Legends Of Tomorrow: Rip Hunter’s Plans For Gideon


This week on DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, the team captured Rip. But does the Time Master and former captain of the Legends have something up his sleeve.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow‘s “Camelot/3000” episode saw the team successfully capture Rip. However, the final scene suggests that their battle isn’t over, as Gideon is still obeying the Time Master’s commands.

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Rip hasn’t just been bad, he’s been notoriously evil—going as far as “killing” Sara. If it weren’t for the deus ex machina powers of the Waverider’s infirmary, our Legends captain would be needing another dip in the Lazarus Pit.

This week, Rip continued his partnership with the Legions of Doom by going to 507 AD Medieval England (or, more formally, Britannia) and seeking out a fragment of the Spear of Destiny. Oh, did I also forget to mention that he killed Doctor Midnite and cut a fragment of the Spear out of him? Yep, Rip is making quite a name for himself in the villains circle.

Everything came to a head when Camelot and the Legends had their climactic face-off with Rip, Damien, and their band of mind-controlled Knights of the Round Table (King Arthur included). Luckily, Mick was able to disrupt the mind-control device. Soon, King Arthur regained regained control and turned on Rip, critically injuring him.

You know that saying, “There’s no honor among thieves”? It played out just like that when Rip begged for Damien’s help. The former League of Assassins magician ran off and abandoned him. Were you really that surprised?

Soon, Sara and the rest of the Legends had custody of Rip, holding him in a cell on the Waverider. Jax, still angry at Rip’s callous act of killing Sara, gave the Time Master a fair warning: Jax will “end” him if he attempts to hurt any of his friends. As Jax leaves, Ray calls out to Gideon. The voice, surprisingly, responds to him—hinting that it’s waiting for his next command.

The next episode could see Rip wreaking havoc on the Waverider or, better yet, playing a long game of having Gideon hide the fact that she’s still under his control. And why would he do that? Simple. He’ll let the Legends do the heavy lifting first—piecing together the Spear—and then he’ll come in for the prize.

Rip may be evil, but he has certainly regained all his memories. His current state is a personality change, which makes him extra dangerous. Rip doesn’t seem to be the type who will brute force anything. In other words, he’s the antithesis of Mick.

Now, before I conclude my thoughts, here’s another theory: what if the Legends are fully aware of Rip’s plans? Could they be giving Rip a false sense that he’s taken control of Gideon and the ship? They, in turn, could be using him.

What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments.

Next: Catch up with a recap of 'Camelot/3000'

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs on The CW on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. EST.