Friday, February 10, 2017

What I’m Watching: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 2, Episode 11 “Turncoat” (B-)

Okay, so now Rip’s memories have been altered so that he thinks that he’s in league with the Legion of Doom? It seems that this former Time Master would have had better safeguards in place than to remove his own memories and leave them susceptible to such manipulation upon retrieval by an unknown other party. It appears that was not the case, and now he’s quickly become a supervillain, all the more dangerous because he knows all the legends so well. Sara getting injured early on and then seemingly killed by Rip was a major blow, and Jax being personally hunted by Rip on the ship was an unnerving process. The team not being able to use their powers wasn’t terribly helpful, especially since they were stuck in a volatile moment in the history of the American Revolution. Of course Mick would have the sophistication to teach a fellow prisoner the word “ka-boom” for him to utter as an introduction to their formidable escape. It’s about time that some romance happened on this show after Kendra’s departure, and it’s nice that it’s our two newbies, Amaya and Nate, who had the chance to bond over the fact that they’re both familiar with “The Wizard of Oz.” I’m not sure what comes next after this since Rip seems way too far gone to be brought back to the good side, but he was a hapless American just a week ago, so I imagine it won’t be too much of a stretch for things to change just as dramatically by the next episode.