Legends of Tomorrow…. Today
Tonight’s Flash is the first episode in the two night crossover event that ends in Arrow. Because of this I will review both episodes. This episode also marks the return of Teddy Sears as Jay Garrick and the first real look at Hawkgirl. The episode starts with Barry working on his speed and it becomes evident to Wells that Barry has reached the top speed he can reach. The solution that Wells has is to make a Chemical that would make Barry run faster. This apparently was something that he was working on for Jay Garrick. Speaking of Garrick it’s good to see Jay again but unfortunately it seemed too short. I hope that this will be corrected going forth as he did play a significant part as well as an interesting outcome.
Let me start off by saying that Vandal Savage had one of the coolest entrances into the Flash/Arrow universe. He appears to be more than formable for team Flash and Arrow as he is stalking Kendra. So the plan is to let team Arrow protect her which is easier said than done because they have their hands full with Damian Darhk. There was some funny moments like Diggle still not use to the Flash and Cisco’s new beautiful friend who kisses him occasionally. It’s also noticeable that the new lighter version of team Arrow fits in a lot better than it was before. You still have the stern Oliver Queen but he is also more reasonable and relatable. Also this episode cohesive as Savage is a far better villian than last season’s Rainbow Raider who more or less was just an excuse for Flash Vs Arrow. Also unlike Flash vs Arrow the cast is much better used in this case.
There was also some small surprises in the episode that I didn’t expect including the appearance of Hawkman. While the episode is a backdoor pilot for Legends of Tomorrow it is well done and gives a glimpse of what we will see on the show. Seeing Flash and Arrow work together is always great as looks like it’s coming right off the comic pages. I also like that there is an excellent reason that Savage is hunting Hawkman and Hawkgirl and that CW is sticking to Hawkman/Hawkgirl story as lovers from the past who have found each other again. Overall a great episode with a lot of content that worked very well.
Score 8.9 out of 10