It's time for a little Back to the Future with some drag racing, rock and roll, ice cream parlors and good ole creature feature scares!
Our team lands in 1958, thanks to the new information from Captain Baxter last week, and have to try to fit in to the social standards of the times. Finding it especially difficult are Jax, Kendra and Sara, due to the racial and female limitations of the times.
They discover that Savage is playing doctor, creating hawk like creatures to build an army, and must figure out how to stop him, but things do not go their way, as Jax is caught and subjected to his experiments.
As Rip Hunter struggles to find a lead on Vandal Savage, the Waverider receives a distress signal from another time master. The team suspects IT'S A TRAP! But Rip insists they go to Captain Baxter's rescue to recover a time drive and update Gideon's software.
When Rip, Jax and Rory are captured by time pirates, it's up to Space Ranger Stein to save the day. Meanwhile on the Waverider, Snart and Sara deal with the fallout of encountering time pirates while Ray and Kendra work to keep them alive.
After receiving some unsettling news, Rory decides to make a deal with the time pirates and ultimately betrays the team. Snart chooses an unexpected side and has to deal with the consequences of his actions in the final scenes of this gripping episode.