Given that DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” is a show all about time travel, it certainly makes some sense that Sara Lance would look into the past in order to have some hope for her romantic future.
Following her romance with Nyssa and a brief fling with Oliver Queen in the second season of “Arrow,” Caity Lotz’s character may have her first love interest since returning from the dead. According to a report from Entertainment Weekly, Ali Lieber (“Fringe,” “Kyle XY”) has been cast in the role of Lindsay Carlisle, a woman trying to make do in the 1950’s, doing what she can to fit in to society’s expectations. As a result of that, she is forced to hide her sexual orientation. In the end, she may still find a way to fall for Sara, though it’s not entirely clear if she knows that the character is from a time when you can love whoever you want with less prejudice.
In explaining this casting and this story to the aforementioned website, executive producer Phil Klemmer had the following to say:
“At the start of this episode, we find Sara Lance completely out of place, both in time and place, visiting 1958 ‘Pleasantville, America’ — and also out of place emotionally … After Sara was brought back from the dead on Arrow, she hasn’t been herself — she’s been consumed by a quest for bloodshed and incapable of having romantic feelings for anyone. The strict social norms of the fifties makes this the last place Sara Lance would ever expect to find love with a young, closeted nurse, but that’s how love works — it finds you.”
The unfortunate thing about this story is that we’re not entirely sure how it can end in a happy way for Sara. Aren’t there rules in time travel? Falling in love and having a relationship with a woman in the 1950’s could have a vast domino effect, and this is something she has to be aware of in the midst of this episode.
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