At the end of this past episode of “Legends of Tomorrow” on The CW, we saw Sara Lance be proclaimed by Martin Stein the new leader of the group. From his vantage point, we absolutely understand the decision. He tried his best to see if the title would work with him, and it more or less blew up in his face when he realized that this was not going to work out well for him. Sara has the ability to lead, she’s been battle-tested, and she has the personality that can be sympathetic at times and hard-nosed at others. She’s aware that there is a job that ultimately does need to be done when some of the dust settles.
Judging from what executive producer Marc Guggenheim is saying on the subject of her to Entertainment Weekly, it does also seem as though there is plenty of reason to be excited to see Caity Lotz’s character in this role moving forward, as well:
“As you start to see her become more and more comfortable in being the leader of this rag-tag group, it’s so much fun to watch her … The character’s embodying the role of a leader, Caity’s performance really embraces it. It turns out to be one of the most successful things we’ve done in season 2.”
As for the search for Rip Hunter, Guggenheim claims that it is “something that’s always going on in the background, and in some cases the foreground, of the various episodes. To a certain extent, we don’t want to change the mission statement from fixing aberrations to going and saving Rip. The bat has been taken out of their hands because there’s no way to find Rip, so what would they do? You will find out [what happened to Rip] before the Legends do.”
With that, rest assured that this character is not gone from the show just yet. You may just have to brace for the idea that it may take a little bit of time before you get to see him again.