At the end of last season's DC's Legend of Tomorrow, Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) leaves the Legends to start the Time Bureau. As the new season started, we see Rip and his new team five years in, working efficiently to deal with the anachronisms that the Legends caused (As Rory keeps pointing out, Sara's idea). But there is more than just anachronisms looming this season and Rip finally comes clean in a clip from tonight's new episode, 'Return of the Mack'.
The Legends travel to 1897 on the trail of a time-traveling vampire and come across their old captain Rip Hunter. In the clip below, Rip explains to the team that the Time Bureau is great for dealing with the anachronisms, but they lack the imagination to comprehend the threat that is Mallus. He needs the Legends help to stop this evil force as it is gathering allies through out time.
As he explains the situation, Nate (Nick Zano) sums it up that Rip went off with his hot new girlfriend, but found out she's not all that great and is coming back to his ex (them). Mick (Dominic Purcell) picks up on the metaphor and claims that he is no one's side piece, and Sara (Caity Lotz) says condescendingly that they would love to take him back, but they can't trust him. Rip offers to call off his hot new girlfriends pursuit of them… and a deal is made.
This is one of the reasons I love this show. Nate making a silly metaphor like that is typical for a lot of series, but to have everyone keep it going… that's a bit more Legends style.
Legends of Tomorrow airs tonight at 9 p.m. ET on the CW.