Rip Hunter has joined forces with the Legion of Doom and kills George Washington to lure our band of misfits to 1776. The Legends have no choice but to respond to the obvious trap that Rip has set for them, otherwise, the United States will cease to exist. Who knew time travel could be so much fun?
Our team attempts to save George Washington the night before Rip Hunter kills him, however, Rip is more prepared. He knows exactly which point in time they will try to rescue Washington and hits them with an unexpected surprise: an EMP. Powerless, Sara and Mick escort Washington out of the house in an attempt to save his life, but Rip is already there. He shoots Sara, leaves her for dead, and takes Washington and Rory prisoner for General Cornwallis.
Nate and Amaya rush Sara to the Waverider where Dr. Stein, a physicist, attempts to save her life without Gideon’s assistance. Meanwhile, Sara leaves Jax in charge and he sends Nate and Amaya to rescue Washington and Rory. He also sets some traps for Rip and the red coats that force their way onto the defenseless Waverider.
On the way to save Washington and Rory, Nate and Amaya are ambushed by Hessian soldiers. Nate falls into the river and is suffering from hypothermia, so Amaya abandons the fight to save Nate. While they are distracted, Rory and Washington discuss what it means to be an American and devise a plan to save their necks, literally.
Back on the Waverider, Jax and Rip play a game of cat and mouse while Rip searches for the Spear of Destiny. Eventually, Jax runs out of moves and Rip goes straight for the throat, Sara’s throat. After bringing her back from the brink of death, Stein is knocked out and Jax bargains with Rip to leave Sara alone. We see how Rip is truly evil after Jax gives up the location of the Spear and he kills her anyway.
Jax sinks to the floor in disbelief and despair while Ray runs for his life when a rat sneaks up on him in the air ducts. He turns on the power in the nick of time and Gideon manages to save Sara’s life. Believing Sara to be dead, Jax has chased after Rip to confront and kill him. Saved and healed by Gideon, Sara chases after Jax to talk him out of it, successfully. The British are coming, and Rip escapes with the Spear.
Back on the Waverider, our team celebrates their victory with a special Christmas dinner. After all, why not? When you live in the temporal zone, time is what you make it!
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