The Legion of Doom has proven a formidable foe for the Legends of Tomorrow this season and tomorrow’s season finale pushes their conflict over the Spear of Destiny to its tipping point. However, not everyone will make it out of the finale alive. Legends of Tomorrow executive producer Marc Guggenheim sat down with TVLine to discuss all of the moving pieces of the big finale.
Given that Amaya met her end in the penultimate episode, it’s not too surprising that Guggenheim says “there are going to be some significant deaths” in the finale. Of course, this means that we’ll be seeing some new players in season 3. Guggenheim says Tuesday’s episode is “very similar to the Season 1 finale, in terms of its structure. We definitely get a definitive end to the Legion of Doom/Spear of Destiny story. The end is a cliffhanger in the vein of Season 1… It’s an equally shocking finale as last year’s.”
Significant deaths, a cliffhanger, and a shocking finale are all tantalizing, but Guggenheim didn’t stop there. In fact, he went on to cover multiple aspects of the story at play, the first being that Amaya will be in the episode (because time travel).
Amaya has a pretty pivotal role to play, in large part because she’s going to have a reunion with Nate [in 1916]. Whether or not Amaya survives the finale is something you’ll have to tune in and watch for. But getting Nate back together with the woman he lost in the previous episode was one of the important bucket-list items we had.
They’ve already plucked her from one time. They plucked her from 1942. One of the big things in this episode is the exploration of what happens when you mess with time too much. You’ll have to see what the consequences are before wondering whether or not the Legends want to screw with time any more than they’ve already screwed with it.
As for the Legends who made it out of last week’s episode? They’ll be running into more than just a past version of Amaya this week; they’ll also be running into past versions of themselves.
That’s a big part of the episode. The Legends are actually going to interact with themselves. It’s a little bit of our homage to Back to the Future Part II, when Marty goes back to the events of the first movie. A lot of the fun of the finale is derived from doubling the number of Legends on your TV screen.
Of course, we know the Legends (all of them) will be focused on stopping the Legion, but not all of the villains are on the same page. “Thawne definitely looms very large,” Guggenheim says. “He makes a large number of surprise appearances.”
Then there’s also the fact that Katie Cassidy will be reprising her role as Laurel Lance, sister of Legend and captain Sara Lance, in the finale.
It certainly happens by the design of the writers. It happens very organic to the story. It’s definitely a pivotal moment in the plot. I don’t want to spoil it. I’ll just say Katie Cassidy appears as Laurel Lance. She doesn’t appear as Black Siren or Black Canary. It’s really a reunion of sorts between the two Lance sisters.
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SEASON FINALE — As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence. Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Arthur Darvill, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano and Maisie Richardson-Sellers. Rob Seidenglanz directed the episode written by Phil Klemmer & Marc Guggenheim (#217). Original airdate 4/4/2017.”
The Legends Of Tomorrow season 2 finale will air at a special time this Tuesday: 8:00 pm ET on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood afterward for our review.