Tonight's season two finale of Legends of Tomorrow is expected to have a lot on its plate. In addition to showcasing the final chapter of the Legends' fight against the Legion of Doom, it promises to conclude many of the personal arcs that members of the ensemble have taken over the season.
One of the biggest storylines, according to one of the show's executive producers, will receive a particular bit of closure tonight, with the reunion between Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) and Laurel Lance (Katie Cassidy).
As DCTV fans are probably aware, last season of Arrow saw Laurel meet her demise at the hands of Damian Darhk (Neal McDonaugh), an event that has greatly affected Sara since hearing the news in last season's Legends finale.
With Darhk being a member of the Legion of Doom, Sara has struggled throughout the season with the idea of avenging or reversing her sister's death - something that will come into play in tonight's finale.
"At the beginning of the season, Sara was back to a place of being an assassin, determined to kill Damian Darhk," Phil Klemmer explained to Entertainment Weekly. "As she took on the mantle of leadership, she also learned some of the nuance of time. She's now a time mistress, she understands the sanctity of time supersedes her own personal agenda."
According to Klemmer, this ties right into the plotline of the show's season two finale - which sees the team traveling back to WWI to stop the earlier versions of themselves from accidentally handing the Spear of Destiny to the Legion of Doom. Seeing as the team was joined by a young J.R.R. Tolkien in that episode, Klemmer believes that there are some parallels between Tolkien's biggest work and Sara's quest for the Spear.
"It's no coincidence that we did the Tolkien episode, it's no coincidence that we'll be returning back to the Tolkien episode," Klemmer teases. "[The Spear of Destiny is] that ring of power, magical totem that can only be wielded by the purest of heart. For all the progress that Sara has made, she's no Frodo, she still has an enormous amount of scar tissue built up — literal scar tissue and the emotional scar tissue that she's had in the past four years."
It's unclear exactly how Laurel is temporarily brought back into the fold, but it's certainly a welcome appearance. Lotz echoed just how important the reunion scene will be the sisters' dynamic.
"I don't want to give anything away, but I don't want to also toy with the fans' emotions. It's not like a full coming back, but it is a really lovely appearance, and I think people will like it a lot."
Cassidy is set to return to the DCTV universe full time in the very near future - appearing in the last two episodes of Arrow's fifth season, as Laurel's Earth-2 doppleganger, Black Siren, before rejoining the cast as a series regular in the sixth season.
The DC's Legends of Tomorrow season 2 finale will air tonight at 8 p.m. ET/PT on The CW, followed by the season 3 premiere of iZombie.
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