01x09 - Left Behind

In 2166, an immortal tyrant named Vandal Savage conquered the world and murdered my wife and child. I have assembled an elite team to hunt him throughout time and stop his rise to power. Unfortunately, my plan is opposed by the body I'd sworn my allegiance to, the Time Masters. In the future, my friends may not be heroes, but if we succeed, they will be remembered as Legends.

[exciting music]

Previously on "Legends of Tomorrow"...

Boys, ship's all yours.

Mick!

[gun blasts, thud]

What are you gonna do, Snart?

My husband and I get along just fine on our own.

We're still waiting on Sara and the two lovebirds to get back.

Seems they've taken quite a shine to 1958.

[grunting, swords clashing]

Sara swore her allegiance to the League of Assassins.

It's time for her to return home.

My friend Thea calls it a bloodlust.

Argh!

[both grunting, crashing]

Sara, stop!

I'm a monster.

[gun blasting]

Not this guy again.

Captain, Chronos has breached the starboard hatch.

How is that possible?

Clearly he's received some new toys from his Time Master friends since our last encounter.

_

1958's swell and all, but I miss the Internet... and cell phones.

Gideon! Seal the bulkheads from here...

[guns blasting]

Grey, come on! Let's do this!

If we merge on the Waverider, it could destroy the entire ship!

Um, are you not paying attention to what Chronos is doing?

Fall back!

Get to the Jumpship!

[tense music]

Hey, come on!

You sure it was a good idea leaving the Terminator on the bridge?

Gideon has lockdown protocols which...

Have been overridden, Captain.

Chronos is utilizing superior Time Master technology.

I cannot countermand his orders.

Uh... what are they doing?

Hey!

Hey!

♪ ♪

Where did they go?

Better question: why did they leave us?

[suspenseful music]

He's timejumping the ship.

The ladies will be left in 1958.

What about Ray?

Like I said.

Let's go! We have to stop him!

[both panting]

Argh!

Oh!

Gideon, open the doors on my mark.

Get to the Jumpship and escape.

We are not abandoning you.

No, you are obeying a direct order from your captain.

♪ ♪

Now, Gideon.

[yells]

[guns blasting]

♪ ♪

I don't know if the Jumpship will even fly from the Temporal Zone.

[indistinct yelling, gunfire]

It doesn't matter.

We're not leaving our team.

What happened to:

"We could destroy the whole ship"?

A preferable alternative to losing our friends.

Don't you agree?

Yeah.

[explosion]

We could've just opened the door, Jefferson.

Sorry, I got a little carried... away.

♪ ♪

Oh, hey, hey, hey.

Oh, God. Where's Chronos?

He absconded with Mr. Snart on the Jumpship.

I'm sorry, Captain.

Why would Chronos take Snart?

Gideon, can you track them?

We have a more pressing matter.

Strap yourselves in.

[dramatic music]

What's going on?

Chronos has sabotaged the navigation system.

Unless we can find a way to alter the course, we'll be trapped in the Temporal Zone for all time.

Gideon...

I cannot override Chronos' commands.

[machinery powering down]

What did you do?

Rebooted Gideon.

Until she's fully operational, we're free-falling through time.

♪ ♪

[all groaning]

♪ ♪

[groaning, yelling]

♪ ♪

We just have to stay calm.

Wherever they timejumped... whenever... they'll come back to this exact same moment.

[mysterious music]

♪ ♪

They're not coming back.

Let's go.

Look, as a former Eagle Scout with over 100 merit badges... no big deal... the first rule of getting lost is stay the same place.

That way, you can be found.

And as a former member of the League of Assassins, the first rule when you've been attacked is to keep moving.

I sort of think League wisdom trumps the Eagle Scouts here.

Plus, Savage is still out there.

Guys, the rest of the team would not leave us marooned in 1958.

Except for, that's exactly what they did.

You said it yourself... you have a time machine, and you're never late.

They're not coming back.

[solemn music]

♪ ♪

_

One good thing about 1958: no car alarms.

I didn't think they had cars in Nanda Parbat.

Dated a lot of delinquents as a teenager.

