Recap ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Season 2 Before The Crew Starts Surfing Time Again

by Drew Koch
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The Legends Of Tomorrow need their Waverider to get to the past, but you won't need their time-traveling ship to get you up to speed. This Legends Of Tomorrow Season 2 recap will cover all the important happenings in the DC show, just in time for the Season 3 premiere on Oct. 10. Be advised, being a recap, there are of course spoilers ahead.

If Season 1 of DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow was about stopping Vandal Savage, then Season 2 was all about fixing abnormalities of the past with the Time Masters, now gone. Unfortunately, for the Legends, that was true as much in the first episode of Season 2, as it was in the last episode.

What good is a team of heroes without a team of villains to stop them though? The Legends will be facing off a number of different foes in their third season, including a number of them who'd made appearances in the first two seasons. And those foes have included the man who formed their team in the first place: Rip Hunter. He has reformed the Time Masters now, as the Time Bureau and ultimately, it seems they and the Legends may butt heads as to how to appropriately “fix” and protect time.

Hunter may ultimately be a minor concern however, when looking at the confirmed roster of villains appearing next season. Darhk, Captain Cold, Gorilla Grodd, and Kuasa are all set to show up. It is unclear as to who will be the leader, and if they will be working together like Darhk did with the Legion of Doom last season. Here's everything else you may have missed:

Sara As The New Leader Of The Legends

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With Vandal Savage gone and Rip Hunter opting to leave the team, Sara Lance (White Canary) took charge of the Legends. Although Martin Stein was captain for an episode, it was clear that Sara was the one calling the shots. Despite early in the season being motivated for selfish reasons to eliminate Damen Darhk (who killed her sister), she resisted that urge. Ultimately, she spared Darhk, and saved the world and her team — all by using the Spear of Destiny.

The Spear of Destiny

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Perhaps, the most important object in this season was the Spear of Destiny. A magical artifact, it is said to be the spear that pierced Jesus Christ’s side at his crucifixion, and his blood imbued it with special powers. While the spear has appeared in a number of fictional works including an Indiana Jones novel, in the Legends of Tomorrow, its power is absolute. Specifically, it allows its wielder to alter time, permanently. Ultimately, it was what allowed Sara to defeat the League of Doom.

An Alien Invasion

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Last season’s crossover was one to remember, incorporating characters from the CW’s entire DC lineup: Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and, of course, the Legends Of Tomorrow themselves. All characters were gathered together to fend off an alien invasion by a race known as the Dominators. The Dominators had intended to destroy all of the meta-humans, but were foiled. While it’s nearly a given that the Dominators won’t be returning in season 3, it has been confirmed that there will be another crossover that incorporates all the CW’s, DC comic shows like seasons past.

Turncoat Issues

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A theme that emerged in season 2 was that not every teammember could be trusted. At various points of the season, both Rip Hunter and Heat Wave betrayed their teammates. Heat Wave ended up handing over the Spear of Destiny to the Legion of Doom, while Hunter lead the Legion of Doom to pieces of the Spear in the first place. Although, both ended up reverting back to their heroic selves, it makes one wonder if something like this could happen again.

Broken Timelines

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The Legion of Doom made up of Darhk, Captain Cold, Reverse Flash, and Malcom Merlyn, and throughout Season 2 they messed with the timeline in a number of ways, including trying to help the Nazis on multiple occasions, becoming advisors to Ronald Regan; and ultimately stealing an ancient relic capable of altering the past: the Spear of Destiny. Despite defeating the Legion of Doom though, the Legends royally messed up time in the end. After meeting their past selves, they caused a series of anachronisms which need fixing. For those without English degrees, anachronisms are errors in time — and jeez, are there a number of them to sort out. Returning dinosaurs and Julius Caesar to the past seems like a pretty good place to start in season 3.

So Where Does That Leave The Legends For Season 3?

So where does that leave season 3? Well, they’re still as entrenched in as much trouble as the super heroic team has ever been in, before. In an interview with EW, executive producer Phil Klemmer explained Season 3 is like an entirely new show.

“Season 3 is going to be totally different, it’s not going to be just fixing these simple aberrations and then moving on. As our team is maturing, they’re going to be — next season — faced with questions of like, “What if putting things back to the way they were wasn’t good enough?”

The good news is that the Legends have dealt with these kind of villains before. And they did come out ahead. It does remains to be seen whether or not there will be any more traitors in their midst or if a new team of villains could potentially stop them. The future will start to unfold when the season premieres.