The Best Episodes of DC's Legends of Tomorrow

Last Updated: Oct 28, 2018

When heroes alone are not enough… the world needs legends. Having seen the future, one he will desperately try to prevent from happening, time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter is tasked with assembling a disparate group of both heroes and villains to confront an unstoppable threat — one in which not only is the planet at stake, but all of time itself. Can this ragtag team defeat an immortal threat unlike anything they have ever known?

Crisis on Earth-X (4)

#1 - Crisis on Earth-X (4)

Season 3 - Episode 8

Barry and Iris's wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth's mightiest heroes - Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary - lead their teams into battle to save the world. Part 1 - Supergirl - S03E08 Part 2 - Arrow - S06E08 Part 3 - The Flash - S04E08 Part 4 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S03E08

star 8.12
2,983 votes
Directors: Gregory Smith
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, Phil Klemmer, Keto Shimizu
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Invasion! (4)

#2 - Invasion! (4)

Season 2 - Episode 7

After learning the Dominators’ plan for the world, the Legends must work together with The Flash, Supergirl and Green Arrow to kill them once and for all. Meanwhile, Stein figures out, with the help of others, how the team can terminate the Dominators, but is distracted by the aberration he realizes he created in 1987. Part 1 - Supergirl - S02E08 Part 2 - The Flash - S03E08 Part 3 - Arrow - S05E08 Part 4 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow - S02E07

star 8.11
5,742 votes
Directors: Gregory Smith
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Marc Guggenheim, Greg Berlanti
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Aruba

#3 - Aruba

Season 2 - Episode 17

As the Legends are about to take off for their next destination, a massive timequake rocks the ship. In order to try and fix what has happened, they are forced to break the one cardinal rule of time travel. But if they are able to destroy the spear, they will face the ultimate consequence.

star 8.02
3,666 votes
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Marc Guggenheim
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Legendary

#4 - Legendary

Season 1 - Episode 16

After the numerous sacrifices the team has made since the beginning of this ride, Rip decides that it’s time they each decide their own destiny and returns them to Central City a few months after they first left. Returned to their normal lives, each team member must individually decide if they are willing to sacrifice everything in order to save the world. Meanwhile, Sara visits with her father who delivers some heartbreaking news about her sister.

star 8.01
3,800 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Greg Berlanti, Chris Fedak, Phil Klemmer, Marc Guggenheim
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Here I Go Again

#5 - Here I Go Again

Season 3 - Episode 11

After the team returns from a mission, Zari finds herself trapped in a time loop that results in the Waverider blowing up over and over again. Zari soon begins to suspect that the answer to stop what is happening might lie hidden among her fellow shipmates’ secrets. But in investigating them she starts to understand her place on the team.

star 7.96
1,908 votes
Writers: Ray Utarnachitt, Morgan Faust
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The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly

#6 - The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly

Season 3 - Episode 18

The Legends plan to vanquish Mallus by using the totems doesn’t go as planned, forcing Rip to improvise. The team finds itself regrouping in the Wild West where they run into their old pal Jonah Hex. Sara leaves Ray in charge of watching Damien Darhk, while she comes up with a new plan. Meanwhile, Amaya is determined to find a way to use the totems to destroy Mallus.

star 7.95
1,698 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer
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Doomworld

#7 - Doomworld

Season 2 - Episode 16

After obtaining the Spear of Destiny, the Legion of Doom rewrites reality, leaving the Legends changed, perhaps forever. Frightfully, the Legends’ and the world’s hopes rest with Rory, but being the “hero” is not easy for him. Meanwhile, there is tension within the Legion of Doom and the reason why the Spear of Destiny needs to be destroyed is revealed.

star 7.92
3,721 votes
Directors: Mairzee Almas
Writers: Ray Utarnachitt, Sarah Hernandez
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Shogun

#8 - Shogun

Season 2 - Episode 3

Nate is shocked to learn that he has powers but then accidentally lands himself and Ray in Feudal Japan. After Sara convinces their stowaway Amaya, AKA Vixen, that Rory is not a murderer, they all agree to find Nate and help him master his powers in order to defend the Japanese village from the Shogun and his army of samurai warriors. Meanwhile, Jax and Stein stay back to help fix the ship and find a secret compartment but decide not to tell the rest of the team what they learn.

star 7.85
4,180 votes
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Grainne Godfree
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Destiny

#9 - Destiny

Season 1 - Episode 15

Being in the vicinity of the Time Masters leaves Rip and Rory incredibly disturbed for very different reasons. Meanwhile, Sara takes over the Waverider, Kendra is reunited with Carter and Snart decides he might be a hero after all.

