I liked the episode, though as you two pointed out there were problems with it.
The JSA wiping the floor with the Legends was pretty funny. Rip recruited the Legends not because they were a good team but because they were expendable to the timeline. With Rip gone they don't really have anyone who can corral their worst impulses.
We saw that Martin wasn't an effective team leader though I think the episode dialed up his faults too much just to prove that point. Still, Sara does make a better leader as long as she keeps her desire for revenge in check.
I don't think Obsidian uttered a single word in the episode, which sucks because I've always liked Obsidian. Heck, Steel, Rex, and Vixen were really the only members to get any spotlight in the episode.
Krieger was not pulled off well. He looked like a Hulk reject and was a lame attempt to pull off Captain Nazi.
I really didn't like how Vixen said Ray wasn't a superhero because he relied on a suit. While she was a trained fighter, she mainly relied on her amulet in battle so she's not that different from him. It just made her look like a terrible person.
Steel's relationship with Nate was well done. He had a good reason for keeping his distance from his grandson and had a good heart to heart with him.
Did anyone else think that Ray would use the serum and get size changing powers from it? I really thought that's the direction the show was headed. I was hoping, just so we could get rid of the Iron Man-lite suit and get a more classic looking Atom suit on the show.
Having Jax go into the nightclub in Nazi occupied Paris, in 1942...I'm surprised they let him in the club to be honest. That was sheer stupidity. I could accept Ray forgetting to salute, but when called on...the quickest, easiest way out would've been to just do the damn salute. But no, instead he starts a brawl.
Yeah, it was dumb to have Jax in the night club, but if we're being honest there's not a lot of eras in history that Jax as a black man would be accepted without some kind of racist attitude being directed towards him. If the show kept him locked up in the ship every time they visited a time and/or place with overt racism Jax would never get to leave the ship. I'd rather them just acknowledge every now and then but otherwise just have him go with the team.
And Steel's grandson...A bomb dropped from a plane kills the monster chasing you, you know more bombs are coming, yet he decides right then and there is a good place to stop and gloat...Dumba$$.
Completely agree. That was a very dumb decision on his part.
I'm with you both on Reverse Flash and the problems he represents, like why is he still alive and how an Rex Tyler send a message into the future and be killed during the message and yet now be killed in 1942 by RF and yet somehow still send the message?
Did I understand that right?
As far as I can tell, yes you understood that right. That's how I saw it as well. They really better address this somewhere down the road.
Then there's the fact that The Flash
and Legends of Tomorrow
have different takes on time travel. Flash changes history to save his mother, and then puts it back exactly the way it was and it creates tons of changes, including really random ones like Diggle having a son instead of a daughter. The Legends screw with history all the time and yet no giant ripples or changes are really made.
I watched both eps. 1 & 2 last night. I'm pleased to see the actor playing Nate got a new job so soon after "Minority Report" last season.
His character was the only thing I liked about that show. I don't mind Rip being gone (for a while, at least) but the whole "who will be our leader" thing here with Stein looking like a fool, was really clunky.
I'm really hoping Rip won't be gone for long, either. I wonder why they made the decision to not feature him as a main character this season. Was it down purely from a story telling perspective or did Arthur Darvill leave the show?
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