Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn't watched tonight's episode of Legends of Tomorrow.
Tonight's episode of Legends of Tomorrow goes under the title "The Justice Society of America," so it was already obvious that audiences were going to get to spend time with the rest of the team beyond Patrick J. Adams' Rex "Hourman" Tyler, first introduced in the Season 1 finale. Unfortunately, not everyone got to make it out of Episode 2 alive, as the prophet Hourman himself succumbed to a fatal blow delivered by Reverse-Flash's vibrating hand. And his last words will likely cause some trouble for our titular heroes when new members join the team, particularly Vixen. Here's how executive producer Marc Guggenheim teased it.
Uh-ohhhh. Somebody's got some 'splainin' to do, and it's likely going to be a lot of somebodies, since the new Vixen's trust in the Legends is going to be extremely low in the near-future. If she thinks one or more of them were responsible for Rex's death, that doesn't bode well for a focused objective on stopping the now-forming Legion of Doom and all other threats. Trust should be easy to come by when everybody's supposed to be a hero, but then Mick and Sara were already bending those definitions a bit.
Seriously, though, what is wrong with Hourman for not offering up a better descriptor for Reverse-Flash than "Time Traveler?" Yeah, I get that he's dying and probably in shock, so it's not as if his brain is set up to make clear and sensible choices on the spur of the moment. But he could have commented on the fact that Reverse-Flash is so fast, which might have set up a potential conflict between the Justice Society and The Flash, with the Legends caught up in the middle. If only he'd just said nothing at all.
Hourman's death is balanced by the hero-emergence of Nick Zano's Nate Heywood, who was able to take on the persona Citizen Steel, because Ray Palmer knows serums. And while it sucks that Rex Tyler wasn't explored more as a character (at least until he comes back in some form), bringing Citizen Steel out gives Legends of Tomorrow a chance to deliver an origin story. Guggenheim went into detail on that front with EW.
Since Ray saved Nate's life, there's definitely going to be some trust and loyalty there. But what about if Vixen tries to sway Nate with his grandfather's place within the Justice Society? I guess we'll see how it all plays out soon.