star 7.83
3,801 votes
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Chris Fedak
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The Legion of Doom

#10 - The Legion of Doom

Season 2 - Episode 10

The Legends are determined to find and rescue Rip, but first must focus on locating the Spear of Destiny. Stein thinks he has the perfect person to help but knows involving her will be risky. Meanwhile, Malcom Merlyn and Damien Darhk realize that Thawne is pitting them against each other.

star 7.82
3,934 votes
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Marc Guggenheim
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Moonshot

#11 - Moonshot

Season 2 - Episode 14

When the Legends track Commander Steel to NASA Headquarters in 1970, they learn where Nate’s grandfather hid the last fragment of the Spear of Destiny. The team notices a time aberration during the Apollo 13 mission and believes that the Legion of Doom might be involved. As the Legends journey into space to intercept Apollo 13, the Waverider suffers massive internal damage and Ray’s life is left in jeopardy when he is stranded on the moon. Meanwhile, tension grows between Rip and Sara as to who is the leader of the team.

star 7.81
3,850 votes
Directors: Kevin Mock
Writers: Grainne Godfree
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Necromancing the Stone

#12 - Necromancing the Stone

Season 3 - Episode 15

When Mallus’ power over Sara resurfaces, she unwittingly becomes the bearer of one of the Totems. Rory must conquer his dark side in order to wield his own Totem power to help save the crew. Meanwhile, Agent Sharpe notices that something is wrong and recruits someone unorthodox to help.

star 7.81
1,648 votes
Directors: April Mullen
Writers: Grainne Godfree, Morgan Faust
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The Justice Society of America

#13 - The Justice Society of America

Season 2 - Episode 2

The Legends travel to Nazi-occupied Paris and are surrounded by the Justice Society of America. They discover a time aberration that threatens the JSA, but the JSA doesn't want their help. Meanwhile, Nate tries to prove he should be part of the team.

star 7.81
4,263 votes
Writers: Chris Fedak, Sarah Nicole Jones
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Out of Time

#14 - Out of Time

Season 2 - Episode 1

Dr. Nate Heywood, an unconventional historian, makes a shocking discovery. Nate then seeks out Oliver Queen for help to find the scattered Legends. Once reunited, they try to protect Albert Einstein from being kidnapped before the Nazis destroy New York City with a nuclear bomb. Meanwhile, Ray notices that Sara has a mission of her own, which leads them both to face her nemesis, Damien Darhk.

star 7.80
4,523 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Greg Berlanti, Chris Fedak
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Beebo the God of War

#15 - Beebo the God of War

Season 3 - Episode 9

Rattled by recent events, the Legends dive into work which finds them investigating an Anachronism in a Viking settlement in the New World. The Legends realize that the Norsemen are worshipping an artifact as their god and are surprised by the artifact’s origin. For the first time, Sara is worried that they might need back up when Damien Darhk shows up. Meanwhile, Jax finds a loophole that could potentially change history, but it is a risk he is willing to take.

star 7.80
2,045 votes
Directors: Kevin Mock
Writers: Grainne Godfree, James Eagan
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The Virgin Gary

#16 - The Virgin Gary

Season 4 - Episode 1

After the Legends defeated Mallus, they find themselves in unfamiliar territory with the Time Bureau. All that changes when Constantine informs Sara of a new magical threat that leads the team to Woodstock. Constantine thinks he knows how to defeat the new threat, but will need the help of the team and their special klepto talents to help with his spell. Meanwhile, Nate and Rory go on an adventure leaving Nate facing someone from his past.

star 7.80
743 votes
Directors: Gregory Smith
Writers: Phil Klemmer, Grainne Godfree
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Guest Starring John Noble

#17 - Guest Starring John Noble

Season 3 - Episode 17

With the timeline barely stable, the Legends must tackle two anachronisms at the same time to try and keep Mallus at bay. Sara and Rip team up to stop Grodd from going after a particular target leaving Nate and Wally to stop Amaya from changing her future. Meanwhile, the Legends think they have found a way to destroy Mallus, but they will have to create an uneasy alliance with one of their enemies.

star 7.79
1,630 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Keto Shimizu, James Eagan
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Outlaw Country

#18 - Outlaw Country

Season 2 - Episode 6

The Legends are still reeling from the news that their time travel-nemesis is a speedster when they are alerted to an Aberration in the Old West. When the Legends arrive they find their old friend Jonah Hex in trouble with his arch-nemesis, Quentin Turnbull. The team soon discovers that they need to stop Turnbull and his gang from conquering the West and branding it his own lawless territory. To Hex’s surprise, Sara is in charge and dispatches the team. Rory is ecstatic to be in the Wild West, but Sara makes Amaya work with him to keep him on task, which is easier said than done. Meanwhile, Nate, Ray and Jax try to infiltrate Turnball’s gang, but find themselves in a shootout leaving Nate’s confidence shaken.

