When "Legends of Tomorrow" executive producer Phil Klemmer told us the final 45 seconds of the Season 2 finale would change the game, he wasn't kidding. After traveling back in time and meeting themselves, the Legends caused a time storm that has seriously screwed up all of time.
While they may have saved the day, destroying the Spear of Destiny and Eobard Thawne (Matt Letscher), their celebration of a job well done was short-lived... As we learned when the Waverider crashed into modern day Los Angeles to show dinosaurs roaming the Earth.
Let that sink in.
"We broke time," as Sara (Caity Lotz) tells her team.
Seeing that, you can understand why Season 3 won't be as simple as a mission-of-the-week -- like in the past, where the team has to make sure George Lucas makes "Star Wars," or visits the prehistoric era. The fabric of time itself is a mess, thanks to the Legends -- and that's something they're going to have to live with and attempt to mend.
But what does that mean for Season 3? Clearly, the team has to do something to set time right but given that every single time they do anything the circumstances just get worse, we're not sure what the answer is. For that matter, neither do the writers. After all, as Klemmer revealed, "We've certainly talked about it, and we have plans -- but until you start writing and until you start shooting, you never know."
So allow us to speculate here a bit. One single fix certainly isn't going to be the answer. Rather, chances are the Legends are going to have to jump around throughout the past to right their mistakes, putting time back exactly as it was. Still, based on what we've learned from "The Flash" and Flashpoint, no matter how you fix things there will still be some changes. Perhaps that's where whoever next season's villain is comes in. They could be created by the team, as the result of their changing the events of time.
As for whether this will have any ramifications throughout the "Arrow"-verse, it's hard to imagine that it won't. While we definitely don't expect to see Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his team fighting dinosaurs in the streets of Star City, as time is slowly repaired by the Legends there should definitely be hints of it seen on the other shows.
Beyond that, the team is going to have a lot to chat about with Barry when next season's crossover happens... Although Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) won't, as he's seemingly said his goodbye to the team. Then again, with a show (and a Rip) like this, you never know who will pop up again down the line...