Legends of Tomorrow Reminds Us Why Star Wars Was So Important

Legends of Tomorrow returned last night with probably the best episode we’ve seen yet. But I suppose that’s inevitable when you borrow from one of the greatest movies ever made. At the end of the midseason finale, Damien Darhk and Eobard Thawne had teamed up with Malcolm Merlyn to find the Spear of Destiny, an ancient artifact that can permanently rewrite reality. It turns out; Rip Hunter has one piece of it. He survived the crash at the end of season one by grabbing his piece of the spear and touching the Waverider’s time drive core. That sends him to a random point in time and erases his memory. Now, he’s working as a Hollywood director in the ’60s. And speaking with an American accent for some reason.

Darhk and Merlyn begin the episode in Hollywood tracking down Hunter. To get around Los Angeles faster, they murder a couple of bikers. That’s enough to catch the attention of the Legends of Tomorrow, who have figured out what the evil trio is after. Nate has even taken to calling their adversaries “The Legion of Doom,” because he used to watch Superfriends as a kid. Wait… this is a D.C. show, but a cartoon based on D.C. Comics exists? How does… You know what? Let’s call it a leak from a parallel universe and move on.

The Legends find Rip just in time to save him from Darhk and Merlyn. Rip makes a comment about how his Vandal Savage-looking villain doesn’t look threatening enough (at least they’re admitting it now), and a fight between the Legends and the Legion of Doom ensues. The fight doesn’t last long, as the cops show up and…

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