Tea & Review: Legends of Tomorrow, Season 3, Episode 1: Aruba-Con

When we last left our diamonds in the rough heroes of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow the team had seemingly “broken time”. Our original leader, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) had given his leading position to Sara Lance (Caity Lotz).

Last season suffered without the presence of Mr. Hunter along with the plotlines that didn’t quite live up to season one.

However, from the get-go Rip Hunter is no longer trying to figure out his place among the Legends. Now, he’s graduated from time pirate to laced up Men in Black (or Blue?)

In a span of minutes… or five years (time is super fluid) Rip has found a new group to enforce his rules on now that the Legends have outgrown him.

In a lot of ways, the beaten down Rip in season 2 has transformed into someone who may or may not be slightly petty that the Legends no longer need him. Despite the fact that he disbands the Legends for breaking time, it comes a bit off as a, “I hate to say I told you. Sorry, not sorry,” kind of moment.

At the end of season 2, Rip seemed completely comfortable with handing the reigns over to  Sara because of her growth and development into becoming the true leader of the Legends. It almost makes it that much depressing that the only job Sara is somewhat capable at in her short retirement is a stockgirl at some B-list version of Bed, Bath and Beyond.

That goes for all the Legends really, who seem to be uncomfortable in the “normal” lives.

The only one not feeling the non-hero blues is Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) who is living his life in Aruba (finally) up until a displaced Julius Cesar stumbles his way forcing him to reunite with the Legends.

The first episode sets the tone for what hopes to be a much better season. The series gets up an on-going love/hate relationship between Rip’s new team and the Legends.

Sara also gets some interesting character development and insight into her own personal growth. When Julius Cesar offers her a position to rule the world together you can clearly see her entertain the idea of ruling the world, but she also knows she doesn’t need to rule the world to be a great leader.

The episode, the final moments brings us back to our lost character Amaya Jiwe (Maisie Ricardson-Sellers) who has returned to her old place in time. Now that she is aware of her fate it seems she has gone out of the way to prevent it from happening. With any hope, the following episodes will be just as entertaining and come together a little better than the previous season.

 

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