‘Legends of Tomorrow’: What Does the Destruction of the Waverider Mean for Season 7?

The finale of DC’sLegends of Tomorrow Season 6 was nothing if not chaotic. And that’s par for the course for The CW’s wackiest series. Just when we think the drama has ended and we’re maybe going to end the season on a high note, after the perfect wedding of Sara (Caity Lotz) and Ava (Jes Macallan), an unknown ship swoops in and blasts the Waverider to smithereens, stranding the crew in Prohibition-era Texas. What does that mean for the next season of the series?

Shifting relationship dynamics

Caity Lotz at an event for The CW, 2016
Caity Lotz at an event for The CW, 2016 | Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage/Getty Images

The Waverider has been the glue keeping the crew together. It’s their home, and no matter how outlandish the shenanigans become around them, they can always return back to the ship to regroup. The Waverider is also crucial to their shared mission. Without it, what will keep them all together?

The characters, and their affection for one another, are really the heart of the series. At the end of the day, they’re not likely to drift apart from one another. It could be interesting to see them begin to float in different directions without the context of the Waverieder but ultimately find their way back to one another, proving again how strong the bonds of their friendship really are.

A new role for Gideon?

The loss of the ship means Gideon is gone now, too. Or does it? As Deadline reports, it’s been confirmed Amy Louise Pemberton will portray a human version of the AI full-time in the next season. We’ve seen Gideon embodied before, but it sounds like she’s going to have a significantly larger role.

The vast store of information that Gideon possesses will likely be invaluable to the crew as they try to find a way to take flight again. It’s not just information about history in her memory banks. She has scientific knowledge, medical know-how, and more. If you’re stuck in the past with no way home and no access to modern technology, Gideon is definitely someone you want around.

There could be plenty of opportunities for an embodied Gideon to play a prominent role in the next season, and that would be a lot of fun to watch.

Alternate time travel methods

They may be trapped without the Waverider, but this is a show based on time travel, after all. So while they might spend a chunk of the season stuck in 1920s Texas, they’ll find their way out of there eventually. But they might have to resort to different methods.

In a heartbreaking moment that serves the character well, Matt Ryan’s John Constantine exits the series in the finale of the sixth season. But the actor will be back next season, playing “eccentric scientist” Dr. Gwyn Davies, as TV Line reports.

Will Davies concoct a new method of time travel? Maybe he could be the Legends’ ticket out of the 1920s. If so, what will be the ripple effects of time travel being invented so much earlier in the timeline? Could the Legends find themselves having to undo the unintended consequences of their efforts to get home? We’ll have to wait and see.

Or perhaps there will be another role for Davies entirely. Little has been released about the plot of the upcoming season, so it’s really speculation at this point.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Season 7 is set to premiere on October 13 on The CW.

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