The DC's Legends of Tomorrow team was dealt a powerful blow when Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) killed Carter/Hawkman (Falk Hentschel) after the former Egyptian prince attacked him. That left Kendra/Hawkgirl (Ciara Renee) without a partner and the weight of killing Savage on her shoulders.

It was also a startling move for the series to kill off one of its heroes only two episodes in, but executive producer Phil Klemmer explains to that Kendra will also be the key to Hawkman continuing on the show. "The tragedy is [Kendra] just came to believe what he was saying was true -- the fact that they were destined to fall in love in this life and every life that has preceded it. That happened on the eve of Vandal killing him," he says. "What we're going to explore in our show is her gradually remembering all the lives they had together in various time periods and how they inform this life, how everything she's learned in her 208 deaths will give her the strength and power and knowledge on how to not fail this time, when she will ultimately confront Vandal Savage."

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So yes, Hawkman will live on via Kendra's flashbacks to their previous lives -- that's the benefit of having characters who reincarnate -- but he'll also be present if Kendra happens to fall in love with someone new in the current timeline. That means a reunion with Cisco (Carlos Valdes) could still be in the cards, but it won't be a walk in the park.

"You can imagine, should Kendra embark on a present-day romance story with someone aboard our ship or someone beyond our ship, that would really complicate things," Klemmer says. "You meet the guy you're destined to fall in love with over the past 4,000 years, that seems like a pretty juicy love triangle that we'd like to get to some day."

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

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