This article contains spoilers for the DC's Legends of Tomorrow episode – Land Of The Lost.
The latest episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow had some good and some bad moments in it… much like the whole season has. But it also had some things that were desperately needed and that can only make things better going forward.
The episode starts with the team trying to figure out where the final piece of the Spear of Destiny is because it's being guarded by Nate's grandfather, the original Commander Steel. And since the Legion of Doom has gone after the other pieces, they're bound to be going after the last one soon. But at the end of last episode, they captured the evil Rip Hunter and tossed him into the bridge. And like a good ships' captain, he had an override code for Gideon, giving him power over the ship. He locks everything down, grabs the compass, sets the Waverider to self-destruct and heads for the jump ship. He is confronted by Steel, Vixen and Heatwave and Rip destroys the compass before the others could grab him.
Jax is able to reboot the computer system but not before sending the ship into a crash landing at the exact time that Ray Palmer had been scattered to at the beginning of the season. With Rip back in custody, the ship needs to be repaired and a certain device that broke off of the Waverider needs to be retrieved. Ray leads Nate and Amaya out to find it while the others figure out they can go into Rip's mind and try to bring the real Rip out.
Ray knows this place pretty well and his old shelter still stands, but the piece of the ship is lying in Gertrude's egg nest and Gertrude doesn't like Ray at all. Gertrude is a dinosaur… I'm not sure what kind… but she knows his sent because he stole one of her eggs before (which made like 78 omelets). While out there, Nate and Amaya are acting like a couple of lovesick teenagers just looking for a place to be alone. Ray notices this and lets Nate know that Amaya is supposed to have a daughter and a granddaughter… and that granddaughter would become the modern day Vixen and if Nate screws up the time line, he puts anyone that the new Vixen has saved at risk. Nate understands… but doesn't seem like he's going to stop. Now… one thing we don't know and Ray may not have checked… who is Vixen's grandfather? Who does Amaya hook up with? Maybe it's Nate Heywood? Anyway, Ray gets the piece but is being chased by Gertrude… until Amaya approaches her and has a moment. Then Gertrude goes off peacefully.
Meanwhile on the ship, Sara and Jax go into Rip's mind to save him and have to fight themselves. Sara ends up in the brig with Rip who is scared and unsure. Jax discovers a physical embodiment of Gideon and the three of them help Rip remember who he is and who his friends are while they fight off their evil doppelganger… or in Mick Rory's case… just a doppelganger since he's already evil. They get through to Rip and when he comes out, he is his old self again.
Rip has returned and that is something the show has been missing. But the team also has a victory, which it hasn't had in a very long time. Sara has been a good captain in keep the crew together, but Rip is a strategist that has been sorely missed as well as the character just brings a certain confidence with him.
There's one final piece of the Spear of Destiny and it's in the hands of Nate's grandfather… who appears to be headed to the moon.