Tuesday, December 20, 2016

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2, Episode 8 “The Capone Way” (B+)

It’s fun watching this show at the same time as “Timeless,” though it can also get confusing when the time-travelers depend on what they’ve seen in movies as the basis for how things work in real life and when a lot of the same things happen on both shows. After a slight alien distraction last week, this show got back to what it’s really about with a firm definition of the two - not three - villains who want to destroy the legends and pretty much time itself. The only one I’m very familiar with is the Reverse-Flash, and now in addition to Damien Darhk, we have Malcolm Merlyn, another “Arrow” character with a penchant for evil. His presence has certainly riled up those who knew him, and fortunately Sara was able to resist his offer to reset time for her. It’s a good thing that they realized that Stein wasn’t himself, which was poorly timed given how strange he was acting because of the existence of his daughter. While Ray and Nate were fighting like siblings, they had fun playing Elliot Ness and his associate Bob De Niro, and I like that Ray’s first comment upon seeing the real Ness was that he didn’t look like Kevin Costner. Amara and Mick posing as Bonnie and Clyde was great (and hilarious given the theme of this week’s “Timeless”). After some worrisome gunfire on the ship, we know who the bad guys are after, and it turns out it’s none other than Rip Hunter, who apparently is directing a movie about his own exploits back in 1967.