[engine turns over]

And now we're the delinquents.

If we leave Harmony Falls, how's the rest of the team gonna find us?

We don't know if they're looking for us.

But we know Savage is. We can't take him.

That means we can't stay here.

Let's go.

♪ ♪

[classic rock and roll music]

♪ ♪

Oh, what did you do to our apartment?

I'm creating a time beacon... a transponder which matches the Waverider's quantum signature, basically creating a radio wave firewall that only our team can see.

It's cute that you think either of us understood a word of that.

But I hope it works.

In the meantime, maybe we should invest in some real beds.

♪ How you make me scream because ♪
♪ You are no longer my queen ♪
♪ ♪

Congratulations.

You are a doctor.

You know, I thought about going to medical school once.

Here you go. $10,000 salary.

That's it? I made more as a barista.

Well, it's 1958.

You're lucky to make that as a woman.

Touché. Your turn.

[sighs] I miss Netflix.

[beeping]

Aha!

The time beacon radio is officially complete.

Well, great.

Okay, here we go.

Come on.

Here we go.

Hope there's a spot on that game that says "Return to the Waverider," because that's what's about to happen.

Here we go.

[whirring]

[electricity crackling]

I just have to fix a few of the kinks.

The next version will be much less explosive.

Next version?

I thought you said you were gonna say something to him.

Say what?

That your beacon... it's a waste of time.

They're not coming back, Ray.

And it's not because the Waverider is broken, or they're lost, or they can't find us, or whatever.

It's because they're dead.

And the sooner that you accept that, the sooner you can move on... the sooner we can all move on.

So what? We're just supposed to give up?

On being rescued, yeah.

Sara, what are you doing?

I can't stay here.

I need to find somewhere I belong.

Sara, wait. You can't go.

Savage is still out there.

Don't draw undue attention on yourselves.

Sara.

Look, you two have each other.

Most people, in any time period, aren't that lucky.

Take care.

[scoffs]

_

Which gives us mesoscopic polymer and biomolecular simulations.

Yes, Mr. Gates?

If that's true, and you can soften matter, then doesn't that mean you could theoretically miniaturize an atom?

In theory, yes.

But trust me, you don't want to try it at home.

And definitely not for at least another, mm, 40 years.

Uh, aren't you supposed to be at home?

I thought you said your son was sick.

Yes, William.

My in-laws are at my house, so if you don't mind, I'd rather be in here.

[laughter]

Your son is Bill Gates?

Bill?

That has a nice ring to it.

Midterms are next week.

Go ahead and pick up an exam book on your way out.

Class dismissed.

♪ ♪

Happy second anniversary.

Happy anniversary.

I thought we said no gifts.

I know.

Just open it.

Your time beacon?

I thought we could destroy it together.

You don't have to do that.

I want to.

You know, I never thought that I could build a life with anybody but Anna.

But, um, that's exactly what we've done, in the most unlikely time and place imaginable.

And I know it may sound strange, but I'm... glad that we were stranded here.

Me too.

I have one more surprise for you.

Ray.

[time beacon beeping]

The beacon.

_

It's picking up a signal!

[exciting music]

♪ ♪

Shiby-washo, sara-so-so.

You are suffering from linguistic disorientation.

It's a side effect of such a severe time jump.

I can't hear anything.

It'll pass.

What?

Gideon, status update?

I am detecting a time beacon signaling the Waverider.

But then again, this is 1960.

1960?

The temporal navigation system was compromised and did its best to return us as close as possible to 1958.

Salypso changa.

[time beacon beeping]

♪ ♪

Sorry we're late.

[ship powering up]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Two years. You left us stranded in 1958.

That was never my intention.

[sighs] Can't we rev the ship back up, go back to 1958, and pick that us up?

You know very well that we can't.

Travel back to events we participated in without time folding in on itself.

Raymond.

Good to see you.

Good to see you. Glad you're back.

Martin.

[chuckles]

It's just...

I have 50 midterms to grade next week... by hand... and I've just come to terms with living in the technological dark ages.

I have students who count on me.

Kendra and I have friends and a life...

Ray.

