When the first images from season 2 of Legends of Tomorrow were released, many fans questioned why Stephen Amell’s Oliver Queen seemed to have such a big presence. He’s made cameo appearances in the series before, but the pics pointed to him playing a key role in bringing this ragtag team of heroes and villains back together again.
Thankfully, that’s something the synopsis for “Out of Time” sheds some light on. Interestingly, there’s no mention of Hourman, after he travelled from the future to warn the team of an impending threat in the season one finale, but there are some hints about the role that Dr. Nate Heywood (better known to comic book readers as Citizen Steel) will play here.
After the defeat of the immortal villain Vandal Savage and the exposure of the corrupt Time Masters, a new threat emerges. Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano), an unconventional and charming historian, is thrust into the action. After making a shocking discovery, Nate seeks out Oliver Queen (guest star Stephen Amell) for help in finding the scattered Legends. Once reunited, the Legends continue their new mission to protect the timeline from temporal aberrations – unusual changes to history that spawn potentially catastrophic consequences. Their first stop is 1942 to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray (Brandon Routh) notices that Sara (Caity Lotz) has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough). Victor Garber, Arthur Darvill, Dominic Purcell and Franz Drameh also star. Dermot Downs directed the episode written by Marc Guggenheim & Phil Klemmer and Greg Berlanti & Chris Fedak.
Interestingly, there’s also no mention of the Justice Society of America, a team who will likely play a key role in Legends of Tomorrow season 2. Chances are that The CW is keeping a lot under wraps in regards to what’s to come in the premiere, though Damien Darhk’s appearance may very well be a sign that we’ll see the beginnings of the Legion of Doom coming together.
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