Former time master Rip Hunter returns back to Earth in 2016 to gather 6 heroes (Ray Palmer, Sara Lance, Jefferson Jackson & Dr. Stein, Kendra Saunders & Carter Hall) and 2 villains (Mick Rory and Leonard Snart) and get them working together to prevent the development of Vandal Savage - the one set to destroy the Earth in the future. Then they go back in time in 1975 to approach the person who might be able to locate Vandal Savage i.e. historian Dr. Boardman. He's the one who sheds some light into the history of Vandal, Kendra and Carter. Meanwhile, a temporary bounty hunter attacks the ship with a laser gun and leads to the team finding out the truth about why they were chosen in the first place.
Did You Know?
plays Rip Hunter, a time traveler. Previously, he played a companion to a time traveler in the BBC series Doctor Who
(2005). Also, companions to the Doctor were River Song (Alex Kingston
) and Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman
). Alex Kingston (as Dinah Lance) and John Barrowman (as Malcolm Merlyn) have both starred in Arrow
(2012) which belongs to the same world as Legends of Tomorrow. See more
At the beginning of the episode, when Rip assembles the team on the rooftop, Carter and Kendra say they have reincarnated many times in previous lifetimes. Sara replies to it by saying she has done that before. This is wrong. Sara went through resurrection, which is considerably different from reincarnation. See more
I can't believe you're hooking up with the Englishman. We're thieves. Crooks. Criminals. I have no desire to save the world. Especially 100 years after I'm dead.
He said across time, Mick. What about the years before? Before fingerprints and surveillance cameras and DNA analysis. Why did we become criminals?
Because we hate working and we love money.
Written by Maurice White
, Larry Dunn
and Philip Bailey
Performed by Earth Wind & Fire See more