[sighs]

This is what we've been waiting for.

Remember the mission.

We can finally be ourselves again.

Look, I'm sorry. This is all... very intense.

It's been two years for us.

We thought you guys were dead.

That very well might have been the case.

Chronos attacked us.

He sabotaged the ship and took Snart.

We need to recover Ms. Lance as well.

Where is she?

Uh, no idea.

People go their separate ways, lose track of each other.

Gideon, search the timeline for any reference of a Sara Lance, or a blonde vigilante, circa 1960.

Right away, Captain.

Why did Chronos take Snart?

Couldn't he have taken you all in?

You sound dubious.

If Chronos was gonna settle for taking one person, you'd think it would be you.

He took Snart for a reason.

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

Uh, hello?

A UFO sighting in Hub City in 1960 has created a time anomaly.

It looks like your friends survived.

And what would they be doing in 1960?

That is out of the question, Mr. Palmer.

What are we talking about?

You changed.

Yeah, I couldn't wait to get back in jeans.

So what's going on?

I have to go back to our apartment.

Why?

Because when we were unexpectedly picked up by a time ship, I was not carrying the ATOM suit.

And not for nothing, but we spent the last two years together in that apartment.

Is there anything you want me to pick up for you?

Your favorite coffee mug?

Our lucky water vase?

Lucky water vase?

Yeah, it's a long but endearing story.

Nothing?

Don't you care about anything that we left behind?

Yes, but I don't think that I need to go back to the apartment to get any of our old junk.

Old junk? We lived there this morning.

We certainly can't leave Raymond's exo-suit back in 1960.

I'll accompany you back to your apartment.

We'll recover the future tech and any lucky ceramics.

Ray...

I'll get those blouses you like.

Well, I hope that Sara takes to being back on the team better than Ray seems to be taking it.

Depends, I suppose, on where exactly she ended up.

[tense percussive music]

[swords clashing]

[swords clashing]

[speaking Arabic] _

Ta-er al-Sahfer.

I can see that the herbs and meditation are working.

Your thirst to kill no longer clouds your judgment.

Proceed.

Stand up.

I've enjoyed watching you train.

I have never seen a pupil advance so quickly.

I've had time to learn who I am, and what it is I'm meant to do.

We will watch this one closely, Talia.

There is much you can learn from her.

♪ ♪

So, uh... what's so special about me?

I mean, aside from my sparkling personality.

Back on the Waverider, you could've taken your boy, Rip.

But you took me instead.

Why?

Hey, if you're gonna kill me, you could at least tell me what's going on.

You should have figured it out by now.

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

After all, I am supposed to be the dumb one.

How?

I think I deserve to know what the hell is going on here!

You deserve nothing.

Says the man who sold us out to the pirates.

When I dropped you off in that forest, I meant to kill you. That was the plan.

You should've stuck with the plan and done me a favor.

I wish there were some other way, Mick.

You haven't got the guts.

You want to kill me, kill me.

Only one of us is walking out of here alive.

You're right.

[gun blasting]

I knew you lacked the guts.

[blows land]

I am sorry, Mick.

I may not have trusted you on the ship with the team, but I always, always was coming back for you.

Seems like one of us lost track of time.

Well, how long did you...

By the time they found me, I'd nearly lost my mind.

I was so weak, I was strangling rats to survive.

When who found you?

The Time Masters.

They took me to a place called the Vanishing Point.

Time doesn't exist there the way it does on Earth.

I've spent lifetimes being restored by them, training by them, fighting by them... being reborn.

And, uh, when exactly did your new friends give you the, uh, lobotomy?

You think I was hunting you and your friends because the Time Masters made me?

They barely had to ask.

Hey, uh, can we talk for a sec?

Just... with everything that's going on, I don't know that this is the best time.

You say that like there's gonna be a better time.

Okay.

Look, we spent every night the last two years together, playing board games, eating, deciding who was gonna cook and who was going to wash dishes, falling asleep to "The Ed Sullivan Show."

But the second you saw the Waverider, it was like those two years never happened.

Look, we were both trying to adapt to an impossible situation.

But you are not a college professor, and I'm definitely not a librarian.

