Rip Hunter’s Return Explained In ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ 2.09 Synopsis

Legends Of Tomorrow Rip HunterRip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) has been missing since the season two premiere of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, until recently as he appeared with a twist in the mid-season finale. During the final minutes of the eighth episode “The Chicago Way”, we were taken to 1967, where we found Rip as a film director, minus the English accent and supposedly not knowing who he actually is.

Today the CW released the official description for the ninth episode of the new season which will be the mid-season premiere. It’s titled “Raiders Of The Lost Art” which will feature the appearance of Matt Angel as the one and only George Lucas, the creator of the Star Wars universe. You can check out the official description for the episode below along with the trailer that was recently released by the network at the bottom.

“Raiders of the Lost Art” — (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET) (TV-PG, V) (HDTV)

LOST MEMORIES — When Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) and Malcolm Merlyn (guest star John Barrowman) try to capture Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends.  However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student.  After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray (Bradon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano) realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team.  Meanwhile, Rory (Dominic Purcell) asks Stein (Victor Garber) for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.  Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh and Maisie Richardson-Sellers also star. Dermott Downs directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Chris Fedak (#209).  Original airdate 1/24/2017.”

Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 will be moving to a new timeslot as of Tuesday, January 24 at 9/8c on The CW. Make sure to check back at Heroic Hollywood after every single episode of Season 2 for our weekly reviews.

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Andy Behbakht

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Andy Behbakht is an online entertainment journalist who has been covering television and movies since 2010. In addition, he is also a podcast producer.