Posted 14 October 2016 - 10:32 AM
That was a strong premiere episode. It set things up quite nicely.
Okay, Rip better not be gone for good. He's an integral part of the show. Yes, the Legends can operate without him but they need him to make them an effective team and to keep them on point. Who will become the leader now?
Rip looked a lot like James Bond in the scene where he shoots the Nazi spies and then grabs a drink. Very suave of him.
Damien Darkh and Reverse-Flash are the villains apparently. I'm fine with that but I hope they add at least one new villain to their little team. Also, I hope they explain how RF is still around. I'm guessing Flashpoint made it where, even if Eddie died, the RF was still alive.
I like the new mission of protecting time. It works better than just following Savage around and trying, and failing, to stop him. This should allow them to do a few more stand-alone episodes because it won't always be Darkh and RF causing havoc. I'm sure with the Time Masters gone a lot of people are looking to screw with history.
It makes sense Sara would want to kill Darkh so he can't kill Laurel. We all knew that wouldn't work but she had to try. I liked her fight with Ray. It made sense for both characters. Ray and Sara are pretty far apart when it comes to personality. Ray is, more or less, a boy scout while Sara is still an assassin at heart.
Okay, Sara is just making her way through history one woman at a time. Romancing the Queen of France plus several women in Salem.
I was disappointed that Firestorm didn't use his newly acquired transfiguration power this episode. It was still just fireballs everywhere.
Poor Dr. Stein. That's why they say never to meet your heroes.
This show usually ends up giving me a time travel headache. So the heroes fail to stop the Nazis from making a bomb, block it from hitting New York, and then time travel to the past again to make sure that the Nazis can't use either Einstein to make a bomb yet the Nazis still tried to detonate a bomb even though they didn't have either Einstein thanks to the Legends. I just... *sigh*
The time shifts were cool. I think Ray wins though, being sent back to fight dinosaurs. Stein and Jax being court magicians was pretty funny though.
I was expecting Heywood to already be a superhero in this episode. I thought he would be part of the Justice Society. I guess he could still be and just hasn't revealed that to the other Legends yet.
Loved the Justice Society showing up at the end. I like that they're getting showcased again after their brief stint on Smallville. I knew they were showing up but I figured it might not be until next episode. I grinned like an idiot when they appeared at the end of the episode.
Overall this was a fun episode. I'm hoping that without the need to hunt down a single villain like Savage the show can breathe a little better and work out some of the kinks from the first season.
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