Tuesday, May 17, 2016

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 14 “River of Time” (B)

This episode contained plenty of twists, and the repeated flashbacks to just before all of the legends left 2016 gave this episode an added sense of drama the way that the second-to-last episode of a season usually does (there are two more installments left in this case). The notion that, if Savage traveled through time, he could be called before the Time Masters and help exonerate Rip and his crew for their disobedient actions was a huge game-changer. That he turned out to be in league with the Time Masters is a shocker I don’t quite buy, although I guess that does explain the extent to which the Time Masters have been hunting them through time. Without them as allies, I’m not sure how the team can possibly escape their current circumstances. Snart and Sara hiding in their room doesn’t suggest much hope, but maybe Jax can assist them in the jump ship after he makes it back safely to 2016? I really don’t know. I like that Stein thought of that clever solution to save Jax, and the other great moment of the episode was Snart announcing himself as “Leonard Snart, robber of ATMs” to compete with Savage’s self-aggrandizing pronouncement. Carter was a formidable enemy in his brainwashed state, and it was gratifying to see him instantly remember everything and sprout wings. It’s a shame that he immediately got killed by Savage, a development that proved that this team can’t waste any more time keeping their number one enemy alive: Kendra needs to take him out the next time she has the chance.

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