Fans of Legends of Tomorrow might be surprised to see that a familiar face is missing from tonight’s episode. It turns out that Nate Heywood aka Steal, played by Nick Zano, isn’t making an appearance in this episode. The character is currently off on his own at the Time Bureau but, in this case, Zano has a very good reason as to why he isn’t on this episode. He shared it on instagram.
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I’m not in tonight’s episode and there’s a valid reason behind it… Three months ago Leah gave birth to our second baby… She had a very complicated/stressful pregnancy that she handled with total strength and grace. Very long story internet short, our baby came into this world and went straight into the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit)… About 24 hours after arriving she needed a life saving surgery, one that required her to fight through 9 hours of surgery then another 2 hour emergency procedure after that surgery. She was a day old. We almost lost her in front of us but this baby girl is pure warrior queen and fought every single day. She spent little over a month in the NICU at #BCChildrensHospital where a team and I mean a literal team of extraordinary minds worked together daily to keep her alive. We are forever grateful to our surgeon Dr. Baird and the kindest, most caring, beautiful nursing staff that saw all of us at our worst and eventually at our best. Family, friends and our doula JoJo pulled us through…. Taking time off a tv show isn’t as easy as it sounds and there are so many moving parts in order to do so and if it weren’t for @gberlanti & @phil.klemmer being great human beings and family men themselves this experience could have been much different for my family. So I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Greg & Phil, thank my cast mates(slash)siblings for picking up scenes and losing days off, our production team piecing together the schedules and my crew for caring so much #Legendsfamily … Leah would ask me “are you hiding our daughter from the world?” The answer is obviously no but I had FEAR… She has been doing so well in recovery I was afraid of changing ANYTHING in the slightest way, including sharing her arrival… Today I decided to let fear go. She’s happy, healthy and loved. Welcome (3 months late) to the world baby girl.
It sounds like everyone on the Legends team was more than willing to help Zano and his family out in an extremely trying time. A TV show can be a very demanding job with even more demanding hours and with all the bad out there it’s good to hear people are still willing to help out their co-workers in a time of need. As for Zano and his family we hope his little girl continues to recover.
Summary: Time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.
Legends of Tomorrow, created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Phil Klemmer, stars Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Matt Ryan, and Courtney Ford. It will air on the CW at 8:00pm/9:00pm est on Mondays.