So honestly, I'm just excited to be able to be myself again.

I mean, aren't you even a little bit happy to be back on the ship?

I was happy with the life we built together, what I thought would be our future.

And this just all feels like moving backwards.

Moving backwards.

What if Sara didn't move forwards with her life... she moved backwards?

She said she wanted to go to a place where she belonged.

What's the one place in 1958 she already called home?

The League of Assassins.

There is one source that we could check to test your theory.

Gideon, bring up the Shadow Record.

Shadow Record?

The list of every member of the League of Assassins since the invention of writing in 3200 B.C.

Fascinating, except these sheets of papyrus are entirely blank.

No, no, no. The League uses invisible ink.

I did my graduate thesis at the Academy on their history.

Gideon.

Sara said that Ra's al Ghul had lived nearly a century before she met him.

Thanks to the Lazarus Pit.

It's basically a life-extending Jacuzzi, located in a place that's the opposite of life-extending.

You should count yourself lucky, Dr. Palmer.

Only a handful of outsiders have been inside the League's fortress and lived to tell the tale.

You are correct, Captain.

There is a mention of a Ta-er al-Sahfer.

That's Sara's League of Assassins name.

According to the Shadow Record, she joined the League in 1958.

Incredible... Sara became a member of the secret organization that trained her to be an assassin 50 years prior to when she initially joined.

Sara needs our help.

By all accounts, Ra's al Ghul is a very controlling, very homicidal fanatic.

Gideon, chart a course for Nanda Parbat.

[exciting music]

♪ ♪


Look, if you're gonna kill me, just do it already.

I'm not gonna kill you.

I'm gonna take a trip back to Central City and visit your baby sister.

The beautiful thing about time travel is I get to kill her more than once.

I can kill Lisa in front of you, go back in time, kill her in front of you again and again and again.

Sir, several anomalies in the timeline suggest that the Waverider has touched down in Nanda Parbat.

Chart a course.

I used to think the most beautiful thing on Earth was fire.

Now I know it's vengeance.

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

Perhaps Jefferson and I should...

Extricating Sara from the likes of the League requires stealth.

So no Firestorm for the two of you.

And you're out of practice, so no ATOM suit unless absolutely necessary.

Look out!

[yelling]

[blows landing]

Thanks.

Well done, Jefferson.

You guard the exit while I find Sara.

We will be in and out of here faster than you can say "Ra's al Ghul."

Shh.

[foreboding music]

♪ ♪

Sara.

It's me.

Rip?

I'm here to bring you back.

I'm so sorry that it's taken me so long.

Who else is here?

The entire team.

Well, except for Mr. Snart.

I'll explain everything back on the...

[grunts]

[exciting music]

[speaking Arabic] _

[ominous music]

♪ ♪

Something's wrong.

They should have been back by now.

Well, I think this counts as absolutely necessary.

I've got my exo-suit shrunk down, and I can miniaturize and do some tiny sneaking.

It's been two years since you've used that suit.

And that's after you scavenged it for parts for your time beacon.

You don't even know if it works.

Is now really the time for your little marital spat?

We're not married.

Can we just keep it down, please?

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪

Sara?

Found her.

[speaking Arabic] _

Oh... hey.

Hey.

[speaking Arabic] _

Sara, what the hell?

You shouldn't have come here.

Yeah, I'm starting to get that.

We came here to rescue you.

I don't need to be rescued.

I've found peace here.

Peace with the League of Assassins?

That must be the first time that sentence has ever been uttered.

Oh, I can't believe I'm back here.

If this is retribution of some kind for stranding you in 1958...

It is the will of Ra's al Ghul.

Trespassers are to be executed.

We just need a little more time to get through to her.

Do Time Masters have a different understanding of the word "executed"?

No, no, no. It's called "time drift."

When one spends too long in an alien timeline, one loses ties with one's former self, former identity.

Oh, my God.

What?

I didn't understand it before, but my powers... they went dormant.

What are you talking about?

My wings.

You must have noticed that I haven't been able to "hawk out" in almost two years.

I just thought that you didn't want to.

