DCs.Legends.of.Tomorrow.S01E04

There are spoilers in this review. Duh.

This show is a lot of fun, isn’t it? I mean it might be basic and fairly shallow right now, but I don’t know, watching it makes me smile. I genuinely like all of the characters now that Carter is dead, and I’m enjoying watching them all grow closer. Again I think they’re doing a good job of separating them to different tasks so it doesn’t get overwhelming with all of them in one spot. I know fighting Savage is the priority, but I kind of would like to see them continue to fight other people, or against his henchmen. Previously on Legends of Tomorrow, the team got together and they’re jumping throughout time to try and stop Vandal Savage. Team member Carter was killed by Savage, and Kendra almost died but Ray saved her. Rip stole the time machine and now the time lord people (sorry that is exactly what they are) are hunting him down. They don’t want him to interfere in the timeline, which to their credit, is a pretty normal goal for time lords. Come on, Rory, you know that. I mean, Rip. 😉

This episode they split up again. Ray and Leonard are supposed to charm this ice queen Russian woman who is working for Savage as a scientist. They get a babel fish-like thing that allows them to speak in Russian and understand it. Useful! Ray’s awkward attempts to pick her up do not a single thing, so Leonard steps in and charms her. Of course he should have figured out that anyone who is attracted to him probably has some darkness of their own. He swipes her ID card so they can go into the lab. Stein and Jax are fighting because Stein always takes over and harasses Jax when he’s trying to fight. Stein is condescending and Jax is so sick of it. But in a heartfelt confession Stein talks more about how he lost Ronnie (he was in his head, that’s rough), and he does not want to be responsible for a new partner. He agrees to sneak in with Ray and Leonard to help them discover what is happening there. Alone. He finds out that Savage is attempting to reconstruct the Firestorm project, his project.

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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — “White Knights” — Image LGN104B_0248b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold and Stephanie Corneliussen as Valentina Vostok — Photo: Diyah Pera/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Unfortunately the woman in question is in fact a bad guy. Ray tries to claim that she could be innocent and Leonard tries to “save” her but there’s no real point. She figures out Stein is there and decides to take him prisoner. Mick sweeps in to help Leonard and gets captured along with Ray. Leonard gets out with the thing that was being used, and he’s furious with Rip for making him leave. He claims that he might be a criminal, but criminals have their own codes, and abandoning their people is iffy. Rip assures him they will go after the others, but Leonard had to get out. Meanwhile as all of this is going on, Sara and Kendra are training. Kendra needs to let go of her violent side and allow it to help her fight better, and we all know Sara is still training to control her fury. Kendra says that Sara needs to get in touch with her HUMAN side better, while Kendra has to do the same with her dark side. They want to help each other. Yay lady friendships!

One more thing is that Rip’s boss shows up and says he’ll pardon Rip if he gives himself up and lets everyone go back to their time. Mick correctly saws no dude, he’s clearly going to kill you and probably all of us. Rip actually listens to the criminal (smart!) and brings back up when he returns. They’ll live to fight another day, but Rip’s pretty upset about them planning on murdering him. Well you did kind of ignore major parts of your group’s reason for being, babe. As you can see there was a lot going on, but I think they all worked pretty well together. The show gives each a little screen time and bounces around. I appreciate how they’re all starting to bond and care about each other now, but it wasn’t an instant connection, and I’m thankful for that. I feel like Flash in particular went to quickly to everyone being best friends, and working well together as a team. Legends of Tomorrow they’re all bungling up everything and struggling to build relationships. I genuinely enjoy watching that, and I had no idea this was a two-parter. Can’t wait for the next one!

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