Later this month, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return from its winter hiatus with a new timeslot and possibly the craziest episode yet.
Believe it or not, the midseason premiere, ‘Raiders of the Lost Art,’ is primarily focused on a young George Lucas. When Lucas drops out of film school, Nate and Ray find their lives changed. Apparently, it was due to inspiration from Star Wars and Indiana Jones that caused them both to pursue their chosen professions.
Synopsis of the Lost Art
Weirdly enough, the official episode synopsis doesn’t mention any of that, but it does have plenty of other new details:
LOST MEMORIES — When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.
After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Bradon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.
Obviously, the “Aberration” is a reference to George Lucas, but what’s up with the Spear of Destiny? If Rip doesn’t remember his past, how does he still have such a powerful artifact? And what does Rory need help with?!
We’ll find out when Legends of Tomorrow returns on a new date and time, Tuesday, January 24 at 9/8c on The CW.
What do you think Rory needs help with? Is making George Lucas a character too far for even Legends of Tomorrow? Share your thoughts in the comments below!