Why didn't you tell me?

Because it was so hard for you to give up hope that the team would return.

When you finally did, you started to be happy again, and I couldn't bear telling you that I wasn't.

That ain't good.

I had no idea.

Look, Ray, I loved being with you.

I wasn't just losing my powers.

I was losing my memories of my past lives.

I was starting to lose myself.

I'm sorry. I...

But, look, you didn't have to protect me.

I could have handled the truth.

It couldn't have been so easy for Raymond, either, having to give up being the ATOM.

I'm sorry, can we have a private moment?

I think we all wish you would've had this moment in private.

[chains clinking]

Don't you think that we were meant for something greater than being stuck in 1960, eating fondue with the neighbors?

Yeah, we were meant to be tortured and executed in Nanda "I can't believe I'm back here" Parbat.

If we die, at least it would be in pursuit of a greater purpose.

That's it.

What's it?

Ra's al Ghul's purpose in life is to see that the League continues with all of its ancient traditions intact...

Including murdering intruders?

I will appeal to Ra's al Ghul's respect for the League's traditions, invoking one of them right now.

Well, what kind of traditions, man?

Guards!

Guards!

[sighs]

Would you mind loosening these up a little bit before you leave?

Just out of curiosity, what do you think your new masters are gonna do with you once you've delivered the team up to them?

I don't expect there's a pension plan for old bounty hunters.

Once they get what they want from you, they're gonna toss you aside.

Like you tossed me aside?

You and I both made choices that led us to this moment.

What matters, Mick, is your next move.

And I'm willing to bet that some little piece of the old you is in that armor somewhere.

No.

You're wrong.

Mr. Hunter.

Captain, as point of fact.

Right.

Well, I do hope your request for an audience is not an attempt to justify your trespass here.

Most certainly not.

But it would be remiss of me if I didn't use this opportunity to reiterate that Sara is very important to me... to all of us.

And as she is to me.

And as you can all see, she has chosen to remain here.

Yes, well, if that is her wish, we will indeed honor it.

Well, thank you.

But your deaths will make that concession irrelevant.

Well, according to my understanding of League Law, the whole death thing can be avoided, should we prevail at trial.

Yeah, I don't think these guys are the "People's Court" type.

I demand a trial by combat.

And how is a man such as you so well-versed on our traditions?

Do we have an accord?

May victory be yours.

I was under the impression that I would be fighting you.

Then it would seem your understanding of our laws requires some refinement.

You see, I may choose any champion I wish, as may you.

[suspenseful music]

♪ ♪

I'll do it.

You haven't had very much experience in swordsmanship, Mr. Palmer.

I nominate Ms. Saunders.

What? No.

Didn't you hear? She can't even hawk...

I accept.

Kendra, you can't...

I've got this.

[tense music]

♪ ♪

[chain clinking]

♪ ♪

[metal clattering]

♪ ♪

[metal clangs]

♪ ♪

You have to put a stop to this.

Sara taught Kendra to control her warrior side.

I believe that Kendra can remind Sara of her humanity.

Before or after Sara kills her?

Sara.

Ta-er al-Sahfer.

Whatever your name is now.

I know you don't want to kill me.

[swords clanging]

[both grunting]

Argh!

Want is irrelevant.

I serve Ra's al Ghul.

[tense music]

♪ ♪

[screaming]

[swords clanging, both grunting]

♪ ♪

Remember that move?

You taught it to me.

Your teacher was excellent.

[intense music]

♪ ♪

Sara, no!

♪ ♪

Argh!

♪ ♪

[yelps, groans]

Sara.

You're not a murderer or an assassin.

[speaking Arabic] _

No!

You're the White Canary.

[intense music swells]

♪ ♪

[exhales]

[panting]

[booming]

I know that sound.

[gun blasting]

Chronos.

[gun blasting]

[tense music]

[gun blasting]

[speaking Arabic] _

[exciting music]

♪ ♪

You can't face him; you can't defeat him.

[speaking Arabic] _

♪ ♪

[men grunting, blows landing]

♪ ♪

[gun blasts]

[swords clashing, grunting]

♪ ♪

[bullets pinging]

[guns blasting]

You brought him here. It's only right you kill him.

