In an interview first posted by the DCTV Podcast channel on YouTube (video above), Caity Lotz (White Canary) discusses what’s next for her character, Sara Lance, as the Legends of Tomorrow return to the future to a timeline that’s all kinds of screwed up from their tampering in the Season 2 Finale.
When we last saw the Legends, they returned to 2016 which was now a land full of dinosaurs and legacy changes. Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 picks up off of this return and the group of misfits is now tasked with fixing what they’ve done, but there’s a new entity (quite like the Time Masters from Season 1) getting in the way.
In the six years that Arrow has been around, we’ve been introduced to a vast number of superheroes and their super friends, but the stand-outs have definitely become Laurel and Sara Lance. Both have died, both exist in some form on different shows, and they both have such vastly different personalities, but the sisters (alive or not) are the stars of the DCTV universe.
Laurel and Sara Lance have been through hell and back, one of them literally. Sara has “died” like three times, and she always returns. Laurel dealt with mental illness and alcoholism and overcame it, only to deal with more pain and heartbreak. Laurel and Sara Lance are both survivors in much different ways, and they’re honestly the best characters to admire in the DC universe.
Amaya Jiwe, a member of the Justice Society of America from the 1940s, was killed off by Leonard Snart in the Season 2 penultimate episode that left the characters stranded in Doomworld. With her death comes the death of her granddaughter, Mari, who inherited her Vixen totem and defends the streets of Detroit.
Legends of Tomorrow killed off their newest team addition, Amaya, who joined the team to avenge the death of Rex Tyler, her partner on the Justice Society of America. She didn’t complete that mission, and now the JSA is destroyed as their team was stranded throughout time by Rip Hunter to defend the Spear of Destiny. Ultimately, it was useless, seeing as Thawne got the staff and created his Doomworld reality. Though she died, her death needs to be corrected, and Amaya needs to stay.
After a rocky start in Season 1, Legends of Tomorrow has started a descent into decent storytelling, yet there still seems to be too many characters to focus on. Even without Rip Hunter, who is destined to return eventually, the writing is too unfocused on the team as a whole rather than any individual character.
As much as we may love the team on Legends of Tomorrow Season 2, the writing continues to show the flaws of Season 1 which was focused far too heavily on Rip and Kendra.
As the crossover ended, Team Flash, Arrow, and the Legends, using Supergirl’s help, brought an end to the Dominators and saved the world. It wasn’t an easy task, yet they banded together and, as Mick says, they were “saved by geeks.”
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 7 continued the crossover’s focus on Barry Allen and more of the consequences from creating Flashpoint. After all, the Dominators only returned to Earth because he decided he could go back in time and change the past. Why does Barry screw everything up?
Sara tries to kill Damien Darhk, again, while Older Martin has it out with Younger Martin. Amaya encounters a member of the JSA; Ray and Mick work on their partnership, and Darhk officially teams up with Eobard.
If you’re a fan of the 1980’s, you’ll love Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 5. After last episode’s adventure into the 1800’s, Jax is still hung up on trying to fix history.
Zombies invade the Civil War, the team must face them down and Mick is bitten by a zombie. Meanwhile, Jax and Amaya face slavery head on.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 4 has zombies! The zombies turn out to be not as big a deal as we are led to believe. Yeah, they are about to attack the union. Yeah, Mick is bitten. Zombies. Yeah, they went there.
Professor Nate becomes the Man of Steel, literally, and his obnoxious, idiotic actions land him and the team in Feudal Japan, in the middle of the Shogun’s horrific reign.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 3, “Shogun,” introduces a new fighter to the Legends’ team: Steel. Clearly an attempt to make Nate a little more interesting and not a present day knock-off of Rip Hunter, it failed. His personality has fluctuated so much in the three episodes he’s been in.
With Rip Hunter missing in time, the Legends have reunited to protect time and honor their captain, but for now, they’re stuck in 1942 both threatened by the Justice Society of America and protecting them.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 2 was yet another refreshing episode of a series that could last with this format, though the consequences of time-travel are still not enough of a worry to these folks that just wander through whatever place and time they please.
After barely saving the world from Vanadal Savage and destroying the Time Masters in the process, Rip, Sara, and the crew are visited by Rex Tyler from the Justice Society of America who warns them not to travel to 1942 or else.
Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 1 finds Dr. Heywood visiting Oliver Queen with concerns about the safety of the Legends. Clues in past historical documents point out flaws in the way history should be, especially when mentions of UFOs like the Waverider appear, and a painting of Ray is acquired.