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DC’s Legends of Tomorrow — “Marooned” — Image LGN107A_0149b.jpg — Pictured (L-R): Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary and Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold — Photo: Bettina Strauss/The CW — © 2016 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

There are spoilers in this review. Duh.

I will admit that most of this episode I kind of zoned out, except there were aspects that I think were done brilliantly. Mick’s whole storyline, for example. I mentioned last week I like that they have two villains, but they’re showing one on a redemption arc and the other not wanting to be better at all. It’s realistic that at least one of them would prefer to stay in the dark, and that it’s the hard headed Mick over the ambiguously evil Leonard. I didn’t care too much about the time agent parts of this, but whatever. Mick, Sara, and Leonard were great and that’s what mattered. Previously on Legends of Tomorrow, Mick and Leonard had a confrontation because Leonard knocked him out and wouldn’t leave him in the dystopian Star City. Ray asked Kendra out but she said no. At some point Rip had a wife and son he loved very much and they were killed by Savage. He’s turned away from the time agency group to make them all alter the future.

They’re currently unable to do anything as they’re stranded, and Savage’s trail is cold so Rip is at a loss as to what to do. However they get a distress signal from another time traveling ship, and Rip thinks he can use the parts to get them back on course. Mick, Stein, Rip, and Jax get on the ship as an infiltration group, leaving Sara, Leonard, Kendra, and Ray on the Waverider. There are space pirates there waiting to take over, and all but Stein get captured. Their lives are threatened and Ray would probably bend to save them, but Rip has secret codes through Gideon to keep the ship from being turned over. Unfortunately a bad strike on the ship lead Sara and Leonard to be trapped in an area of the ship, slowly freezing to death. Ray decides to go on a dangerous mission in his suit out into space to close the hull. He nearly dies in the process, but Kendra manages to jumpstart his heart. She cries that she doesn’t want to lose him too. The emotion of this situation leads her to kiss him. I kind of liked that she said no to him asking her out, so this annoyed me a little. It seems too soon for a romantic thing on the team, but whatever, it’s done.

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Sara and Leonard, while freezing to death, talk about his situation with Mick. He tells the story of how they met, when Mick protected him in juvie. He’s still loyal to the man. Mick on the other hand sells them out to the pirates to have them bring him back to his world and time. I thought for awhile that it would turn out he was playing them and he saved the team, but I’m glad he didn’t. I find this storyline much more interesting, that he simply can’t be redeemed and doesn’t want to be either. Leonard is forced to strand him somewhere, and it appears that he may have killed him, but I doubt he actually did. Stein also does a great job of saving everyone while on his own, that was super fun to watch. We see in flashback Rip fall in love with his superior officer, which is forbidden in the group. Oh sure, time Jedi, we know how well that works out. That’s the woman he ends up marrying, so there’s that.

This was a good episode! I kind of had my moments when i was staring off into space, not interested every second, but the character studies were really interesting. Leonard and Mick were the best by far, and it was sad to see their partnership fracture like this. But it’s a credit to the show that I fully believe Leonard has reached a point where he values the team and he’s starting to change. And I believe that Mick doesn’t want to. So this was where it was headed. I doubt this is the last we see of Mick. Even if Leonard did use his freeze ray, it could’ve just frozen him temporarily while they stranded him there. I liked the rescue mission and now they’re back on target to track down Savage. The ship captain from the Time group scolds Rip for turning his back on them, but she eventually ends up respecting him and helping him get the course. I’m not sure why she changed her mind; he’s still violating the core of what they stand for. Ehhhhh. Because it works, I guess. Still loving this show.

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