♪ ♪

[fire rushing]

It's a long story, pal.

♪ ♪

Ray!

♪ ♪

[ice shatters]

[screaming]

[guns blasting]

[blows landing, grunting]

[swords clanging]

[dramatic music]

♪ ♪
♪ ♪

[heavy blows landing]

You son of a bitch.

Don't do it.

Don't kill him.

Snart?

Sorry, don't kill Chronos?

He's not Chronos. Show them.

♪ ♪

My God.

There is no God.

[grunting]

I imagine you have some questions about what you witnessed.

When the lady you call Sara Lance first arrived here, her skills were unmatched.

It was as if she had completed the training before.

I suppose that's because you're both from the future.

When I came to your doorstep, for the second time in my life, I thought that I could find a home here, that this is where I really belong.

But your soul is divided by your ability to kill and your desire to show mercy.

And there is no place for one so conflicted within the League.

Ta-er al-Sahfer,

I release you.

You can reclaim your previous name and your past life.

Thank you.

[solemn music]

♪ ♪

In October 2008, please see that your daughter is off the coast of an island in the North China Sea...

Lian Yu.

Why would I send Talia on such a journey?

Not Talia.

Your daughter yet to be born.

I'm pretty sure you'll call her Nyssa.

♪ ♪

You think this is all over?

I will kill every single one of you.

I will watch you all burn!

You... you should have killed me when you had the ch...

[panel beeps]

You owe us an explanation.

Yes, it's quite remarkable Mr. Rory is working for the Time Masters, considering you killed him.

If you think back, I never actually said I killed him.

No, you just let us think that you did.

I didn't have to try too hard, did I?

Well, maybe I should have.

And at least he wouldn't have would up a chew toy for the Time Masters.

But if you did, we wouldn't have this opportunity.

An opportunity? To do what?

To reform Mr. Rory.

He killed Aldus.

Under the influence of the Time Masters.

Chronos killed Aldus.

Mr. Rory was fighting on our side that day.

I know what it's like to be trained by an organization for one purpose, to kill, and the kind of loyalty that it can inspire.

I need to know that we can reach Rory.

For my own sake.

The Time Masters took one of our own and turned him against us.

I say we undo their handiwork.

Rory saved my life back in the gulag.

He's more than just a criminal and an arsonist.

He's a member of our team.

He's a lost cause.

Oh, I wouldn't be so sure about that.

You will see that miracles abound on this old timeship.

Gideon, start the regeneration process.

What do you mean by "regeneration"?

I took genetic samples from each of you at the start of our voyage for this exact eventuality.

Why am I only hearing about this now?

Because none of you had lost a limb yet.

[exciting music]

Ow.

♪ ♪

[laughs]

[door opening]

So were you gonna tell me?

Sorry, tell you what?

That you were moving into your room without me?

Oh, um, I just assumed that you wanted some space.

You made it pretty clear that you were over our old life.

Look... just because I wasn't satisfied with the circumstances doesn't mean I didn't fall in love with you.

[tender music]

♪ ♪

It's just, I...

I don't want to lose you.

And I don't want to lose you.

For the first time in probably centuries, I actually got to decide who I want to fall in love with, instead of having it decided for me.

So it doesn't matter where or when we are.

You're the person I want to be with.

Wow.

That was... was that, like, rehearsed?

Because that was really good.

So... what do you want?

♪ ♪

[both giggling]

♪ ♪

I believe we're ready to leave 1960.

And go where? I mean, when?

2147.

Mere decades before Vandal Savage conquered the world.

I thought you had no idea where he was.

You said Savage had been lost to history.

Not world-changing history.

Records of the period are scarce, but I've always known that Vandal Savage can be located in 2147.

So why haven't you told us this sooner?

Because that period of history is fraught with more peril than I was willing to risk.

We have no choice but to stop Vandal Savage in 2147... or to die trying.

Well, I've died before.

So have I.

Gideon, plot a course for Kasnia Conglomerate...

♪ ♪

The year 2147.

[exciting music]

♪ ♪