Warning: MAJOR spoilers ahead for Legends of Tomorrow's Season 2 finale! Don't read any further if you aren't up to date on the latest exploits of DC's time traveling heroes!
Protecting time was never going to be an easy venture for the Legends. Between savage vandals and entire legions of doom, they have had their work cut out for them over the course of the last two seasons of Legends of Tomorrow. That said, although the team ultimately emerged victorious during their most recent battle against Eobard Thawne and the rest of the Arrow-verse villains, it seems that the Legends may have created their hardest mission yet. Strap yourselves in, because next year will seemingly center on their mission to put time back together.
Outrageous doesn't even begin to describe tonight's episode of Legends of Tomorrow. Going on a literal suicide mission, the post-"Doomworld" members of the team traveled back to WWI to team up with past versions of themselves. After defeating the Legion of Doom, the team (the surviving pre-Doomworld version of the team, that is) decided to take a bit of a vacation in Aruba. However, after all of their rule breaking time travel shenanigans during the last few episodes, the Waverider was caught in the Time Storm, and the team ultimately crash landed in a distorted version of Los Angeles circa 2017 -- complete with dinosaurs. We don't know exactly what happened, but it's clear that the Legends finally broke time itself. Honestly, we always thought Barry Allen would be the one to do that.
At this point, we can't say for sure where this will take our story during the events of Season 3. One thing that seems like a distinct possibility is the fact that Rip Hunter will likely have to return to action to save his friends. The former Time Master decided to retire from the Legends roster at the conclusion of this evening's episode, but this newly mucked up timeline will almost certainly require his particular expertise when Season 3 premieres next fall. This doesn't look like a mess they'll be able to clean up without him:
That said, it's worth mentioning that it's becoming increasingly clear that Legends of Tomorrow is becoming more and more confident in its storytelling with each passing year, and we're so okay with that. Every season has upped the ante in a quantifiable way, and next year will apparently go even more sci-fi by giving audiences an apocalyptic version of reality where nothing makes sense and dinosaurs roam free. With the show becoming more and more emboldened by its increasing success with audiences, we can only imagine that dinosaurs are merely the surface of what's on the horizon.
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