Spoilers Ahead for Episode 1.9: Left Behind
I'm finally back up to date on DC's Legends of Tomorrow and, at first I didn't think I'd like it, but lately I'm really beginning to enjoy it. The series does what you so often want from your favorite TV shows in bringing back some of your favorite characters from the past and giving them second chances at screen time. Although the fact that the characters are one of the only things taken directly from the comics, the series keeps you interested in their creative interpretation and the stories that they can come up with. Here's a few points that occurred in the latest episode that could influence the rest of this season.
Ray, Kendra, and Sara Were All Stranded in 1958
With another attack by the Time Hunter, Chronos, the Waverider is commandeered and sent barreling through time, leaving the trio stuck in the year 1958. As they wait to see if Rip and the others will return to pick them up to no avail, the three must begin to acclimate themselves to the world they now live in.
After a short period of time together, Sara decides to go her separate way from Ray and Kendra, who stay together in their new romantic relationship with each other.
Ray takes on the role of college professor, while Kendra becomes a librarian. For two years, they live in a whole new world without his tech and her powers, until Rip, Dr. Stein, and Jax all return in the Waverider to retrieve them. As they tear through historic accounts to find Sara, they discover that she's back in a place that she used to call home, and it's not Star City.
Re-introducing Ra's Al Ghul and the League of Assassins
Matt Nable returns as the Head of the Demon, in a new decade but familiar surroundings in Nanda Parbat. It turns out that when Sara split from the group, she returned to the League, in order to train again under the supervision of one Ra's Al Ghul. Though they made many references to the possibility of Sara's bloodlust being brought under control, she's not the Sara that they left in 1958.
She's a killer again and faithful to the League, even turning in the rest of the team when they return to "rescue" her. She even went so far as almost killing Kendra in a trial by combat, before finally remembering where her allegiances should lie and leaving the League once again.
Let's not forget the little Easter egg and additional Batman reference that came with this scene. Ra's has a little girl following him around while he observes Sara's training session. At first you think that it could be Nyssa, Ra's' second daughter and prominent Arrow character, but then he calls her by her name: Talia.
That could only mean that the little girl is Ra's' first daughter, Talia Al Ghul, his right hand, Batman's love interest, and future mother to Bruce Wayne's only son, Damian. She didn't have much involvement in this episode, not even dialogue, but it's the implication that's the cool part.
Not long after they find Sara, and reveal that Chronos took Snart a.k.a. Captain Cold hostage, does the Time Hunter show up to kill them again...but not until after Snart makes an alarming discovery.
Chronos is Really Mick a.k.a. Heatwave
Although Snart masquerades that he killed Mick in Episode 1.7: Marooned, it turns out that he only knocked him out and left him in the past. That's where the Time Masters found him, took him back to their home base, and recruited him as a Time Hunter. They refined his animal instincts, pushed his pyromania away, and they trained him to be one of their mercenaries.
That means that this entire time, ever since the pilot episode, Chronos has always been Mick, hunting down the team after they left him for dead. That's why he's always known where they were going to be, because he was there too in his own past. After their fight with him in Nanda Parbat, the team captures him, locks him up, and Rip reveals that they can refine Mick to once again be loyal to the team.
The series has had its ups and downs for me, but I'm definitely going to keep watching for now! Are you enjoying Legends of Tomorrow? Let me know what you like about it in the comments!
Sources: Google.com/Images, IMDb.com, DC's Legends of Tomorrow Episode 1.09