Though the summer hiatus felt like an eternity, we can now breathe easier with the fall season of DC TV being back in full swing. Not only that, but synopses for episodes set to air during week 5 have now surfaced online, including those for Legends of Tomorrow and Arrow.
First, on Tuesday, November 7, the Waverider crew will cross paths with none other than their former captain, Rip Hunter. Sure, actor Arthur Darvill may no longer be a series regular, but he’s still playing a big part in the grand scheme now that he’s formed the Time Bureau. Thus, we’re guessing this fateful meeting has everything to do with the episode being titled “Return of the Mack,” and not Rip recording a hip-hop album.
Anyway, here’s what we know as of now:
HELPING ONE OF THEIR OWN — When Nate (Nick Zano) thinks he has found a pattern to the anachronisms, it leads the Legends to London in 1897 to hunt down a time-traveling vampire. When they arrive in London, they run into Rip (guest star Arthur Darvill), but not everyone welcomes him back so quickly, leaving Sara (Caity Lotz) to make a tough choice in the end. Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) tries to connect with Zari (Tala Ashe), but she is still struggling with being part of the team. Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) discovers what Ray (Brandon Routh) and Jax (Franz Drameh) are up to and is not entirely pleased. Dominic Purcell also stars. Alexandra La Roche directed the episode written by Grainne Godfree & Morgan Faust (#305). Original airdate 11/07/2017.
Then, on Thursday, November 9, one of our most anticipated moments to be seen this year on Arrow finally arrives as the two-part Deathstroke arc kicks off. In the appropriately titled “Deathstroke Returns,” Slade Wilson teams up with Oliver Queen in hope of finding his son, Joe.
Also of note is that Vigilante will be returning as well during this time. As you’ll recall, we haven’t seen him since season 5 and have yet to learn his identity. And now that he’s no longer serving as a red herring for Adrian Chase, we’re hoping we’ll find out who’s under the mask before long.
Here’s the official synopsis:
SLADE RETURNS — Slade (Manu Bennett) returns and asks Oliver (Stephen Amell) for help in tracking down his son. When they learn Joe (guest star William Franklyn-Miller) has been taken hostage by mercenaries, their mission to save him gets complicated by a terrible revelation that could shatter Slade’s hopes of reunion forever. Meanwhile, Vigilante reappears in Star City. Joel Novoa directed the episode written by Ben Sokolowski & Spiro Skentzos (#605). Original airdate 11/9/2017.
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