'Legends Of Tomorrow': Marc Guggenheim On Ray & Snart’s Latest Mission, Training Kendra & The Omega Protocol

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" heads to 1980s Russia as the would-be heroes continue their quest to try and stop Vandal Savage and save the world.

Thursday's new episode will see Ray Palmer/The Atom (Brandon Routh) and Leonard Snart/Captain Cold attempting to cozy up to a Soviet scientist named Valentina Vostock (Stephanie Corneliussen) to get more information on where to find the villainous Vandal.

While the "Legends" continue to chase Vandal, there will also be time for a little fight training for one of the team in this week's episode, and leader Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) will find himself confronted by a fellow Time Master. Access Hollywood hopped on the phone with Executive Producer Marc Guggenehim to find out more.

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 1, Episode 4 -- 'White Knights'

Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold in 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 1, Episode 4 -- 'White Knights' (The CW)

Access Hollywood: Let's just start with the simple stuff, which is that you have Ray Palmer and Leonard Snart looking pretty darn dapper in suits this episode. Is this our little bit of a Valentine's Day episode because you've got [a character named] Valentina and they're going to [try and] charm her?
Marc Guggenheim: You know, they both do take their swings. They both take their shots with Valentina and I don't want to say who gets the better of that exchange, but that was an enormous amount of fun to write and film. It's got a little James Bond to it, which we liked a lot.

Access: And also, it's kind of keeping up – it's not quite a rivalry, but there's a little competitiveness between Ray and Leonard that's starting to build there, right?
Marc: Yeah, it's a very interesting dynamic between the two of them because... Snart enjoys tweaking Ray a bit, and kind of making fun of him, but at the same time, buried under layers and layers and layers of it is the fact that Snart kind of respects Ray in some respect -- that there's an element of Ray that kind of intrigues him.

Access: I was kind of curious -- going back a couple of episodes -- what you think Leonard thinks of Sara Lance? He stood back and watched her just [fight] in that bar after she had [a] dance, and he just seemed fascinated by her.
Marc:
I think he's very intrigued by her, and I think she's intrigued by him. They're both complex individuals, but I think as you'll see in future episodes, they have chemistry. They straight up – they've got chemistry and we're playing that in a… in keeping with their characters being very unusual, we are playing with that in an unusual way.

Access: [The 'Legends'] aren't fully trained for this mission [of taking down Vandal]. Are there plans to do some training? Sara's supposed to do some Kendra training, at least physically, right?
Marc: Yeah. I think the person who really needs the training is Kendra because Kendra's the one who ultimately has to deliver the death blow as we learned in [Episode] 102. She's the one who has to do the deed, so starting in 104, Sara's going to begin her process of training Kendra and getting her ready, but it's going to be a process. It's not going to be a piece of cake.

Access: There's a clip for this week's episode and it's got a Time [Master] in it. What are the consequences for Rip [for what he's done]? Is there some sort of Time [Master] law and order? Is there some sort of... Time [Master] purgatory or jail or something like that?
Marc:
In the latter half of the season, you're going to learn about something called the Omega Protocol, which is basically -- that's like the death penalty. That's the most severe punishment that the Time Masters can give out, and it won't be just Rip facing that. It'll be the entire team.

"DC's Legends of Tomorrow" airs Thursday at 8/7c on The CW.

-- Jolie Lash

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