It’s the moment fans have been waiting for: Leonard Snart is finally going to join the Legion of Doom during Tuesday’s episode of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.
Ever since it was announced at Comic-Con that the former Legend who sacrificed himself last season would be joining the Legion, viewers have wondered when Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) would reappear — and not just as a vision in Mick Rory’s (Dominic Purcell) head. The time has finally come, but Snart returns a very different man.
“What is fun about it is Rory’s reaction, because the last time Rory saw Snart, he was a hallucination,” executive producer Marc Guggenheim tells EW. “So when he sees Snart again, he very understandably thinks he’s hallucinating again. So, as with all things Legends, the moment is played for comedic effect.”
While the Legends find themselves in a Lord of the Rings-esque hour where they try to destroy the Spear of Destiny — they even get help from J.R.R. Tolkien! — Mick seeing a different version of his former partner in crime will certainly weigh heavily on him. That leads to confusion for newer teammates like Nate (Nick Zano) and Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), who don’t know Snart’s heroic side. “He returns as a part of the Legion, so he automatically, in her eyes, is a baddie,” Richardson-Sellers says. “But she cares a lot about Rory, so seeing how that affects Rory [is difficult]. He’s just a baddie to her, and that means one thing: that they have to eliminate him.”
Alas, for those fans who were hoping the show would address that surprising Sara (Caity Lotz) and Snart kiss before his death, Lotz says the show hasn’t gone there — yet. “It’s a bummer,” Lotz says. “I really wanted to, but hopefully they’re saving it for another time. The focus of Snart is his relationship with Rory, the original bromance, and I was really bummed, actually, because I wanted to, in the alternative reality [Doomsworld], for Sara and Snart to be dating like a little Bonnie and Clyde. But the Rory-Snart relationship is really important, and they had a lot of story left to do with that, so we don’t get to see any of that in this one, but hopefully later; hopefully we’re saving it for later.”
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Tuesdays at 9 p.m. ET on The CW.