Fans are going to see Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) fall for a girl in Season 2 of “Legends of Tomorrow.”
In a recent interview with Collider, Marc Guggenheim revealed that he and his fellow executive producers want to explore other aspect of Mick’s character by giving him a love interest in the sophomore run of the “Arrow” – “The Flash” offshoot.
“This year, we want him to fall in love with someone and be like, ‘What are feelings?!’” Guggenheim said. “He’s so much fun. He’s fun to write, and Dominic is obviously really enjoying playing him. I think Rory ends up stealing a lot of the scenes that he’s in.”
While Guggenheim didn’t reveal who Mick’s love interest is, he did say that when the show picks up six months after the events in the season 1 finale, Mick, also known as Heat Wave, “is basically just trying to white-knuckle his way through the whole experience [of policing time].”
“He cannot, for the life of himself, figure out what he’s doing, as a member of a superhero team,” the exec producer added of Mick. So perhaps falling for someone will help him find a whole new purpose in the team.
Last season, the Time Masters turned Mick into Chronos. Purcell, however, doesn’t really know whether that transformation brought changes to his character, who he still described as "a funny, pissed off Dirty Harry."
“I'm not sure if he's evolving, to tell you the truth,” Purcell said during a roundtable interview at San Diego Comic-Con last month.“He's still pissed, and he's not sure how not to keep being pissed,” the actor said, as per Comic Book Resources. “Again, he's just this firebrand, he's impulsive, instinctual, a simmering volcano —you don't know what the fuck's going to happen with the guy. That's what makes him interesting.”
“Legends of Tomorrow” Season 2 premieres on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 8 p.m. on The CW.