds out what she’s really up to: tracking down Damien Darhk. Together, they spy on Darhk as he meets some men at a warehouse and speaks to them in German. They hear him say “uranium” and figure out what he is up to. Sara wants kill Darhk right then and there to get revenge on him for killing her sister, Laurel, but Ray talks her into waiting until after they get their hands on the uranium he’s trying to sell to the Nazis.
At the party, Stein, Rip and Rory easily spot the spies by their clothing. When they approach Einstein and start leading him away, Einstein starts yelling that he’s being kidnapped. Security steps in, but the so do the spies, who start shooting. But the team is able to take out all their adversaries, and Stein even gets so fed up with Einstein that he punches him, knocking him out.
After returning to the ship, Sara tells Jax what happens. They think that this means they can leave now, but Gideon reports that the historical aberration remains – which means that the Nazis got the bomb from someone other than Einstein. Meanwhile, Einstein wakes up in a holding cell and begins arguing with Stein. However, Einstein soon figures out that they are time travelers. He reveals that his ex-wife is also capable of making an atomic bomb, and the team realizes that the Nazis must have kidnapped her. Ray then reveals Sara’s secret about following Damien Darhk. He also says that his suit can detect trace amounts of radiation, which Darhk is bound to have on him from being around uranium.
At Garrett Shipyard in Hoboken, New Jersey, Darhk thanks Einstein’s ex-wife, Mileva, for the atomic bomb she made. However, he refuses to let her go, and orders her onto the submarine with the bomb. The Legends step in just then and begin fighting Darhk’s men. Rip provides cover for Mileva. Sara, of course, goes after Damien Darhk, who quickly guesses she’s learned her fighting skills from the League of Assassins. Meanwhile, Ray tries to disassemble the bomb, but it turns out his suit isn’t as radiation proof as he thought. Rip tells the team to fall back, but Sara doesn’t listen, and Rory gets injured. The team finally retreats.
After taking Einstein and Mileva to their security detail, back on the Waverider, Rip asks Jax to make some adjustments to the ship. They then plunge into the water and track the Nazi’s U-boat. The team straps in to their seats. Meanwhile, Darhk has the atomic bomb strapped to a torpedo, and launches it. Rip plans to have the nuke hit the Waverider before it hits New York City. He then implements his “time scatter” plan which scatters the team all throughout time. Afraid that Rory is too injured to withstand time travel, he puts him in stasis. The last thing we see is Rip standing near Rory, then outside the ship, we see the bomb hit.
Rory tells Oliver and Nate that he doesn’t know what happened to Rip Hunter, but figures he must have time scattered as well. Oliver suggests that Nate help find where the rest of the team has been scattered, and he agrees to do so.
They go pick up Ray and save him from a T-Rex in South Dakota 70 million years ago. They then go get Stein and Jax from England in 821, saving them from being executed. Then they rescue Sara from being hung as a witch in Salem in 1693. Unfortunately, Dr. Heywood has been unable to locate Rip Hunter, and Gideon is unable to locate him either. But Gideon does play Rip’s last message to the team, saying that a captain must not abandon his ship, and that they were the best team a captain could have hoped for.
Back to 1942
The Legends travel back to 1942 and have Einstein announce that Mileva has been collaborating with him for the past 30 years. Because of this announcement, she will now be protected, unlike before.
Just as the Legends are getting ready to leave 1942, a group of costumed people show up and say they’re the Justice League of America, and that the Legends are coming with them.
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