star 7.78
4,021 votes
Directors: Cherie Nowlan
Writers: Matthew Maala, Chris Fedak
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Fellowship of the Spear

#19 - Fellowship of the Spear

Season 2 - Episode 15

The Legends must devise a plan to retrieve the last remaining fragments of the Spear of Destiny from the Legion of Doom. They find themselves in France at the height of World War I faced with the knowledge that they must destroy the mystical object. They enlist the help of a soldier by the name of John Ronald Reuel Tolkin and find that the Spear is leading them into the heart of the war. Meanwhile, the team must all resist the temptation of the Spear, and the return of a former teammate.

star 7.78
3,788 votes
Directors: Ben Bray
Writers: Keto Shimizu, Matthew Maala
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Land of the Lost

#20 - Land of the Lost

Season 2 - Episode 13

After capturing Rip, he forces the Waverider to crash, leaving the Legends stuck 70 million years in the past. Ray leads Amaya and Nate to recover a vital piece of the ship. In an effort to get the “good” Rip back, Rory suggests they enter Rip’s mind, but what Sara and Jax discover in his subconscious is not pleasant and they must fight evil versions of themselves. Meanwhile, Nate and Amaya continue to get closer, but it could cause serious ramifications.

star 7.78
3,924 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Keto Shimizu, Ray Utarnachitt
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The Chicago Way

#21 - The Chicago Way

Season 2 - Episode 8

When a new Time Aberration is discovered by the Legends, they find themselves headed to 1927 Chicago. The Legends quickly realize that they have been set up by Eobard Thawne, Damien Darhk and the newest member of the Legion of Doom, Malcolm Merlyn. While everyone is trying to help fix what they think is the mission, Jax encourages a reluctant Stein to share his secret with the other Legends. Stein is taken captive and Sara must make the tough choice of either stopping the Legion of Doom or saving Stein. Meanwhile, Rory gets an unexpected visitor and is not sure how to handle it.

star 7.78
4,156 votes
Directors: Ralph Hemecker
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones, Ray Utarnachitt
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Raiders of the Lost Art

#22 - Raiders of the Lost Art

Season 2 - Episode 9

When Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn try to capture Rip Hunter in 1967, they create an Aberration big enough to draw the attention of the Legends. However, when the team arrives they discover that Rip has no memories of his past due to “time drift” and is just a graduate film student. After trying to convince Rip of who he was, they discover that he possesses an incredibly powerful artifact known as the Spear of Destiny, which the Legion of Doom is after. Ray and Nate realize that the Aberration has also affected them personally making it difficult to help the team. Meanwhile, Rory asks Stein for help and makes him promise to keep it a secret from the team.

star 7.78
4,062 votes
Directors: Dermott Downs
Writers: Keto Shimizu, Chris Fedak
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Phone Home

#23 - Phone Home

Season 3 - Episode 4

The Legends learn that Ray Palmer will die because they broke time, causing them to race back to 1988 to try and save his life. When they arrive, they are surprised to learn that young Ray Palmer has befriended a time-displaced baby Dominator putting him in harm’s way with the government and the Dominator’s mother. New to the ship and missions, Zari must find her place and learn to trust the team. Meanwhile, Stein begins working on a secret project on the ship which makes Rory and Jax suspicious.

star 7.78
2,442 votes
Directors: Kevin Mock
Writers: Matthew Maala
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No Country for Old Dads

#24 - No Country for Old Dads

Season 3 - Episode 13

When Damien and Nora Darhk take Ray hostage they force him to try and fix the Fire Totem, but Ray tries to use the power struggle between them to his advantage. Ray and Nora find themselves working together in 1960’s East Germany in order to fix the totem, but soon come face to face with a younger and deadlier version of Damien Darhk. Meanwhile, Sara seems to be taking positive steps in her personal life.

star 7.77
1,715 votes
Directors: Viet Nguyen
Writers: Keto Shimizu, James Eagan
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Return of the Mack

#25 - Return of the Mack

Season 3 - Episode 5

When Nate thinks he has found a pattern to the anachronisms, it leads the Legends to London in 1897 to hunt down a time-traveling vampire. When they arrive in London, they run into Rip, but not everyone welcomes him back so quickly, leaving Sara to make a tough choice in the end. Amaya tries to connect with Zari, but she is still struggling with being part of the team. Meanwhile, Stein discovers what Ray and Jax are up to and is not entirely pleased.

star 7.75
2,281 votes
Writers: Grainne Godfree, Morgan Faust
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