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– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Legends of Tomorrow returned from its winter break on a new night and time but that didn’t stop the fun this show has created.  Legends of Tomorrow ended is winter break with a bombshell that Rip Hunter has now become a movie director in the late 1960’s.  With the first half of the season without Rip it seemed the team had accepted the fact that Rip was gone.  Little did they know that he was directing a movie with film icon George Lucas as his prop master.  While the focus of this episode was split into two stories, both were highly entertaining.  

Below are the three takeaways from last nights episode

1.   All of the Star Wars and Indiana Jones references and jokes were great.  It was also great to see how much of an impact Star Wars and Indiana Jones on Nate and Ray to make them forget their areas of expertise.  The best Star Wars reference was that George Lucas got the idea for the trash compactor scene from actually being trapped in a trash compactor.  The writers and director, Dermott Downs, made sure that every Star Wars reference could be used to inspire George Lucas to create one of the greatest film franchises of all time.  

2.  The Legion of Doom  is living up to the standards of quality tv villains.  While individually Reverse Flash and Malcolm Merlyn have been perfect villains it hasn’t been the same for Damien Darhk but bringing the three together has strengthened all of them to a new height.  With the final piece of the Legion of Doom coming later with Captain Cold this will set the bar for future villain teams in the Arrowverse. 

3. It looks like it will be a while before we get the old Rip Hunter back.  I actually prefer this method instead of a swift return of a character that was just in a time sleep or hiding in the closet.  The fact that Rip used the Spear of Destiny to alter the timeline was a brilliant idea to save himself, knowing that the team would eventually find him.  

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.