If you haven't watched the recent episode of DC's Legends of Tomorrow, 'Beebo the God of War', then you might want to skip this article. Also skip if you haven't watched Crisis on Earth-X. Spoilers here for both episodes. But you'll want to catch them soon, because your friends will probably be talking about this.
After the death of Professor Martin Stein (Victor Garber), the big question going into last night's episode of Legends had to be how they were going to handle the loss among the team — and the loss for Jefferson Jackson (Franz Drameh). Not only did he lose a father figure and a friend, but he lost someone he was mentally bonded to for three years, and he lost the ability to become Firestorm. Fans began to speculate how the show could recreate the character using other combinations — and that would work in the comics, but in the Arrowverse, Stein was the key. Jax was living fine without Stein, it was Martin who would die without a new partner once Ronnie Raymond (Robbie Amell) passes away.
It was announced a while back that Garber would be leaving the series to perform on Broadway in Hello, Dolly!, but there was no word about Drameh leaving the series. Both actors had been with the show since the beginning. Garber starting with The Flash season 1 and Drameh in season 2. And if you think he's just leaving for an episode or two, EW.com has confirmed that while the actor has indeed left the series, he could come back in the future — but there are no current plans for it.
Drameh addressed his departure on Twitter last night:
I'm ready to switch it up on em. It's almost chapter 25. The best is yet to come
— Franz Drameh (@OfficialfranzD) December 6, 2017
How the series will address his departure in the aspect of the team remains to be seen. He was the mechanic and kept the Waverider running. Firestorm was also one of the big guns. The ship currently has the Earth-X version of Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) on it and John Constantine (Matt Ryan) just popped in. But it's believed that Ryan will only be around for episode 10, and Miller has already talked about filming his final scenes in the Arrowverse. They may need to find a new recruit or two if they're going up against Darhk, Grodd, and Mallus. Maybe Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) could come back.
DC's Legends of Tomorrow is now on hiatus until some time in February. No specific day and time have been set, as Black Lightning has taken its time slot.