Last night’s episode of Legends of Tomorrow shed some light on Rip Hunter’s origin story and pitted his team against a gang of space pirates, but things will take an even more unique turn in next week’s instalment of The CW series when they pay a visit to the 1950s.
Billed as the midseason finale (when the show will return hasn’t been made clear), “Night of the Hawk” looks like it’s going to play out much differently than expected, especially as this time period’s Vandal Savage has yet to come in contact with the Legends of Tomorrow.
For more details, here’s the official synopsis in full:
The team tracks Savage (guest star Casper Crump) to a small town in Oregon during the 1950s. Upon arrival, they discover there have been a recent string of murders and they suspect Savage is involved. Professor Stein (Victor Garber) and Sara (Caity Lotz) go undercover at a psychiatric hospital, where Savage is working as a doctor, to find out his plan. While there, Sara meets a nurse named Lindsay (guest star Ali Liebert) and sparks fly. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) pretend to be a married couple to gain the neighborhood’s trust, but an interracial couple in the ‘50s isn’t something that goes unnoticed. Soon, Savage is at their door. Joe Dante directed the episode written by Sarah Nicole Jones & Cortney Norris.
With signs pointing to a return of some sort for Hawkman in the near future, could this episode of Legends of Tomorrow be the one where we get to see another version of that character? That remains to be seen, but this one has all the makings of one of the show’s best episodes yet, don’t you think?