“Aruba-Con” or Et Tu Caesar?
Season 3 of Legends of Tomorrow begins with our intrepid time fixers in modern day Los Angeles, California in the midst of a dinosaur stampede running crazy around down town. Confused, the answers are soon made clear when a clean-shorn Rip Hunter arrives with a cadre of Men-In-Black types who open portals that send the rampaging dinos back to their own time.
Rip then tells the team that their services are no longer needed and not to call him, but he will call them if they’re ever needed in the future.
The show fast forwards 6 months and finds our heroes stuck in meaningless jobs; Sarah is working as a sales associate at a big-box chain store constantly harassed by her manager, Ray is working a low-level employee at a tech firm in Silicon Valley; Dr. Heywood continues his super-heroing but is joined by a surprise cameo Kid Flash as he takes down a warehouse full of bad guys; and the irascible Rory is relaxing on a beach in Aruba. As he attempts to catch some rays, Gaius Julius Caesar arrives on horseback, speaking English no less.
Even he realizes this is abnormal so Rory takes Caesar captive and calls Sarah to get the band back together again. Sarah, Nate & Ray make their way to Rip’s new base of operations known as the Time Bureau whose sole responsibility is to fix the time stream and rid the world of time anachronisms and aberrations. When they arrive at the TB, they receive a less than warm welcome. Rip shows up and calms everyone down. The team explains the situation to Rip, then gives them a brief tour of the TB hq. They find their wave runner is now used as a simulator to train new recruits.
Back in Aruba, Caesar gets the drop on Rory and makes his escape. As Rory tackles who he thinks is J.C. Time Bureau agents arrive via a portal and take Rory and “Caesar” in to custody and back to TB hq through one of their portals. Turns out that Caesar was actually a frat boy dressed up in a toga. The TB agents erase the faux Caesar’s memories and send him back on spring break.
No one believes that drunken Rory saw the real Caesar until he pulls out an ancient coin he got from Caesar. Sarah, wanting to get back in the good graces of Rip decide to steal the wave runner, capture the real Caesar and place him back in his place in time.
Their ship is in desperate need of repairs before they can go any further. They make their way to pick up the last two members of their team, Dr. Stein & Jefferson Jackson who combined, form the nuclear man Firestorm.
With the ship fixed, The Legends head to Aruba where they find Caesar trying to recruit an army of drunken frat boys to help him take over the world. Dr. Stein makes mention that Caesar is able to speak English due to the effects of his being an anachronism. Sarah interrupts his speech and defeats Caesar rather easily in hand-to-hand combat and they take him in to custody yet again and drop him back during his appropriate time.
What the team DOESN’T realize is, Caesar stole a history book from Heywood that gives him the blueprint to how he was really defeated. Knowing what to look for, Caesar avoids the traps set for by Brutus, takes over Rome and then the world which yet again messes up the time stream.
Before the Legends can fix yet another mess they made, Rip and a cadre of TB employees show up on the wave runner so they can take over. A squad arrives in Caesar’s camp to take back the book and erase his memory, but it was trap. The team got away with the book, but one of their members was captured. Sarah convinces Rip to let the Legend’s handle it which they do with their normal panache.
Once again, everything is right with the world and the time stream. That is until NEXT week, so be sure to tune in to Atlanta’s CW Tuesday’s at 9:00 p.m. Also be sure to follow @AtlCW & @AtlBlerd on Twitter to live tweet the show.